Congratulations to photographer Ray Redfern who has achieved another winning entry in the SuperDog of the Month competition!
Ray’s image of Pippa and Shay the Dalmations was hugely popular with our Photographer and Owner judges, making it a winner in March and April’s competition. Pippa and Shay’s owner will shortly be receiving a winner’s certificate and a £25 Pets at Home voucher to celebrate their success, plus automatic entry into the 2021/2022 SuperDog of the Year competition where they could win £1000!
Commenting on his win Ray told us: “I’m super thrilled that these two best friends have won, the session was really good and they had a great time.”
Since childhood, Ray has always been passionate about photography and remembers receiving his first camera from his mum at Christmas. Ray spent a large part of his working life in human resources for a large manufacturer in Germany but returned to the UK in 2002.
On his return, and keeping his interest in photography alive, he was asked by several friends to be their wedding photographer. Recognition for his work grew rapidly, to such an extent, that he hired a private studio to perform portrait photography for new clients. It was at this point that he took the decision to become a full-time photographer by opening his own studio in Southampton in 2013.
“A photoshoot is an opportunity to capture a moment that you wish to preserve forever, whether that’s you dressed up to the nines, or your gorgeous baby’s first smile. It’s a great way to ensure that you have a photograph that sums up that moment in your life, whether that’s celebrating your family, preparing for a huge life change, cherishing your pet or just you looking fantastic.
As a professional photographer with years of experience, I know exactly how to get the best from everyone in the portrait. My aim is to make the experience fun, but above all produce several stunning pictures for you to choose from.
I shoot many types of photography from Bump to Baby, individual headshots to large family groups, and products to pets. The sessions are fun and very relaxed, and this is reflected in the photos you will see at your private viewing session. I also offer a wide range of gift products and wall art at prices to suit all budgets.”
I had an absolutely fantastic experience! Ray was professional, friendly and explained how the shoot would work. He was also absolutely brilliant with my rather excitable cockapoo, Lyra, and understands how dogs think. Lyra was very happy during the shoot as Ray got her used to the flash and equipment. it was very hard to choose photos at my viewing session but I managed to pick a selection for a composite. I am looking forward to seeing the finished product and am 100% happy!