pets and people photography

Modern creative location pet photography in Echuca, Bendigo and Shepparton.

This is me behind a camera - Shirlz.  I'm studying to be a Holistic Counsellor and Psychotherapist as well as a Positive Reinforced Animal Trainer.  Dogs have this magic ability to pull people into the moment, experience the 'now' and generally have fun... I really love how they do that, and I want to be of service by deepening those unconditional bonds of love between humans and dogs.

"I could not recommend Shirlz highly enough, her work is amazing, she is so patient with the dogs and humans and will go above and beyond to get great shots."

Behind the scenes at a Whoa Nelly dog photo shoot on the Sunshine Coast
sausage dog with her puppies in a beautiful bag

Capturing beautiful forever memories of your animals

Dogs are cute, funky, brave, fashionable ... sometimes muddy, salty, wet and smelly.  At other times, they're pampered, groomed, have a belly full of treats and are hanging out at a Pets and People Portraits Session. They are loved, adored, admired and fun.  They bring smiles, giggles, cackles and jaw-drops into our worlds.

Dogs from all areas of the world are great listeners and often they "just know".  They are our treasured companions, little rascals, guard dogs, and fur babies  ...They are all humble givers of love and laughter!

"I absolutely adore these photos, they are perfect! I can’t stop looking at them! They capture my dogs’ personalities perfectly. Thank you again!”


“Shirlz has a natural affinity with animals and totally captured our dog’s personality in her photos. Thank you for giving us such a special memento!”


“Shirlz is an amazing photographer! I’ve ended up with some fantastic shots of my two little puppies which I’m going to get blown up and put on my wall.”


Get a taste of what a studio and location shoot is like with Luna the Golden Retriever.  Video Credits to Simon J Coulson

Recent Work

Smartpup, assistance dog

Assistance dogs are furry angels!

cat with the mane and heart of a lion

Seriously stylish fluffies at Campaspe Animal Shelter, Echuca

toddlers and their pet lamb in a farm landrover

Polly the pet lamb