WORD OF MOUTH: Shootyapooch 


Summary

WHEN Jenny Parker met a professional animal photographer in a Gold Coast pet shop three years ago, the Newcastle woman had a life-changing moment.
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Three days later, she registered the business name, Shoot-Ya-Pooch, and joined the growing number of Australian ‘‘petrepreneurs’’.

Her love for animals and her keen interest in photography was the perfect combination to cash in on Australia’s multimillion-dollar pet industry.

She set up a pet photography studio in Wallsend that has been running successfully for the past three years.

Parker said her passion for photography developed while travelling around Australia with her husband in 2009 and 2010. Initially she was taking photos purely to document their travels. Later, she attended photography classes to further develop her skills and found herself being constantly drawn to taking photos of pets for assignments.

“Unlike the other students in my classes, I did not have my own children to practise on.’’

She attributes a good photo shoot to “being able to read the animal’s behaviour, a lot of patience and a few tricks’’ she has learnt over time.

Parker doesn’t just restrict herself to ‘‘pupography’’ either. She has photographed plenty of cats and the occasional bird.

“I’ve also photographed a blue-tongue lizard and a baby python snake and would love the opportunity to photograph Australian wildlife,” she

says.

As the Hunter Animal Rescue’s volunteer photographer, she has photographed almost 300 rescued animals in an attempt to find them a new home.

She is available for shoots seven days a week at her Wallsend studio.

She also works from a studio in Balmain one weekend a month.

The photo shoot takes around an hour and customers receive 10 photographs.

Costs start at $175 for up to two pets, with additional pets costing $25 each.

For more information visit shootyapooch南京夜网

Jenny Parker


WHEN Jenny Parker met a professional animal photographer in a Gold Coast pet shop three years ago, the Newcastle woman had a life-changing moment.
Nanjing Night Net

Three days later, she registered the business name, Shoot-Ya-Pooch, and joined the growing number of Australian ‘‘petrepreneurs’’.

Her love for animals and her keen interest in photography was the perfect combination to cash in on Australia’s multimillion-dollar pet industry.

She set up a pet photography studio in Wallsend that has been running successfully for the past three years.

Parker said her passion for photography developed while travelling around Australia with her husband in 2009 and 2010. Initially she was taking photos purely to document their travels. Later, she attended photography classes to further develop her skills and found herself being constantly drawn to taking photos of pets for assignments.

“Unlike the other students in my classes, I did not have my own children to practise on.’’

She attributes a good photo shoot to “being able to read the animal’s behaviour, a lot of patience and a few tricks’’ she has learnt over time.

Parker doesn’t just restrict herself to ‘‘pupography’’ either. She has photographed plenty of cats and the occasional bird.

“I’ve also photographed a blue-tongue lizard and a baby python snake and would love the opportunity to photograph Australian wildlife,” she

says.

As the Hunter Animal Rescue’s volunteer photographer, she has photographed almost 300 rescued animals in an attempt to find them a new home.

She is available for shoots seven days a week at her Wallsend studio.

She also works from a studio in Balmain one weekend a month.

The photo shoot takes around an hour and customers receive 10 photographs.

Costs start at $175 for up to two pets, with additional pets costing $25 each.

For more information visit shootyapooch南京夜网

Jenny Parker