Posted on August 13, 2013
I met Kain and his family at the annual dogs day out event last Sunday in Sydney. Kain was recently adopted after being at 5 different homes before his new and final forever home. It is beyond me how anyone could ever give this beautiful, gentle, loving, cuddly dog away. Luckily for his new family they did, as he has fitted in so well and I was honored to be able to do a portrait session with Kain and help celebrate the new addition to the family. There was something extra special about this boy, those intense eyes that look straight into your soul, I wish I knew what he has seen and what he was thinking.
Posted on August 6, 2013
More than 3000 canines took their humans to Clontarf on Sunday for Manly Council’s Dogs Day Out event and, by all reports, the humans behaved themselves.
The aim of the annual event was to create a fun day out for all and to promote responsible pet ownership.
The highlights this year included the jack russell race, which our little Tobie had his first race ever and came 3rd…see attached video, he is number 12.
The fancy-dress event and the best trick and look-alike competitions as well as new events such as the demonstration of treibball and animal first aid and care
I was in heaven with all the funny, quirky, different breeds to photograph, I had the best day meeting lots of new friends, oh, and human friends too.
Posted on July 30, 2013
Ace the water bowl snorkeler…
This clever little puppy is Ace, he is in training to be a guide dog for “Guide dogs NSW” http://www.guidedogs.com.au/
The puppy raising program requires volunteers to care for a puppy in their home from the age of 8 weeks, until they are approximately 12-15 months of age.
Puppy raisers are responsible for feeding, grooming and exercising their pups daily, along with basic obedience, house-training, and visits to the vet when needed.
While this training is important, the dogs are first and foremost puppies – so plenty of games and tummy scratches are also required!
Because Ace is only 3 months old, he has a lot more to learn before he can be a working dog and help someone who is visually impaired, so for now he spends his days playing tug ‘o’ war and chasing the the cat, Boris, around the backyard. Ace loves meeting new people and new people always love meeting him.
How can you resist that floppy, bouncy ball of cuteness! After his portrait shoot, I found it hard to leave and I can only imagine how hard it will be for his carers to let him go to guide dog school after the year is up.
Posted on July 24, 2013
Billy Houdini in action
So this week the nickname says it all… “Silly Billy”
He may not have been the smartest puppy at puppy school or even passed puppy school, but what he lacks in smarts, he makes up for with love.
He loves his family, he loves the neighbors, he loves strangers, he loves pretty much everything except car rides and thunderstorms.
He loves having special cuddle time his little people Annabel and Lucas also featured in this shoot with him at Balmoral beach.
He loves finding any gap in the fence, any open door to make his quick escape out on the street, in hope of finding anyone or anything to play with.
He is also nicknamed Houdini dog as this escape trick happens at least twice a week as seen in video lol
Posted on July 16, 2013
A special country dog addition on the blog this week, Spanky all the way from Tracy California. He is a gypsy dog who spends his time between 3 houses in his home town in Tracy CA. He originally came to stay with the Rosette family for a holiday and never left.
He loves to share the love with everyone as he has a insatiable appetite for pats & scratches that can not be fulfilled. If you stop patting him, he is quick to prod you with his fat little paw you for more. Spanky one of the most chilled dogs I have ever met, I actually took a lot more images than what I have posted on the blog, however they are being saved for a special upcoming project I have in mind. Spankums was such a good sport during the shoot and put up with a lot of crazy things I did to him to get the perfect shot. I can’t wait to show you the finished project once it is done.
Posted on July 4, 2013
Posted on June 27, 2013
As a pet photographer I want to be able to capture the real essence of a dog and the special love and relationship we have with our pets. Julie and her dog Kasia have a very special bond as you can see in these images from their shoot. Mostly I love being able to show the fun and friendship that is shared by having pets in our lives.
They go on two 2 walks a day, down to various parts on the Northern beaches in Sydney, Kisa always loves bringing her throw toys on walks, but as I said she never likes to share, it is quite funny to watch her with other dogs at the beach. She will leave the toy on the ground and wait for other dogs to come up and try and take the toy from her, then she quickly snatches it up in her mouth and runs off down the beach or into the water where they can’t get it.
Pets provide love, comfort, safety, warmth, happiness, levity, wonder, laughter and friendship.
They teach us to have more patience with life and to enjoy the simple things.
Who ever said diamonds were a girls best friend, never owned a dog.
Posted on June 19, 2013
This weeks post is a personal post about my 3 little furry loves back in Sydney Australia.
I absolutely love living here in NYC and photographing other peoples dogs, but the things I miss the most from home are these 3 furry friends (sorry mum) ha ha
They belong to my old flatmate and long time friend Geneve, she has kindly let me share her dogs since they were little bouncy balls of trouble, fun and love. Brothers Lockie and Neddie were a impulse buy after popping to the shops for some milk one day. Geneve named Lockie and I named Neddie they were the best and worst thing all at the same time in the beginning. We would come home to find chewed up shoes, printer cords, earphones and lip glosses everyday for the first year we had them. Then 6 years later Geneve was at the same set of shops one day and called me saying there is this poor little puppy left in the pet shop, now 4 months old and nobody wants him :(, possibly because he has a broken kinky backwards tail. My first response was “NO MORE PUPPIES!” then she sent me a photo saying his name is Tobie. I knew then that once she had a named him, he was coming home with her. So after another year of coming home to chewed up toilet rolls, I couldn’t ever imagine Tobie not being a part of the pack. I am going home to Australia for a visit next month and the first thing I want to do when I get there is hug these little balls of love and not let go. Im sure it’s not normal to miss pets more than friends and family while you are away, but sad as I am, it’s true and I don’t mind admitting it.
Posted on June 4, 2013
Dylan in motion
This big cuddly, old beautiful boy is Dylan, he is basically blind in both eyes and pretty much deaf in both ears but he is one of the happiest sweetest dogs I have ever met. Dylan was adopted from the SPCA shelter many years ago, so we don’t know is exact breed, though we are pretty sure it’s Cocker spaniel cross baby bear cub. He knows his little apartment like the back of his paw. He walks his little path from the lounge room to the kitchen to check his food bowl every few minutes, just in case something magically fell in there while he was gone. I also caught him digging through my handbag up on the couch, pulling out my valuables while I had my back turned too. It’s just absolutely gorgeous how cheeky and full of mischief he still is at his age and even when we went outside, it was just so amazing how he mastered the stairs and navigated his way around the courtyard.
“Dylan may not have his sight, but he still has vision”