Maldives trip


March saw us heading East this time to catch up with the majestic looking M/Y Nirvana. The beautiful Maldives was the destination to shoot this amazing 88m Oceanco for yacht brokers Y.CO

It’s well known as a luxury destination so the setting in Baa Atoll was perfect with sandy beaches and perfect turquoise waters – we were even blessed with the arrival of a pod of spinner dolphins, right on cue!

Thanks to the Captain & crew of Nirvana for all their help – the beach picnic was especially awesome! Big shout out also to Qatar Airways and Mohamed at BluenWhite Productions who arranged all our permits and generally made getting in and out of the Maldives with 14 cases of kit a breeze!

M/Y Nautilus


Back to the Bahamas again (probably one of our favourite locations) this time to shoot the stunning M/Y Nautilus for yacht brokers Y.CO.

Very windy conditions so flying the drones was a little tricky, however we managed to find an early morning window when the weather was a little kinder to us – we’re used to challenging conditions and the trick is just to be patient and ask nicely!

Really beautiful yacht with an amazing crew (thanks guys!) who made everything happen – so long Bahamas, the Big Dogs will be back soon!

Martha’s Vineyard shoot


Back over the big ol’ pond again to shoot M/Y Minderella in Martha’s Vineyard for yacht brokers Y.CO – the crew stayed in Annapolis, home to the US Naval Academy, which is a great town and quintessentially American – and very proud of it too!

Minderella (ex Calixe) is a very graceful 58M Feadship from 1986 that was refitted in 2017, actually becoming a finalist at the 2017 World Superyacht Awards in the Best Refit category.

M/Y Aroha


Explorer yachts are a true go-anywhere, do-anything kind of yacht and if you fancy doing just that, then M/Y Aroha ticks all the boxes! Back to the sunshine of Cannes again to shoot this bad girl for yacht brokers Y.CO

Californian yacht builders Nordhavn are probably better known for building trawlers, but their rufty-tufty looks are perfect for explorer yachts and are built to handle extremes.



  Villefranche sur Mer was the picturesque and rather fabulous setting for M/Y VAAO – a great looking Benetti Classic 121’ yacht for sale with yacht brokers IYC

A stills photography & video was requested to show off her sparkly new refit and we were blessed with some lovely late summer sunshine for our shoot.

M/Y Bill and Me


Back to the sunshine & splendour of Nice again to shoot the fabulous looking Baltic Yacht’s M/Y Bill and Me. A really great looking yacht with a glossy grey hull (which threw up it’s own problems to shoot!) but we were blessed with a fantastic sunrise on our first day…

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Great opportunity to use the new Aquatech underwater housing for the Canon gear, and interesting lessons learned too!

Firstly, Aquatech gear is brilliant – well made and does exactly what it says on the tin. Secondly – shooting jetskis and wake boarders from the water is not a great idea unless the cameraman is wearing a helmet because actually it’s bloody dangerous! Fortunately Malcolm managed to shoot everything he wanted and come out unscathed, but it was a little scary at times…bright orange helmet required next time! 😉


Huge thanks to Y.CO & Captain and crew of M/Y Altitude – awesome bunch of guys that made it all possible!

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Thailand trip


Off East again for our shoot onboard M/Y Happy Days for yacht brokers Y.CO. A challenging trip this one – mainly due to a bout of food poisoning courtesy of the hotel which laid the Big Dogs low for 24hrs but we’re made of tough stuff and bounced back!

A 34m Custom Line yacht, she’s fitted out with all manner of goodies including scuba gear, so the brief was to feature the lifestyle element of the yacht in addition to her sumptuous interiors!

Thailand is a beautiful place – our first trip out there although we might chose a different hotel to stay in next time! 😉

M/Y Soraya M


Great to be back in Antibes again! Funny how quiet the place is out of season, but nice to have the bay almost to ourselves to shoot M/Y Soraya M, a 27m Fairline Squadron for yacht brokers Y.CO.



Sad to report that the inspiration behind the Big Dog name has died. Nancy, our gorgeous Italian Spinone passed away in her sleep after a short illness – her gin & tonic swiping tail, wet beard and sloppy kisses will be hugely missed 🙁

Les Voiles de St Tropez


Always a treat to nip down to St Tropez especially for the annual Les Voiles regatta – a meeting of all different shapes, sizes and ages of yachts – especially the classics!

Monaco Yacht Show


Great buzz around this year’s Monaco Yacht Show – the annual showcase of the SuperYacht world, it also managed to throw a few surprises this year too: the Porsche designed Dynamiq GTT, the stunning new M/Y Jubilee from Oceanco, and an enthralling breakfast presentation from ocean conservationist Emily Penn in association with Y.CO, introducing environmental plans and initiatives to encourage a greener and more forward thinking superyacht industry.

I have to admit, I’m not a fan of the cars at the show – a collection of albeit very nice classics and a handful of Lamborghinis doesn’t have any appeal to me so, if you’re reading this MYS, let’s have more sail yachts instead!

Glider Yachts SS18


We’re used to shooting yachts that attract attention, but the Glider Yachts SS18 managed to stop people in their tracks! Amazing looking boat powered by 4 powerful engines hidden in her sponsons, this pioneering design cuts through waves with hardly any pitching or rolling.

Great shoot with the Glider team and Zoo Communications and fab to see them at MYS for the first time.

M/Y Princess Too


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M/Y Moliver


Another trip across the pond this time to the beautiful British Virgin Islands – first time back there since we shot M/Y Lone Ranger and pleased to report that very little has changed. Nice to have a day between arriving and first shoot day too – a rare opportunity to see a little of Tortola and have a day on the beach!

Once again we were blessed with glorious weather – touch and go whether the drone would like the Caribbean winds but it seemed perfectly happy in 18 knots! M/Y Moliver is a stunning 32m Sunseeker yacht with a truly brilliant captain & crew who really couldn’t have done any more to help us and it’s huge thanks to them that we returned with some great results.

Thanks to Ben Young and the awesome team at SYM


M/Y Grand Cru


Early start to the season this year as the Big Dog Crew headed to Cannes – usually the heart of Riviera entertainment and shows, the beautiful city of Cannes was extremely quiet pre-season which actually suited us perfectly! Add in a few days of sunshine, a beautiful old Feadship and and we were very content!

S/Y CQS Sydney to Hobart race


Big Dog Media Productions were selected to create this exciting edit for Team CQS, documenting the extraordinary story and her race from Sydney to Hobart. All images and footage courtesy of CQS Racing.

M/Y Step One


Final edit from our shoot onboard M/Y Step One – thanks to the Big Dog team who made it all happen and to an awesome Captain & crew.

Even better when you receive an email from the owner : “Please send my compliments and thanks to the video production team, they nailed it.”

See you very soon Costa Rica!


Rob Whitrow shoots for Rockcliffe Hall


Our brilliant food photographer, Rob Whitrow, was commissioned to shoot a selection of amazing dishes for the stunning Rockcliffe Hall in North Yorkshire.


Costa Rica


Quiet possibly the best location we have ever visited – beautiful country and the most fantastic light coupled with a brilliant crew and stunning scenery, Costa Rica delivered in bucket loads!

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Monaco Yacht Show with Ocean Independence


Great opportunity to work with Ocean Independence at MYS this year – bit of a treat to be whisked up to Hermitage Hotel in a Bentley Convertible too!


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Production manager Ash catching a few minutes rest during the shoot…!




#livelifeinyellow is the Y.CO hashtag – and it’s pretty difficult to miss them and their yellow livery at the MYS!

We spent a day shooting life around their brilliant stand and their many yachts on display at the show.

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M/Y Volpini shoot in Cannes


Another opportunity to use the new drone this week onboard the gorgeous M/Y Volpini!

We produced both stills & film over this 2 day shoot in Cannes Bay this week – slightly challenging but aided by an awesome Captain & crew, so massively important to have a great team on your side when you’re tight on time!