Give this Dog a Home

I've photographed animals all my life - they were the first subject matter I practised on with my trusty film camera aged 15.  It's not surprising that they are still one of my favourite subjects considering that I have a strong energetic connection with all animals and not just pets.

So, I feel I need to give back to these amazing creatures and I do that by photographing pets that need homes.  Good photographs with connection are essential these days to rehoming animals quickly.  In fact, most Professional Pet Photographers will do this out of pure love.

Milly is a Cattle Dog.  She is young, sweet and very friendly.  She needs a loving home to call her own.

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I don't know much about Milly except that she was rescued by Sydney Animal Second Chance Inc after being in Campbeltown Pound for 6 weeks.  She is roughly about a year old.  Pets end up in Pounds for a few reasons.  They are either lost with no microchip/tag or people surrender them often for reasons that you and I would find unacceptable.

Our Sydney Pounds and Rescue Centres are stretched to the max.  Euthanasia is often the sad end to vibrant pet's life, simply because there are not enough homes available.

We don't know why Milly ended up in the Pound but I believe her life before SAS rescued her was not a great one.  However, despite this, she is still a happy and friendly dog with lots of love inside her.  She'll make your heart sing and your family whole.

If you could share this blog post so that others can see the incredible light that shines from within Milly and help find her someone who will love her as much as she'll love them.

Call Sydney Animal Second Chance on 0416 083 571

Thank you

Jane Earle

0434 549 372



A dog called Stanley

Meghan, recieved a one of our Gift Vouchers for her birthday and what could be a better gift than beautiful images of her 5 year old rescue dog, Stanley.

Meghan told me she jokes to her parents that he's the best member of the family but she also said that she wasn't actually joking. I think that those of us who love our pets to the moon and back understand completely.

Meghan adopted Stanley from the RSPCA just over 2 years ago when he was 3 years old.  How he ended up in the RSPCA is anyone's guess.  When you a adopt a pet you often don't know their story.  Perhaps his previous owner died, moved house or surrendered him.  If only they could talk and tell us but then I guess many of their stories would break our hearts.  

What matters now is that Stanley is the light of this young woman's life and she is the same for him.  Meghan sent me an email after the photoshoot,  "He is cheeky, kind, incredibly affectionate and these photos have captured his personality perfectly. As he grows older we will be able to reminisce over his glory days as a young lad with these photos." 

So, you see, these photos are going to be something that Meghan will treasure throughout her whole life and that's why a Gift Voucher of Photography is priceless.  Photographs never forget.

Contact Jane Earle Photography on 0434 549 372 to order your loved one's Gift Voucher.  

 

 

 

 

 

Perth Pet Photographer - Is this the oldest Staffie in Australia?

If Rubble is not the oldest Staffie in Australia, then he's certainly one of the most loved dogs I have ever photographed.

A year ago, I photographed Rubble on his 16th birthday.  A few days ago, I photographed him again.  At the grand age of 17, I'm wondering if Rubble is the oldest Staffie in Australia?

I don't need to tell you that the bond of love between Rubble and his Mum is unbreakable - you can see it in these 17th birthday photos of him.  They've been inseparable since Christine adopted him when he was just 8 weeks old.  That was 1998 - last century!

Why is pet photography one of my most favourite genres to photograph?  It's because our pets are our babies and I connect with animals deeply, even when I've only met them for the first time. 

Contact Jane Earle Photography to capture your pet's precious light so you can connect to them for the rest of your life.  Call  0434549372 to discuss your requirements.

Love and Light

Jane Earle

Photographer - Perth Northern Beaches

Portrait Photographer Perth - Roses? Chocolates? or a Gift that Connects the Heart?

Yes, I know, another Valentine's Day blog... two in one week.  Go on, slap me but I thought you'd like to know who St Valentine was and that February the 14th is not just for lovers.  It's for all living beings.

St Valentine was a real person; a 3rd century Roman Saint.  He was originally a priest who secretly married couples so the husbands did not have to go to war. The Emperor Claudius was annoyed by this as he was busy gathering troops to fight wars. So, poor Mr Valentine was executed, martyred and buried north of Rome on February the 14th - an awfully long time ago.  I think all the calendars have had an alteration since then but you get the general idea. 

During the Middle Ages, people believed that birds paired couples in mid February.  This then became associated with the romance of St Valentine.  Clearly these legends differ in ways but Valentine's Day is still widely recognised as a day for romance and devotion.

We associate February 14th with as a special day for lovers only.  But really, it celebrates love in general.  Love for your partner, love for your parents, love for your child, love for your dog or cat.  Remember that love does not judge and knows no discrimination.  It has no boundaries nor limitations.  Therefore, St Valentine's day is for all living beings as we all give and recieve love.  Love is the strongest bond in the Universe and this bond cannot be broken - even by death.  I once read somewhere that love is "God's Glue".

So, how will you comemmorate St Valentine's Day 2015?  We don't usually remember each one. Often we go to packed restaurants and eat from a set menu and then us ladies receive a rose in plastic tube.  I do remember mine distinctly from 2012.  It was a leap year.  Tradition says women can ask men to marry them on St Valentine's Day that occurs in a leap year or on the 29th of February.  I asked my husband to marry me.  I remember it very well.  We immediately phoned his mother tell her our news and we quickly married as she only had a few months to live. We treasure her photos from our Wedding.

So, get serious about your Valentine's Gift.  Make it about something that really matters and not just a set menu in a restaurant.  Ask your partner to stay with you forever, decide to have a baby or adopt a pet... it doesn't matter,  just make it count and if you celebrate it with a professional photoshoot you preserve the memories forever.   We don't remember words but we instantly connect to our emotions when we see a photograph.

A photoshoot for you and your loved one/s is a fabulous way to celebrate.  Bring your pets too as they matter also.  Let's do a sunset or sunrise beach shoot with all of you.  Maybe you just want to give amazing beauty portraits to you partner and children - forget the "I'm not photogenic", think of how much your loved ones will treasure your images - but do it for you too.

Love is all embracing.  Every living thing needs it and gives it.  It's eternal.  

Let Jane Earle Photography capture you for all time.  

Gift Vouchers, Canvas' and gorgeous heirloom presentation boxes available (pictured above) plus other options.

Love and Light

Jane Earle Photography

Perth Northern Beaches 

 

 

 

 

 

Pet Photography Perth - Boo!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I've photographed a lot of dogs over the years.  Some tiny and all very cute, some big and just as cute but I don't often get to photograph a dog this big or as regal.  Oh and he's also cute.

Meet Boo.  Actually, his full name is Boo Boo and he's a 3 year old Mastif crossed with a Great Dane.  These are traditionally noble dog breeds and hence I was feeling a very proud and gentle energy from him.  It's amazing what you can pick up on from animals if you can stop for a moment and tune into their energy.

Great Danes were originally bred to hunt wild boar, but I don't think they'd be much good at it today as all that ferociousness has been bred out of them.  They are gentle giants and they get on with people and other animals.  Drawings of dogs that look just like Great Danes have been found on Egyptian pottery etc dating back to 3000 B.C. This is an old breed indeed.

Mastifs are another very ancient breed of dog. Their ancestors first appeared around 5,000 years ago. Ancient Mastifs were, like the original Great Danes, trained as war dogs.  These days, nothing could be more opposite as all the aggression has been completely bred out. They make perfect companions.  Boo turned up at my Studio with loads of soft toys - just proves what a loveable softie he is.


Like many dogs that come to be photographed, Boo was a rescue dog.  His mum and dad adopted him from the Animal Welfare League's Ingleside Shelter when he was 18 months old. He was underweight and had been rescued from a very large household.  Today he is fit as a fiddle and the centre of attention.  I think that's just how he likes it.

Boo Boo is a big dog with a lovely, sweet nature.  He is obedient, loving and so, so photogenic.  He might be a large dog but during his photo shoot it quickly became clear to me that he  has claimed an even bigger piece of his mum and dad's heart - forever.

Let Jane Earle Photography document your pet's life in beautiful images.  

One life. Capture it and remember it.  Forever.

Love and Light 

Jane Earle - Portrait Photographer

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