Welcome to the Black Dog Barnyard Photography Studio, located on a small hobby farm nestled in the woods just outside of beautiful Bancroft, Ontario.

Sandra is a photographer who specializes in animal photography. Her work has been featured in calendars, brochures, promotional material, greeting cards, books and more.

She offers photography sessions throughout the Bancroft area. Black Dog Barnyard is a division of Sandra's retail store, West Wind Gallery & Gifts, located in downtown Bancroft. Click the links above to learn more about the services she offers.

Cuteness Overload!

So cute we can barely stand it!

In our studio on Saturday we had 10 day old Nigerian Dwarf goats.   How adorable!

Book your pet's session today!  You can come to our studio, or we'll come to you.

Piper needs a home

Here at the Black Dog Barnyard we're committed to helping animals in need and are very active in rescue work, volunteering with several rescue groups and opening our home to dogs in need of foster care.

We currently have 2 foster dogs living with us, Piper is one of them.  This loving 10 year old gal has a heart of gold and is a real gem.  Read her PetFinder Bio here, and spread the word to help us find her a loving home!

Studio Sessions

Studio sessions available -- our location or yours!

Get in on the Action!

If you and your pet have an event or competition coming up we can be there to capture the moment for you. Sled dog races, agility competitions, conformation shows and more, we love to photograph animals in action!

Time to stretch your wings

Farm animal sessions are available including sessions for ducks, chickens and more. Contact us today to book your Spring session.

We love to photograph Cats too

Did you know that we have a portable studio? We can come right to your home to create stunning images of your pet in the comfort and safety of your living room. This is a great option for cats, birds, bunnies or any pet who prefers to be in familiar surroundings.

New Foster gal

Beautiful Samantha has just moved to our farm for fostering.  This gorgeous gal is available for adoption through Willow Afghan Hound Rescue.

We're giving her a few days to settle in then hope to get her into the studio for some stunning portrait work!  Isn't she gorgeous?

All creatures great and small

 I love to photograph all pets, not just the fuzzy ones, but the scaly ones too. Our studio is portable, sessions are available right in your home.

Book your Session Today!

We're now booking into April and May for our regular photo sessions. These 1 hour sessions at a location of your choice will produce a large selection of gorgeous images of your pet.

Short studio sessions are also available at our location. These in-studio shoots last 20-30 minutes to create stunning portraits of your pet.

Natural Light

These are some examples of  portraits shot in natural light.  Our outdoor sessions enable us to create these beautiful photos of treasured family members.

Soft summer lighting
Winter light
Even in a snowstorm we can create a lovely photo!
Fall light, my fave time of year to shoot outdoors

Farm Sessions Available!

Pet photography is our specialty and that doesn't just mean dogs and cats, we offer farm animal sessions too! If you love animals, visit our portfolio page to browse through hundreds of photos. 

Promoting Bancroft and area

Sandra makes her photographs available to the Town of Bancroft and other groups for a variety of promotional materials to help draw visitors to our community.

Here is the most recent video released by the Town of Bancroft which features a large selection of Sandra's photos.  Look closely you'll see her Newfoundland Dog Neptune in the video!  Enjoy.....

Sandra's photography is also featured in this video.

Now Booking Spring 2014 Sessions

Spring is in the air!

Soon the lakes will open, the snow will vanish and warm weather will finally be here.  It's the perfect time to book your pet's Spring photo session.

Weekday and weekend sessions are available at a location of your choice within the Bancroft area.

Email us today to book your photo session! 

A sad farewell to our Neptune

"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." A.A.Milne
December 31, 2003 - February 28, 2014

With heavy hearts, on February 28, 2014 we said good-bye to our amazing boy Neptune after a brief illness with cancer.

He was one in a million and will be missed tremendously.  Ten years was simply not long enough with this incredible boy.

Neptune, passing wisdom onto baby Cole

Welcome Coleridge!

On February 4th we welcomed our new addition, Coleridge (Jalynn's Ancient Mariner).
We have high hopes for this pup, and with any luck he will take us on our first adventure into the show ring. Should prove to be interesting!

He has quickly settled into life at the Black Dog Barnyard and spent his first few weeks here getting acquainted with everyone and learning the routines of the farm.  Big brother Neptune showed Cole the ropes and helped lay a solid foundation for Cole to mature into a gentle guardian to all things great and small.

Hanging out with Neptune

Nap time with Floyd