I'm Liz Coleman, aka madaboutgreys, an award-winning Surrey dog photographer, offering photoshoots for pets across London, Surrey and the South East. I specialise in sighthound and greyhound photography, but I love photographing dogs, horses, cats and animals of all sorts. I offer photoshoots on location or at my studio in Richmond, Surrey.
I work with characters of all sorts and am confident that I'll be able to get the best from your pet. Difficult dogs are my forte! I always give nervous dogs bags of time to settle. I love hooligans. And I know how to light difficult subjects like black dogs and white ones. My studio style is elegant, clean and contemporary. Location shoots are more informal: a chance to get some great action shots or relaxed images of your pet in the best of the natural light.
People often ask me how I came to be a professional dog photographer. Animals have always been a huge part of my life. It's rumoured I spoke the name of the family dog before I managed "mummy" or "daddy". At an age when most of my contemporaries were progressing through dolls to boyfriends, I'd progressed from a Brownie box camera to my first SLR, and had my own photographic darkroom. I suppose it was just a matter of time before my passion for photography and my love of animals came together. A few decades later, I walked into my local greyhound rescue centre at Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare, to volunteer my help. It was an afternoon that changed my life and set me on the path towards becoming a professional dog photographer.
I've shared my life with one spaniel, a labrador, four dachshunds, three greyhounds, six lurchers, five cats, two budgies and a canary - not all at the same time, I hasten to add. I am now owned by Jasmine, a beautiful ex-racing greyhound, and by Lindy, a loopy but lovely rescued lurcher, both of whom feature in lots of my photographs. I support several local and national sighthound rescue charities through pro bono photographic work.
You can contact me using the CONTACT link above, or call me on 07703 100 333.