It’s no secret that I love all creatures great and small. Combining my passion for photography with my interest in animals has been a wonderful career move for me and I am fortunate to now be in a position to support people and organisations who are working to care for animals in need.
Philanthropy is a core value at Tame & Wild Studio, which is why I am very proud to be actively involved with the following not-for-profit organisations:
Opening its doors to over 3000 lost, abandoned and neglected pets each year, Sydney Dogs & Cats Home is Sydney’s only charity pound. The home services multiple council areas and prides itself on never placing a time limit on any animal awaiting adoption.
Sydney Dogs & Cats Home also supports the community through a range of programs aimed at bringing together people and animals in need.
I have the joy of volunteering at Sydney Dogs & Cats Home once a week to take photos of the residents. Every animal awaiting adoption has its moment in the spotlight, then the images are attached to their personal profiles on the website. It’s hard work, but it’s worth it knowing that, by capturing an animal’s personality in their photo, I’m helping give them a second chance at life.
Since starting my weekly visits in August 2017, I have worked with the Sydney Dogs & Cats Home team on a number of projects and I am now a proud Ambassador for the organisation, looking forward to the exciting times ahead as Sydney Dogs & Cats Home moves into its very own forever home
Sydney Metropolitan Wildlife Services Inc. is an entirely voluntary organisation dedicated to caring for sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife.
Operating from across the Greater Sydney Metropolitan area, Sydney Wildlife also runs education programs to teach the community about our local wildlife and their habitat.
The charity has recently been successful in raising enough funds to start a brand new mobile wildlife clinic, which will be critical in furthering their ability to provide urgent assistance to native wildlife needing care.
I am very fortunate to meet some of the adorable critters in the care of dedicated volunteers, and through my photos, capture the progress of these species from rescue to rehabilitation.
These images not only help Sydney Wildlife with their documentation, but they also support the organisation tell their stories.
Selling prints and artworks of images at fundraisers means I can help Sydney Wildlife by passing on the proceeds, as well as encouraging others to take home something special – a constant reminder of our magnificent native wildlife, and why it’s so important they are protected.
Sayo and Rae live and breathe this organisation. Together, the couple rescue, rehabilitate and release injured and orphaned wildlife, with a special focus on Kangaroos. Based in Mogo State Forest on the NSW South Coast, Sayo and Rae provide round the clock care for rescued joeys, bringing them to health until they are ready to be released back to the safe environment surrounding the Wild2Free home.
I absolutely love travelling down to this gorgeous spot and spending time with the Kangaroos…and the humans there too, of course!
It’s wonderful to have time to find each Kangaroo’s personality through the lens and help Rae and Sayo document their work through imagery and video.
My work (though it often just feels like a lot of fun) helps Wild2Free fundraise and educate the community about this iconic Australian species.