Thank you very much for the photo session which we had with you and our beloved Border collie, Mollie.

We thoroughly enjoyed the photo session in Wareham Forest; your natural calmness put us all at ease from the start. We knew that we would have some great photos from the minute that you took the first “action shot” of Mandy throwing the stick for Mollie. The anticipation that she showed made such a great picture, anybody who has Border Collies will know that they can become incessant in their pursuit of a ball, stick or Frisbee!

The pictures that you took there and afterwards in the car and at home in the garden with her ball and Frisbee made a great book for us – Mollie doing all of the things that she loved best!

Mollie sadly passed away unexpectedly less than six months later and I cannot thank you enough for these lovely photographs which we now have to cherish her memory. To be able to look at them during this time of loss was a great comfort to the whole family.

You were recommended to us by a friend and we will happily recommend you ten fold to every animal owner that we know because you have a wonderful gift of capturing an animal’s character in your photographs. You see things that we sometimes forget in everyday situations.

We hope to see you in the future when we welcome some more four legged friends into our family!!




We have received our book & prints & are absolutely thrilled with them.

The quality of the book is fabulous & we can't wait to show it to our family & friends.

We thoroughly enjoyed our photo shoot with you & now are the proud owners of Rorys wonderful book & beautiful prints. Thank you so much & we will certainly recommend you to our dog/cat loving friends. Everyone who's seen Rorys book & prints so far think they're beautiful!!

Sue Newbold and family.


Bertie I would like to say a big thank you for the lovely photos of Bertie. My daughter bought me a photo session for my dog Bertie as a birthday present and it was the best present ever.

We took him on his favorite walk to Farley Mount in Winchester and Eloise was wonderful, she was so good with him and he was happy to pose for her. We all enjoyed the day not just Bertie.The photos are amazing, she has captured him so well.

I ordered a book of the photos and we are so pleased with it. I would recommend Eloise to anyone wishing to have photos of their pet, she has a way with dogs and is so professional.

We would highly recommend her.

Many Thanks and Merry Christmas

Mary and Tarina Roy.

Monty & Maddie


We saw the work of Forest Pet Photography in ‘The Stockbridge Gallery’; we’d been looking for the right photographer for months. I wanted a special photo of my beautiful 4 year old boy - Monty, for my birthday. I knew instantly that we’d found the ‘one’.

When I first met Eloise I had no regrets with our choice, especially when I was invited to bring my 10yr old girl Maddie into the frame as well.

The shoot itself was totally relaxed with no pressure whatsoever. Eloise was great, accommodating my quirky requests without question. She took shots in the garden, at the river, in a barley field, having fun on the rec, in fact anywhere I asked. The choice of locations were mine which in itself made it all special. It gave a huge variety of background images and Maddie and Monty were both at ease with the situation which made this ‘once in a lifetime experience’ such a joy.

As for the results? WOW!!

Thank you so much for the fab canvases’, book and prints. I will tell everyone who stands still longer than 5 seconds to use you!




MackMack's photo shoot was the best christmas present we've ever been given.

The shoot was a fantastic experience with a consummate professional.

We now have superb photos of a very special friend including a spectacular life size head and shoulders poster of him. 

I defy any proud owner not to be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing the shots for their book. 

I'm sure if Mack could type he would give a glowing endorsement too.


Thank you so very much from all of us.


Carol and Simon.


Wendel_Just a quick message to say we were so pleased with the book, framed photo and prints of Wendel. 

I keep admiring them.  When I look at them I shall always remember that sunny afternoon in Upton Country Park, one of Wendel's favourite places to be walked.

It will always seem like a special time, with our 'special' dog.


It's lovely to have the photos of Ursula and myself with Wendel too.  As I'm sure I may have told you, Ursula and Wendel have grown up together as he was only 5 months old when she was born. He used to like to creep into her room and lay by her cot when she was a baby!

Thank you Eloise.

Jo and Ursula.



I am so pleased I met you at a local dog show and arranged for you to come and take photographs of my dog. 


The session we had in the woods was fun and resulted in so many good photographs.

I had great difficulty in choosing a selection.


Thank you so much.

Mrs. Ford

Boxer pack- Tye, Tess, Louis & Heidi

heidiIt was a challenge to organise a photo shoot for four very biosterous Boxers, but Eloise coped with this with a very relaxed professional ease.

We are very pleased with the results and the professional way in which the results were presented.


We can highly reccomend the services of Pet Forest Photography.

Paul and Lorraine.

Alfie & Star

starWe were lucky enough to receive a gift voucher for Forest Pet Photography.


Alfie and Star enjoyed Eloise,s company, especially when they discovered biscuits, in her pocket.


We spent a couple of hours in the fields, along the river, and amongst the reeds, then being tired , on the sofa! Eloise felt comfortable with her shots, so left the dogs sound asleep.


Then came the difficult bit. The photographs were beautiful, and it was difficult to make a choice, but we are extremely pleased with the ones we made, And they have pride of place in our lounge.


What a lovely, gift idea. Thank you.

Trudy and Graham.

Xsara & Doltie

xsara__doltieThe book has arrived safely and I am delighted with the result.


It just remains for me to say what a delightful experience the whole shoot was and I will have no hesitation in recommending you to all my pet loving friends. I'm sure, once they have seen my book, they will be in touch.


Thanks again Eloise, you have given me a keepsake I will always treasure.





florenceI first saw the work of Forest Pet Photography at the Hampshire country Fair and what caught my eye was how their images reflected real personality from behind the lens, often in a humorous and moving way.

On a sunny afternoon many months later, Florence and I met with Eloise for a shoot in the Forest. Her empathy with animals was clear and Florence quickly relaxed, enjoying the attention.

The end result surpassed my expectations. The images we selected look almost 3 dimensional and capture perfectly Florence’s movement, expression and character - and all against the great natural vista of the Forest.
Money well spent.


spatz 5

We discovered Eloise’s pet photography at her stall at the Poole Park dog show. My husband and I loved the photographs she had on show and we signed up there and then for a shoot. Spatz our dog is now quite elderly and we wanted to have some quality photographs taken for posterity.

Eloise arrived at our house for the photo shoot and from the start was warm and personable. The whole experience in fact was un-hurried, professional and fun. Eloise had a very good connection with Spatz and knew how to deal with him very quickly to get the best out of him.

We received the finished photographs approximately a week later. There were  so many more nice photographs than we were expecting, which made it really hard to choose which ones we wanted framed etc.. We did eventually whittle them down and pick out one favourite in particular which we wanted for a large framed print.

We recently received the final finished product and really could not be happier. For what really is a very reasonable price, the whole experience has been of a high quality and Eloise has been thorough and efficient throughout. For any other dog lovers out there (or lovers of any other pets!), I would recommend that you make use of Eloise’s talent and snap up her services.

Staffie pack

plugEloise had a challenge, taking pictures of our 5 staffys, but coped brilliantly!!

The service Eloise offered was very professional and efficient.

We decided on the 8 picture collage, which is absolutely beautiful, and well worth the price..

We had a lovely afternoon and would definitely recommend Eloise.

Thanyou are fab!!!

Sally and family.

Barker & Woody

barker_and_woodyI saw Eloise's work at Discover Dogs and loved the way she captured the dogs true personality in her photography.

I booked Eloise to come and photograph Woody and Barker, It was a great morning on the South Downs Way, the dogs favourite place to walk.

Both Woody and Barker took to Eloise immediately and did not seem at all concerned when they saw her lying on the footpath with her camera!

The results are amazing and I am really pleased with the photographs, such lovely pictures to keep and treasure.


Dusty, Twiggy & Biscuit

biscuitI liked the fresh approach Eloise had to pet photograhpy, taking time to allow the characters of my dogs to come through.

We spent an enjoyable couple of hours walking around the farm and woods, the dogs running free and Eloise quickly spotting an ideal moment to take a picture. It was a hard task sorting through the resulting  numerous images as they all  were stunning.

Having made the choices, and discussed the formats, I was thrilled when they arrived beautifully framed, ready to take pride of place in the hall.

Dusty and Biscuit, the two small lurchers are elegant and watchful, Twiggy, the terrier makes a brilliant transformation from tidy to scruffy as the walk progressed , which sums her up perfectly!

I never tire of looking at them.



Jasper_We came across Forest Pet Photography through a friend who had some beautiful photos taken.

The shoot was perfect and most enjoyable. In our local woods on a frosty morning  we got some lovely photos of our dog Jasper, who is quite difficult to photograph at the best of times as he does not sit still for long!

We then decided to have a big canvas of him which is now pride of place in our living room.

Thanks again Eloise.

The Sheen Family.

Merlyn, Mischa & Frankie

fiona__frankieA local pet supplies shop recommended Eloise Leyden and I have to say I was very impressed at the quality of her photography when I viewed her site, and promptly made a booking for a shoot of three Scotties in St. Catherine’s Wood - their favourite playground.

Eloise spent quite a bit of time getting to know the personalities of my dogs and bonding with them and on the shoot she was extremely professional and adept at catching them in the act – be it with their hunting expressions on or in-flight in their fruitless chase of some squirrel bounty.

My favourite of all the shots was a simple snout shot of Merlyn which exemplified his personality completely – Mr (D)Arsey.

She also took a lot of time with my older dog, and captured on film the essence of that special bond between dog and owner – a far from easy task.

The resulting set of photography was very impressive. Eloise was a pleasure to work with and I would recommend her to anyone.



Sara's pack

gizmoI would highly recommend Eloise to anyone who wants a photo of their pet to treasure forever.

When my dog Thor was diagnosed with cancer at the age of six this year I realised that I didnt have any nice pictures of him that captured his character and ones that I could look at for years to come.

I had seen Eloise's stall at a show and knew that her style of photography was what I was looking for. Eloise was fantastic with all my dogs and the photos she produced were phenomenal.

It helped me cope with my loss when Thor eventually had to be put to sleep as I could remember all the good times.

I look at his photos and the photos of my other dogs regularly and they always make me smile.



Luke Cracker and Roxy


If you love your dogs, you will love Eloise! A born natural animal lover and excellent photographer. I am thrilled with my photographs, and the time and patience Eloise spent with my three large dogs. money well spent!!

The beautiful canvas has pride of place in my hall for all to see.

Valerie, Luke, Cracker and Roxy


for_testimonialI had thought about getting some professional photos done of Lucy my rescue terrier for a while, but because she is a little nervous, I didn't like the idea of a studio situation with bright lights and unfamiliar surroundings.

I found out about Eloise through a friend and booked up a session. We went to Queens Park which is where Lucy and I often walk. It was great for Eloise to capture Lucy in this environment, where Lucy is at her happiest. The photos that came back from the day were absolutely great - they capture Lucy's essence perfectly - so much better than I could have achieved, not for lack of trying!

I cannot recommend Eloise enough. Her photos have pride of place in my home for me and all my visitors to admire.



We hadn’t considered getting a professional photo shoot of our dog until we saw Eloise’s work at a display stand at a local dogshow. The quality of the images inspired us to want to see how a photoshoot would turn out of our dog Charlie, a young, enthusiastic and athletic silver-fawn whippet. We arranged the shoot for a morning at Hengistbury Head, the location was our ch oice, for the variety of background scenery and for the chance to get action shots of Charlie in motion. It was a great fun experience. Eloise had an instant affinity with Charlie and coached him into all sorts of characteristic poses and action shots. Charlie enjoyed himself and so did I.


The results came back to us really quickly and were stunning. We have taken 100s of photos of Charlie but none to match the outstanding quality and range of the amazing images Eloise had created. They really captured all aspects of Charlie’s personality and his athleticism and beauty, and they utilised the location to get great backdrops and contexts for the pictures. We were delighted with the results. The photo book is something we can always treasure and the canvas and framed images allow us to enjoy our favourites day to day, and show him off in his very best light to our visitors.

We would enthusiastically recommend Eloise’s pet portraiture to our friends, and to anyone who loves their pets.



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