Our Team


Joanna “Studio Co-ordinator”

I am the Studio Support, and generally first point of contact, with a passion for both dogs and photography. Working together with the studio photographer, I love nothing more than meeting your gorgeous WOOFers, and designing for you a seriously FUN photo shoot that will perfectly capture their personality!




LyndallLyndall  “Studio Photographer”

I am the ( fabulous ) in-house studio photographer. Originally hailing from Sydney, I saw the light and moved down to Melbourne, and have spent many years working in Australia and overseas.

I originally studied at the Australian Centre of Photography and through the years I have gained a whole spectrum of photographic experience.

I love being able to capture that special bond that you have with your WOOFer and the unique personality traits that each WOOFer has. I have one very drooly Australian Bulldog and spoil each and every pooch that walks through the door as if they are my own. Super scratches behind the ear are my speciality!



Paul  “Design Consultant”

Almost eleven years ago now Harvie chose me. Ever since that day, he has been my best mate. Be it going to the beach for a swim out to sea, or a good old run in the park, Harvie is happiest when he’s by my side… or when he’s chasing his ball!

Five years ago, Harvie and I were in the first ever WOOF! coffee table book, and I fell in love with the idea straight away. Now the best thing about being part of this amazing team here at Ella + Friends is that I can bring Harvie to work with me. I have always loved what Ella + Friends have done and always thought it to be a great place to work, as two of my passions in life are dogs and photography. I’m super excited to be a part of this fantastic team, and look forward to meeting many great people who share the same love for their WOOFers as I do.



Stephen  “Business Owner”

What a great place to come to work every day. I have the chance to meet lots of wonderful woofers and the great people that have been allowed to hold their leads.
My goal is to maintain, and build upon, the high standards that Tom, the previous owner, and his team developed at Ella+Friends and to continue creating beautiful artwork for the homes of Melbourne and Victoria. I look forward to meeting you, your families and your woofers.

My wife, Andrea, and I have two wonderful children – Jarvis and Tayla, and three WOOFers – Doogal, our elderly but still sprightly Westie, Lenny our black, handsome Miniature Schnauzer and our pogo sticks for legs Schnoodle, Lulu.