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.

Photography Services

Pet Photo Sessions are scheduled in the Bancroft area at your choice of location.

Regular Outdoor Session fees include:
1 hour of the photographers time
1 dog (or other pet)
1 location
Pre-session consultation
Professional photo editing
Post-session consultation to help you select the best images and printed products to create your keepsakes.
An assortment of proofs available online
10 print-ready digital files of your choice (additional files may be purchased for $20/file)

Regular Session fees start at $125 for outdoor sessions at your choice of location
Regular Sessions on-site at the Black Dog Barnyard start at $100
Additional pets add $30 (special rates can be worked out for multi-dog households)
Additional location add $75

Short Studio Sessions are available for $60
Studio sessions can also be arranged in your home - see details below

We also offer printing services:  photos from your session will be available for ordering in a variety of formats to best meet your needs.  Formats include:
Photographs - framed or unframed
Custom Canvas Prints
Metal Prints
& more

We work to meet your needs and create beautiful artwork that captures the personality of your pet.

Pet Photography Sessions Can Include:

Action and candid shots
Sessions take place outdoors at a location of your choice and will include a variety of images of your pet romping around, playing and engaging in their favourite activities

Headshots and full body shots in a variety of poses, shot outdoors at a location of your choice

Studio Sessions
Photographed indoors these sessions offer a more formal portrait of your pet.  Using a variety of backgrounds and seasonal props we'll create a collection of stunning images of your pet

**Studio sessions can also be arranged in your own home for pets who are not able to travel to our location.  We'll bring our studio to you, including professional lighting, backdrops and more.  These sessions start at $175

  **Short Studio Sessions - $60 (currently unavailable)
These 20-30 minute sessions at our studio will create a stunning portrait of your pet using your choice of one background.

Best Friends Session
Your opportunity to have a beautiful picture taken of you with your four-footed friend.  Whether you want a formal portrait or a collection of candid moments capturing your bond with your pet, these photos will be sure to be treasured for years to come.

Puppy Sessions
Puppies grow quickly, capture those precious moments while you can!  Our puppy session will create images of your new pup in all of his adorableness!  Everyone say awwwww.....

Senior Sessions
"Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog"  Sydney Jeanne Seward
Stunning portraits of your best friend that you will cherish forever

Group Sessions
Do you have multiple dogs?  Maybe you'd like a photo shoot of your pup playing with his best bud?  Additional dogs can be added to your session for a nominal fee.

Event Shots
Sled dog races, agility competitions, obedience matches, dock diving, draft dog tests and more.  If your pet is participating in an event we can capture the moment for you.

Pet Study Sessions
An intimate photo session designed to capture the little details.  Close-up shots of button noses, wiggly tails, velvety ears and more.

Seasonal and Holiday Sessions
Studio and on-location shoots available

Farm Photography Services
Fido isn't the only one who deserves to be beautifully photographed.   We love to photograph horses, chickens, goats and more!

Rescue Groups
Photographs of rescued dogs looking for homes provided free of charge

Calendar sessions may be booked at no cost for qualifying rescue groups.  Limited sessions available.

Lifestyle Photography Services

Animals are our specialty but we do photograph people too!

Session fees include 1 hour of photographers time,  1 location, pre-session consultation, professional photo editing, and an assortment of proofs available online.

Session fees start at $150
Additional Time available at $50/hour

Photos from your session will be available in a variety of formats for an additional fee.  Formats include:
Photographs - framed or unframed
Custom Canvas Prints
Metal Prints
& more

Newborn Sessions
Tiny toes, tiny nose, these photos of baby's first few weeks will be cherished forever

Infant Sessions
For children under 2 years old, these sessions are fun for everyone!

Child Sessions
Lifestyle photos capturing the innocence of youth

Family Sessions
Shot at a location of your choice, family sessions create a collection of candid lifestyle shots of your family

packages start at $1000
limited dates available through 2020

Maternity Sessions
Tasteful photos capturing the beauty of mothers to be