Archive for February, 2012


Win in our Pet Photo Competition!


Win with Houndstooth Studio in our pet photo competition! There are two prizes – so two winners and anyone can enter no matter where you live!


The competition is open to all Houndstooth Studio Facebook followers from now until 5pm WST on Tuesday 6th March 2012.


It’s easy to enter – Just upload a favourite and fun pet photo here then post your photo link onto your wall and send your photo link to friends and ask for their vote. Make sure you let them know that only VOTES count and not LIKES!

One photo entry per person can be submitted and you must have taken the photograph yourself and be able to produce the original file if requested. The photo can be of any domestic pet (yes, os if your sheep is domesticated, go for it), not necessarily your own. One vote per person can be placed per day.

The two winning images will be the photos with the most votes where the photographers location is:

Perth (Winner 1)
Outside of Perth (Winner 2)

… as of 5pm WST on Tuesday 6th March 2012


The prize for Winner 1, the resident of Perth, whose image receives the most votes (and who lives within 1 hour of the Perth CBD) is a 2 hour one-on-one Better Pet Photography lesson with our multi award winning photographer Alex Cearns AND a studio pet photo session for up to two pets from the same household including a 5inx7in print. This photo lesson will take place in the winners home and will be a fun and informative session filed with tips to help improve their pet photography.

And the prize for Winner 2, those outside Perth (including interstate and overseas), whose image receives the most votes will be a $100AUD donation made on your behalf by Houndstooth Studio to an animal charity of your choice, AND a 12in x 18in wildlife print from our website, also of your choice.


The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Prize is not transferrable or redeemable for cash.


So get snapping and uploading and don’t forget to share your photo link with friends and ask for their vote! Good luck!


Puppy Tales Blog Feature

Thanks to Puppy Tales for featuring our Bali pup photo on their blog.


Life With Dogs and HeARTs Speak

CHECK IT OUT! Lovely article from Life With Dogs about the wonderful work of HeARTs Speak – including one of our pics taken for the RSPCA WA. 🙂


New Partnership with Guide Dogs WA

We are thrilled and honoured to be the preferred studio photography partner for Guide Dogs WA. They do amazing work, and are wonderful organisation to work with. This article is from their Summer 2012 issue of ”Guide Dog News.”


Amazing elephant

Meet Chhouk the elephant with the prosthetic leg! An amazing story and outcome – can’t wait to meet him in Cambodia. 🙂


Photographing Wildlife in Cambodia

EEKKKK! Been dying to share with you all – in just over 3 weeks I’m flying to Cambodia to photograph tigers, elephants, gibbons, bears (and many more) at the Wildlife Alliance sanctuary ( My images will be used as part of a fundraising extravaganza held late in 2012 for Wildlife Alliance and Wildlife Asia – the latter encompasses Free the Bears, Australian Orang-utan Project, Silvery Gibbon Project, and the Asian Rhino Foundation. I’ll have up close and personal access to 1200 sanctuary animals and am so grateful to have been entrusted with the task of capturing them for such an important project.

For more information on these organisations, please go to;

Wildlife Asia

Wildlife Alliance



Exhibition for the Bali Animal Welfare Association

Houndstooth Studio invites
you to

Look Twice – the animals of Bali as never seen before.

 One Night Only
Photographic Exhibition & Fundraiser

 6:30pm – 9:30pm Friday 8th June 2012

Tompkins on Swan, cnr Dunkley Ave &  Canning Hwy, Alfred Cove, Perth WA


The Look Twice exhibition showcases the animals of Bali as never seen before. These uplifting and poignantly beautiful images reveal their strength and spirit, and are a testament to the valuable work undertaken to save their lives.  You will fall in love with every one.

Just like our pets at home, Bali animals deserve to be loved, cared for and nourished. Yet thousands of street dogs, cats and other domestic animals in Bali endure starvation, disease and neglect. Left unattended these animals suffer enormously. Tourists in Bali can be overwhelmed by the distressing sight of animals in pain and often don’t know how to help.

The Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) is dedicated to reducing the suffering of Bali’s street dogs and other animals by running a 24 hour animal ambulance rescue service, a mobile sterilisation clinic for population control and rabies eradication, a fully staffed veterinary clinic and rescue centre in Ubud, an animal adoption program, and a continually expanding range of community education programs to improve the health and welfare of Bali animals …but it is increasingly difficult for BAWA to continue this amazing work without the  desperately needed funds to support these operations. BAWA is funded entirely by individual donations, fundraising projects and the kind efforts of volunteers. They don’t receive government support and urgently need our help! 

In January 2012 we flew to Bali and photographed more than 50 rescued street dogs, cats, puppies, kittens and other species including rabbits, piglets, ducks, lizards, turtles, snakes,  roosters, ducks and monkeys in temporarily constructed studios around Ubud. This is the first time Bali street animals have been photographed in the clarity of a studio environment and the results are deeply moving.

Sixty exhibited images will be available for purchase in two sizes and fabulous silent auction items, generously donated by compassionate businesses, are up for grabs.

We invite you to be a part of this special one-night-only exhibition. Together we can help BAWA change the lives of Bali animals.  100% of profits from “Look Twice” go to BAWA.

RSVP via our event page at


Sahara on video – and us too!

Little Sahara flew around Australia in December to raise awareness for shelter dogs. We had the pleasure of photographing her at the Dog’s Refuge Home of WA and in the studio. She was such a joy to take pics of!

Here’s the fab video clip of her travels – can you spot Team Houndstooth, LOL?