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Houndstooth Studio provides a professional pet photography service in our custom-designed pet studio. We cater for all pets, including dogs, cats, reptiles, rats, rabbits, ferrets, birds, horses … even fish! Our studio is a safe, fun space where your pet can be totally at ease. We use specialist controlled lighting to ensure your pet looks their very best, and have an abundance of toys and tricks on hand to maintain your pets’ attention and make their photo session an exciting event. Plus our photographer Alex is an animal photography specialist! That’s right, she is an expert when it comes to handling and photographing animals and this ensures she always captures “the shot”.

Your pet will be rewarded with an array of treats and cuddles – You will be rewarded with character-filled portraits captured by an award-winning animal photographer.

Sessions start from $145 for weekdays during the day and $195 for weekend and evening bookings.

We are open four days per week and our hours of business are:

Tuesday and Wednesday 11am until 5pm

Thursday and Saturday    11am until 5pm

We conduct viewing sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 5pm to 9pm.

View our stunning pet studio gallery here and read what out our happy clients say about us here.


Do you live outside of Perth, WA? If so, we have great news for you – We travel anywhere within Australia! When we reach minimum booking numbers (8) we can then plan a series of studio pet photo sessions in your area. So this means Houndstooth Studio portrait images of your pet are available to you no matter where you live. At present we have interest registered for Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart and Canberra. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to add your location to the list.


A Houndstooth Studio gift voucher is the perfect present for every pet owner. Our vouchers are suitable for all occasions – Christmas, birthdays, engagements, weddings, Mothers and Fathers Day … or simply ‘just because’. Packages start from $145 and include a 5in x 7in print valued at $120. So for $145 your recipient receives $265 in value. You can also add credit to your gift voucher too. We are able to process vouchers online or over the phone, and can post them out the same day.

Contact us to order your gift voucher today.


At Houndstooth Studio we offer photography packages with competitive rates to commercial clients throughout Australia. We have completed successful commercial photo campaigns for a number of satisfied state and national commercial customers.

Technology allows us to conduct photo sessions in our fully equipped studio for clients located anywhere within Australia, then utilise email and file transfer programs to liaise in real time. We frequently source animal talent for particular shot briefs’ and conduct studio photo sessions for commercial clients located outside of Western Australia. Alternatively, we are able to travel to a particular location to shoot with an art director or creative team.

Alex and her assistants are competent in handling, and working with, a range of animals and Alex has a diploma in Animal Care. This means we will safely and confidently capture images of any creature in a studio environment, even horses and farm animals. Alex is also schooled in pet product photography.

Our business clients include;


Australian Geographic

WSPA Australia

Christmas Island Tourism Association

City Farmers

SAFE Perth

Bali Animal Welfare Association

Dogs Refuge Home

Lux Dog Design

Dogs Life Magazine


Sunday Times Newspaper

Wildlife Alliance


National Trust of WA

Multi Direct

Riseley Veterinary Clinic

U Can Hatch Us

WA Dingo Association

Latitude Creative Services

Cunderdin Museum

Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

Cat Alliance

Stop Live Exports

Murdoch University Veterinary Hospital


WA AIDS Council

Victor Harbour Penguin Centre

Animal Aid Abroad

U-Design Photo Tours

Animals Australia

Momento Photo Books

If your business requires the services of an experienced, professional animal photographer, please contact us for further information and price inquiries.


Beautiful wildlife images captured by our photographer Alex Cearns are available for purchase as framed or unframed prints and stock images. Alex is also available for commissioned wildlife assignments and recently photographed for Australian Geographic Magazine.

Own a limited edition print of Alex’s most acclaimed image “Blue Clams”.

Please contact us for further information and price enquiries.


At Houndstooth Studio, we regularly donate our time and images to state, national and international animal charity organisations. We provide in excess of $500,000 in pro-bono photography services and photographs per annum and also provide cash and other sponsorship to charity functions.  We can photograph animals in our studio or in natural light and provide a disc of high resolution, fully edited images to our charity client.

We recently added animal events, days of action and rally photography to our repertoire and offer this service for free to any animal charity organisation.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have a requirement for our services, images or sponsorship.


At Houndstooth Studio we entrust our prints and finished products to Perth’s finest printers and craftsmen. All items are of archival quality and guaranteed for 75+ years.

Individual Fine Art Prints

Our individual fine art prints are available in portrait, landscape or square layout with a range of sizes designed to fit standard photo frames or custom frames from our professional product range. We commission a professional laboratory to print using the giclee process – one widely accepted as the world’s finest true fine art medium. Ultra chrome pigment inks and Kodak pearl photography paper ensure colour accuracy, quality and consistency. Prints are presented to you mounted on a matt and backing board and encased in a protective plastic sleeve – For easy display or framing.

Combination Fine Art Prints

Printed to the same requirements as our individual fine art prints, we have several choices of combined fine art prints available and the options are limitless. We have samples available for viewing in the studio.

Alumilux Composite Panels

Aluminium composite panels are sleek and tremendously stylish, making them one of the most sophisticated ways to display and present your Houndstooth Studio images. Images are printed directly onto to a rigid aluminum panel, which is then  fitted with 10mm standoffs on the rear, so that they appear to float off the wall. They have the smoothest of surfaces and a shine that accentuates colour, creating a total “Wow” factor and making them one of our most popular product choices. They are scratch resistant and waterproof.  Sizes start from 12 inches and are available up to 1.5m x 2.5m.

Canvas Prints

Our images can be printed directly onto archival grade matte canvas, a heavyweight 100% cotton product with exceptional print quality. This, coupled with Epson’s Ultra Chrome pigment inks, offers superior quality and durability and ensures your prints remain crisp and vibrant for over 75 years. Each canvas is carefully stretched onto a wooden stretcher frame, and is finished with a satin water based coating which protects it from humidity, light, and fingerprints as well as ensuring that the canvas is free from cracking once stretched. The finish contains state-of-the-art UV inhibitors which are designed for maximum colour output and will provide enhanced ultraviolet durability.  We have a large range of canvas sizes available; starting from 12 inches square up to 44 inches.

Deluxe Framed Prints

Our framing is handcrafted by experts who understand the standard and quality required for our finished products. Available in four colour options – black, mocha, gold and silver – each frame is finished with an internal fillet and an archival matt board. We have many framing combinations available, from a single image framed, to multiple images framed and a selection of different sized frames are available to suit your print choices. Framing starts from 7 inches square.

Ice Blocks

Ice Blocks are a new and exciting product, ideal for displaying your Houndstooth Studio images on a desk or bookshelf. They are comprised of a 30mm thick designer acrylic block, with your choice of  image mounted to the rear with optically clear adhesive, ensuring the finish is free of air bubbles, dust or visible glue. The reflection of the print gives a contemporary three dimensional effect, which really has to be seen to be appreciated. Available in four sizes, and portrait, landscape or square orientation.