Hi, I’m sarah
A Photographer in
perth, western Australia
I’m currently owned by one and a half dachshunds, Smudge and Sausage.
I am a pet and animal photographer who is unapologetic about my love of dogs, and have come around to being fond of cats despite being allergic.
I enjoy their varied personalities and love to reveal their unique characters through pet portraiture.
Having loved and lost dogs all my life I am keenly aware of the great joy and grief that people experience in their relationships with pets.
I consider my work to be developed in collaboration with my canine or feline subjects and their families. That does not mean your pet needs to be on their best behaviour – they just need to be themselves.
I’ve worked extensively in supporting animal rescue groups through a group called ShutterPaws, so I’m familiar with working with dogs and cats that have behavioural quirks.
I am more likely to remember your dog or cat’s name than yours, and more likely to pick them out of a line-up.
I’m a book lover, puzzle solver, sci-fi fan and more of a listener than a talker.
Publications and awards
The uncommon cold: a dog’s perspective
A photographic exploration of the craziness that came with COVID19. A cute, funny version of events through the eyes of two dachshunds in Perth, Western Australia. The world is going to the dogs. Sit, Stay, Wash your paws.
Qualifications and Accreditations
- AIPP Accredited Professional Photographer
- Diploma of Photography and Photoimaging
- Bachelor of Arts – English and Comparative Literature
- Graduate Dip Sci – Computer Studies
- PRINCE2 Practitioner
- Agile Project manager
- Agile BA
- The Uncommon Cold: A dog’s perspective
- 2021 Retriever Rescue Calendar – contributing photographer
- 2019 Free the Hounds Calendar – contributing photographer)
- 2016 Dolphin Watch Fin Book – Cover image
- Dachshund Rescue Australia 2015 Calendar – contributing photographer
- Long Dogs WA 2015 Calendar – contributing photographer
- Long Dogs WA 2014 Calendar – contributing photographer
- Best Book: North Metro TAFE 2020
- Australian Professional Photography Awards 2019: 2 x Silver Award
- WAEPPA 2019: 3 x Silver Award
- Australian Professional Photography Awards2018: Silver with Distinction
- WAEPPA 2018: 2 x Silver Award
- Highly Commended-Student Category – Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographers 2018 – Capture
- River Guardians People’s Choice Award winner 2015
- Dolphin Watch – Photographer of the year 2015
- 2020 – City of Bayswater Arts Awards
- 2019 – Threatened Species day – Yagan Square
- 2015 – River Guardians