Pet pooch photo book will help the SPCA
Poochy pouts from canines of all shapes and sizes are being sought for a charity coffee table book.
One Tree Hill’s Kim Kent will be photographing a collection of dogs and their owners for a book called Forever Friends, with proceeds going to SPCA Auckland.
SPCA staff work tirelessly to care for and rehome abandoned and abused animals, and Kent has always wanted to create a coffee table book to give back to the organisation.
Kent has been a photographer for 14 years and got into animal portraits two years ago, calling her business Tall Tails Pet Portraits.
Capturing the love and friendship between animals and their owners is what Kent loves about her job.
Kent’s home backs on to Cornwall Park and she uses its paddocks as the backdrop for most of her photo shoots.
Kent has had her fair share of pets – dogs, horses, fish, mice and guinea pigs. Animals are honest and offer unconditional love, she says.
‘‘Who else welcomes you with such exuberance after a bad day?’’
Each photography session for the book costs $75 which goes directly to SPCA Auckland. Owners will have the chance to purchase the photos separately too.
Kent is donating her time and services to the project.
Talent scout, above: One Tree Hill’s Kim Kent is putting together a photography book to fundraise for SPCA Auckland.
Animal magnetism: a couple of clients.