Belinda got the idea for the Classically Classy Christmas theme while wandering around Spotlight (a craft and fabrics store in Australia) one weekend. She was looking for something that says Christmas but avoids the traditional red/green color pallet.

From there it was face-first into the glitter section. Countless hours (and hot glue burns) later I had finished making a variety of different headdresses and collars for our furry friends to wear.

We spent 6 days photographing 112 dogs in 3 different locations: our studio (Frog Dog Studios, Yarraville), a local doggie daycare (Urban Paws, Yarraville)and a local charity (Pets of the Homeless, Cheltenham)

For the 2 days at Pets of the Homeless, we donated the session fees to the charity. We were able to raise $1900 which was then tripled as part of their “Never tear them apart” giving day!

Each photography session only lasted 10-15min. The expressions were captured through a combination of treats and noises. Using treats to get the animal’s interest and guide the gaze towards the camera then a sudden silly noise elicits the reactions we’ve captured here.

Happy Holidays!

Jazz

Jazz

Sadie

Sadie

Benji

Benji

Marley

Marley

Walter

Walter

Arnold

Arnold

Dascha

Dascha

Gus & Stevie

Gus & Stevie

Astro

Astro

Bently

Bently

Dotti & Sonny

Dotti & Sonny

Casper

Casper

Bella

Bella

Hannah & Gnocci

Hannah & Gnocci

Benjamin

Benjamin

Venus

Venus

Macy

Macy

Olive

Olive

Molly

Molly

Smooshie

Smooshie

Willow & Scooby

Willow & Scooby

Archie

Archie

Clancy

Clancy

Darcy

Darcy

Clarry

Clarry

Memphis

Memphis

Arthur

Arthur