Join the Winners Circle and get involved in creating award-worthy Dog Photography!

To celebrate winning the title of New Zealand Portrait Open Photographer of the year and beating all those people photographers at the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography Iris Awards earlier in July, I want to invite you into the world of Furtography, to get involved in creating award-worthy art with your dog at it’s heart.

To do this I’m offering a limited number of Winners Circle Sessions.

First up we’ll discuss your dream images at my studio with your dog right by your side. You’ll select one of three locations that will best suit that Signature Shot and we’ll set the date to make the magic happen.

On the day of our adventure, we’ll work during the hours of the day that produce the best light, sunrise or sunset. As always your dog comes first and is the centre of our adventure.

How It Works

Choose the perfect location for your Signature Shot.

Take me to the Beach

Let’s go Urban

Head for the Hills

What’s included

  • Pre-session consultation at the Furtography studio to plan your dream image. Bring your dog with you!
  • Your Winners Circle Session at either the Beach, Park or Central City (valued at $199).
  • The focus is on creating one breath-taking art piece, but I will take other images to present at your Image Premiere.
  • Your image premiere at the studio, drinks and the worlds best chocolate brownie included, where you will see your images and we’ll create your art piece.
  • One 20x20in (50x50cm) framed fine art canvas (valued at $1299).
  • The opportunity to purchase additional artwork and albums at your image premiere.

Total Value $1499

ONLY $699

Save $800


What makes a Furtography image stand out from the crowd?

I truly believe that you can not create a fantastic, engaging dog portrait if you do not have a passion for dogs. I have that passion. I also have the patience dog photography requires, and I put the dog first, never sacrificing their comfort or safety, or putting them under stress just so I can get the right shot.

I’ve gone back to where photography started, well the digital equivalent at least. I am currently the only pet exclusive photographer in New Zealand to be using a medium format camera. Without getting into all the technical jargon, this means I can offer you unparalleled image quality, clarity, colour and sharpness that looks like you could reach right in and feel your dogs fur.

I am so unbelievably honoured and grateful to be the first photographer in the 80-year history of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography to win a portrait photographer of the year title with images that are not of people. I want to keep pushing the boundaries of Dog Photography and I want you to be a part of that!

What clients are saying…

Craig came up to Tauranga to do a shoot of my dog Chica, not only did he treat her like royalty he made me truly comfortable to be a part of the process, he got down to the nitty gritty of exactly what I wanted. I knew I was going to be exceedingly fussy and my hopes for the shoot were beyond sky high. Craig far exceeded all of them, I will treasure these photos for the rest of my life, Chica’s soul comes to life in them. – Danielle (Chica’s mum)

They say a picture paints a thousand words and there is no way to explain how happy I am with the results. The photos speak for themselves! Craig is amazing, from the first visit with my fur babies, right through to receiving the resulting artwork. Craig had me in tears when he revealed my photos. My intention was to get three wall photos only but there where far too many photos to choose from, so I had to order an album as well!  Thank you Craig … for giving me something amazing to cherish and creating memories of a very special day as well. – Natalie (Shadow & Storm’s mum)

Love love love love LOVE every photo you took of my two terrors and so excited about my artwork! As one of those crazy furbaby mums, photos of Jay & Zena were a must. You captured their personalities brilliantly, so that in times to come I will never forget their wee spark. – Jordyn (Jay & Zena’s mum)

Here’s the fine print:
A limited number of Winners Circle Sessions are available in Christchurch until September 1st and must take place before October 1st. Sessions subject to availability Monday-Friday only. Maximum number of dogs per session is 4. A 50% deposit is required to confirm your booking with the balance due on the day of your image premiere. Additional images from your Winners Circle Session can be purchased at your image Premiere. Payment methods are Cash, EFTPOS, Visa & Mastercard. Laybuy and 12 months interest free finance are available for purchases over $1000.

Furtography is based in Christchurch, New Zealand and serves clients throughout New Zealand and worldwide.

Call: (+64) 21 042 1217

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Craig is an accredited Master of Photography of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography.