And this is me and my babies

Adelaide Pet Photos by Janet Coelho
Adelaide Pet Photos by Janet Coelho

And this is me and my fur babies Oscar and Molly! I cannot begin to describe the joy that these two furry bundles bring me every day and I am so thankful that our paths crossed. They are both rescue dogs, Oscar is around 11 years old and Molly is around 4, they are of no particular breed but looking at them they must have had similar parents, it’s just a coincidence that they look alike, they are in no way related or have any kind of breeding!

I love them to the moon and back, and because I work from home and enjoy running and walking we get to spend lots of time together, and we all love it.

Oh and I can’t begin to tell you hard it was to get a photo of myself with them!!

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Jack Russell

Adelaide Baby Photos by Janet Coelho
Adelaide Baby Photos by Janet Coelho

Milo is a Jack Russell and he lives up to the reputation that they have of being super active. Even at the age of 10 years old he still happily goes on a 9km run and comes home wanting more! A real sweetie, he’s quite partial to tummy rubs and a good ear scratch too!

Dalmatians

I’m not sure why but I’ve only photographed a handful of dalmatian dogs, strange because I see a lot of them around. Anyway, this particular beauty made up for all of them. Her owner contacted me saying that she wanted to have some photos taken with her best friend, her dog … well I SO get that! Needless to say we had a wonderful photo shoot, myself and the owner talking non stop about how fabulous our dogs are, and in the meantime this beautiful liver spotted dalmatian strutted her stuff and posed beautifully!

Adelaide Pet Photos by Janet Coelho
Adelaide Pet Photos by Janet Coelho

Brothers

Adelaide Baby Photos
Adelaide Baby Photos by Janet Coelho

4 year old Bailey was such a great little boy, after a couple of weeks of clients with the ‘terrible twos’ it was such a pleasure to have a little boy who listened, didn’t have tantrums and understood that his newborn brother had to be treated with care!

Lovely photo shoot with a newborn who was wide awake but as calm as could be, and a big brother who worked with me beautifully to get some photos that their parents will treasure forever.

Footy Baby!

Adelaide Baby Photos by Janet Coelho
Adelaide Baby Photos by Janet Coelho

No prizes for guessing that this baby has a father that loves Australian Footy!

I have a huge printed version of this hanging in my studio, and as soon as my new clients see it dad gets back in the car and goes home to collect his own footy ball to replicate this photo! I’m also surprised how many dads carry a footy ball around in their car anyway, and can just go and get it out of the car! I would keep one myself but I have learned that the make, and wording on the footy is very important according to what team you support, the things you learn doing newborn baby photography!

Bosco the boxer dog

I have to admit that I have a bit of a weakness for dogs with wrinkles! Boxers, pugs, bull mastiffs and Shar Pei’s … anytime I hear that’s the type of dog that a client is bringing I can’t wait to meet them and see those oh-so-expressive faces.

Bosco was no exception, plus he loved squeaky toys, so one squeak and the eyebrows went up and all the forehead wrinkles deepened, love it!

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Chinese families

Adelaide Baby Photos
Adelaide Baby Photos

Although I’m not Chinese myself, I have photographed so many babies from families of Chinese descent that I now have quite an understanding of the culture and traditions that surround the birth of a new baby into the family, even when it is a young Chinese couple living in Australia.

As a result I now offer a Chinese Package to facilitate the desire to have newborn photos but the difficulties of how to do that with the 30 day confinement period. For Chinese families I do a pregnancy photo shoot at my studio around the 34 week mark, then when the new baby is born I do a newborn photo shoot at their home in the first 2 weeks, and then another studio photo shoot on the 100th day. I love doing it as I get to have quite a relationship with the parents, and invariably they come back at 8 months and at 1 year so I get to see the baby grow up too.