The ELLA+Friends Experience

To create beautiful Artwork for you, it is important that the we fully plan the process. So that the final Artwork will be a beautiful piece that you will enjoy for many years, together we go through a three stage process. 


So you've made the decision to use ELLA+Friends to capture your beloved pets and family - Thank you, we feel truly privileged to be chosen and our goal will be to make the whole experience a fun VIP ( person and pet ) journey.

The Design Consultation

It begins with our Design Consultation - this is the stage of the journey where we chat over a cup of coffee or tea and we get to know more about you and your pets, their personalities and unique quirks that you would like captured and the relationship that they have with your family. We also want to understand more about what you are after, where you want to display and hang your artwork, so that we can to give you some helpful suggestions and accurate pricing information. We will also decide on the best location and time to provide the images you are after - at this point we will book the photo session.

Cathy & Graham Whittaker & Shadow - We applied to have our beautiful girl Shadow in the new WOOF book. She has an incurable form of lymphoma and we thought this would be a beautiful tribute. The photo shoot was amazing and such fun. Stephen was so patient with Shadow and captured the most stunning photos. We've picked the shots for the book and can't wait until the pictures for our home are ready. The only hard part was trying to decide on which photos. Thankyou to Jen for spending so much time with us chopping and changing our minds. Over all it's been such a lovely rewarding positive experienceMay 20, 2017

The Photography Session

The photography session, whether on location at the beach, park or at your home is about capturing your pet in an environment that best captures your pets personality, where they are comfortable in a setting that is natural for them. We will will be capture the moments when they are running, jumping, chasing the ball, leaping for the frisbee or just playing in the environment around them. Then after the initial excitement we will capture images of them snuggling and interacting with the family. 


We allocate a minimum of two hours for your session, but truthfully it's about getting the right images and if it means spending some more time because the sunset is super special or we're getting fantastic photos of your pet playing - it's not like I'm being forced to do overtime at the office :-)


The session is all about you and your pet having fun while we capture all the personality traits whether playful, mischievous or quiet and calm. The session isn't just about taking photos it's about a celebration of your pets life, whatever stage they are at, young or old.

Andy Landy & JD- Awesome location shoot at the beach - we had a ball. Picked up the pics today and couldn't be happier! They are just beautiful. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting top class artwork of their furry family members! November 15, 2016

The Viewing.

After the photography session we invite you, and the whole family, back to our Croydon studio and our comfortable cinematic consultation room, to view a selection of the images taken.


So sit back, perhaps with a cup of coffee or some soft drink and popcorn, and we will go through the images we have taken for you to select the photos that you love the most. Our professional viewing program allows us to view the images as mock-ups of our varied Wall Art designs to help give you an idea of how they will appear on your home's walls.


Your order is placed during this design consultation so we encourage all decision-makers to attend this session. When placing your order a 50% deposit is generally required at this viewing. The balance can be settled when your order is collected.


We also offer no interest payment plan options over 6, 12, 18 or 24 months. There are no interest charges on this option.


After the order is placed we prepare, edit, review and quality check your Wall Art order and then forward the files to our professional print lab suppliers for printing and framing to have them ready for you in 6 to 8 weeks. 

Julie Dady & John, Coco & Sophie - Great experience with lovely people. My husband myself and our two dogs thoroughly enjoyed every minute and we ended up with some amazing pictures. Would recommend to everyone - an amazing experience. September 25, 2016

Our standard photographic session fee is $150. This covers the initial design consultation, the photographic session and the viewing. This covers photography within the metropolitan region of Melbourne. Please enquire on fees if your shoot area lies outside this.

If you require any more information, would like to ask questions relating to the sessions, or would like to book a no obligation design session please Ph 9095 8200, or email or use the Contact us tab.