Recently, Bupa Pet Insurance, part of Bupa Australia (I’ve been a member of their private health fund for over 10 years!) - contacted me to be part of their new article: ‘top tips on pet photography’.
I’m pretty stoked to be considered one of the “top pet photographers” in Australia (or Is it the World??)!
For those familiar with my work, or who have worked with me, you know my approach is to always have respect for my subjects - even though they are animals. To me they are not objects of obsession. Use patience and love - gain their trust. Dogs (or any animal really) are sensitive to surroundings and the people around them.
Documenting pets, and their people, is my passion: pet photography isn't just about studio lighting, props and posed portraits of your pet or pets at the park. It is about exploring the deep relationship between you and your buddy - documenting a slice of life, and your adventures together - preserving those memories in wall art & fine art albums. Of course, the more attitude your pet has, the more I like it!
"It is the commonest form of self-deception to assume something to be familiar, and to let it pass on that very account. " -- G W F Hegel, 1807
And I do put my heart and soul into all my sessions, and into fulfilling wall art and print albums for my clients as I believe in giving the very best. Why settle for second best?
If you want to read about the other tips shared by other top pet photographers, head over to Bupa’s post: Top Pet Photographers Share Their Secrets.
Models featured here: Dalston the Havanese & Mum Liv Lundelius; Loki the Beagle x Kings Charles; Levi & Co;