Christy Bennie Photography

CHRISTY BENNIE PHOTOGRAPHY

MY MISSION

To create a one-of-a-kind experiences for you and
your beloved pet.

2022 PET PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGES

MINI SESSION

Starting from R750 *special limited time offer*

A smaller package for pet owners who only want a few specific images. 
Experience includes:
– Photo session for up to two pets
– On location in JNB north
– Shooting time of around 45 minutes
– 5 edited, high resolution digital images
– Online viewing gallery

CLASSIC SESSION

Starting from R2500

Tailor made lifestyle session capturing your pets as you see them. Design your own package and products. 
Experience includes:
– Photo session for up to four pets
– On location in JNB north
– Shooting time up to 2 hours
– 8 edited, high resolution digital images
– Online viewing gallery

Buy print and additional digital products a’la carte

DELUXE PACKAGE

Starting from R 4660

Tailor made lifestyle session including an album. 
Experience includes:
– Photo session for up to four pets
– On location in JNB north
– Shooting time up to 2 hours
– 10 edited, high resolution digital images
– 20 Page Photo album (10 spreads)
– Online viewing gallery

Buy print and additional digital products a’la carte

COMMERCIAL

Price on enquiry

For pet related businesses that want images that stop clients in their tracks!

CELEBRATION OF LIFE

Contact me

Flexible packages that are customised for terminally ill or elderly pets near the end of their lives. 

Limited free sessions available; thereafter packages are discounted.
* sessions exclude all products or digital images*

MINI SESSION

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Starting from R1500

A smaller package for tighter budgets or those who only want a few specific images. 
Experience includes:
– Shooting time up to 45 minutes
– Photo session for 1-2 pets
– On location in JNB north 
– 5 edited, high resolution digital images
– Online viewing gallery
Additional images and products can be purchased

CLASSIC SESSION

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Starting from R2500


Experience includes:
– Shooting time up to 2 hours 
– Photo session for 1-4 pets (if you have more just chat to me)
– On location in JNB north 
– 8 edited, high resolution digital images
– Online viewing gallery
Additional print and/or digital products can be purchased a’la carte

Tailor made lifestyle session on location. 

DELUXE SESSION

husky-skye-action-petphotography

Starting from R4660


Experience includes:
– Shooting time up to 2 hours 
– Photo session for 1-4 pets (if you have more just chat to me)
– On location in JNB north 
– 10 edited, high resolution digital images
– 20 Page photo album (10 spreads)
– Online viewing gallery
Additional print and/or digital products can be purchased a’la carte 

COMMERCIAL

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Pricing on enquiry

For pet related businesses that want images that stop clients in their tracks!

CELEBRATION OF LIFE 

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Contact me for more information

Flexible packages that are customised for terminally ill or elderly pets near the end of their lives. 
Limited free sessions available; thereafter packages are discounted.
* Sessions exclude all products or digital images*

Travel fee applies if location is more than 20kms from North Riding, Jnb. Mileage will be charged per km. 
Destination sessions are available anywhere in South Africa or worldwide. Contact me to create a custom quote.

Terms & Conditions: 50% deposit required to confirm booking, remainder due 48 hrs before session. Online gallery will be available within 14 days of session. Please request a Session Guide for full terms and conditions.

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    “Simply WOW. Amazed. The first two albums have photos of three of my precious furkids who have crossed the rainbow bridge which makes these photos so precious to me.”

    Marlene

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    “I cried when I first saw the photos of Hatch!”

    Siobhan & Tony

  • “You have such a wonderful way of working with the cats. I love looking back at the photos now - they are a lovely memento of Freya when she was a tiny thing."

    Natasha

  • “Everyone raves about this image of Redman and this is exactly how I will always remember him; biggest smile and happy face when he was out running. Thank you for capturing him so perfectly.”

    ~Siobhan

  • “You captured the essence of our boys perfectly and they are memories that we will treasure. Our dogs have moved on to fulfil their purpose, but you have given us images and memories of them that are so incredibly special and beautiful."

    Robyn

  • “I just wanted to thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart for taking pics of my little Benny. He passed away and it's meant so much to me that I have the pics of him and I. They are truly stunning and so close to me heart."

    Shelby

  • “Simply WOW. Amazed. The first two albums have photos of three of my precious furkids who have crossed the rainbow bridge which makes these photos so precious to me.”

    Marlene

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  • “I cried when I first saw the photos of Hatch!”

    Siobhan & Tony

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  • “You have such a wonderful way of working with the cats. I love looking back at the photos now - they are a lovely memento of Freya when she was a tiny thing."

    Natasha

  • “Everyone raves about this image of Redman and this is exactly how I will always remember him; biggest smile and happy face when he was out running. Thank you for capturing him so perfectly.”

    ~Siobhan

  • “You captured the essence of our boys perfectly and they are memories that we will treasure. Our dogs have moved on to fulfil their purpose, but you have given us images and memories of them that are so incredibly special and beautiful."

    Robyn

  • “I just wanted to thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart for taking pics of my little Benny. He passed away and it's meant so much to me that I have the pics of him and I. They are truly stunning and so close to me heart."

    Shelby

The combination of your why and how is as exclusively yours as your fingerprint

Simon Sinek

GIVing BACK

Animal welfare is close to my heart

I’ve worked in animal rescue for over 12 years so it’s important to me to donate time to animal shelters and animal rescuers. I can help create awareness through photos that capture the essence of the beautiful animals waiting for homes and tell stories that bring awareness to the plight of homeless, abandoned and abused animals in South Africa.

CONTACT ME  if you’re involved in animal welfare or rescue and need a photographer.

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Organisations I’ve worked with

Brainy Birds

Border Collie Rescue

Friends of Ferals

Husky Rescue South Africa

Memories warm you up from the inside.

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WHAT YOU need to know

Every pet I work with is perfect just as they are! But sometimes even the best of the best need a little help to make their photos shine. That’s where my creative eye and editing skills come in.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do you photograph?

The majority of my clients are cats and dogs, but I also photograph other animals such as rabbits, hamsters and horses. I am also happy to photograph more exotic creatures such as birds or farm animals.

My pet is not photogenic.

NOT true! Everyone (animal or human) can look beautiful in a photograph. It all has to do with lighting and angles and knowing what to look for to get those amazing shots. And while some pets maybe aren’t show-dog material, you love them just the same, and our photo shoot will capture all the wonderful things that make them unique and beautiful to you.

My dog is not well behaved; Does it matter?

I’ve worked with all kinds of dogs of all levels of obedience, or in some cases dis-obedience! I always manage to get a range of awesome shots using tried and tested techniques and a lot of patience. Please don’t let your dog’s behaviour hold you back from booking a session!

What if my dog can't go off leash?

No problem! Believe it or not, most of the dogs I photograph are on a lead. Luckily we live in the digital age where, in most cases, the lead can be quickly removed in Photoshop during the post production stage, leaving you with a leash-free look.

I have more than two pets. Can I have them all photographed?

A standard session can accommodate up to two pets, so please add R250 per pet to the session fee to allow for the extra shooting and editing time. You’ll view approximately 20 extra images per extra pet. If you have five or more pets you’d like to have photographed, please contact me and I’ll provide a customised quote.

Can I be in the photos?

Definitely! I love capturing the special bond between pet and owner.

Can you take photos of our kids/family during the session?

Since I am predominantly a pet photographer, the focus of my work will always be on your pets. If you are looking for someone to take child or family portraits where the focus is on the people, let me know and I can recommend an excellent portrait photographer in your area.

Where are you based and do you travel?

I’m based in Johannesburg, South Africa and yes I love to travel! If you want me to travel to you, or meet you at a destination, it will require a travel fee.

What if the weather is bad on the day?

I’ll keep in touch with you leading up to the session. The quality and style of my images relies on great natural sunlight. If the weather isn’t agreeable (not enough sunlight due to rain, heavy cloud, threat of storms or general unstable weather) we will probably need to reschedule the session to another day. In some cases, and at certain times of year (particularly summer), we may need to reschedule multiple times, so please be patient with this process. The better the weather is on the day, with lots of natural sunshine, calm conditions and limited cloud cover, the better your images will turn out.

Where does the session take place?

We’ll meet up at a chosen outdoor location, unless we need to shoot at your home (possibly due to your pet’s age, health or species). If that’s the case, I’ll come to you. Beautiful locations enrich the images, from picturesque parks to trendy urban areas. If you have a location that is special to you and your pet we’ll try to incorporate that.  But if you need help deciding, I’ll work with you to determine the best location to suit your pet’s temperament and the look of the image you are hoping to create.

When will we get our photos?

Your will receive an online gallery link with the edited images 14 days after the photoshoot.

Do I get the raw image files?

The short answer is no. In an average session, I take hundreds of images. Not every image is going to come out perfectly; I’ll comb through an assortment of silly expressions, closed eyes, and snouts pressed up against the camera lens to find the absolute best possible shots of you and your pets! Part of my job is to capture the whole “story” and then present it to you in a thoughtful and artistic way, so please trust me to find the diamonds in the rough and make them shine – I promise you’ll have plenty of images to choose from!

Can I order extra products, over and above what's included in my pre-paid package?

Yes! Regardless of which package you select, you’re welcome to add any number of extra products to your order.