Pet Photography

Our world renowned photographer Alex Cearns is a leading specialist in the realm of animal photography. She photographs around 1300 animals per year in glorious colour and intricate detail. She is also a multi-award winner and has been widely published in magazines and websites throughout the world.

Your pet doesn’t have to sit still – Alex is VERY fast! She creates remarkable portraits of feathered, furred, fanged, scaled, hoofed and clawed creatures from right across the animal kingdom. Dogs, cats, reptiles, rats, rabbits, ferrets, birds, horses, goats, sheep … to bilbies, penguins, possums, monkeys, bears, tigers and even elephants.

Alex’s extensive experience and innate understanding of animals and their behaviour means she knows exactly how to make your pet comfortable, taking cues from their individual personality to capture that perfect image, the one you’ll be proud to display in your home.

Our custom designed North Perth studio is a comfortable, fun space where your pet can feel totally safe and at ease. We use specialist controlled lighting to ensure your pet looks their very best, and an abundance of toys and tricks on hand to maintain your pets’ attention and make their photo session an exciting event.

Your pet will be rewarded with an array of treats and cuddles. You will be rewarded with character-filled portraits captured by one of Australia’s best animal photographers.


Our current photo session fee is $195 and includes;

  • your photo session in our studio for up to two pets from the same household
  • a booking on our weekday or weekend sessions
  • a 5in x 7in print of your choice
  • an online sneak peek of 3+ images on Facebook
  • a purchase appointment at our client viewing lounge where we show you the best 30-40 images from your photo session

This session is valued at $340. We do not have a minimum spend and lay-by options are available.


At your purchase appointment you can select from our extensive range of finished prints and products all crafted by a specialist photo laboratory. All items are of archival quality and guaranteed for 100+ years and include;

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.

Alumalux 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 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.

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. 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.

Deluxe Framed Prints

Our framing is handcrafted by experts who understand the standard and quality required for our finished products. Available in four sleek black each frame is finished with an internal fillet and an archival matt board. We have many framing combinations available and a selection of different sized frames are available to suit your print choices.

Ice Blocks

Ice Blocks are ideal for displaying your Houndstooth Studio images on a desk or bookshelf. They are comprised of a 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.


Our custom made large cloth albums are unique to Houndstooth Studio. They come in two sizes and hold 10 prints. Each one has a magnetic close, is embossed with “Houndstooth Studio” and is presented in a lined box.


We are open on Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Our photo session appointment times are 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Emergency sessions outside of these times, or when our office is closed (annual leave etc), incur a $75 surcharge. Each session is for up to two pets from the same household. We can photograph additional pets on request, and a fee of $75 for each additional pet is charged.

View our stunning gallery of studio pet portraits {here} and read what out our delighted and happy clients say about us {here}.

As the leading pet photography studio in Western Australia, our whole team works hard to make each session a truly unique and memorable experience, and we believe that the superlative finished products speak for themselves.


Gift Vouchers

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’.

Our gift vouchers are $195 and include;

  • a photo session in our studio for up to two pets from the same household
  • a booking  on our weekday or weekend sessions
  • a 5in x 7in print of your choice
  • an online sneak peek of 3+ images on Facebook
  • a viewing session at our client viewing lounge where we show the best 30-40 images from the photo session

You can choose to add credit to your gift voucher and buy one for yourself or as a gift. We are able to process vouchers online or over the phone, and can post them out the same day. Vouchers are valid for 12 months and not transferable or refundable.

Contact us to order your gift voucher today.