Hello, my name is JK Blackwell. Friends call me "Julianna", "JK" or “Jules”. I live with 3 boys; my partner Stephen, and 2 black cats Mr Big and PF. I'm a visual storyteller for pets and their people based in Sydney, Australia. I'm here to tell your pet's story in photographs.

To me, pet photography isn't just about studio lightings, props and posed portraits of your pet or pets at the park. It is about exploring the deep relationships between you and your beloved - documenting a slice of life, and of your adventures together. And preserving those memories in wall art & fine art albums.


"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


I have been photographing animals for 11 years. My first muses were my two guinea pigs (hence twoguineapigs pet photography). Documenting their lives for 7 years inspired me to tell visual stories for others too. 

Let's get in touch - I'm available for private, commercial or editorial projects though I take on limited number of bookings a year - Drop me a note or connect with me on Instagram or Google+.

When I'm not working on commissioned projects, I photograph personal work so I continue to draw inspirations and ideas - I live, breathe, read photography. See a random selection of my personal work at the end of this page or instagram @twoguineapigs for our daily musings.

Me + Scallywags.

Me + Scallywags.


2 Silver Awards - Portrait (Pet), 2012 AIPP NSW Epson Professional Photography Award

2 Silver Awards - Portrait (Pet), 2012 AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA) 

Group Exhibitions

Exhibited as Finalist at the Kings Cross Photography Prize 2011, 5 - 23 Oct 2011

The Art and the Heart Group Exhibition, Dear Patti Smith Gallery, Melbourne, Feb 2012

Published in Print

Benji Knewman, Vol 5, pg 110

Dogs Life Magazine, Winter Special Edition, July/August 2015, pg 98

SHOTS Magazine, Spring 2013, No. 119, pg 18

Manly Daily, 8 December 2012

Hornsby Advocate; Northern District Times; Mosman Daily; North Shore Times, 10 December 2012

Featured on Blogs

The Photographers Directory

Shh... Nobody's Watching

White Magazine

four & sons



pretty fluffy

little muse collective

I watch movies like it's serious business.

I watch movies like it's serious business.

Follow on Instagram @twoguineapigs