Happy Easter

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Happy Easter everyone! xxx

Happy national siblings day

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Happy National siblings day!
Growing up a only child myself, I don’t fully understand the sibling bond, though I have always been fascinated and intrigued by the connection they share.
I see it when I photograph animals too. Even if they are not related by blood, there is something extra special about the love they have for each other.
This is Ronald and Agota, they live on Sydney’s northern beaches in Australia and have a wonderful relationship.
One minute they are snuggling up together and the next minute they are pinning each other to the ground.
I don’t think it is just a random coincidence who your family is. You may not choose your family, but I do believe they are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.

Happy St Patrick’s day

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Happy St Partick’s Day!

Sari

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Sari is the sweetest, most loving and silly Dalmatians dogs I know. Her sole purpose in life is looking after and protecting her 3 human kids.
As you can see by these portraits, she is happiest when with her kids, making sure they are safe and ok. I saw her patrol the beach and stand at the waters edge, watching them like a hawk in the surf. Sari’s trademark cheeky smile is one of the funniest things I have seen, it is just like a human smile and genuinely full of excitement and joy to see you. I wish I had caught it on camera, but it only happens on arrival. Her loyalty and love for her family is truly special and a most admirable trait. Just beautiful!

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I am currently putting together a behind the scenes video-slideshow to show what I do and why I do it.

So some people think being a photographer is glamorous job. As you can see from a few of these behind the scenes images, mostly I just lay on the ground and get stopped and slobbered on by dogs…lol…not so glamorous maybe, but lots and lots of fun and laughter.
I always finish a dog shoot, covered in dog drool, dog hair and dirt, but feeling like I have really got to know and capture that dogs personality, plus being able to show and share in the special relationship dogs have with their owners is why I do it.

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.

A special thanks for theses behind the scenes images, goes to:

Mary Lee… http://www.maryleephotography.com/

Nikki Closser… http://nikkiclosser.com/

Zeppelin

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Zeppy and Teddy

I know I say…”I fell in love” with pretty much every dog I photograph, BUT this little guy Zeppelin really did steal my heart when I was back in Sydney last month.
He is just the right amount of cute, sweet, cuddly, cheeky, mischievous, curious and funny you would want in a puppy. Dachshunds are one of my top 5 breeds and If I could clone him for my own I would. Zeppy has more than just one cheeky habit though, he loves winding up his pet kitty cat “Chino”. He also has an insatiable thirst for beer and will do anything to even lick the outside of a beer bottle. Humping/attacking Teddy is also one of his funny little habits, as seen in the video. lol Oh and he snores very loudly, as loud as his father I am told. Even though Zeppelin is only 4 months he is so well behaved and was a total rockstar during the entire shoot.
Maybe it has something to do with him being named after one of the biggest rockstar bands of the 70′s Led Zeppelin.

Tank

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Tank loves having his toes rubbed

This big sexy beast is Tank! Also known as princess Tank, I am told he can be a bit precious at times. He backs his booty up onto the comfy couch and sits like a human. He will only eat “ORGANIC” Kangaroo meat with cooked mash potato, he demands toe rubs and back rubs by putting his paw on your hand repeatedly and he will only play the “BANG” game if there is soft carpet to drop dead on.
Plus Tank loves spooning anyone as long as there is a soft comfy bed to lay in.

He also loves getting out and about around Manly and hanging with his BFF Oscar the Golden Retriever.
Tank was hilarious to photograph, he was very suspicious of me and the camera at first and kept barking and bouncing around like a big bunny rabbit, then once I had been there for a while, he tired the paw and back rub trick on me. Of course I fell for it, I am such a sucker for any cute doggy trick.

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