Black labrador puppy in Guide Dog harness

Alex Cearns of Houndstooth Studio partners with Guide Dogs WA

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Alex Cearns with puppies

Alex Cearns has always enjoyed photoshoots with Guide Dog puppies-in-training in her North Perth studio – so much so, that she has come on board as our new Campaign Ambassador and Official Studio Photography Partner.

“With each Guide Dog costing more than $35,000 to train, it’s important for me to lend my voice and support to Guide Dogs WA’s fundraising campaigns and to raise awareness about the valuable work they do,” said Alex.

“I have worked with Guide Dogs WA on and off for the past few years and always loved not only the time I spent photographing the remarkable dogs, but the great way that Guide Dogs WA maximises the images, using them for a number of campaigns and promotions.”

In a typical day, Alex photographs between 5 and 10 animals. She skilfully interacts with the animals in her studio to bring out their loveable character traits, which she artfully captures. Each hour-long photoshoot can generate up to 500 photos.

Her reputation comes from the gentle approach taken to every animal, however big or small, as well as the high quality of her photography. She actively sponsors, fundraises and works on a pro-bono basis for multiple animal rescue organisations based in Perth.

She has won more than 50 awards and accolades for her work since 2008.

2016 is gearing up to be a fantastic year for Alex and her studio, filled with “amazing opportunities and wonderful animals”. She is planning more photo sessions with Guide Dogs WA throughout the year, and looks forward to spreading the word.

“I think it’s vital for me to spread the message that Guide Dogs are provided free of charge to people who are blind or vision impaired,” said Alex.

She is also collaborating with one of Australia’s best clothing designers for a yet to be announced project, and is planning some Australia and New Zealand promotions with a national pet retailer between photoshoots.

“I really value my role as a campaign ambassador for Guide Dogs WA and am looking forward to being a part of their continued success in giving back to the community,” explained Alex.

For a behind-the-scenes peek into the latest photoshoot with Alex and some of our Guide Dog puppies-in-training, enjoy the video below!

Find out more about our Business Partnerships and how you can get involved with Guide Dogs WA.

Video: Houndstooth Studio and Guide Dogs WA Photoshoot