Melton Mowbray Pet Photographer

Covering Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham & Grantham

Your Dogs

As a Melton Mowbray Pet Photographer and fellow dog owner, I have had the pleasure of having dogs in my life for decades.

I sadly know all too well how our faithful friends only get to walk by our sides for what seems like the blink of an eye.

Each dog that has been a member of my family has left an indelible impression upon my heart, and I cherish the photographs I have of them that I can look upon every day.

We all must take a million phone snaps of our furry friends throughout their lifetime, am I right? Maybe even one or two get printed off down at the local print shop? But, I want to take that snapshot a step further and create something our faithful companions deserve.

As an award-winning Melton Mowbray Pet Photographer, I will create beautifully edited images that I can frame in stunning wall art that will become your home’s statement pieces.

Those precious photographs will take centre stage and adorn your walls forever.

We can do a studio or outdoor session, which includes action and naturally posed images in the beautiful countryside of Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham & Grantham, or we can do a mix of both. 

I offer Dog Cake Smash Photography Sessions (they are not just for babies you know! 😉 ), and I also provide Goofy Treat Sessions that show our dogs in there, shall we say, not so best light?! 🤪

Your Cats

Cats always seem to be one of those marmite animals. You either love them or hate them. Me? I LOVE them!

We love our cats, they about tolerate us, and we can have them sharing our homes for a good 20 years, give or take! Yet there never seems to be many Cat Photographers around who can capture their personalities and characters, as they do with our dogs.

Well, look no further!

As an award-winning Melton Mowbray Pet Photographer, I can capture both your dogs AND your cats.

Independent or not, there is nothing a cat won’t do for a treat, a toy, catnip or if they are being real sassy, a laser pen. So trust me when I say, I got this!

I can do both studio style shots here in my secure Melton Mowbray studio, or I can come to you and do action shots outdoors in your garden or home if you have a house-cat.

Dawn Hilton Photography Melton Mowbray Photographer

Your Melton Mowbray Pet Photographer

I adore both dogs and cats and have had both in my home since the day I was born (which is a LONG time), and it is for this reason I have a passion for Pet Photography.

With dogs, I love their cuteness, the connection, the love that shows in their eyes when they look at their owners, and of course, how can I not love how daft they can be! They make my heart smile!

With our cats, I admire their sassy, aloof nature, the independence, and the way they look down their noses at you (or is that my cat who does that?)

So, when I took up photography as a hobby at first, all those years ago, becoming a Pet Photographer was a no brainer.

Fast forward to today, and I am now an award-winning Melton Mowbray Pet Photographer and a Qualified member of the Guild of Professional Photographers, specialising in Pet & Equine Photography.

So, I can assure you that your Gallery of images will have as much love and attention given to them as your pets deserve.

Dawn x


Dawn is brilliant! She’s so lovely, and her work is amazing. I got some beautiful pictures of my cat. She has a heart for all the animals she photographs. Dawn was very good with my cat as it was his first-ever photo shoot. I would recommend Dawn to anyone looking to get professional photographs of their cats xxx

Chloe Elizabeth (& Rory)




What do you get from your Pet Session?

Pet Sessions are between 1 to 2 hours in duration.

Sessions can include up to 2 dogs or cats from the same family. If you wish to include more, we can discuss this at your Consultation. 

You can choose between Studio or Location Sessions or a mix of Both if your pet allows.

Studio sessions include multiple setups and studio props.

With the elderly, infirmed, end of life pets and house cats, I can come to your home, and we will arrange this at your Consultation.

All Collections are PRINT Collections

However, your chosen Print Collection will come with matching Digitals as standard.

Matching Digitals are delivered as both High Resolution; and come with full printing rights and Low Resolution, suitable for sharing on social media. 

All Digitals come in both colour and black & white versions.

A £50.00 non-refundable Session Fee will be required upon booking, which will be deducted from your chosen Collection price below.  

Please note that the Session Fee does not include any images or products

Select your chosen Collection and book your session with your very own Melton. Mowbray Pet Photographer by using the following links:

Please select when booking:

Dog: Great Dane

Cat: Lion



10 x  10*8 mounted prints, presented in a beautiful soft touch print box with ribbon tie closure


All Gallery images as Digitals


Facebook timeline cover


Personalised slideshow of all of your images to download


£100.00 wall art credit


£50.00 session voucher


Please select when booking:

Dog: Labrador

Cat: Tiger


10 x 10*8 mounted prints, presented in a beautiful soft touch print box with ribbon tie closure


10 x Matching Digitals


£50.00 wall art credit



Please select when booking:

Dog: Chihuahua

Cat: Kitten


5 x 10*8 loose prints, presented in a beautiful print box


5 x Matching Digitals



Award Winning
Your Heirloom
Award Winning
Your Heirloom


Once your session with your Melton Mowbray Pet Photographer is complete and you have returned home, I will then busy myself away, professionally editing all the best images from your session.

I will ask you to book a Pet-Free Viewing Appointment where you get to sit back with a glass of something sparkling (other drinks are available!) and enjoy your personalised slideshow of all your beautiful images. 

If you purchase the Great Dane or Lion Collection, this slideshow is yours to keep.

It is now you get to choose which images to have included in your selected Collection, pick your Wall Art, and pay your session balance.

You can, of course, always upgrade your Collection at this appointment, should you not be able to choose between them all!


Once you have chosen your final images at your viewing appointment, we can then discuss the various ways you can display your favourite photos in your home; cherish them forever, and of course, show them off to your friends and family!

Room set up showing image in a frame


A photograph keeps a moment from running away.

I offer many wall art styles and frames to display your favourite images and sizes to suit all homes and wall space.

To make the most of your heirloom, we can discuss the most suitable wall art for you and the images in question at your Viewing Appointment.


I had the most amazing shoot with Dawn a couple of weeks ago after arranging a place and time to suit my dog’s needs; she was so patient with the dog and me. You can tell she genuinely loves working with dogs and understands that they can be massive goofballs at times. I’ve had a sneak-peek at a photo she’s finished editing, and I’m just absolutely gobsmacked at it; it’s incredible, and I cannot wait to see the others. I know I won’t be disappointed!

Tash Moss (& Oakley)



It would be great if your dog has a good ‘sit’ and ‘stay’, especially for the studio sessions, but you will be amazed at what I can do with food or a squeaky toy! Leads can be edited out on the outdoor sessions, so again, I can accommodate pretty much any dog & behaviour!

You cat does not need any training what so ever! So long as they can be captivated by a toy, food, or a laser pen, then we are good to go! The sessions are tailored to work with your cat and capture those all important shots as and when they happen naturally.

On any shoot I do I always take the time to get to know your dog and I allow time for your dog to be comfortable with both myself and any equipment. I have a long lens also, so on outdoor shoots I can be placed at a distance to get your shots, whilst your dog happily plays around.

I will always take the time to get to know your cat and for them to be comfortable with both myself and any equipment. I have a bag full of tricks to entice your cat to where I want them to be to get those all important shots, but we will do them at your cats pace and not mine!

The good old British weather is a fickle thing. Any outdoor shoot that is booked will be subject to change, and sometimes at short notice. There will be no charge for you if a shoot has to be rescheduled, but rest assured your shoot will go ahead as soon as the weather permits.

Indoor or outdoor cats, it makes no difference! No, we won’t be able to get those shots of your cat hunting or stalking in the long grass, but we can still capture that ‘natural’ behaviour inside also, with stalking of a toy or laser pen!

BOOK YOUR SESSION With your Melton Mowbray Pet Photographer

If you want a photoshoot with an award-winning Melton Mowbray Pet Photographer based in Leicestershire, I would love to hear from you.

If you have any questions before booking, give me a call on 07570305101 or fill in the Contact Form below.

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