Alfie the Border Collie was a delight to photograph. He was so obliging, cooperating with every idea that came. My pet photography subjects are not normally as well behaved, though they are always willing to have fun. I think that’s why I love being a pet photographer – the challenge of getting great photos of any type of pet personality.

The brief was to have the pet photography session on the beach, capturing family photos and Alfie the Border Collies huge personality. And what a personality he was <3. Alfie LOVED the camera, and did everything he could to make sure everyone’s eyes stayed on him. Barking for the ball, pawing for a treat, dancing for adoration, he was very very good at it. Border Collies are as smart as they come. Smartest in fact, with the perfect supply of energy and enthusiasm. Luckily, Alfie’s parents make sure he gets plenty of exercise and stimulation to keep him happy.

Early morning, just as the sun is rising, is my favourite time for dog photography at the beach! Everything and everyone is fresh, the light is soft, and welcoming. It’s truly magical! For your own enchanting beach photoshoot experience check out our suggestions of our favourite beach locations around Perth!

Firstly, what is your favourite thing about Alfie? 

His beautiful cuddly personality, his energetic nature and how he boops us to walk him or feed him. He is just a big baby in a big dogs body.

We know every fur baby is unique, & in your totally unbiased opinion have the best pet ever!
What makes yours so special? 

Alfie is a cheeky, clever and funny dog. Honestly has the personality of a human. He is so special and beautiful.

Tell us something about Alfie that will make us laugh?

Well, where do I start? I will be sitting on the couch and he will try and be sneaky by going to the toilet grabbing the toilet roll and then slowly walk past me with it in his mouth without trying to be seen.

He also enjoys jumping up on the bed each morning and luring directly on our faces.

Why is having beautiful imagery of your pets important to you?

Memory’s. He is a big part of our life and we love him so much that we want his face everywhere 🙂


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