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I have over 30 years experience working with animals – including obedience training, and animal handling for film and television, having established the first animal casting agency in Perth in my early 20s. I have experience in animal health and I have a deep, compassionate understanding of animal behaviour. When photographing animals, I bring this unique expertise to bear in keeping our subjects happy, comfortable and compliant.

I am currently an accredited member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers and my work has won multiple awards at both state and national level competitions.  In addition, I have postgraduate qualifications in Communications and Cultural Studies so my written and verbal communication skills are excellent.  I proudly volunteer with Shutter Paws, photographing pets in foster homes and kennels throughout Perth to assist in finding them forever homes, and I frequently partner with organisations for philanthropic reasons.  Please see my Commercial & Partnerships section for more information.

I am a regular contributor to Australian Dogs and Pets Magazine and my work is internationally published, represented by Caters News Agency and WENN.

7 to 1 Photography isn’t just about me though. It’s very much a family business, and my partner is a superb animal wrangler, whilst miraculously just “knowing” what it is I’m looking for in a shot. You are also likely to meet our daughter if you book a session with us. She’s an 9-year-old who has a huge understanding of animal behaviour already, having grown up surrounded by animals.

Currently we share our lives with 5 dogs, 2 cats and a snake. We also own and operate Kelly & Sam’s Dog Boarding, which is a home-away-from-home, cage-free place for dogs to stay. They live in the house with us and become part of our family whilst their owners are away.

I am a full-time professional photographer. In addition to photographing pets and animals, I freelance with the Community Newspaper Group for their socials and events, and news photography for the Examiner Newspaper Group. In addition, I have considerable local government and commercial/corporate experience.

We are able to cater for whatever style of shoot you prefer – outdoors or studio. In short, we’re versatile, friendly professionals who will go out of our way to exceed your expectations.  Contact us using the email button above, visit us on Facebook, or call on 0400 091 742.

For a glance at our work, head to our galleries for a large selection of images, including event photography.  If what you see style-wise matches what you’re looking for, please get in touch.

Photo courtesy of Jo Markham Waterman from Shutter Paws.


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