Maine Coon Cat

DEdicated pet & equine photographer

Based in Stockport serving Cheshire, Greater Manchester and the North West

Get in touch to book a session – 0161 341 2074

Whether the photography portrait experience is for your pets only or the whole family, you know you’re in good hands!
Our studio has been opened for the past five years and we have welcomed over 500 beautiful pooches.
We have photographed up to seven dogs at one time and can accommodate for more.
Joanne is not only a experienced pet photographer but hold a Licentiateship with the British Institute of Professional Photography.
The studio experience is unique and fun and in an amazing space. We aim to create a range of contemporary portraiture to reflect your pets personality.
Don’t worry about your pets misbehaving, we have worked with all kinds of dogs (& cats) from nervous rescue pooches to super excited ones.
We are a dedicated pet photography studio and dogs are the main subjects that we photograph and we also welcome confident cats and other pets and animals.
Outdoor sessions are also available, Joanne will travel to a location of your choice to photograph your dogs, horses & your family.
Please get in touch for any questions.

Our services

Dog photographer

Dog photography

Our dog photography in our studio based in Marple is the most popular type of sessions. Available week or weekends.

Outdoor sessions available on weekdays.

Horse Photography

Horse photography

Equine photography at your yard or favourite location.

A lot of different type of portraits available (horse & owner, black background, At liberty, horse portraits)

Cat Photography

Cat photography

Studio or on location sessions are available for cats.

See our Feline Friday to save £95 on the booking fee (for confident cats only).

Family Photography

Family photography

By popular demand. We will create beautiful family portraits (no pets needed).

Coming soon!...

Iris Photography

We have a new studio dedicated to Iris Photography. An iris picture not only gives your living space a visual kick, but above all celebrates your uniqueness. 

Our pet photography process



Over the phone. We get to know you, your pet(s) and family. We find out your hopes and wishes for your photos, and discuss things like location and styling..

Portrait session


In studio or on location, the fun part begins!

We aim for all our sessions to be fun and stress-free. You have an absolute blast
being photographed by us and we capture all the magic.

Design Consultation appointment


At our studio in Stockport. You come for a personal appointment. We will guide you through our products and help you design custom artwork for you to keep forever!

Collecting your Arwork


4 to 6 weeks after your Purchasing appointment, your arwork should be ready to be collected from our studio (alternatively we can arrange postage for extra costs).

What previous customers say about me...

“Our 1st visit to Joanne was with our French Bulldog baby Lumo when he was 12 week old she did an amazing job 100% professional. Our 2nd visit was with Lumo & Baby Pearl also a French bulldog what a fantastic experience yet again and our 3rd visit was Lumo Pearl and their 4 babies for a Family photo shoot what can I say Joanne performed miracles to get some truly amazing shots. Joanne is perfectionists nothing is too much trouble and her new studio is beautiful all credit to this fantastic talented lady. Our dogs love her and she too loves them we will be back for a 4th visit when our puppies are older see you soo Joanne your a true star
Lots of love Tracy Dave Lumo Pearl and babies xx”

Tracy, Dave & Lumo

3rd time returning client

Testimonial with two French Bulldogs

“Fantastic professional and totally emotional! relaxed shoot felt comfortable and relaxed, the viewing was amazing x”


Equine Testimonial

"We have just arrived home from Joanne's studio after taking part in the small breed fundraiser project, that Joanne is running at the moment. We were lucky enough to get a spot and we've had a lovely session with her. Joanne is so friendly and down to earth, my dog can be nervous sometimes and she was able to walk around the studio and take her time to get used to the camera, props and back drops ect. Joanne asked if there were any particular photos we wanted taking and make us feel so welcome. We can't wait to go back and see the photos after they've been edited ect. Thank you for having us Joanne! We loved it!"


Studio testimonial
Wall art in Living room

Our Products

We only offer products produced by experienced craftsmen which are only available to professional photographers hence with superior quality to high street printers, photo book manufacturers and framers.

Our clients mainly purchase their art on large framed images, albums and folios luxury box. Please visit my Products page

Two frames in Living room


I'm Joanne

Like many of you, my pets take a huge part of my life. My husband and I never had any children so my pets are very important to me. I always have been a cat person but since becoming a pet photographer I love working with dogs. I will definitely have one in the future but at the moment I spend to much time working full time as a photographer.

I love learning about your pets, their personality and their funny or sad stories. I am always patient when it comes to work with pets and nothing really faze me! For me, the most important is that your pet(s) is not stressed during their photography session. I always give them plenty of time to get used to me (and my camera). I am one of the only pet photographers who gives a 100% guaranty!

I am fully insured and I have gained a Licentiateship  with the BIPP.
I am a published and award winning photographer.

Senior Photographer | Owner of Joanne Photography

Joanne Thibodeau Senior Dog Photographer
Qualified Member of Bipp
Member of The Guild of Photographer