Congratulations to Matthew Preston of Barrett & Coe Lichfield for his winning entry of German Sheppard Holly who has been named as a winner in the November 2019 SuperDog of the Month competition!
Holly’s image was popular with our Facebook followers and also our Photographer judges, and means that Holly’s owner can look forward to receiving a winner’s certificate and a £25 Pets at Home voucher. As a winner, Holly will also be part of the 2019 SuperDog of the Year competition where they could win £1000!
Since opening his Barrett & Coe photography studio in May 2018 Matthew has quickly established a reputation for award-winning photography and customer service in his local area. Originally from Enniskillen in Northern Ireland, Matthew first moved to England in 1987 and spent over 25 years in management roles in the distribution/logistics industry, managing large vehicle fleets and warehouses. Matthew has since been married for over 25 years and now has two teenage sons but in 2018, Matthew decided to pursue his ambition to run his own photography studio.
Matthew told us, “My previous career had a number of downsides – long commutes and being on call twenty-four hours a day seven days a week, for example. By contrast, I now live less than five miles from my studio, and although I am in the studio six (and occasionally seven) days a week because I am doing something I really enjoy, it genuinely doesn’t feel like work!
The variety of customers coming in the door is great, and I want them to feel comfortable and relaxed and to have fun. No two days are the same, and that’s what makes it exciting. I love the reactions of customers when they see the images for the first time, and I look forward to welcoming them back when they next need some photographs taken.”
After an ‘opening night’ at the studio, he also began life as a photographer with great feedback from his customers, including: “We recently had a family photography session and Matthew was really friendly and put us at ease immediately. He was fantastic with our little girl and really brought her out of her shell. He also knew exactly how to get the best from our dog too! When our finished products arrived, we were so pleased and have had many compliments! We would definitely recommend him to other families.”
Matthew’s family-friendly studio is based on a business park on a farm just outside Lichfield, with a farm shop on site selling freshly picked fruit and vegetables and there is always plenty of parking space available. The studio is a short drive from Lichfield, Tamworth, Fradley, and Burton and has baby changing facilities too.
Click here to visit Matthew’s Facebook page
Call Matthew on 01543 226194 to make an appointment
I took my dog for a photoshoot. Ozzie is a extremely nervous dog but Matthew was fantastic with him, so patient and understanding. I totally love the pictures, Matthew is great and so welcoming… I would definitely recommend you taking your dogs to him. Thank you for being so patient!
Past client Gail Carty