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Puppies and Feathers – Gold Coast Pet Photographer

Sunni is my own dog and my heart and back in October she blessed us with a litter of six gorgeous Pointer babies. Dora, Georgie and Lucy have already headed off to their new homes, my older sons adopted Geoff – the only black and white puppy in the litter – and I am keeping Boss who is a big and beautiful but somewhat dopey orange and white puppy. Miss Boots is the cheekiest pup out of the whole litter and heads off to a new family in a few days. I want to take as many photos of the little family as I can while Boots is still here.

Here are a few images from yesterday morning. If there is one thing that Pointers love, it’s playing with feathers. These babies had so much fun but not as much as I did while shooting them.

Brisbane Gold Coast Pet Photographer Photography Pointer Dog Canine Pup Puppy Puppies Feather Catch Play Studio Portrait Fun
Brisbane Gold Coast Pet Photographer Photography Pointer Dog Canine Pup Puppy Puppies orange lay down drop
Brisbane Gold Coast Pet Photographer Photography Pointer Dog Canine Pup Puppy Puppies Feather Catch Play Studio Portrait Fun
Brisbane Gold Coast Pet Photographer Photography Pointer Dog Canine Pup Puppy Puppies Feather Catch Play Studio Portrait Fun
Brisbane Gold Coast Pet Photographer Photography Pointer Dog Canine Pup Puppy Puppies Jump Leap Feather Catch Play Studio Portrait Fun

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PJ - January 14, 2013 - 12:44 am

WOW…they are so cute…I want one! ;)

Jason - January 14, 2013 - 2:46 am

Gotta love a pointer, your house is going to be sooo quiet when they have gone!

Wendy Meek - January 14, 2013 - 5:13 am

Incredible! So beautiful!

Michelle Swenson - January 14, 2013 - 5:29 am

Awesome!

Teresa K - January 14, 2013 - 9:44 am

Ok, this brought the BIGGEST smile to my face…thank you for that!!

Nessa K - January 14, 2013 - 9:52 am

Oh my gosh, this is wonderful. :)

Matt Ferrell - January 14, 2013 - 6:12 pm

So awesome! good work!

Mario Colli - January 14, 2013 - 8:31 pm

I love it, I love it, I love it. ;)

Mathias Cederholm - January 14, 2013 - 10:30 pm

Awesome work, really like it. Just added it to my reader so hope to see more stuff soon!

Emily - January 15, 2013 - 1:38 am

These made me so happy. Love the last shot especially!

Paul Von Rieter - January 15, 2013 - 4:23 am

Freaking adorable. That last shot is perfect.

nadine austin - January 15, 2013 - 4:31 am

Gah. Perfect.

Gautam Narayanan Manchester UK - January 22, 2013 - 11:30 pm

Great shots ! Makes me want to get one :-)

Pauline Fowler - January 23, 2013 - 10:40 am

Just love your work!

Joy Lockett - March 11, 2013 - 5:16 am

I can see why they got homes so quickly – wonderful pictures.

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Brisbane and Gold Coast Pet Photography – an update

This blog has been a bit neglected while Serena and I have been busy on other projects so I thought I better make an update and post photos of some gorgeous dogs while I’m at it.

The first change
I am proud to announce that Serena has left The Pet Project to pursue bigger and better things. So why am I proud? Because I have been a big believer in Serena and her awesome abilities since the very first time I saw her photos and I’m now one of her biggest fans and supporters. She has grown from strength to strength and I can’t wait to see the next step that she takes with her work. If you’re not already a fan of Serena’s own page, go and visit her website and also like her page on facebook (I’ll add some links down the bottom).

The second change
I’ve had a move to the Gold Coast! I’m still taking bookings for sessions in Brisbane but now included are also the Gold Coast and northern New South Wales. I’d love to shoot your pets so please get in touch if you’re looking for a pet photographer in any of these areas.

So I guess now it’s time to post some photos. As I said at the start, the blog has been a bit neglected but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been shooting. Here are a few shots I have pulled from the archives.

Presenting Gnocchi and Haggis

Gold Coast Brisbane Dog Pet Animal Photographer powerhouse Scottish Terrier Miniature Schnauzer
Gold Coast Brisbane Dog Pet Animal Photographer powerhouse Miniature Schnauzer
Gold Coast Brisbane Dog Pet Animal Photographer powerhouse Miniature Schnauzer
Gold Coast Brisbane Dog Pet Animal Photographer powerhouse Scottish Terrier
Gold Coast Brisbane Dog Pet Animal Photographer powerhouse Scottish Terrier
Gold Coast Brisbane Dog Pet Animal Photographer powerhouse Scottish Terrier
Gold Coast Brisbane Dog Pet Animal Photographer powerhouse Scottish Terrier Miniature Schnauzer

 

 

Serena’s website – www.serenahphotography.com.au
Serena’s facebook 

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alyda - December 17, 2012 - 1:22 pm

ggahhhhh so cute!! you are amazing at photographing pets Alicia

Simone - December 17, 2012 - 5:09 pm

Gorgeous!!! I miss my mini schnauzer so very much!!

small - December 18, 2012 - 11:01 am

What cute dogs! And, I LOVE their names. Adorable!

Julianne - December 18, 2012 - 11:40 am

They are so adorable! I love the looks in their eyes in that last frame!

Eduardo Suastegui - December 18, 2012 - 12:38 pm

Beautiful photography. Love how you use the lighting to bring out the detail in the one with the dark coat.

Richard Grainger - December 18, 2012 - 8:41 pm

That first photo is too cute for the internet! Well done

bryan - December 19, 2012 - 12:37 am

that last photo is crazy good. great stuff!

Jared Tseng - December 19, 2012 - 12:46 am

Love that first frame!

Elissa - December 19, 2012 - 4:50 am

All of these puppies look so happy. Awww. I want a sweet dog.

Veronica Varos - December 19, 2012 - 5:12 am

Adorable pups and fabulous photos! :)

/mariahedengren - December 19, 2012 - 6:28 am

Adorable! This last shot makes me wish they were my dogs.

tobiah - December 19, 2012 - 6:38 am

Love that last shot! brilliant!

Kari Bellamy - December 19, 2012 - 8:53 am

Oh my word, are they ever so cute! I love the last one… if they were my dogs, I’d have a large canvas print of that on my wall!

Ric Latham - December 20, 2012 - 3:20 am

Definitely agree with Kari, the last shot is fantastic, I hope the owners have that big on a wall somewhere ! Stunning work !

Mariana Maya - December 20, 2012 - 5:33 am

You do an amazing job shooting these 4 legged kids!!

Leanne Stamatellos - December 21, 2012 - 4:01 pm

Wow!
What cool shots of these adorable dogs – really cool!

Robyn Geering - December 28, 2012 - 5:37 pm

ohhhhhh, soooooo cute. Hope the move went well :-)

Kirsten - December 28, 2012 - 6:51 pm

Oh I love that last one! What characters!

Josette - December 29, 2012 - 3:51 pm

they have so much personality. beautiful photos of some cute doggies

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Crazy Times and an Update

We haven’t posted many sessions but it doesn’t mean we aren’t busy here at, The Pet Project.

Serena has been busy behind the scenes successfully marketing her creative pet photography to greeting card companies in Australia and the United States. Keep an eye out at local vet surgeries in Australia for her work and also on greeting card stands throughout the US and in some places in Europe.

I’ve been busy also with a few personal projects that have been close to my heart. I had my first big overseas trip ever and went to Canada and America. While in the US, I entered just one of my dog images in the Pet/Animal category at the annual Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) awards held in Las Vegas and not only managed to attain the equal highest score for the category but also won FIRST PLACE and was awarded, 2012 WPPI Pet and Animal Photographer of the Year. I couldn’t believe it when my name was called. To stand in a room with a few hundred fellow photographers applauding to collect the award was astounding.

However I haven’t stopped there, other non-animal related images of mine were judged at the Queensland Professional Photography Awards over the past weekend and I was lucky enough to be awarded, 2012 Qld Illustrative Photographer of the Year and also 2012 Qld Landscape Photographer of the Year. Usually awards don’t make me nervous but this year I was quietly rocking away in a corner biting my nails while my images were judged as they were all images that were intensely personal experiences for me. They were scenes that I had either physically experienced their beauty and their awe, or they were images that I had longed to construct for many years and this was the year that all the pieces fell together perfectly.

I’m just lucky Serena decided to not enter either of those awards this year because she would seriously have kicked my butt.;)

Because no post is complete without images, here is one of Serena’s amazing shots with her lovely British Bulldog, Simon, and below that my shot of my own Jack Russell Terrier, Myf, that was awarded first place at the WPPI awards.

~ Posted by Alicia

Simon, British Bulldog, Couch, Pet Photo, Dog, Photography, Brisbane, Gold Coast
Jack Russell Terrier, Photo, Dog, Pet, Boot, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Photographer

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Ngarie Humphrey - March 28, 2012 - 4:55 pm

Congratulations on all awards so very well deserved LOVE your image in the boots

Peta - March 28, 2012 - 6:01 pm

Well done on your awards Alicia. Very much deserved.

Mel Stampa - March 28, 2012 - 6:54 pm

Amazing achievements, Alicia! So well deserved. PS, your puppy in the boot is killing me with cute.

Thomas - March 28, 2012 - 7:05 pm

Great shots! Congratulations on your awards Alicia.

Andrea - March 28, 2012 - 8:56 pm

Wow – amazing!! That top pic is awesome, makes me smile so much! And the bottom one – too cute!!

Sarah - March 28, 2012 - 9:02 pm

That puppy is seriously adorable, a big congratulations on your wins at WPPI & QLD!

Eric - March 28, 2012 - 10:45 pm

Wow, congrats on the awards. The puppy in the boot is seriously adorable.

Julianne Markow - March 29, 2012 - 1:01 am

Congratulations for your awards! Both of those pictures make my heart melt, insanely adorable!

Steve Koo - March 29, 2012 - 1:50 am

Congrats! I love the second photo of the puppy in the boot! :)

gabe aceves - March 29, 2012 - 2:25 am

yes, a bulldog and a jack russel! just like my house :) congrats alicia!

Emily - March 29, 2012 - 3:12 am

Congratulations!! Love both of these photos.

ryan chan - March 29, 2012 - 3:16 am

love that matching pillow on the first one! Really awesome work!

bryan - March 29, 2012 - 5:25 am

both shots rule.

Sachin Khona - March 29, 2012 - 5:44 am

I loved seeing these images at WPPI! Congrats to you Alicia!

kristi wright - March 29, 2012 - 5:51 am

Really cute photos. Congrats!

Gavin Farrington - March 29, 2012 - 6:17 am

Very cool, Serena and Alicia. Love the painterly light.

Kim Selby - March 29, 2012 - 3:24 pm

A huge congratulations to you Alicia. I can’t wait to see your images at APPA. Your success is truly deserved, you are so inspirational.

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Pepper the Schnauzer – a session in black and white [Brisbane Pet Photographer]

My sunshine doesn’t come from the skies,
It comes from the love in my dog’s eyes ~ Unknown

 

When I arrived at this photo session, I was greeted at the front door by one of the happiest and most gentle little Schnauzers I had ever met. I think Pepper could melt any heart with her beautiful liquid brown eyes and cheeky but loving nature.

- posted by Alicia

Brisbane Pet Photo Dog Cute Black Schnauzer
Brisbane Pet Photo Dog Cute Black Schnauzer
Brisbane Pet Photo Dog Cute Black Schnauzer
Brisbane Pet Photo Dog Cute Black Schnauzer
Brisbane Pet Photo Dog Cute Black Schnauzer
Brisbane Pet Photo Dog Cute Black Schnauzer
Brisbane Pet Photo Dog Cute Black Schnauzer
Brisbane Pet Photo Dog Cute Black Schnauzer
Brisbane Pet Photo Dog Cute Black Schnauzer
Brisbane Pet Photo Dog Cute Black Schnauzer
Brisbane Pet Photo Dog Cute Black Schnauzer
Brisbane Pet Photo Dog Cute Black Schnauzer

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alyda - January 14, 2012 - 3:07 pm

gahhhh so so so cute!!!

Avelaine - January 14, 2012 - 3:41 pm

oh my goodness!! what a sweetheart! gorgeous black and whites

Mercedes - January 15, 2012 - 12:22 am

Oh my goodness! I love, love, love black schnauzers. These are just beautiful. You’re so glam, Pepper!

/mariahedengren - January 15, 2012 - 9:30 am

Now I want a dog.

kit - January 15, 2012 - 9:51 am

Pepper is adorable!!! Really nice work, love his closeup and the shot of him out on the porch!

Alex Castle - January 15, 2012 - 12:17 pm

What a cutie! Great images

Lyn Ismael-Bennett - January 15, 2012 - 4:32 pm

Aaaawwww….so adorable! What a cutie!

Nick - January 15, 2012 - 5:36 pm

Haha! Love ‘em! Pepper is adorable!

Kristy Bradford - January 15, 2012 - 8:20 pm

Ohhhhh I want to take him home!

caroline Bowen - January 16, 2012 - 8:16 am

oh my goodness…he is soooo CUTE!! I LOVE that last shot.

ALMA - January 16, 2012 - 9:56 am

Awesome..awesome frames of Pepper

Dani B - January 16, 2012 - 10:14 am

Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous dog! Fantastic captures.

Jean - January 16, 2012 - 11:19 am

Well, I’m pretty much in love with Pepper…and these amazing captures. The first one is a favorite…the depth is fantastic! You ROCK at what you do. Keep up the incredible work!

Nora - January 16, 2012 - 2:15 pm

So cute!!! :)

Teresa K - January 16, 2012 - 5:38 pm

LOVE!!! What a happy post. You totally made my night. Those photos are GREAT!!

Rebecca - January 16, 2012 - 7:37 pm

awwwww…. i’m a dog mumma and these make my heart melt. what a fantastic job you have Alicia. Pet photos are so awesome. I love these, and I think they would make a great calendar!

Francois Hogue - January 17, 2012 - 3:53 am

those dogs are so nice. we had one years ago and i keep good memories of that breed. great shooting by the way! :-)

Derek - March 1, 2012 - 2:06 pm

Love this! So adorable.

Ngarie Humphrey - March 28, 2012 - 5:06 pm

I LOVE THESE perfectly done

Yee Dee - February 18, 2013 - 7:12 am

GREAT! I love your shot.

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Rosy and Cha-Cha

“He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.
You are his life, his love, his leader.
He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.
You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.” ~ Unknown

If there were every two dogs where this quote was true, it’s Rosy and Cha-cha. Rosy is a lovely young poodle who is openly loving and devoted to her owner Akiko. She’s exuberant and full of life and happy to put on a show for the camera. Cha-cha is a stunning little Shiba Inu. For those who have never met a Shiba Inu, gaining their love can be a challenge as they are independent dogs that can be quite aloof in nature much like a cat. Even after you have gained their hearts, they can still be reluctant to come for a pat or a cuddle the way that other dogs do. Cha-cha had me hooked though. She was still a typical Shiba in that she was aloof but she was every watchful of Akiko and amazingly, she was trained and happy to work for the cameras!

I’ve owned a Shiba in the past and as much as I adored him, he trained me to live his lifestyle (smart little dog that he was). Watching Akiko work with Cha-Cha and Rosy at the same time was just amazing and I’ll never forget it. Seeing two dogs who were so in tune and devoted to their owner was a total pleasure.

~Posted by Alicia

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Arek - May 27, 2011 - 4:37 pm

As always- fantastic photography!

Thanks for sharing

tanya tindale - May 27, 2011 - 7:33 pm

hehe.. i love love love that one where the poodle is jumping thru the hoop.. the wind in her ears.. just cracks me up…….

casso - May 27, 2011 - 8:52 pm

Oh look at how you’ve managed to capture the personalities so perfectly! Love that second shot, very sweet. Your colours are full of life, just beautiful.

Andrea - May 28, 2011 - 8:38 am

These are fantastic – I definitely think it requires some skill (and patience!) to photograph animals – you’ve perfected it!!

Leila Khalil Lewis - July 4, 2011 - 6:26 pm

Wow! So cute and amazing dog photo session! Very funny work!

Adam Alex Xsight - July 11, 2011 - 6:35 pm

Beautiful pictures! Wonderful and funny poodle.

Matthew Mead - July 17, 2011 - 11:18 pm

Im still loving the concept of this!

Alex - July 24, 2011 - 8:35 am

Wow, these are amazing! You are so good at capturing their personalities :) LOVE it!

Courtney - August 14, 2011 - 4:17 pm

I love photos of animals there just so adorable thats why I have a pet puppy called Ruby she is a black girl Cavalier x chiuaua :) !

benson - November 9, 2011 - 9:43 pm

i have a poodle, her name is fluffy but not as clever as this pooch, nice images – thanks.

Lem - January 7, 2012 - 8:00 am

Great photos! I love the poodle jumping through the hoop.

Michael Ralph - June 11, 2012 - 9:36 am

Love the hoop shot

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