I'm Rhian White and I love dogs, photography and sunsets and if I can combine all three then I'm very happy! My dogs are called Boo and Betsy - they are two adorable little Pugs who rule the roost!
Actually, Boo inspired me to set up my photography business. When I first got Boo 10 years ago, I couldn’t stop taking photographs of her. She didn’t mind. After all, Boo was just playing around whilst I captured her with my camera - at her doggy best and having loads of fun. Since those first photos of Boo, I’ve spent ten years worked with hundreds of happy dogs and their loving families.
I've also worked on professional commercial shoots for local, national and international organisations - firms such as House of Hugo, Din Dins, Drontal, Dog's Trust, PDSA and Support Dogs to name a few - and my photographs have been published in The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, Dog's Today magazine, Dog Friendly magazine, Herald Sun Australia and Brighton Argus. My proudest moment, however, was when my Boo got the cover of Amateur Photographer magazine.
Initially I trained in TV production in Liverpool in the late 90s, but then went on to work as a graphic designer at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford for 5 years before starting a career in photography and film making. I’ve worked across all sorts of photographic and film-making disciplines – wedding and corporate photography, videos and corporate films.
I’ve also run workshops on photography, film, graphics and animation for a whole array of people – school kids, teachers, young offenders and business owners to name just a few.
I love teaching people how to take great photos of their dogs. If you'd like to learn the basics, bring yourself and your dog along to one of my dog photography workshops. Or if you're thinking of starting your own pet photography business and need some advice, come along to one of my mentoring sessions.
Now I am most happy when I am photographing dogs and their people in the outdoors, enjoying life, running free and being happy. This is what makes me happy!