Ella+Friends Photography started back in 2003 when Tom’s daughter Ella was born. With a passion for photography, Tom took many photos of Ella that his friends admired, and as a consequence he was asked to photography their kids. Soon the business grew and before too long Tom found himself wanting to give back to the community.

In 2006, Ella+Friends Photography set a challenge  – to photographically document the Kids of Bayside and raise $10,000 for the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Australia. The aim for Kids of Bayside was to produce a collection of emotive images of children photographed on location through out the area. Over $25,000 was raised from the three Kids of Bayside books.

In 2009, Ella+Friends Photography set a new challenge – to photograph the unique bond between dogs and their owners in ‘WOOF!’ and raise over $10,000 for Rescued with Love Inc. From Beagles to Boxers, Dachshunds to Dalmations, each dog is photographed doing what it loves doing best. From sleeping to jumping, from playing to scratching, dogs are always ready to put on a show and have their photo taken, and most of all, WOOF! whenever attention is needed the most.

In 2011, Ella+Friends Photography was driven to branch out further and began photographing extended families titled ‘Generations’. Which family telling their unique life stories, all proceeds were donated to Parkinsons Victoria.

Currently Ella+Friends are calling for dogs of all shapes & sizes, breed & ages to feature in their next edition of WOOF!  

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Fabulous photo shoot with the lovely Ella+Friends Team – Jack is famous now, thank you for the opportunity to be a part of WOOF!
Megan Carmody
The customer service and professionalism throughout the process was flawless. The photographer really knows how to capture great shots and we loved his antics.
Craig Laing
Such a lovely experience! Thoroughly recommend a session with Ella+Friends to capture an important snapshot in time 🙂
Louise Cameron