Celebrate YOUR loved ones

When living in this forever changing materialistic world, it’s easy to forget what our most important possessions are.

It’s not uncommon for people to spend thousands on a large TV or a new piece of furniture, but if your house was burning, what would you grab?

Your loved ones of course!!!!

Your family, your pets and the memories you have recorded together.

celebrate YOUR loved ones


We understand the importance of those closest to you and that is why we love doing what we do. We pride ourself on creating legacy imagery of those you hold dear to your heart. We create these in a relaxed, fun environment.  Specialising in high quality products that are guaranteed to last! So your future grandchildren will also come to enjoy them. – Julie and Tracy


Here at PAWtraits we are lucky enough to meet amazing people and their pets every day, those seeking to capture those closest to them in a relaxed natural setting.

PAWtraits Legacy image

A lovely lady called Catherine contacted us recently, her parents are in the late 80s and early 90s and her beautiful dog Kobe – (Labrador/Rotweiller/Kelpie cross – rescue dog) is getting on in age being 13-14 years old.  She understands that tomorrow isn’t promised to any of us, and she wanted to celebrate just how much those close to her meant in a way that she could treasure forever.

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Kobe joined us at the beginning of my late husband’s 7 year battle with cancer. He was a very important part of our lives and has been equally important these last couple of years to my elderly parents, particularly my Dad. He is very intuitive, very easy to train, a keen sense of fun/play and totally devoted to me.  – Catherine


Legacy Portraits



Catherine decided a personal, designed Fine Art Album was perfect for this. The joy of laughter throughout the session and again at the viewing session was so beautiful to hear.  The tears of appreciation, and gasps of delight when they first touched their Album just gave us both goosebumps.  Knowing how much this Album will be treasured by this family just makes us at PAWtraits believe we have the best jobs ever!

Professional Photography AlbumProfessional Photography Album Design

Capturing their personalities and relationship in our easily accessible outdoor studio insured that those with limited movement were still comfortable and able to participate fully in the session.

It’s hard to understand the importance of being professional photographed when we live in todays complex digital world and life is always just so busy. It’s sadly when it’s to late (someone passes), that many people truly start to understand the importance of legacy images.

We just don’t want you to be that person.

A truly beautiful photo,  be it of your mum, dad, children, spouse or loved pet is worth more than anything.

Legacy Portraits Lifeworks

Celebrating those you hold dear isn’t something that you should put off any longer.

YOU yourself are beautiful today.

No matter what you weigh, or how many happy lines you have.

Your kids thinks so, as do all of your loved ones.

They love you through and through, as you are.

Tomorrow is not promised to any of us.

So get yourself and loved ones in front of a camera today.

celebrate your sister

Call today on (03)9482 2006 and we will happily talk you through how to get the very best out of your PAWtraits/Lifeworks Photography session!

Valentines Day Gift Ideas

Special Valentine’s Day offer – PAWtraits

Valentine’s Day. Love it or hate it, it’s almost upon us.

It’s a day renowned for celebrating ‘romantic love’, with a focus on new couples sharing gifts of chocolates, roses and stuffed toys.

However at PAWtraits, we believe the most important thing to celebrate is LOVE itself, meaning all the love in your life, in whatever form that it comes in.


Here’s love we think is particularly worth celebrating  (that you probably won’t see advertised in your local jewellery catalogue):

Celebrate our faithful fuzzy friend/s

Whether furry, fuzzy, feathered or scaled, pets can be our most faithful friends and companions including them will make this valentines extra special.

So here are a few ideas of just how to celebrate the day?

Love my dog photo

Take the whole family to the beach!

Dog in love

A bit of camping or glamping could be just perfect!

Relaxing bath

Sharing a relaxing bubble bath!

Hiking trip

Hiking trip?  Is that really her/his thing? Hmmm!


How about just spending the day outdoors together!

Cuddles and kisses

Remember don’t hold back the affection!

A GIFT from the heart could be just what your loved one wants!

How about you show your love with flowers?



 or ….

Sugary Sweets

some sugary sweet goodness!

The Purrrfect Gift is from PAWtraits

Spoil yourself and/or the ones you love!


We believe that the purrrfect Gift this Valentine Day is a one of our gift certificates.

We can create a unique portrait of you and your loved ones, something that will make you the envy of others!

You can purchase these online via our parent company Lifeworks Photography!

It’s quick, easy and takes just minutes, click here –gift certificates.

A special Valentine’s Day offer by PAWtraits and Lifeworks Photography

Valentine’s Day is a chance to reflect on the loves in your life and what they mean to you.

We think these special moments are worth capturing as memories that will last forever.

Don’t delay, do it today as NO-ONE likes to be in the DOG HOUSE !


However you do decide to spend this Valentines Day, we hope you have a fantastic one!

Love from the PAWtraits team!

Julie & Tracy


Dogs in Action – Australian Shepherds

Action packed Photo Sessions!!!

Julie and myself were lucky enough to meet and photograph a beautiful soul – Pradiksha last month.

Priddy and her two tri coloured Australian Shepherds were just a delight.  Zola (4 years) and Gunner (9 years)  were full of energy, ball and frisbee obsessed dogs.  After speaking with Pradiksha about what her dogs mean to her, what their individual personalities are like and what would be the ultimate portrait session that represents them as the great friends they are.

So we made sure that their photo session was all about this.


 “My dogs are my best friends and companions, They are extremely smart and love playing, soaring in the air to nab a frisbee, overcoming obstacles to chase a ball. They are brave adventurers and give the best cuddles.” Pradiksha


Dogs in Action

Just 5 minutes from our Northcote studio is Darebin Parklands, beautifully designed with lots of areas just fantastic for photographing dogs and families of all sizes.

Australian Shepard's Fun

As you can see, a blast was had by all involved (including ourselves).

Julie spent a lot of time lying in the grass on her stomach (camera in hand of course) with myself throwing balls right at her, followed by Zola and Gunner running at her at full speed.

Julie showed she has nerves of steel time and time again!!  Especially because it was me throwing the balls at her and at times my sense of direction can be lets just say not the most accurate lol.

Thank you again Pradiksha for choosing us as your photographers and we were absolutely touched by your kind words about just how much you loved your Wall Canvas and Folio Box of Portraits of Zola, Gunner and yourself.

My puppies and I had such fun doing an outdoor shoot with Julie and Tracy. The pictures were stunning, and I found myself laughing and tearing up at various times during the viewing – the emotion and energy that Julie captured in the shots was honest and so lifelike. I couldn’t stop beaming after getting the prints! Thank you ladies for immortalising my babies for me 🙂 Pradiksha

In love with these portraits? Thinking an Action Packed Session would suit your pet/s?

We would love to speak to you in detail about it so we can plan your shoot around your wants and your animal’s unique attributes.

Call 03 9482 2006 to speak to Julie or Tracy today.

If you’re not already following PAWtraits on our instagram and facebook, I encourage you to do so, it is the best way to see our recent sessions and give you a great idea on where your session could take place and what type of session captures your animals in at their best.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bestfriendspets.people

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pawtraits_petphotography/

Other links of Interest:

Our parent company website: Lifeworks Photography

PAWtraits current project page: http://d5615942.i94.quadrahosting.com.au/projects/