Perth Pet Photography - World Dog Day, 26 August 2015

Yes, I missed the deadline for the blog by a day as I was knee deep in editing gorgeous images for a client.  However, in celebration of World Dog Day, which was yesterday, I have added a selection of some images of dogs I have photographed over the years.  

I remember each one clearly, although I'd only met some of them for the briefest of moments.

Photographs never forget.

Call Jane Earle Photography to capture your dog so that you too will never, ever forget them.

Love and Light

Jane Earle

0434549372

 

Perth Pet Photography - Two little sisters

My client has just picked up 5 canvasses of her two beautiful girls.  There names are Chenin and Hermione and they're sisters.

Chenin and Hermione are two beautiful tiny dogs.  Their light shone brightly and that's what I photograph, regardless if it's a pet, business, wedding, child or family shot.  All living beings have an inner light and it's my mission to capture it in every photo.  However, it's not always easy to do.

They were nervous as many tiny dogs are and they sat close to their Mum. It requires patience to photograph animals that are worried about being out of their familiar environment.  I have endless patience with animals and this means you  have to just let them do their own thing until they're comfortable.  That's when the magic happens.

My advice to you, when photographing your pet, is to get down to their level, grab their attention and push the shutter button.  You can do this very well with an iPhone.

Let Jane Earle Photography capture your loved ones for all time.  

One Life. Capture it. Remember it.

Love and Light

Jane Earle

0434549372

www.janeearlephotography.com

 

 

 

Pet Photography Perth - Have you ever felt an old soul?

I've photographed some beautiful pets and people in my life.  I have strong memories of each one of them but sometimes a client turns up at my Studio who really is quite special. They pull on my heart strings and sometimes I can't quite explain why.  It's a feeling and a connection I have without knowing anything about them.

Beauty is not only about being visually attractive.  It's deeper than that.  You "feel" beauty and it has nothing to do with being a cover girl. Beauty stirs and inspires you.  Pretty is fleeting. In Zeffirelli's film,  Romeo and Julliet, we hear that  "a rose will bloom and then will fade, so does youth, so does the fairest maid".  These words are not about true beauty.   

We find it in all of nature like the fibonacci patterns on a shell or in the wisdom of an old woman's eyes. It's about connection too. Your eyes see it but your heart feels it more which is powerful stuff.  If I can capture that with my camera then I've done my job.

Recently, a dog arrived at my Studio with his very proud mum and dad.  He is an 11 year old Belgian Shepherd called Tanzi.  His parents received one of my Gift Vouchers for Christmas.  We got down to work and I created some beautiful portraits of him.

Whenever I photograph someone, I like to hear their story if they are willing to share it with me.  It's the same for pets.  Some have lovely stories of being with their families from almost birth and some have followed a rocky road.  Some stories are downright heartbreaking but they all have good endings.  

People bring their pets to me to photographed because they love them to the Moon and back. I see the good and responsible side of pet "ownership".  My clients care deeply for their fur children.

Tanzi was about 7 or 8 when he found his forever home.  He was bred by a lovely and caring breeder called Tervailles Kennel, located in Kempsey, NSW.

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His first home didn't work out.  His parents parted and his "mum" couldn't cope with Tanzi plus his 2 Rottweiler brothers and so she did the right thing and asked his breeder to take him back in.  

Meanwhile, in Sydney, a lady called Christine was surfing the internet after her parent's beloved dog, Jackson, had crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  Christine's parents love Belgian Shepherds as they had had them in their lives for 50 years.  They knew they couldn't replace Jackson but they wanted to give his vacated space to another deserving dog and felt an older dog would be good, perhaps even one of the rare "grey" Belgian Shepards.  

Bingo.  Christine found Tanzi through Tervallies.  He was the perfect match for her parents.

I can't express adequately, except through my images, of how gorgeous and very, very beautiful this dog is.  His beauty goes far deeper than his regal appearance. His energy is calm and wise.  I felt like I was sitting next to a very wise individual.  As I picked up my camera and photographed him, I felt humbled and calm.  I have no idea why. I guess the world is a more mysterious place than we can ever imagine in our wildest dreams.

If you want to connect with your loved one through beautiful images for the rest of your life then contact us at Jane Earle Photography on 0434 549 372.

Love and Light

Jane Earle

Portrait Photographer, Northern Beaches, Sydney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perth Pet Photographer - Immortalise your Pet - in Style

How many of you know someone who has been on the front of a glossy fashion magazine?  I do... well sort of... if you count Bono from U2 when he was in Vogue (but I guess meeting someone a few times doesn't actually classify you as "knowing them" but it's nice to pretend). 

One of our most unique products are the Pet Couture Faux Magazine Covers.  It's your pet's gorgeous image on what appears, at first glance, to be a real fashion magazine cover.  As Christmas approaches and you want to surprise someone with one of a kind gift for your pet worshipping friend then this is something really amazing you might like to consider for them.  They will treasure this for the rest of their lives,

The pet's photograph will reflect their unique soul and personality.  My fashion magazine style of photography ensures that your pet's image will be just that - fashion model quality.  Wording is styled to suit each pet so that no faux magazine cover is the same.

The images are provided on high quality, archival canvas starting at 16x20 inches along with the high resolution image for you to make further prints as you wish.  These magazine covers are also available as prints sized from 8x10 inches, matted and ready to frame.  High quality bespoke framing can be arrange on request.  These are the focal talking point of any room you choose to hang them in.

As it's only 3 weeks to Christmas, you can give your loved one a Gift Voucher that will include their pet's photoshoot, the printed canvas or the print plus the high resolution file.  

After the photoshoot at our studio, all they have to do is choose the image of their pet that they would like to be immortalised on their faux magazine cover.  What a fabulous gift to capture their pet (or yours) for all time and in such a unique and personalised way.  Call us on 0434 549 372 to discuss.

They will love you to the moon and back. 

Love and Light

Jane Earle

Portrait Photographer - Northern Beaches Sydney

0434549372 

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Pet Photography Perth - For the Love of a Dog

Meet Rubble.  He's a Staffordshire Bull Terrier and he is 16 years old.  I think he is the oldest dog I have ever photographed and defintely one of the most loved.  

I saw an image of Rubble on Social Media.  His Mum, Christine, had proudly posted a photo of him on his 16th birthday.  I thought he was a gorgeous gentle soul. The urge to photograph him was strong so I contacted Rubble's Mum to see if she would consider some professional portraits of him.  I sent her my Pet Portrait Brochure and waited to hear from her.

Rubble arrived at my Studio for his Photo Shoot and I eagerly reached for my squeaky dog toy. I squeezed the toy, expecting to see a look of delight on his face.  Nothing. No reaction at all.  Rubble, being a Senior dog, is as deaf as a post.  However, his eyesight is sharp and we amused him with carrots and Bonio biscuits - he was then putty in my hands and the magical shots came one after the other.

Nikon D700, ISO 100, f3.5, 50mm

Nikon D700, ISO 100, f3.5, 50mm

During the shoot, Christine shared the love story of how she and Rubble became inseparable.

Back in 1998 (folks, that's last century) Christine was on her way to Orange, NSW, to buy a car.  She never bought the car but instead stopped off in Penrith and came home with a tiny 8 week old Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Clearly, this was not part of her plan.  Often, the best things in our lives are not planned.

His Dad was called Barney and so he was named Rubble.  He came from an "accidental" litter and was not the cutest of the bunch.  However, love does care about looks - that is for the ego to worry about. Christine and Rubble have been together ever since.  Sixteen years is a long time to have a dog as part of your family however, the bond of love is indestructible.

Apart from his regularly Vet checkups, Rubble has only ever spent 2 nights at the Vet in his entire life.  He is walked every day and goes with his mum when she rides her horses.  He lives with 2 other dogs, 2 horses, a cat and several chickens - all loved but I suspect Rubble is loved just a tiny bit more.  I think he may make it to 18 - it's not unheard of for his breed.

Life throws all sorts of challenges at you.  People come and go, homes are bought and sold and it can be a bumpy ride at times.  Like many of us, Rubble and Christine have seen all of these things but they've seen them together.  She may have "saved" his life when she took him home but I suspect he's saved hers many times over.  I bet I am not the only one to weep into my cat's soft fur, seeking comfort, after a bad day.  Animals are one of our greatest healers and teachers.

Just before Rubble and Christine departed it seems there is some synchronicity going between us.  Apparently, she is good friends with a couple who live 2 doors from me.  The guy is a Carpenter.  He recently built my new Studio that I had just photographed Rubble in.  Six degrees of separation.

Thank you Rubble - you are gorgeous and an absolute dream to photograph.  Thank you Christine for making the decision to give yourself and your family a gift of the best images of Rubble you will ever have.  I hope you treasure them. Most of all, thank you for giving him a most wonderful life. 

As a Portrait Photographer, my core aim is to create beautiful portraits of people and pets that will capture and connect your loved ones for all time. You need to exist in photographs for your children, your loved ones and, ultimately, for you. Pets don't care about photos but you do.  Whether your pet is just a youngster or is now in their twilight, let me  help you document their life with stunning images that will instantly connect you with your furry or feathered family member for the rest of your life. 

Let's Talk.

Love and Light on this beautiful Friday

Jane Earle, Portrait Photographer

Perth Northern Beaches