Archive for October, 2017



Looking for something to do this weekend? Head along to the one of the biggest and best dog events in Perth, the DOGS BREAKFAST – City of Wanneroo.

WHERE: Kingsway Regional Sporting Complex, Madeley
FROM: 9am – 1pm
WHEN: Sunday 22nd October
WHAT: Over 40 canine stalls, pooch competitions, food / drinks, vet checks, dog washing and a photo booth.

Be sure to stop by our marquee next to the main stage to say “Hi” and to find out about our event special.



It’s been four years since our last visit to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Tasmania, and while there we met these three adorable orphaned baby animals. The Bonorong team rescue, rehabilitate and release hundreds of animals each year and work tirelessly to save our precious natives. I am so excited to announce that we’ve just planned our next project with Bonorong for early 2018 and we have a very special fundraising print in mind. We can’t wait to share it with you!

HUGE thanks to the generous support and sponsorship of World Expeditions and Seagate who are our partners for this venture. So grateful that these precious creatures are as important to them, as they are to us.

We’ll also be stopping in to see our dear friends at Brightside Farm Sanctuary to shoot an epic portrait pic.

Watch this space!



Grab your ticket to Bali Nights Perth and join me to help raise funds for the Bali Animal Welfare Association – and for pups like adorable Bali Pip. When I first met Bali Pip she was an 8 week old puppy in the care of BAWA, recovering from mange. Her baldness didn’t stop her from making the most of every moment, and I love this photo because it sums her up so perfectly … throwing her head back in joyful abandon, happy to be alive. Come along and hear more about Bali Pip’s story on the night.

As a long term supporter of BAWA, I have worked first hand with street animals in Bali, and conducted the largest photography fundraising project featuring Bali’s remarkable street dogs and other animals.

I’m thrilled to host this inaugural event and to share a presentation on my experiences with BAWA.

Come along and share a drink, some delicious finger food, and bid on a silent auction item, while learning more about the wonderful work of BAWA and of the support provided to them by Bali Animal Welfare Association West Australia Inc.

WHERE: Rochelle Adonis, Highgate

WHEN: Friday 27th October 6pm to 9pm

COST: $85 per ticket

INCLUSIONS: Beer, wine, bubbles, finger food, vegetarian and vegan options, great company and a fab evening



NOTE: No graphic images will be shown

ALL PROFITS from this event will support the following BAWA programs:
– Bali’s only free 24/7 animal ambulance service
– Animal rehabilitation
– Free sterilisation & vaccination programs
– Daily street feeding
– Foster and adoption programs
– Education in schools & communities
– Advocacy for better animal welfare

Hope to see you there! ❤️



Come along to the Dogs Day Out – Whiteman Park on Sunday 15th October and celebrate all things dog. We’ll be offering an event special on our studio pet photo sessions which will only be available on site. Be sure to visit our marquee for details.

Pick up tips and hints, loads of great pet products and even get your fur-friend bathed and groomed at this year’s event. Plus, don’t miss the Giant Ball Drop, with up to 1,000 numbered balls will be dropped ‘from the sky’ for a very spectacular ‘raffle’, raising funds for the RSPCA WA and Whiteman Park’s Dog Park.

There’s also stalls galore, food and drinks, a face painter, and a Scooby Doo bouncy castle. This is an event for the whole family – pooch and all!

Dogs are permitted and encouraged to attend but must be on a lead at all times. Dogs requiring muzzles by law must wear them at all times.

Hope to see you there!



Be sure to grab your tickets to the Perth screening of the Top Dog Film Festival on Monday 16th October at the State Theatre. This two hour cinematic celebration honours the bond between dogs and their people. It features eight short canine-themed films from independent global film makers, and showcases the most inspirational, heart warming, hilarious and entertaining stories about dogs and their companions. The reviews are excellent and the Top Dog Film Festival has been selling out all over the country. You don’t want to miss it!

We are proud to be a local Top Dog film partner and one lucky attendee will win a Houndstooth Studio pet photo session valued at $695.

Order your tickets at and hope to see you there.

Top Dog Film Festival – State Theatre Centre Perth 16 Oct




‘Reptilian’ made the shortlist of the top 75 images for the Wildlife category of the Australian Photography Awards. This little guy is a bearded dragon, and lives at Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. He was photographed in the studio then I converted the image to black and white.



Today this new piece of sleek kit arrived. No, not Macy the office Moggy, but her friend, the Synology Diskstation DS718+ NAS (Networked Attached Storage).

What does that all mean? Well, I now have a fast, reliable device that allows storage and retrieval of data from a centralised location. If I ever need additional storage, I can simply add it on and I can set up auto backups to keep my data safe. It’s like having a private cloud in the office and it gives me complete control of my pictorial library.

Protecting my client images is an absolute priority. None of us can stick our heads in the sand when it comes to preserving our visual memories, whether we run a business or just use a home PC. I’m a bit technologically challenged on occasion, but this easily takes care of my backups and gives me peace of mind.

Thanks to Synology for helping me keep my work safe. And to Macy for modelling.




The Dogs’ Refuge Home of WA recently became our latest permanent gallery installation. We donated more than 40 canvas artworks, some up to 20in x 30in in size, to adorn the walls of their awesome administration building. Each one depicts a much loved DRH pooch, photographed either in my studio or outside in the grounds of the DRH.

Huge thanks to Fitzgerald Photo Imaging for helping us sponsor the canvas fit out and for greatly subsidising the cost. Here are a few of the happy and adorable canine stars. #AdoptDontShop



Found out earlier today that all three of my entries in the professional section of the International Photography Awards were awarded Honourable Mentions – ‘Perfect Imperfection Dogs’ photo series in the Special : Pets category, ‘For the love of dogs’ photo series in the Special : Pets category, and ‘Winged’ in the Special : Digitally Enhanced category.

Considered to be the ‘Oscars of Photography’, the 2017 International Photography Awards received 14,273 of submissions from over 165 countries. Pretty thrilled to be awarded amongst those numbers. Congrats to my buddies and fellow WA photographers Seng Mah from Venture Photography Workshops, Johannes Reinhart from, and Brett Canet-Gibson of Twine – Ideas That Bind who also took home HM’s. What a way to represent.

It’s bittersweet that the featured image for my ‘Perfect Imperfection Dogs’ photo series submission is rescue pooch Jakk as a puppy. Jakk was discovered in a rubbish bin when he was a day old and ended up being cared for (and subsequently adopted) by Edith of WA Pet Project. He had malformed front legs but he never let his disability hold him back, learning how to bounce around to get from A to B. Everyone who met him fell in love with him, and he had a global fan club of people inspired by his determination. Sadly Jakk passed away recently and our collective hearts were broken. He lives on forever in our memories. ❤️…




Yesterday Deb and I visited Possum Valley Animal Sanctuary with a group of lovely friends, to meet and photograph (and cuddle) the resident animals. The sanctuary is run by Chris and Mark, two dedicated humans who have created a haven for rescued farm animals and native wildlife. From alpacas to chickens, pheasants to possums, cows to goats, peacocks to donkeys, the animals now have a safe and happy place to live out the rest of their lives.

This pic of Francine the sheep was my fave of the day. I felt it did more justice to her watchful gaze to change the image to black and white. This is only my 4th B&W conversion and it’s a treatment that’s definitely growing on me. Some photos, and subjects, are just made for it.

Thanks so much for a lovely day out Chris, Mark, Deb, Dave, Di, Angie, Lorri, Linda, and Cath. And Francine.

Taken with Tamron Australia 70-200mm f 2,8 Gen 2 lens. #TamronProTeam#TamronCreates