Natalie & Simon - Zuri
When I was young, I had professional shots taken of my family dog which was a perfect way to keep her memory alive once she had passed. We booked Erin to do a photo shoot as my husband and I wanted to do the same with Zuri, our 18 month old Cavalier/Maltese cross. Zuri is a crazy little pup, and we really needed to find somebody that was going to truly capture her personality. Before the shoot, Erin asked us lots of questions to give her a better idea of Zuri’s personality, likes and dislikes and temperament.
During the photo shoot, Erin was so patient, if Zuri lost interest, Erin would leave her be and wait until she was ready. Erin was happy to work with Zuri rather than trying to force her to do posed and perfect shots. When we sat down to view the photo’s with Erin, we were in shock. Each and every photo perfectly captured Zuri’s unique personality, not just one or two! By looking at the photo’s, you can see that Zuri is happy and relaxed, and I completely credit Erin for that, she went out of her way to make sure Zuri was comfortable the whole time.
When we went into the photo viewing session we just couldn’t choose, they were all so fantastic! Erin is an amazing photographer, with the patience of a saint! The entire experience from pre-consultation to picking up the photos was easy and Erin was nothing but professional during the entire process. Best of all, we now have beautiful shots of our gorgeous pup forever, that to me is priceless.
Lauren & Bindii
“Working with Erin was an absolute pleasure. She conducted herself in a very friendly and professional manner. Her incredible gift for photography is emulated in the photographs she takes. I was so overwhelmed by how beautifully she captured my pet Labrador, that I had the hardest time choosing which shots I’d like for the final product. I am very blessed to have Erin’s stunning work grace my walls! The end product is amazing and brings a heart warming smile to my face with every glance.
Since Lauren’s photo session, Bindii had to be put down on Boxing day 2011. Bindii lived to be 17 and when we had this session Bindii could no longer walk due to arthritis. Lauren and Bindii had a very special bond and Lauren did all she could to care for Bindii and make her life happy as she lost a lot of her functions in old age.
“I do feel an overwhelming comfort knowing that her beautiful portraits watch over me whilst I sleep - I have you to thank for that. Your work provides a gorgeous reminder of Bindii to me and the rest of the family too.”
Her sister Trish said: “The photos that were taken during the photo shoot, hang above Lauren’s bed and she is so grateful that not only she had that session, but that you were able to capture the friendship between them through photos. The photos are a constant reminder of the special bond that Bindii and Lauren shared and we won’t ever stop looking at them.”
Marian, Mr Darcy and Tessa
“Mr Darcy’s (a naughty, but adorable King Charles Cavalier Spaniel) first photography session with Erin was in January 2011. He was suitably groomed and ready to put his best paw forward for his first-ever shoot at the Treasury Gardens. For over an hour, Erin worked skillfully and patiently with my energetic one-year old. Erin took action shots, portrait shots with the flora of the Treasury Gardens forming the background and some fun photos.
When I received the photos I was very impressed. Erin had captured Mr Darcy’s fun-loving and cheeky personality. I immediately arranged another photographic session, this time with Mr Darcy and his much older “playmate”, Tessa (a gentle thirteen year old KCCS). I was especially pleased with photos Erin took of Tessa. Once again, Erin was able to capture with her camera the distinctive personalities and qualities of each woofer. She worked tirelessly with the exuberant Mr Darcy and thoughtfully with the less agile, but still beautiful, Tessa.
I was so excited with the final results that I had Erin compile three photo books, essentially coffee table books. Erin is very professional and highly skilled. The quality of her photography is impressive. I am looking forward to more photography sessions with Erin in the near future.”
Susan McDonald on behalf of Pets Haven Animal Shelter - www.petshaven.com.au
“I just wanted to write a testimonial on behalf of Pets Haven animal shelter for Erin King. Erin has been very generous and has donated a lot of her time and amazing skills to help out at Pets Haven. In 2011 Erin had taken most of the shots for our calendar which in turn has made the calendar look much more professional - cleaner and sharper. We couldn’t be more happy with the results. Its not easy at times taking photos of animals but Erin is professional and persists to get the right shot. Erin is punctual, eager and passionate about her photography. We would like to say a very big thank you to Erin for her help and generous heart in giving up her time and skills to help the animals. We highly recommend Erin for any occasion that you may need a photographer as she really loves what she does and it shows in her pictures.”
Pictured here is Yvonne and dog Princess who was rescued by Pets Haven. Princess was found in a Victorian puppy farm pregnant and in a horrific state. Thanks to Pets Haven, she now lives a much happier life having been re-homed with Yvonne and her family of 4 poodles.