Alex Cearns is one of our greatest dog photographers in the world.

Dogs Today Magazine, UK


I admire her skill of capturing dogs looking so calm – I don’t know how she does it. She’s going from strength to strength.

Peter Alexander, The Pyjama King and CEO Just Group


I love Houndstooth Studio pics. [Our daughter] Ruby’s favourite book is Joy by Alex Cearns. She loves it so much we had to buy it twice.

Rove McManus, Media personality and presenter 2day FM


Alex Cearns takes the cutest animal photos in the world.

Daily Mail UK


Houndstooth Studio has consistently provided us with excellent images that greatly enhance the look and feel of Dogs Life magazine.

Tim Falk – Writer, Dogs Life magazine


Houndstooth Studio has been a fantastic experience for me – Everyone who has seen the Houndstooth artwork has been blown away as Alex has captured them in their unique little ways that showcases their individual personalities.

Amanda Kennedy – Charlie, Lucy and Tilley


Your professional approach and love for animals is a credit to you and his photos will be treasured by us forever. We highly recommend Houndstooth to anyone who wants an enduring portrait of their favourite pet.

Roger and Rosie – Kingston


Alex managed to bring out an essence of Stan that I have not seen before, and I am in awe of both of them. Alex has abundant patience and an amazing talent for capturing the personality of her subjects, keeping it fun and fresh all the way through.

Emma – Stan


Alex was fantastic; when she met the dogs she totally captivated and connected with them. She is a complete professional – calm, precise, intuitive, warm, patient, engaging, creative and obviously loves her job.

 Louise and Narelle – Gilly and Jasper


Alex from Houndstooth went above and beyond to make sure we got the perfect shots of our family Jack Russel, Zoe. I was blown away with how committed she was to the service, I can’t help but think that another photographer would have classed our dog as a dud model and given up.

 Liz – Zoe


The shoot was great fun – the studio is set up for a dog with lots of toys and treats for them to choose from! Alex “gets” dogs – Bella was certainly comfortable with her and inquisitive, alert and bright-eyed for the whole shoot.

Moira – Bella


 Anyone can point and shoot a camera and call themselves a photographer, not many people can do what you are able to do though- capture the very essence of your subjects. All done with great patience and humour.

at and Chris – Mogwai, Shadow and Jaffa


Diesel and I were made most welcome on arrival and as Alex got to work she made sure Diesel was calm and relaxed to get the best photos possible. I highly recommend her services and the finished product just takes your breath away.

Adele – Diesel


Thank you very much for doing such a great job. It has been great working with you again and I really appreciate the trouble you have taken.

 Jenny – Bonnie and Houdini


Alex had her posing like a supermodel in no time, and the most difficult part for me was choosing which photos to keep.

Martine – Cindy


Our photo session was a fabulous experience we will never forget. Our dogs were constantly smiling for the whole shoot and they absolutely loved all the special attention they received! I would definitely recommend Houndstooth Studio’s to any pet-lover who is interested in having photographs done. Alex was professional and worked so well with the dogs – she knew exactly how to get the perfect pic!

Emily and Ian – Benny and Bart


The fact that Alex could manage to get the Jack Russell to sit still was an amazing accomplishment in itself. We were very impressed with the whole process from the actual shoot through to selecting our photos and then the amazing finished product. Alex is a natural and you can generally see that her true passion in life is animals and capturing them at their best.

Jayne and Josh – Arthur and Daley


To sum my experience up I would describe Alex and Houndstooth Studio as: Flexible, patient, professional, friendly and incredibly talented with a special eye for detail. I would highly recommend her to all pet owners.

Aleysha– Doug


Molly is my special girl because she has a serious heart problem and will only live a short life. I wanted to get something special done so she could be with me forever. I’m so glad I found Houndstooth Studio. Alex really cares about animals and knows how to get the best out of them. Sharon – Molly and Tasha


Alex did a professional and amazing job with my puppy Bella. The photos capture Bella’s beauty and personality. I was so impressed with Alex’s interaction with playful Bella & her patience!

Tasha – Bella

Alex was unbelievably patient; I was amazed that she had Wombat staring into the camera for so long. A studio session is an absolute must-do for anyone who holds an animal close to their heart. The only hard thing about the entire process was deciding which of the photos to choose!

Sam – Wombat


Alex was able to capture Dave perfectly, from his happy smiling face to a look of complete confusion. At the end of it all, we had some amazing shots of Dave and in particular a truly fantastic picture mounted on aluminium.

Richard and Noellene – Dave


Alex captured the quintessential character of our beloved hound. I was fascinated with the rapport she developed with him in just seconds when we came for the sitting. She had him literally eating out of her hand. I really appreciated the patience Alex had with him, especially given his advanced years. The service you provide is professional, friendly and very efficient and of the highest quality. The photographs will be treasured forever

Deborah – Jake


Our dog Harley has a very serious heart condition and we aren’t sure how much longer he will be around. We emailed Alex and she responded immediately with an appointment late the very next day. We were delighted, to say the least. Alex, we can’t thank you enough for capturing the character of both dogs. We really appreciate the way you handled our dogs with so much care and concern. From our first sitting to the time we left with our purchases, we felt like we had made a new friend in you, which demonstrates just how much we enjoyed the whole experience.

 Loraine and Martin – Harley and Millie


Thank you so much for Ruby’s photographs. They are just brilliant! My partner has already commandeered 2 of the pictures to hang in his office at work. He reckons they are just sensational and want to show them off!

Christina and Simon – Ruby


We had such a great time at the studio and we really appreciate your great work, professionalism and especially your patience with our long decision making. We were just so pleased when we saw the final results, the quality of the photo and framework is exceptional and truly better than we could have imagined.

Brad and Jeanette – Taj


We would like to thank you for the patience you took to get these shots. You obviously love animals because they loved you. Your professionalism is a credit to you and we can’t wait to have more photos of the rest of our furry kids.

Julie and Robbie – Benson and Jake


Alex was so very gentle and loving with Caleb and therefore Caleb’s photo shoot was an easier experience for him than I could ever imagine it would be. We were both amazed at his ability to cope with the away from home experience and I am so very happy with the photos Alex took of him. Thank you Alex for helping Caleb and I have something we never thought was possible.

 Roz – Caleb


Alex just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for the amazing pictures I just picked up. We just got home and unwrapped the canvas WOW WOW WOW. “Oh my gosh oh my gosh” – I could keep saying that! What an awesome, beautiful, gorgeous picture . It’s beyond belief and  brought a tear to my eyes.  I love how you have managed to capture Angus’s personality in every different photo you have taken.

 Christine – Angus