Lifestyle

Pet owners seek the perfect paw-trait of furry friends

German shepherd puppy Max poses for photographer Tara Goulter at Brassall Veterinary Surgery.
German shepherd puppy Max poses for photographer Tara Goulter at Brassall Veterinary Surgery. David Nielsen

WORKING with animals is a breeze for the team at Brassall Vet Surgery which is why they've opened their very own pet photography studio.

Practice manager Michele McDougall said pet glamour shots were in high demand as people sought the perfect paw-trait of their furry friends.

"For some people, their pets are their children," she said.

"You put photo of your children on your wall, so why not put photos of your pets up their as well?"

Ms McDougall and vet nurse Tara Goulter, who is also a professional photographer, came up with the idea when they realised that it wasn't just babies people wanted to photograph - but their beloved pets too.

"It's something different for a vet surgery," Ms Goulter said.

Brassall Veterinary Surgery have started a photography studio for pets. Photo: Contributed
Brassall Veterinary Surgery have started a photography studio for pets. Photo: Contributed Contributed

And there is a market for it too - dozens of studios in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast specialise exclusively in animal photography.

"We're finding life is so expensive, so people are keeping pets rather than having kids," she said. "We see a lot of older people get a pet once their kids move out of home too."

Ms Goulter said the Petz PawTretz service was not limited to cats and dogs. Pet cockatoos and bearded dragons had also been photographed in their in-house studio.

"You've got to have a lot of patience, but it's lot of fun," Ms Goulter said.

Pet owners are invited to bring their own props or let the Petz PawTretz team work their magic.

"There are packages to suit any budget," Ms McDougall said.

People can even treat their four-legged friend to a a deluxe pamper package, including a clip, wash and blow dry before the shoot.

Topics:  animals, pets




WATCH: Aussie Racing Cars champ rolls six times

Dramatic Aussie Car rollover at Queensland Raceway on Saturday.

Pingel walks away from high-speed crash

How money problems nearly killed hospital

Times Past with QT columnist Beryl Johnston

Latest deals and offers

What's on the small screen this week

MasterChef Australia's final four contestants, from left, Harry Foster, Elena Duggan, Elise Franciskovic and Matt Sinclair.

MASTERCHEF makes way for The Bachelor on Ten's reality TV slate.

Recycling your childhood faves

GHOST GIRL: Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones in a scene from Ghostbusters.

Everything that's old is new again

Guy Sebastian a hit at Splendour in the Grass

Guy Sebastian performs at Splendour in the Grass with Paces.

REALITY TV judge a hit with festival crowd.

Superheroes of the big screen enjoy sounds of Splendour

CHRIS Hemsworth and his Avengers mates drop by Byron festival.

Indigenous artist shows tourists secrets of Aboriginal painting

Ever thought "I could do that" about Aboriginal art?

Dynamic pics from Splendour Day 1

The Strokes perform at Splendour in the Grass 2016. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Check out the latest pictures from Splendour in the Grass.

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

The climb is slow but property on the way up

Michael Matusik, director of Matusik Property Insights.Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

The improvement would be mild when compared to past cycles