Happy Corgmas!


Winston and I had an awesome Halloween trick or treating with Petlandia to loads of different offices, radio stations, jumping into various Facebook live events, check out my most recent shoot with them to pick your favourite Halloween outfit! But now Halloween is over and done with, we can start sharing the new With Love From @WinnytheCorgi Christmas cards! You can find them on his shop – withlovefromwinny.com and they will soon be available on the Etsy store too.winnyxmas-racheloates1blogwinnythecorgi-headerxmas1

Hello Harriet and Pearlescent Cats

HelloHarriet-RachelOates-12I shot the lookbook for Hello Harriet‘s newest collection of sassy cat collar tags that can also double up as lovely pendants for necklaces too! We went to British shorthair cat/kitty heaven Pearlescent Cat‘s home and set up a mobile studio there. And honestly Harriet and I could’ve cried from all the cuteness.

Head over to my portfolio page to see more photos – Hello Harriet


With Love From @Winnythecorgi


I’m very excited to share with everyone that we have opened up our own store! Selling @Winnythecorgi greeting cards here: WITH LOVE FROM @WINNYTHECORGI and we’re on Etsy too!

Woof and hello from the @Winnythecorgi team,
Winny is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi living in East London and a little bit of an Instagram star (@winnythecorgi). He’s famed for his impecable style, a keen interest in puns and a world class derp face. Winny is also part of The Kennel Club’s Famous Dogs of Instagram doing meet and greets at Crufts and has even been featured on BBC News. Luckily the fame hasn’t gone to his head! All photos are taken by www.racheloatespetphotography.com
In the UK, Corgis are still pretty rare. Last year the puppy levels dipped so low that they became nearly endangered but we have our fingers and paws crossed that they will continue their comeback! From the interest we have had from Winny’s Instagram page coupled with our goal of promoting the breed we thought this would be a great opportunity to get a Corgi in every household… even if it’s just in card form for now!
Are you organising a party? How about the “You’re Corgially Invited” card.
Want to make someone feel special? Send them an “I Woof You”
And if you just want to keep a card to hang on your wall, you deserve it, we think they look pretty great. There’s a Winny card for every situation and more seasonal cards will be available soon.
We promise Winny does not have anything to do with the packaging and postage, we had him on label duty but his handwritting was terrible. You’ll be glad to know he does review and approve every design.
Please feel free to get in contact or if you are interested in becoming a stockist we’d love to hear from you.
Email – racheloates@me.com
Also if you post a photo on social media of your new Winny cards we want to see them so use the hashtag #WithLoveFromWinny and tag him in and we’ll share our favourites on his Instagram!



petspyjamasscreenshotHere’s a little sneak peak of my work with PetsPyjamas! PetsPyjamas is definitely one of my favourite online stores for all things pet and their dog friendly travel section is wonderful. I absolutely loved photographing their office dogs along with products that they make/stock. This very handsome pup is Sebastian, you can find him on Instagram as @SebastiantheSchnauzer. Looking forward to sharing the rest of my photographs shortly.petspyjamasseb

The Face of Amazon Pets UK Competition

AmazonPets-Collage-Final1A few months ago Amazon UK decided to run their first ever competition to find the face of Amazon UK Pets, the competition was open to all sorts of animals from dogs, cats, horses, fish, small furries, reptiles and birds! Anyone could’ve entered their pet using the hashtag on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. From this, 5 top pets were chosen from each category and it was open to the public to vote for their favourites.

Winston and I were invited to be one of three judges to pick the ultimate winner and the new face of Amazon UK pets. I was then furthermore asked to photograph the 7 wonderful finalists in a studio in London. It was such a fun shoot, all the animals were so brilliantly behaved and an absolute dream to work with.AmazonPets-Finalist-4The winner was announced today as Effie the bunny (of @jonnyandjay on Instagram), she is such a worthy winner and has celebrated on Instagram with the news that she also plans to donate to the rescue centre that she was adopted from!AmazonPets-Finalist-2See the rest of my photographs in my gallery – Face of Amazon Pets or Amazon’s website www.amazon.co.uk/faceofamazonpets

Dogster Article with Belinda Jones

Winnythecorgi-QueensBirthday-RachelOates-aA while ago I was asked to photograph a series of Winston in very British settings, such as surrounded by bunting, in front of Buckingham Palace, the London Eye and anything else I could think of! It was such a fun shot to do and the wonderful Alex from Bark and Beyond Pr managed to help me get the gorgeous Union Jack bow tie and jumper for the occasion from central London based pet shop Bow Wow London.Winnythecorgi-QueensBirthday-RachelOates-cThe article which is a Dogster Exclusive was written by Belinda Jones, who runs the dog travel website Bodie On The Road (Your Guide To Tail-Wagging Travels) came out a couple of days after the Queen’s Birthday. You can read the full article here: Meet Winny the Corgi, Who Helped the Queen Celebrate Her Birthday.Winnythecorgi-QueensBirthday-RachelOates-bThe photograph on the left was taken at the dog friendly Chesterfield Hotel in central London, just a short walk from the Palace, I’m calling this Winny’s Winston Churchill look! Winnythecorgi-QueensBirthday-RachelOates-d

Barkarama & Dog Friendly Magazine

Barkarama-SevenDials-RachelOates-1aExcitingly just before the Christmas holidays I got to photograph the very lovely Alex and the handsome Basil from Barkarama as they explored the dog friendly side of Seven Dials in London. She was writing a feature for Dog Friendly magazine, to see more about our day out in central London and where we went, click here: Barkarama (and do check out the rest of the website too, it’s definitely one of our favourites!)

More of my photographs can also be seen on my portfolio page here: Barkarama & Dog Friendly