Welcome and thank you for choosing Ragamuffin Pet Photography for your furry family. My name is Caitlin McColl and I have the best job in the world!
That’s me in the pic with my family - Ben and our furry girls, Maple and Lyra.
I pride myself in a down-to-earth approach and personality-filled artwork. No posey pics, no stressful studios - just love, life and loyalty!
You can schedule your session using the BOOK NOW button below, and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions!
The Ragamuffin Experience is designed to capture everything that you love about your pets. Choose from park, beach or city locations and we’ll spend an afternoon together, creating fun action shots, beautiful portraits and natural photos with your family.
Your pet will have the BEST. DAY. EVER!!! exploring with their favourite people! It’s an experience neither of you will ever forget and it’s all about celebrating the bond that you share together.
Out of the happy craziness of our afternoon spent spoiling your pet (treats! toys! places! people!), a gallery of artistic portraits will emerge. We will meet again for your Session Reveal at the Ragamuffin Showroom.
This tends to be the favourite part of the experience. Laugh, smile and maybe even shed a tear while you relive your special afternoon through a short film that captures everything you love about your furry family. Your heart will burst with pride and joy and together we will go through your entire gallery of photographs to design your custom artwork together.
Our goal here is create something gorgeous that will not only will be proudly displayed in your home, but will become a treasured keepsake for years and years to come.
“Caitlin is so talented! We really cannot express how much we love the results of our shoot!
The whole process was so enjoyable and Caitlin really went above and beyond every step of the way, from getting the perfect shot to communicating after the shoot, answering questions, making adjustments and allowing us to be flexible with our payment plan.
Such attention to detail and so professional, thorough and a pleasure to work with! You can tell she loves what she does and puts her heart and soul into her art and her business!! Cannot recommend highly enough!”
- CARLY RADOSLAV
So you purchased a package during our Annual Sale,
either online or at the Dog Lovers Show.
Here’s what you got!
- Ragamuffin Photo Experience - valued $250
(no time limits, all your dogs are invited!)
- Session Reveal and Artwork Consultation - valued $85
(at the Ragamuffin Showroom in Newport)
- Choose from 1-2 locations
(park, beach and/or city!)
- Keen for some portraits together?
(Humans are included and if you want some extra variety,
you’re welcome to bring an outfit change!)
PLUS $100 Print Deposit
to put towards your final Artwork Order
Please note: Digital files, prints and albums are priced separately and not included in your package.
Session dates, especially Saturdays, tend to book out 1-2 months in advance.
I recommend booking your session early to ensure your preferred date.
Prints and digital files are priced separately and not included in your session.
Wall Art starts at $250, albums start at $750 and packages start at $1900.
Credit card payments and flexible, interest-free payment plans are available.
THE BOOKING APP
Years of photographing dogs all around Melbourne has allowed me to curate an all-star list of my top recommended locations. These tried and tested spots have been carefully picked because they guarantee lots of variety, colour, great lighting and most importantly - an awesome experience for you and your dogs!
From graffiti-filled alleys, to colourful flowers beds, to splashing waves - there is something for every dog here . . .
[note: All dogs, regardless of training level, are photographed on-lead for city locations. If you’re not confident with their recall, they can also easily be photographed on-lead at parks, the beach etc. The leashes are meticulously removed digitally, so it doesn’t impact the photographs and safety remains top priority!]
Nestled by the sea, Williamstown Botanical Gardens includes a striking palm tree avenue, ornamental fountain and an intricate maze of pathways.
Full of gorgeous trees, this park rarely busy and has the added benefit of being a short walk away from the beach.
Williamstown Gardens is on-leash, but there is an off-leash reserve nearby where we can take the dogs for some running and zoomie action.
I also love to finish a Williamstown session at the Foreshore, where we get a fantastic view of the city from across the water.
A hidden gem in the middle of urban Port Melbourne, Gasworks Arts Park features a large off-leash area perfect for playing and running with your dogs. Surrounding this area is secluded pockets of interesting brickwork, a graffiti-filled pathway and lots of gorgeous trees and bushes. It's great because we can capture a lot of variety within a short walking distance.
One of the best aspects of photographing at Gasworks is that the Port Melbourne off-leash dog beach is just a short walk down the road. There is a fabulous wooden pier that I love to use for photos, and it's an awesome way to finish a session.
CITY PARK + GRAFFITI
Linlithgow Lawn is the perfect location for an urban-focused photoshoot. We start in the park opposite the NGV, where we can take advantage of the awesome city views and colourful flowerbeds.
A short walk over Princes Bridge leads us to Flinders Street Station, Fed Square and graffiti-filled Hosier Lane. These four landmarks all look fantastic in photographs! If we schedule our session close to sunset, we can also take advantage of the city lights to create some unique night portraits.
The city crowds also give us the option of creating one of my signature Long-Exposure portraits (please let me know if you're interested in creating one of these, as I need to bring special equipment).
Yarraville Gardens includes an off-leash area perfect for "zoomies", shady trees for portraits and a variety of flower beds that add a vibrant pop of colour to photographs.
The tall palm trees and Melbourne's docks create a unique background from the top of the park.
In summer, there are often food trucks lining the road - if they're out while we're there, it can make for some really fun portraits!
Carlton Gardens is an on-leash, urban park filled with interesting architecture, trees and flowerbeds. Pathways throughout the park wind themselves around huge trees, ornamental lakes and elaborate fountains.
Both the Melbourne Museum and Royal Exhibition Building make for stunning backdrops during a session at Carlton Gardens. We also have the option of finishing up in nearby Fitzroy if you fancy some graffiti photos as well.
The gardens is another great location to capture a lot of variety within a short walk, so it's a particularly good option for older dogs who can't walk as far.