I shared my TOP 10 Dog Books with Better Reading. There’s something in there for every dog lover. Which dog books do you recommend?




Join the AIPP WA at their Social Media Marketing and Business Masterminds seminar with industry professionals. Members and non members are welcome.

This two part evening is designed to provide you with information to help with both marketing and running your photography business from some of the best.

Part one will showcase social media marketing with Emma Pointon APP, covering back to the basics for new players, through to ways you can improve your existing social media presence.

Part two is a panel of four successful business owners from varied parts of the industry – Russell Barton APP.L M.Photog, Garry Sarre APP.L M.Photog III, Alex Cearns APP and David Ryall APP, who’ll create discussion on what it takes to have a successful photography business, and participate in a candid Q&A session with the audience.

TIME: Registration at 5.30pm for 6pm start
DATE: Wednesday 22nd Feb
WHERE: North Metropolitan TAFE Lecture Theatre

MORE INFO: Available on the event page Social Media Marketing and Business Masterminds

Light refreshments provided.




We’ve teamed up Sony Pictures Australia to celebrate the release of the uplifting, feel-good movie “A Street Cat Named Bob” by giving away 5 x double passes.

Our very own Macy cat, who is such a huge Bob fan that she even dresses like him, gives it two paws up and says it’s a “Meow meow!” … translated to “Must see!”. The movie stars Bob himself, who is the most googled cat in the world. And right now we could all do with a touching story about two souls who rescued each other in their time of need. Love wins!

To be in the running to score a double pass, on our Facebook page simply tag the person you would take along with you and give this post a SHARE.

Five winners will be selected at random at 5pm on Friday 3rd February 2017, when this promotion ends. Passes can be used at any participating cinema screening ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’ in Perth, after its release on 9th February 2017. WA residents only.

Want to know more about ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’? Based on the internationally bestselling book of the same name, ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’ tells the moving story of James Bowen who found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation. James had no idea just how much his life was about to change. He was living hand to mouth on the streets of London and the last thing he needed was a pet.

Yet James couldn’t resist helping the strikingly intelligent tom cat, whom he quickly christened Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, imagining he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas.

Soon the two were inseparable and their diverse and comic adventures would transform both their lives, slowly healing the scars of each other’s troubled pasts.

This promotion is not affiliated with Facebook.

Huge thanks to Naomi for crafting Macy’s scarf.




Thanks to your incredible support, we’ve sold 50% of our limited edition ‘Koala Train’ prints in just over 2 days. That’s $3,750 going to koalas so far which is awesome!!!

If you haven’t ordered yet, there’s still time. You’ll receive this adorable one-of-a-kind, smile-inducing image and help Fauna Rescue of South Australia Inc provide their valuable koala rescue and care services to koalas in need. Win win!

Info on how to order is detailed here

Big thanks to our print sponsors Ilford Imaging Australia and Fitzgerald Photo Imaging for their generous assistance. #KoalaRescue#KoalaTrain




We also have another fantastic Jakk update. Thanks to the support of SavourLife, Jakk received his custom built wheelchair from Eddie’s Wheels for Pets in the USA. He’s now seeking a special home, and human, to transition him into the next phase of his life. Yep, he is up for adoption through WA Pet Project! We hope to reach as many people as we can with this news, with the view to finding the right forever home for Jakk. If you know anyone who might be suitable, please be sure to share this post with them.


CLICK TO VIEW LARGE! Look how much Jakk from the WA Pet Project has grown since April. This special boy is now available for adoption. Check out his profile on PetRescue at #AdoptDontShop #AnimalsAreNotTrash #JustJakk





American Photographic Artists ‘Something Personal’ exhibition

The top 200 judged images in the American Photographic Artists ‘Something Personal’ exhibition are now online at

Thrilled to have three photos included among such an incredible collection of varied works – ‘Bear Apartment Six’, ‘Orangutan’ and ‘Blue Clams’. ‘Orangutan’ was also exhibited as one of the top 100 images at the 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco, USA.




Our hotly anticipated 2016 Houndstooth Studio by Alex Cearns Christmas Gift Voucher Special is now available. Priced at $95, you’ll save $100 off our usual price for exceptional images of your furred, feathered, fanged, or finned friends.

Each voucher includes:
* A studio pet photo session in our North Perth studio for up to 2 pets from the same household
* Photographs taken by our very own International Professional Pet Photographer of the Year Alex Cearns
* A 5in x 7in print of your choice
* A sneak peek preview on Facebook
* An in person viewing session in our client lounge

Vouchers can be redeemed for a weekday or Saturday session in 2017. Buy one for yourself, or as a gift for someone who is mad about their pet. Don’t forget to tell your friends! 😃


To order a voucher please email Colleen at or call 0413 174 069 during our business hours.

Offer available until 12 noon Friday 23rd December 2016.

Merry advance Christmas! 🎄🎄🎄🐾🐾🐾




We have two images in the People’s Choice Category of the Awards 2016. If you have a spare second would you be so kind as to give one (or both if it’s not pushing the friendship) a vote?

To vote for ‘Bear Apartment Six’ (showcasing three bear cubs saved by Free the Bears Fund) click here

To vote for ‘Orangutan’ (depicting the majestic face of a species who shares 97% of the same DNA as humans) click here

Thanks in advance lovely people! xx




Sunday at 3pm I chatted live for half an hour with the fabulous Christina Morrissey (pictured centre) on 6PR. Tune in to hear us discuss all things animal, photography and more in the future.

Picture: Dani, Chrissy, Alex at Wild Women 2016




A FILM FOR ALL! Last night we went to the  VIP home town screening at Event Cinemas Innaloo and it was everything we hoped it would be, and then some.

Attended by 400+ guests, dignitaries, and cast members, including Producer Nelson Woss, Managing Director of Roadshow Films Joel Pearlman, Minister of Health, Culture and the Arts the Hon John Day, the US Consul General for WA Rachel Cooke, and the canine star himself Phoenix (AKA ‘Red Dog’), everyone was thoroughly entertained and brought the house down with applause at the end.

‘RED DOG : TRUE BLUE’ is an exceptional film for all ages, with everything you could possibly want from a prequel – drama, action, excellent acting, exquisite cinematography, a fantastic story, iconic Australiana, and an unbreakable bond between a boy and his dog. There’s even a cameo from a Dogs’ Refuge Home of WA puppy.

I was privileged to photograph the original Red Dog, Koko, several times before he passed away and loved that ‘RED DOG : TRUE BLUE’ was dedicated to his memory. Without giving away the storyline, I needed my tissues in the first few minutes, when flashbacks of Koko came up on screen. He was such a clever, beautiful boy and has been represented honorably in his early years by new pooch on the block, Phoenix.

It’s a 10/10 score from me and a bonus sense of pride that it was filmed in the Pilbara, and mentions Tom Price, my home town.

‘RED DOG : TRUE BLUE’ is officially released on Boxing Day. Put it on your MUST SEE list and tell your family and friends.

Thanks to the best event photographer in town, Julie K Photography for these pics.

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Red Dog himself (Phoenix) gave out a Houndstooth Studio prize valued at $1890 tonight. Love these pics of him holding our voucher and meeting the lucky winner. Oh, and I would like arms like his trainer for Xmas (at left in first image).

#RedDogTrueBlue #BoxingDay2016