Young pet photographer Gillian Hersh holding black cat

Your pet photographer

A few years have passed since the photo at the top of the page was taken (Okay, actually, a LOT of years!), but one thing that remains unchanged is my gravitational pull towards animals. In fact, if anything, it has increased exponentially.

In that photo I was, as one does, marrying my cat. Yes, that is my wedding veil.

This love of animals prompted me to work for many years at an animal shelter, to volunteer at a farm animal sanctuary and to just generally make a fuss over all the animal friends that cross my path.

Now my job is to create images of people’s pets, but, really, it’s so much more than that. I think of my work as helping people to celebrate their relationship with their pets now and forever.

Shy, outgoing, well behaved or wild, there’s never been a better time to document what makes your pet special.