Melbourne Pet Photographer

What happens when you ask me to babysit your dog?

Pets have more love and compassion in them than most humans
— Robert Wagner
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Meet Jordan, a 4 year old Miniature Schnauzer

What happens when you’re a baby photographer, and you look after your friend’s dog? Meet Jordan, the 4 year old Miniature Schnauzer. Is she not the most placid puppy you’ve ever met?! Scroll down to see the video highlights showcasing this amazing pup.

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Fur Baby Photoshoot

Jordan’s human Mum is one of my best friends, so when she was lucky enough to get a work trip to Japan I had the honour of looking after her fur baby for 5 days! So as a baby photographer, of course the first thing that came to my mind was “I wonder if I can get Jordan to do a puppy photoshoot…”! Sure enough, before I was even finished getting setup, this amazing pooch jumped up on my posing beanbag all on her own and started gazing out the window while solving world peace! I quickly scrambled to grab my camera and find a bright coloured wrap to start styling her session!

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I had to move fast

There was no knowing how long Jordie was going to sit still for me, but once I had wrapped her up in the beautiful red swaddle, she seemed to relax a little more and just give in! So not much different to my usual newborn shoots, although those types of babies are generally fast asleep.

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I really need to get my own dog

I had my own puppy for 12 years, “Chopper” the Boxer who sadly passed away a few years ago, and I haven’t been able to bring myself to ‘replace’ him as yet. But after minding Jordan, my heart is crying out for a new furry companion. I’ve never had any other type of dog apart form my beloved Boxers, but now I’m being drawn to Miniature Schnauzers because of their calm and obedient nature. There’s no way a 4 year old Boxer would suit still for event 10 seconds! What other breeds would you recommend so that I can train my dog to do a new photoshoot every day (haha)? I have a townhouse with only a courtyard and balcony, so it probably needs to be a small dog - although I live next door to the amazing Edinburgh Gardens which is perfect for walks and toilet breaks.

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Make a booking!

Do you have a puppy that would love a ‘newborn’ shoot like this? I do of course do ‘normal’ pet photoshoots in the beautiful leafy gardens around Melbourne, where you will get some stunning images of your fur baby that I know you will cherish forever. However if you want something unique and amazing like Jordan, then my studio is based in Fitzroy and filled with loads of props that we can incorporate in your session (nothing is too crazy for me!) from backdrops, to vintage bowls, baby bonnets and wraps in all the colours of the rainbow. Send your dog my way! I’d love to hear from you, so please call any time on +61418 526 248 or photography@sarah-joy.com

When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you
— Eckhart Tolle
Photography by Sarah Joy

Photography by Sarah Joy