• Photographing Adorable Dachshunds

    Photographing Dachshunds in Melbourne

    With names like Kransky and Heinz, we knew we were in for a fun filled shoot!  Meet these adorable Dachshunds and their fur parents.


    Kransky 2.5 years and Heinz (7 months, silver dapple)  are Mini Dachshunds with a whole lot of spunk!


    Check out some of our favourites from this session full of style and action!  Yes this session included Dogs on skateboards!!


    Photographing Dachshunds Melbourne

    Dogs with Skateboard

    Photographing Dachshunds Melbourne

    Photographing Dachshunds Melbourne

    Photographing Dachshunds Melbourne

    Photographing Dachshunds Melbourne

    Photographing Dachshunds Melbourne

    Dogs on skateboards - Photographing Dachshunds Melbourne

    Dogs on skateboards - Photographing Dachshunds Melbourne

    Dogs in Action - Photographing Dachshunds Melbourne

    Photographing Dachshunds Melbourne

    Photographing Dachshunds Melbourne


    We had a fantastic afternoon photographing them in and around their local park doing all the things they love to do as a family.  Skating, running and just hanging out.

    What a fun filled session this was!  Knowing a bit about what your hobbies are and the styles you like, can real bring a photo session to life.  


    Jesse and Kerrie chose a large canvas collage for their home to celebrate just how much Heinz and Kransky mean to them. 

    Not shy of a bit of colour in their home, they choose a collage design with lots of punch!  It looks amazing, see below!  


    Dachshunds Melbourne

    Thank you for your kind words Jesse,  we loved meeting your family!


    A collection of their favourite images resulted in a colourful piece of art work that will last. Our canvas having a 75 year guarantee, ensures you will never forget the important moments.


    Dogs in Melbourne - Photographing Dachshunds Melbourne

       We love creating photographs that really pop, that celebrate your own style and individuality.

    If this sounds like you, let us create something unique for your family!


    A photo session at PAWtraits of pets and their People is a great way to spend a morning or afternoon celebrating and creating memories you will never forget.

    Call us today 9482 2006 to talk more about what we can create for you!!


    Prefer to Fill out our contact form and we call you over the next few days for a friendly chat about having your adorable Pet Photographed! That’s fine too!

    Keen to see more of our Pet Photography – Check out more of our work here!

  • Tips for your Pet’s photo shoot

    Your Pet’s photo shoot!

    This blog is full of useful tips to ensure you and your Pet achieve the most out of your pet’s photo shoot.
    A personalised photo session by one of Melbourne’s Best portrait photographers, you and your pet/s are going be stars!
    What makes your Pet/s really special?
    Is it one of their quirky personality traits, or the unconditional bond shared between the two of you.
    Every pet is unique, just like people!
    They are loved like they are children and we have been told by some even more so!! (lol)
    To ensure you and your pet’s unique relationship is captured, we suggest you to invest a bit of time thinking about the photo shoot before hand.
    Don’t worry it’s not too much homework (just a little).
    Of course the session isn’t just all about your pet/s. Having photos taken of yourself, your fur babies and your family will make your shoot even more special. We love to celebrate the relationships between Pets and their People.
    Ensuring yourselves and your pet/s look the best possible goes without saying!

    5 Questions to think about before your PAWtrait’s Pet’s Photo shoot?

    By taking the time to answer the following 5 simple questions it will ensure you get the most out of your Pet’s photo session!

    We found those that took the time to prepare got more out of the photo session, than those who just turned up without really thinking about what they really wanted and what makes their pet so special.

    Is there anyone else you would like included in the shoot?  
    If you have spoken to us already it is likely we have asked you this question.
    It is an important question, one very easy to dismiss quickly, due to this we’d like to explain why we believe it’s so important!
    It is not every day that you get the opportunity to be photographed by a one of Australia’s best professional portrait photographer, so to make the most of it we like you to invite those closest to you to be involved.  
    Have you just got engaged?
    Want an update of the children for the wall?  
    Been meaning to have family portrait?
    Pet’s are a large part of our lives and they are our family. So why not do it all at once!
    If reading this has changed your initial answer to when you spoke to us, please call us to discuss these details.
    Does my pet need any special maintenance before the shoot?
    Your pet may need to have a brush, be washed, trimmed or clipped, this will enhance getting the best end result.
    Try to have all your pets preparation done at least a day or two before.
    We don’t want your pet too exhausted to smile during the photo session.
    What about the clothing and hair styling for the rest of the family?
    You and your family:
    Having children’s hair trimmed before the shoot is likely to be on your to do list.
    Do this at least a week before the shoot is advisable. With children’s hair cuts we find that sometimes a new cut needs a few days to settle in.
    Ladies may like to go to the hair dressers prior to the photo session, we suggest that if you are doing this closer to the shoot date maybe hold off on that dramatic new cut and go with the wash and blow wave option from your trusted local hairdresser instead.
    We suggest doing makeup yourself as you usually would, all purchased images are retouched by our in-house experts.
    Please have your hair and make up done prior to arriving at the shoot, we find you will look and feel fantastic and be more relaxed during your session.
    If you never wear make-up, then al-la natural is perfect also…  we want you to be yourself!
    Clothing suggestions:
    Wear clothes you feel great in! It is that easy. If you love to dress up we can do a fabulously “fancy” portrait for you, if you are casual, trendy, classic or eclectic, we can do something PAWsome to suit your style. Choose colours that don’t blend with your pets colouring, for eg. try to avoid all black if your dog is black. If there is more than one person being photographed with your pet/s, choose clothing for everyone that co-ordinates well and looks great together, avoiding a mix-match of patterns and colours is advisable. “Keep it simple” is a great motto to go by. As we are often in Parks and feet will be in the shot, consider shoe choice and sock colours, footwear you can easily walk in, that you like the look of and will be happy with in your photos.

    Personalising the shoot – What do you need to bring?

    Definitely yourselves and your pet!

    We understand that every pet is different, they all have unique personality traits.
    Take the time to think about what make your pet unique, and how can we incorporate this into the shoot to make it extra special.
    Some people bring special outfits, others special toys that show off unique skills or tricks their pets have mastered.
    Does your dog fetch you the Newspaper or a beer from the fridge?
    Able to retrieve special items on request?
    Is their a certain household item your pet likes to sleep/squeeze itself into?  
    Clothing Basket, undersized cardboard boxes.
    Does your pet love water, frisbees, a soccer super star?  
    Or do they love being carried around in your handbag?
    This list could go on and on.
    So any props/outfits that may add to the pet’s photo shoot, please bring those along, we are open to all ideas and happy to discuss and design something extraordinary for you!
    We do ask if your pet has a favourite toy, or likes special treats to bring these along.

    If small children are also involved in this shoot we ask that you bring a small healthy snack and a drink for them just in case.We find that if a child is hungry or thirsty, they are not at their best.

    If out on location please arrive ready to be photographed. If we are photographing at the studio, we do have facilities for you and your family to get changed if need be.

    Please note Pet’s Photo sessions usually take between 45 mins – 1.5  hours.  We find for pets and younger children (under 6), short and sweet is best, ideally under 1 hour.

    We make this shoot as fun and as memorable as possible so there will be laughter and silliness!

    What would you love to have out of this shoot? It’s important to take the time to consider what would you love to get out of your pet’s photo shoot.  It more than just a chance to give something back to charity it’s the perfect opportunity to create something that you will treasure for ever. It may be an Album, a collection of professional prints, a large wall portrait to hang in your home?


    If you love the idea of a special pet’s photo for your wall, think where in your home you are likely to place it,  what colour tones suits your home decor best?


    Do you find yourself attracted to the more clean, classic images, those a bit more contemporary in style or prefer a rustic outdoors backdrop?

    Or are you known more for your eccentric tastes and want to go with a fully themed shoot filled of lots of quirky props. Whatever you would like, please discuss your these with us, we are here to help and provide you with something to treasure

    Indoor Studio examples

    Soccer star! PAWtraits Pet Photography, Melbourne

    Soccer Super Star, he could bend it better than Beckham!!

    Rottweiler - PAWtraits, Pet photography Melbourne

    Adding a touch of colour can make your images really pop!

    Chihuahua - PAWtraits Pet Photography Melbourne

    Blues and reds are always a wonderful contrast in colour! We loved this woman’s heels and had to feature them!

    Guinea Pigs - PAWtraits, Pet Photography Melbourne

    These two are so adorable and they were so perfectly behaved when they visited our studio!

    Beach Dogs - PAWtraits - Pet Photography Melbourne

    Are your pets full of energy? The beach or a large park may suit them best. Let us catch them doing what they love! In this case running full speed at us!


    Outdoor studio PAWtraits - Melbourne

    We have had so much fun creating the first Three Pet Books and have multiple requests for the next edition, so we couldn’t not. With lots of NEW ideas we can’t wait to get started, we are just waiting to meet you and your furry, feathered or scaly family members so get in contact today!
    Can’t wait to create something PAWsome for each and everyone of you!


    Pet's photo shoot


    Want to see more of our work?  https://pawtraitsofpets.com.au/portfolio/

    Ready to book your Pet’s photo shoot?  https://pawtraitsofpets.com.au/contact/

  • Want Photos & Digital files?

    Digital files & Photo Prints

    It’s no secret that we are the most photographed generation. In today’s day and age with current technology, photographs are becoming so disposable, within an instant we have clicked a button on our phone and sent a Snapchat, or taken 15 variations of the same image just to ensure we have got “The Shot” and upload it straight to Facebook.  Done and Dusted right? Why would you need more than ‘JUST the Digital files’? 


    pixel stock image


    Due to this instant upload. We are no longer taking the time to appreciate what we are capturing, or thinking about the images we are taking because we have no limits anymore, we can delete and retake as many times as we like. With the continuous clicking comes the death of printing and the reality that we could be left with no photographs to pass on in years to come.


    One of the most common questions we get asked is how much for “just” the digital files?

    This is an important question as we all want the files just for the peace of mind of having them, the what if? factor.


    digital files


    We understand this, we all have this fear of missing out! 

    We believe deeply that there is a place for digital files in today’s society.  We also understand the importance of taking the time to have quality photos taken and printed, be that as prints, on canvas, wood or our luxury Acrylic wall art. So we provide you with both!  With every PAWtraits product purchased, we include a High-resolution Digital file for you to keep and some of our packages include all digital files.


    Consider this:


    When you walk into a restaurant do you ask for the ingredients in a bag at the counter (no instructions) and then have to go home and figure it out yourself?



    NO WAY! You go to the restaurant for not just the base ingredients but the whole experience, the chef’s skills and expertise, the service provided, the experience of it all being done for you especially of course not having to worry about the dishes afterward. You understand you can’t create the same dish as a highly skilled chef and it’s not just the dish you are paying for when you choose to dine out.


    restaurant dinning


    So when visiting a professional photographer why is it that many think that the base ingredients (digital files) is all that you need.  The files are just one of the ingredients that make up your finished portraits. You  choose to hire a photographer for their skills and expertise. Expertise in posing, specialised retouching, colour management as well as providing high quality products and a memorable experience.


    PAWtraits Photographic Products


    Amazing Portraits take time and skill – it is more than just a push of a button. 


    Digital file vs Final Portrait


    Digital files aren’t just a cheap option, as without the professional photographers expertise that file would not have been created. Then without their advanced knowledge, a RAW file will not become the amazing piece of artwork you desire. 


    Digital file vs Final Portrait


    As professionals photographers, we understand that life is busy and that is why we believe in our services so much.  Having your family including your pets professionally photographed not only gives you beautiful photographs that you will have forever but it also takes the stress off you having to go and get these images printed yourself.


    There are many reasons why we don’t get around to printing images,

    but do these reasons serve you long term?  


    We all dread the thought of losing a phone with so many treasured memories on it, or a hard drive failing so why are we not printing these images and displaying them in our homes?


    Do you find yourself time poor? Just never get around to it?


    Something else is always more urgent so you put it off time and time again. 


    Is it because next time you might get a better photo? Is there always someone not looking at the camera, when you try to wrangle the family for a photo?


    You understand there is a difference in quality from print labs, buy you’rer unsure where to get quality prints from? 


    Leave it to us! You will be thankful you you did!


    PAWtraits Digital vs Print


    A quality finished photo of loved ones, be that your pet or family is creating your legacy, a portrait to look at for years to come. The emotion and memories that resurface connect you time and time again with those within the imagery (even after they are gone). We believe photos filled with love and laughter are what make a house really feel like a home.


    Invest in quality today, you will thank yourself in the future. 


    Call us on 9482 2006

    to book your photo shoot today!

    or complete the form on the link attached and we will contact you shortly. 

    PAWtraits Pet Photography

    “Don’t keep putting it off, tomorrow is not promised to anyone”


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  • Where to catch Action shots of Dogs

    Wondering where to catch Action shots of dogs in Melbourne?

    At PAWtrait’s we know of some great spots to get amazing Action shots of dogs, we have some a few favourites parks we use regularly.

    So if you adore your pooch to bits? Love the energy of your dog, but struggle to get a great action shot yourself?

    Want to be in some of the images interacting with your dog in a natural fun way?

    This is exactly why Donna decided to book her photo shoot with us at PAWtrait’s Photography and it was such a blast!

    Ned was one of our very memorable PAWTraits Book 3 shoots! Ned is a Spoodle, (Spaniel cross Poodle) he is 3 years old and he is a very well trained dog. Donna spends a lot of time with Ned perfecting his skills and obedience and is super proud of him. The love they have for each other is obvious to anyone. Ned arrived straight from the groomer (and an hours drive away) looking all spruced up, fluffy and very handsome.

    Action shots of Dogs

    Action shots of Dogs

    About the session from Donna – Ned’s Owner

    “I had been thinking about having a photo shoot done with Ned for some time. When I looked into it I found multiple photographers that did photo shoots with dogs but I found it near impossible to get a real concept of what a photo shoot would cost and what I would be expected to pay for any selected photographs.
    An advertisement for PAWtraits with the fixed price photo shoot for the book appeared in my Facebook newsfeed. I thought this was an ideal way for me to have a photo shoot done with the added bonus of the book and at the same time look at what I would be expecting to pay for any selected photographs.
    Having this photo shoot done with Ned is one of the best things I have done. I adore Ned and I wanted to have high quality photos of him now while he is still a young dog and in his prime. I wanted photos that depicted the true him…running and jumping and being energetic and excited and at the same time I wanted photos that captured the connection between us and photos that showed off just how beautiful he is and highlighted his gorgeous eyes. I got all of that and more. When I first viewed the photographs I sobbed through the whole viewing because seeing how the photos told his story and displayed my gorgeous boy so beautifully just filled me with emotion. I couldn’t have imagined how beautiful the selected pieces I purchased would look in my home. I not only got beautiful photos of Ned but I also got lovely artwork for my walls.
    I would confidently recommend PAWtraits to any dedicated dog owner who would love to have beautiful, quality photographs of their beloved dog/s that truly capture their personality and their beauty. The photographs that were taken were just sensational in terms of quality and variety. Julie and Tracy are fantastic to work with and so helpful in terms of photo and product selections. The products I selected look amazing in my home and I could not be happier.”
    Donna Parkinson

    Best Dog Photography - Melbourne

    Best Dog Photography - Melbourne

    We had caught lots of action photos of Ned showing off his attentive, obedient, sweet and devoted nature with Donna, performing his jumps, runs, fetches, returning to her and sitting patiently for his rewards.

    We moved to a new spot in the park and had just taken this stunning portrait of Donna and Ned on the log, which is proudly hanging as a magnificent framed art piece in her home, when he decided the duck pond nearby looked extremely inviting and deciding he’d worked up a thirst, and needed cooling down, so without a moments hesitation took off and dived right in!

    The joy (the uh-oh what have I done expression) the splashing and shaking, the running back in and coming out dripping in green slime and Donna’s mortified face was priceless!  Ned loved it and went back for more and between fits of giggles we kept shooting. Poor Donna, she kept apologising that Ned had ruined our photos! Quite to the contrary…this was priceless, we loved it!

    Action shots of Dogs

    Eventually, with a little treat persuasion, we moved the shaggy slimed pup to a cleaner water hole where he enjoyed himself even more and cleaned up for his travels home!

    Imagine the stink for an hour or so of slimy duck pond dog!

    Our favourite pic?………bedraggled Ned! Taken in the car park as we were saying our goodbyes with the biggest smiles on our faces 🤣

    Moral to the story: Capture the Action…All of it, it tells the personality of the Dog. You can’t keep a water loving dog dry!

    Wet Dog Photos


    How awesome is this! Sent through from Ned’s “fur mumma” Donna after collecting her book. Great photos Donna!

    PAWtraits Pet Book

    I wanted to say a big thank you and well done on the book. It is amazing and Peter commented on the great quality of it just as I did when I saw it.

    It is on the coffee table and I am looking forward to others seeing it and getting a surprise when they get to “Ned’s” pages.



    Keen to get involved with the next PAWtraits of Pets Coffee table Book, Contact us today!

    Want to see other blogs like this? – Action blog – Australian Shepards

    Want to see more photography by PAWtraits – Check out our GALLERY

    Did you know that our parent company – Lifeworks Photography has been around for over 25 years Check out our Portrait Photography here!


    Wondering what to do this Sunday?

    If you already have plans you CANCEL them and come to this!

    PAWS and PINTS Market Day – Sunday 20th May 2018 from 12 noon to 5pm.


    If you want photos of your dog you have to attend!

    Here at PAWtrait’s of Pets and their People, we love to give back when we can and have fun well doing it!

    We have organised a Studio Set Up, that is going to be epic!!!!

    The deals and giveaways will knock your socks off!!




    Join us with your dog on Sunday 20 May for a day of beer, entertainment, competitions, raffles & pet information from 12pm.

    This free, fun filled day features interactive demonstrations, Q&A sessions, informative presentations, market stalls offering the latest pet products, health tips and more.


    Don’t miss on:
    – The ‘Flea Market’ that will commandeer our car park, with a wide selection of local vendors, such as Laila and Me Moo+Twig@watsonsnaturalanimalremedNatureDog Raw Dog Food Cider and BasilPinstaPals and more, supplying your doggy with everything they could possibly want, no, NEED, so why not spoil them?
    – Moon Dog Craft Brewery tap takeover with ‘Old Mate Pale Ale’, ‘Mack Daddy Dark Ale’ and ‘Love Tap Lager’ plus tinnies of ‘Beer Can’ too and a huge Yappy Hour from 12pm-3pm
    – Don’t worry, your furry friend won’t miss out on their opportunity to have a crack at some non-alcoholic ‘Pooch Pints’! The Canine Wellness Kitchen are bringing their entire range from Freddie’s Froth to Bailey’s Bone Broth along with all their Canine Munchies
    – Live music from 12pm-6pm with local band James Moloney & the Mad Dog Harrisons headlining the event
    – Children’s face painting, crafts, activities & doggie bag’s
    – Gourmet Hot Dog BBQ
    – Demonstrations and services from Pawsitive Animal Therapies & DOT DOGS Dog Owner Training
    – Get your pet family photos taken as PAWtraits, Pets and People Photography – Melbourne. sets up a studio in the Stolberg room.

    The Lost Dogs’ Home will be receiving proceeds from the raffle that will be held during the day.

    So come on down for a fun filled day for the whole family, including your pooch!


    PAWtraits Studio

    Where is the The Stolberg?

    Address is:  197 Plenty Road, Preston, Victoria, 3072.

    We can’t wait to see you there!!

    Julie and Tracy


    So much to do and see!! #pawsandpints#goodbeerweek #thestolberg — with PAWtraits, Pets and People Photography – Melbourne.James Moloney & the Mad Dog HarrisonsTeam Vom,Moo+TwigWatsons Natural Animal RemedyDOT DOGS Dog Owner TrainingNatureDog Raw Dog FoodLaila and MePawsitive Animal Therapies  and Moon Dog Craft Brewery.


  • Mother’s Day Celebrations – For all MAY 2018!

    For the Month of May – Mother’s Day Session Deal

    Mothers Day Deal


    Are you are proud Pet Mum? 

    Celebrate this Mother’s Day with a Pet Portrait!!

    For the Month of May, we are celebrating all the Fur Mama’s out there. 

    Not everyone understands the depth of our connection we have with our fur kids.   Here at PAWtrait’s we do, and we believe these relationships are something to be celebrated.

    We have organised a Session Deal just for you! 

    Your PET will STAR in our Fourth Pet Book!

    An experience filled with fun, laughter, and feeling extra special.  This photography session deal is for all ladies out there that love and cherish their pets.

    Worried about your fur kids not sitting still?

    Don’t, we have been called the dog whispers many times, leave that to us!

    Our boutique outdoor studio is fully fenced and secure, and we have many tricks up our sleeves. 

    Worried being in front of a camera?

    Stop worrying, You are beautiful! We will help you, every step of the way. Be that with positioning, instructions or just being silly to make you relaxed and laugh,  so your beauty will always shines though!

    Can I include my non fur children too? 

    Yes, if that is what you would love, of course you can.



    Mother's Day Pet Month


    Mother's DAY 2018

    Call 9482 2006, or fill out this contact form and we will get in touch.

    Fill out my online form.
  • Pet photography book 2018

    Pet photography book release -v3

    PAWtraits of pets book release

    Guess what has just arrived!!

    PAWtraits Book Volume 3

    We are so excited to let you know that the PAWtraits Pet photography book 2017/2018 has arrived from the printers!!  We absolutely love and and know you will too!


    We just can’t wait to share it with you all.  If you ordered a copy it is time to collect it!!


    When you placed your order for the Book.  You may have opted to get your book delivered or to collect from the PAWtrait’s of Pet studios.  So please call us to make a time to collect or if you opted for delivery,  we will be sending it with a signature required on delivery, so would love to reconfirm you will be at the postal address over the next few days, so that you receive it straight away.  This can be done by replying to the text we have sent you or email us today.

    Call now: 9482 2006 

    Have you taken a look lately to see if your Pet is starring in our PAWtrait’s Gallery!

    Did you miss out on preorders?

    We have only 5 extra copies, so you will have to call us straight away if you would like a copy!

    Check out our latest deal – Fur Mama’s Photo package!

    Mothers Day Package

  • Best Dog/Pet photographers in Melbourne 2018

    Creating magical moments with Melbourne’s Best Dog/Pet Photographers!

    This lovely family travelled quite a distance for their PAWtraits session with their Furry babies and oh we had so much fun.

    Before this session, we were warned that their furry kids never sit still, so “good luck, there is no way they will sit or listen to commands”.  Maybe it was the magical dust, we sprinkle before the photo session but this family were a gem to photograph in our unique Outdoor Studio in Northcote, Melbourne.

    With a range of ages and training levels, Toby, Maltese Terrier (13 years), Bella, Maltese x shitzu (5 years), Ellie, Maltese x shitzu (3 years) and Gypsie, mini foxy (14 weeks).  loved being photographed and were very responsive. Owners – Leann and Clayton did great too! The unconditional love people have for their pets is just such a pleasure to photograph, we also love a challenge!

    They are our life, our babies. They have such big personalities.  Leann and Clayton.

    Melbourne Dog Photographers Multiple dogs

    Honest truth to how we get the results we do!

    Maybe the magical dust played apart, but the honest truth to how we get the results we do is because for a majority of our photos sessions, we have two professional photographers participating. One to photograph, concentrate on framing and capturing the decisive moments that make an incredible image, the other to help you to look your best and achieve the best expressions from your family/pets. This is a rarity, as most photographers work alone.

    Over the years, we have heard many times, your photos just have that something extra, they look “alive”, “we can feel the love”, it is our firm belief it is due to this combination of skills, experience and talents.  By doing this, we capture the best memories for your family.


    Unique Outdoor Studio (Northcote, Melbourne)

    Our Outdoor Studio in Northcote, Melbourne is one of our most requested locations for our PAWtraits Session. It’s been custom built with photography in mind. Multiple rustic backdrops at every turn, there is always something for everyone, no matter the time of day.

    Our Outdoor Studio is safe for your furry kids to be free to roam as it is fully fenced and secure. Due to this we find that most dogs are happier off lead and still responsive to our crazy noises and treat distribution ways.  We used multiple backdrops and props available in our Outdoor Studio during this session (this blog includes just a few).

    We even got the fur kids enjoying a bubble bath together!!


    Best dog photographers Melbourne - multiple dogs session


    If you have been thinking of getting your pets and family photographed, Now is a great time!  

    Don’t stress that they are not perfectly trained, let us sprinkle our magical dust and see what we can create.


    Mother’s Day is just weeks away and what better way to celebrate.  Surprise her with a PAWtraits session – Gift vouchers available today!

    Our Gift Vouchers can be purchased online (at our parent company) or we would love to chat to you about an up and coming session.

    Call  9482 2006.

    Julie & Tracy xx

  • 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.

    Real Connections PAWtraits

    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


  • Christmas is a PAWsome time of year!

    It is that time of year again….. 

    Christmas Holiday time!!

    2017 has flown by, the last we remember it was only September! 

    Where the last few month went…who knows!…. and now we are just a few days off Christmas.

    In the spirit of Christmas, we wish to share some Christmas photos and a special Voucher Deal for you all.
    Yes that means you can still get a PAWtraits/Lifeworks Photography Gift Voucher for your loved ones (including yourselves).
    Our 25% off gift vouchers, means you can give more and spend less on the gift of photography this year!
    We have included the link at bottom of this blog that will take you to our parent company’s online voucher store.
    But first, it’s time to check out some of the antics we have got up to over the last month with our PAWtraits and Lifeworks Family.
    Children and Dog photographers
     We have met and photographed many new families in 2017 plus the beautiful families we have known for many years and kids we have watched grow from tiny babies, some now almost adults themselves.
    Dogs at Christmas
    We had great fun photographing many gorgeous pets and their families for our 3rd  PAWtraits Book which we are excited to announce, is now closed and will go into production in the New Year.
    Please keep your eyes out for email notification from us in late Feb/March to order your copy!
    Dogs Christmas Photography
    We loved seeing every one of you and creating memories you will cherish and thank you with overwhelming gratitude!
    Thank you for supporting New Beginnings Animal Rescue in the wonderful work they do rescuing and rehoming pets, all of the session fees paid add up to a lovely donation of approx $4,000 to help them continue on with their caring work.
    Happy Holidays
    Christmas Animal Photography
    As many of you know, Brooke left in April to take up a new position at Giant Jnr and Tracy was welcomed back after a year and a half back home in New Zealand.
    She hasn’t let her touch as the expert dog whisperer and child entertainer….so many laughs we have enjoyed ! Not to mention the awesome work she does retouching and finishing your portraits to our top notch quality standards!
    We hope you enjoy the Festive Season with your loved ones, friends and pets and look forward to what 2018 will bring.
    See you next year, we are back in the studio from 23rd of January 2018!!
    Julie & Tracy xox
    As promised, click the picture below to get our Christmas and New Year special deal on Gift vouchers today!
    For those last minute shopping deals, for a short time only, we’re offering 25% off a range of fixed price gift certificates.
    For example, you’ll pay just $300 for a $400 gift certificate that includes session and prints.
    Check out our range of certificates and purchase online whilst stocks last!