Artistic Pet Portraits

Beautiful soft light for artistic pet portraits. These images can be taken at any location of your choice, though for best results I will recommend a few of my favourite locations to complement your pet and their personality.

Pawtrait Classic

60 min Photoshoot

5 Professionally Edited Digital Images
incl. up to 2 animals
2 Months Online Gallery


Pawtrait Deluxe

90 min Photoshoot

8 Professionally Edited Digital Images
incl. up to 2 animals and Owner
3 Months Online Gallery


Pawtrait Gold

120 min Photoshoot

15 Professionally Edited Digital Images
incl. up to 4 animals
3 Months Online Gallery
Personalized Mobile Gallery App


Included in all Packages

Online Gallery of at least 50 images to choose from

Each additional Photo R95

High Resolution Digital Files without Watermark
Social Media Files with Watermark

Private use only

Travel to Photoshoot Location

A trip of 30km included, each additional km R3,50 

Frequently asked questions

How do bookings work?

You can book a shoot by sending me an email, or filling out the contact form on my website. Your booking will be confirmed once a non-refundable retainer has been paid.

Should we have to postpone the shoot date due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, you will have the opportunity to choose a new date.

How long do I have to wait for my images?

After the shoot, your proofing gallery will be ready within the first 2 weeks in the form of an online gallery. Here you can pick your favorite images with the option to purchase additional photos.

Once chosen, your photos will be edited which can take anywhere between 2-4 weeks, depending on current work load. You will be given a new online gallery for you to download and share your photos with friends and family. Complimentary event shoots or Model Calls may have a longer turn-around.

Should you wish to purchase additional printed products from me, you can do that at this stage too!

Can I book a shoot even if I don’t live in George?

I am happy to travel anywhere in the Garden Route area.

A trip of 30km is included in every session.
– from 30km onwards a travel expense of R3,50 per Kilometre will be charged.

In the event where an overnight stay is necessary, additional travel costs such as accommodation will also need to be covered by you.

What are the final images I will receive?

You will receive fully edited High resolution JPG images, as well as social media files for sharing online. I do not release un-edited photos or RAW images.

Booking a shoot with me will include photos for private use only.
For commercial work, please contact me!


By booking a shoot with Melissa Pohl Photography, you acknowledge and accept the following conditions. You hereby waive, release, and discharge Melissa Pohl and all her affiliates, from any and all liability, including but not limited to, liability arising from the negligence or fault of the entities or persons released, for death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft, or actions of any kind which may hereafter occur at the Shoot.

Melissa Pohl and her associates or employees are not responsible for any injuries inflicted upon any participating parties.

What my clients have to say about me

  • Not only does she take the most amazing photos but the way she works with the furr children is amazing. I was very nervous for my first photo shoot with my babys but she even managed to calm me down. If you have not tried her service yet i definitely suggest you do.. Thank you once again ❤ my babys photos came out AMAZING.


    By Sanchia from Paws on Route
  • Melissa took the most beautiful photos of my furbaby😍 she has such a way with animals and people ❤️ not only was my doggy comfortable and having a blast, so was i ☺️ Thank you Melissa ❤️ your photos will forever be my screensaver and hanging up on my walls 😌


  • Melissa did an amazing job at my doggy photoshoot. The photos of my three black labs in the canola field came out beautifully. Definitely the most beautiful photos I have of them. Thank You!


    By Brenda from Smart Paws Academy
  • We had our very first photoshoot with our dog Skye. Not only does Melissa’s amazing photography and photos speak for themselves, but she is friendly, professional and creative. I would definitely recommend her.


  • The shoot with my dog Cubby was a lot of fun, all thanks to Melissa’s creative energy. The conditions to shoot weren’t the best, but she managed to capture very sharp, beautiful and natural looking photos.


  • I would recommend Melissa a thousand times over!!! She is an incredibly talented, spontaneous and caring photographer and our dogs loved her from the get go! We loved the photos she took of our dogs as she managed to capture every dogs unique personality perfectly. Thank you for everything Melissa.



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