Robert Ashton Pet Photography Robert Ashton Pet Photography


A photography business full of petsonality

RAPP is the brainchild of Robert Ashton, a professional photographer with over 30 years’ experience in the UK. Originally a commercial food photographer in London, Robert moved back to his hometown of Huddersfield looking for a change, which was when he discovered the power of pet photography. Moving on to a new chapter of his life with his wife Nardia and rescue dog Jess, he now resides in Tauranga, offering his unique skills to the people and pets of New Zealand.

Bella and Kara

In the beginning

When a neighbour called Pamela asked Robert if he would photograph both her and her beloved miniature daschunds Bella and Kara, it became a career-changing moment. Greeted with open arms (and paws), the shoot went swimmingly, but it was Pamela’s emotional reaction to the shots that made Robert realise that this was a career worth pursuing.

Robert and family

Your pet’s second best friend

Robert works all over New Zealand, and is available for everything from private consultations to special events and commercial shoots.

I would love to help every pet owner capture at least one fabulous image of their pet that
they can cherish forever.


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