If she’s not rescuing them, she’s photographing them!
AREC would like to introduce you to their new professional animal photographer Maree, Owner of Camera Plus Dog. Maree, is an award winning and passionate photographer, busy mum and rescue activist.
Her involvement with animals started at an early age and she has succeeded in everything from showing a dog to it’s Australian Championship and rescuing orphaned lambs to fostering and re-homing over 24 dogs in the last 3 years. Her passion for photography and love of animals has collided, creating her dream job as a professional canine photographer. Maree understands the importance of paying it forward and often donates her time to charity, she is the photographer for the “miracle for Amber” campaign and is proud to donate a percentage of her profits to local rescue groups.
With the assistance a dog trainer and behaviorist, Maree has created a home studio environment where the comfort of each pet is paramount! This ensures reduced anxiety which results in stunning photographs. Her space boasts concrete floors (accident friendly), a custom built stage, toilet facilities and overlooks a huge in ground salt water pool. Her experience and confidence with animals is wowing her customers left right and center, people are blown away by her ability to capture the true essence of their pet, particularly those pets who are usually anxious and weary of strangers.
You may hear a little welcome bark when you arrive! That is the Camera Plus Dog studio model Java – she is often used to try new background and props and is becoming quite the instagram sensation. Maree and her family were Java’s foster carers three years ago and just couldn’t bear to say goodbye. She has appeared on the local Newcastle NBN news and you may recognise her face from the local newspaper.
The difference between Camera Plus Dog and any other studio is not only their custom built space, but their patience, understanding of animal beahviour and willingness to work on the dogs terms. This calmness, confidence and experience is leaving customers saying things just like this….
“ AMAZING! I Love it. Just WOW. Thank you Maree, they are gorgeous” Bronwyn and Tigerlilly
“Whoever said you shouldn’t work with animals certainly hasn’t met Maree at Camera Plus Dog – absolutely BRILLIANT!!” Nicci and Azland