Sony Alpha Animal Portrait Instagram Contest 2019

This image of Gracie was taken in Queenstown at the picturesque Bob’s Cove, early one very cold autumn morning, after being rained out the day prior in Cromwell.

Gracie’s parents who had travelled specially to take part, were kind enough to stay overnight for another opportunity the following morning, this time at Bob’s Cove.

It feels like everything aligned, following the rain out the day prior, to make this image happen.

I entered this image in the Sony Alpha Animal Portrait Instagram Contest and subsequently was announced as one of the five winners across New Zealand and Australia.

Also gaining entry into the global competition.

A Sony camera user since I started in photography, I couldn’t wait to enter this competition and to be awarded this recognition amongst my peers and fellow Sony camera users is an achievement that I am very proud of.

The five global competition winners will be announced at the end of September 2019.

The Pet Photographers Club

2019 International Pet Photographer of the Year

I had three images make it into the Top 100 in the Portrait, Action & Open categories, with over 1500 images entered into these awards, it was an honour to be included amongst some of the best pet photographers in the world!

Rise International Photography Awards 2019

These images, some of my favourites from my portfolio, were entered into the Rise International Photography Awards 2019.

The Rise International Photography Awards celebrate photographers from all around the world and 2019 was the first year they added a Pet/Animal category.

I was grateful to get seven bronze awards!