About Houndstooth Studio
“Weddings, babies, pets…I don’t want a jack of all trades. I want a master of just one.”
At Houndstooth Studio we know it’s a jungle out there. That’s why we specialise exclusively in photographing pets and animals. As one of Australias’ most successful pet and animal photography studios, our entire team consists of animal people. Each one has grown up with animals, loves animals and has a family of ‘fur’ kids. This means we understand animals and the strong bonds forged between people and their pets.
Our studio is a a safe and comfortable space where pets can feel at ease, and in it we have created thousands of stunning animal portrait images of beloved furred, feathered, finned and fanged friends. We are skilled in capturing the wonderful nuances of an animal’s character; the expressions you love and the mannerisms that bring your pets to life in an animal portrait. Our photographer Alex shares her home with two cats and two dogs and they provide her with abundant joy and inspiration.
Photographs are available to our clients in a range of deluxe finishing and framing options, creating a lasting memory to be treasured forever. We strive to provide products of exceptional quality at competitive prices.
We believe a photo of your pet should be more than just a photo. A studio photo portrait should showcase the special charisma and charm of each animal in a unique and fresh way.
At Houndstooth Studio a picture really does tell a thousand tails…
Houndstooth Studio wishes to thank Toni Collette and the Finish and Shock Music Publishing (Australia) Pty Ltd for use of the song “Beautiful Awkward Pictures”, performed by Toni Collette and The Finish and licensed courtesy of Shock Music Publishing. Click on the music link below when you are viewing our galleries.
MEET THE TEAM
Houndstooth Studio consists of an amazing team of professional staff, who maintain our standards in customer service and product quality, and who support and nurture our business.
Alex Cearns – Owner / Photographer
Our skilled photographer Alex Cearns uses her experience, patience, and natural affinity with animals to capture relaxed and candid studio shots. She has won over 30 awards for animal photography and her images have been published in national and international books and magazines. As the official photographer for the RSPCA WA, Alex has acquired many skills to ensure that she has your pet’s full attention and trust. Her extensive animal handling expertise enables her to create beautiful images of the most difficult but beloved pet. She even holds a diploma in Animal Care! As a Full Member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers, Alex adheres to their high standards of excellence and ethical conduct. She has also been awarded a photography accreditation of Licentiate of the Australian Photographic Society. Alex actively participates in the Perth photography community and is frequently invited to speak at camera clubs and judge photography competitions.
Debora Brown PhD – Business and Partnerships Manager
Dr Debora Brown is our fabulous Business and Partnerships Manager. With a PhD in social marketing and a Masters of Business (Marketing), she has 15 years experience in corporate marketing and event management. She is passionate about all creatures great and small and was integrally involved in the highly successful “Talk to The Animals” Expos from the TV show of the same name that launched the careers of Dr Harry Cooper and several other TV personalities. Debora casts her experienced eye over our contractual agreements and provides advertising and marketing campaign advice. She also works tirelessly at every one of our on-ground events, and runs front-of-house during our Vetwest photo days.
Dan Jenkins – Technical Assistant
Dan is our experienced technical assistant who assists us with our commercial and large scale off site photo sessions. When lights fail, dogs need lifting, or sync cords need sorting, Dan is the man for the job. He cut his teeth with Richard Barry Photography and is excited about making the transition to Houndstooth Studio and the animal world.
Caitlin Worthington – Digital Artist
An incredible photographer in her own right, Caitlin has been an integral part of Houndstooth Studio since we opened our doors. She is skilled in ensuring every image is of the highest standard. View her photo work at http://caitlinworthington.com/
Team Houndstooth – Event Ground Crew
We also have to give a special mention and thank you to our large network of Team Houndstooth volunteers who generously lend us a hand at large events. We couldn’t do it without you!
Pip – Studio Dog
Just a pup, Pip is often safely watching from inside the house when clients arrive at the studio for their photography sessions. She loves her backstage role and enthusiastically assists Alex in clearing the studio of any discarded liver treats or Schmackos. A rescue pooch from Greyhound Angels, she is a happy and kind gal, and a much loved part of the Houndstooth family.