Kerry Sykes of Top of Town Pets with a bullmastiff puppy is excited about today’s Christmas party.
Kerry Sykes of Top of Town Pets with a bullmastiff puppy is excited about today’s Christmas party. David Nielsen

Pet portraits take off

THE loyal pooch is now considered a part of the family, and pet portraits are taking off as popular keepsakes for loved-up owners.

To celebrate Christmas with your pet, Top of Town Pet Shop is holding a family fun day, complete with a studio set up to take photos of your four-legged friend.

Top of Town Pet Shop owner Kerry Sykes said the free family event had lots of fun in store for residents.

“The fun day is today from 3pm until 7pm, with Santa arriving at 5pm,” Ms Sykes said. “There’ll be a free animal nursery, $2 rides, jumping castle, plenty of food and free photos with Santa.”

Precious Pets Photography director Paul Sparrow was based in Ipswich and continues to visit the city.

He said many of his clients only had pets rather than children so wanted to have their furry friends framed.

“More and more people are doing pet photography these days,” Mr Sparrow said. “I started in 2007 and in that time there’s been at least a dozen other studios open up.”



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