I got to meet the very charming Wylie late 2018. He is such a handsome boy and so well behaved!! His parents wanted a mix of action and posed and Wylie was the perfect dog model!
I was so lucky to get to meet Chandler and even more lucky to be able to photograph him and his beautiful sister, Maisie.
So. Much. Cattitude.
I had the absolute pleasure of photographing cocker-poo puppie Bowie recently. I spend the first 5 minutes “squeeeeeeeee”ing and having cuddles and proclaiming that he looked like a teddy bear.
Then it was down to the serious business of capturing this wee guy having fun. I think I broke my face smiling and laughing.
Meet the gorgeous Romi and Roxi! I had the absolute pleasure of photographing these two little characters a while ago.
This portrait sitting was held during the winter months and look how gorgeous the weather is!! I often think people can be put off by the chilly temperatures but winter is actually a fantastic time to have a sitting.
It’s less hot for your dog! You don’t have to worry about their wee paws being burnt on the pavement or hot sand. And if your dog feels the cold they can wear cute coats!!!
It can also be a bit quieter in all the dog friendly areas in winter, so if your dog is distracted by other dogs running around - the chillier months may be a better time.
Lastly in Wellington - we get some STUNNING sunny winter days and let’s be honest sometimes our summers can be a little unpredictable in the capital.
So don’t get put off by a little cold weather - chuck on a scarf, snuggly coat, some gumboots and lets go for a walk to capture your gorgeous dog!
I held a competition for International Cat Day recently and the gorgeous Marley was one of the winners.
She took me a for a stroll around her lovely garden and showed me all the best places to sit and watch the world go by xx
Back in 2016 the SPCA National Rescue Unit and Massey University saved Poppy the horse from a flooded ravine. It was a dramatic rescue as they raced against time to rescue Poppy who had been stranded for 3 days in the flooded river. https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2016/06/horse-rescue-underway-near-wellington.html
This year Dutch Horse Magazine Penny ( https://penny.nl/) wrote an article on Poppy's story and I got to go photograph her two years on from her ordeal.
After watching the footage of her rescue it was amazing to see her galloping around her paddock and showing me all her attitude!
Massive love to SPCA National Rescue Unit and Massey University for rescuing this beautiful horse and for all the animals they help xx
I photographed this gorgeous girl as a puppy when she was at the HUHA shelter. So wonderful to see her again nearly six years later xx
Earlier this year I was lucky enough to be asked to photograph the Paws in the Park walk series through out the Wellington Region in support of HUHA.
I also donated a pet portrait sitting for each walk and the handsome Bosco was the winner from the Belmont Park walk.
Bosco was an absolute joy to photograph - such a happy pup!
I absolutely loved spending some time at the park with Charlie and Rosie. Two pups who are loving life!
This is my city. Wellington, New Zealand. I’m participating in Rover.com’s Tail of 20 Cities along with 19 other photographers from around the world. Check out all of the photographs here <Tail of Twenty Cities Photo Journey (https://www.rover.com/blog/tail-of-20-cities/)
My cats when asked, were not keen for a photography session around Wellington, but I was lucky to get to photograph the gorgeous Blue Heeler pup Ruby for this project.
The first place that always comes to mind for me when I think of Wellington is Oriental Parade. I’ve always loved strolling along the promenade, I find it so relaxing. I love watching all the different dogs on their daily walks, children on bikes, joggers and pace walkers, tourists and locals - all drinking in the glorious views back to the city across the harbour.
I love chilling out on a bench seat with my feet on the seawall eating gelato in summer or drinking a latte in winter. I love seeing the lights on the Norfolk pines twinkling at night and watching the Carter Fountain come to life in the harbour spraying great plumes of water.
I love Oriental Parade on a still warm day or seeing the harbour churn and boil during gale force winds.
To me Oriental Parade is Wellington summed up in one street.
Last year I was asked to photograph dogs Scout and Bo. That was enough to make me happy - as you all know I love photographing dogs. BUT imagine my excitement when their Dad Nick mentioned that there are more members of their "fur family".
In fact there were the two dogs accompanied by two kitties - Pinnacle and The Navigator, Buffy the pig, Tilly ( Matilda lambington), Philly (Captain Fleecity Stubbing) and Bunny - all sheep.
There are goats Jimmy, GG, Milly, Molly, Mandy, Pine Cone and lots of chickens. I mean LOTS of chickens - in sizes, shapes and colours.
All of theses animals are completely loved and truly living the good life.
Just before Christmas I spent a lovely summers evening photographing Morgan, Baxter and Lochie at their favourite beach.
Meet Nacho and Sarbie. Two little balls of super energy. I think their motto is "GO GO GO!"
I actually photographed them last year but I have so many wonderful shoots to share that sometimes it takes a little while to get them up on the blog!
Clients who sadly lose a pet often contact me to tell me how precious the images I took of their pet are to them. I know how important photography is - not only can a photograph be beautiful, thought provoking or amusing on your wall, but many hold powerful memories for us as we go through life. I know this and it's my job to help capture these memories for people........ but I find myself always too tired or too busy to take photos of my own two beautiful girls Abbey and Eva.
So, one of my New Year's Resolutions is to take more photos of my own cats - I'm actually already ahead of the game as I took some just before Christmas to share with you xx.