I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “never work with children and animals”, well I seem to manage ok with the former, so it may be time to officially welcome the latter into the Life in Focus Portraits studio.

I’ve been photographing pets for the past couple of years both in studio and on location, and have developed rather a love of it.  We’ve just about always had at least one dog in our lives, and over the past 14 years we’ve also been “servants” to 3 cats.  When we lost one of our beloved cats Maisy 2 years ago it really brought home the importance of having a beautiful portrait of our furry family members …sadly we never quite got around to it with Maisy and I still beat myself up about it on a regular basis!

Being lucky enough to have my studio amidst such wonderful grounds right beside the Gare Loch, in Rhu we can of course always venture outside, but sometimes there’s no beating a classic studio portrait.  After all our pets, whether they be dogs, cats, rabbits…or any number of other creatures, are part of the family too.  They are so special to us with their unconditional love and their everlasting desire to be by our side…or should that be on our knee?

My pet portraits sessions can be held in studio or outdoors, either in and around the studio grounds in Rhu, or at your chosen location; perhaps you have a favourite walk or would like to have your session at home.

Pet portrait sessions are just £60 to book, which includes a complimentary mounted print with your order.  Pet Portrait Gift Certificates are also available.

At the moment due to the Covid-19 situation, the studio is closed, therefore only outdoor sessions are bookable at present.  Should you prefer a studio session, please do get in touch and I will let you know as soon as I am open for studio bookings.


framed award winning photo of kittens Life in Focus Portraits award winning pet photographer Rhu Helensburgh

I’m very proud to have won several awards from the Guild of Professional Photographers in the Pet Portrait category.  Let me capture an award winning portrait of your pet.

Life in Focus Portraits Covid-19 Update.

I’m delighted that the Life in Focus Portrait studio is now open!

 All sessions will be taking account of current guidelines, e.g. physical distancing, hand hygiene etc.

I’m so excited to get back behind my camera and capture your family’s beautiful memories.


The studio is now open for all sessions.  Extra precautions will be taken to account for the current risks of Covid-19.


Future newborn bookings are being taken as normal.  If your baby arrived during lockdown I would suggest that you book a NOT SO NEWBORN session.  If your baby is still young enough for me to attempt a full bespoke newborn session you will be given the opportunity to upgrade.

For studio updates please see our latest JOURNAL POSTS