dog photographer in shildon

Photographer in Shildon

Welcome to WanderPaws Photography


My name is Robin McConnell and I’m very happy to meet you, even if it is over text. 

I want to take this opportunity to tell you a little about myself and why photography is such a passion of mine.

I’ll begin by telling you that, in my daily life, I play a lot of roles. I’m a mother, a daughter, a wife and a big fan of the underwater world we keep in our homes. To this day, though, it must be said that one of my greatest passions is pet photography. I began my love affair with the camera four years ago when my husband bought me my first DSLR as a birthday gift. I’m not going to lie — the amount of buttons and options compared to my simple mobile phone overwhelmed me. 

But, as a woman eager to learn, I read the manual from front to back and even enrolled in a local class on digital photography to hone my skills. The more I became acquainted with my camera and learned how to manipulate it, the more I fell in love with the art of taking pictures. Today, I’m proud to say that I’ve had hundreds of fabulous pets step in front of my lens. Unlike some photographers, though, I take a more fun approach to my photography. That means playing games with your fur baby and getting them to have fun and act natural for their session. 

The same is true when it comes to humans. If its you and your baby or just your children, I make my sessions fun and enjoyable for everyone!

Why so thorough? 

Because I believe personality is exceedingly important. For that reason, I work closely with my clients and pets to ensure they feel comfortable the day of our shoot. For example, in the weeks leading up to our shoot, I love receiving texts of what props they plan to bring. From signs to their pet’s favorite toy, I’ll work with you to create the perfect picture. My goal is to not just be your photographer, but the person that creates memories for years to come.