About Jo Lyons

Portrait by Sam Haddix 2017

Thanks to Sam Haddix of Sam Haddix Photography for this awesome portrait taken at Barkjour 2017

Hi I'm Jo... Thank you for visiting my website!

Does your pet mean as much to you as your family members? Perhaps even more? Do you want beautiful photos of them to cherish forever? If yes then you have come to the right site. I specialise in exquisite custom pet portraiture and it is my mission to capture the beauty, personality and soul of every animal I have the opportunity to photograph.

I’m a life-long animal lover and have dedicated much of the past six years to helping shelter pets find their forever home through beautiful portraiture and telling their stories. I started my journey at one of Sydney’s largest pounds in Sydney’s South-West where I volunteered my time and talent on a weekly basis for almost 5 years. Over that time, I’ve photographed mainly dogs, cats, and rabbits, however I’ve occasionally photographed goats, sheep, pigs, horses, ponies, birds and ferrets to help them find rescue, adoption or reclaim by their family.

I have also collaborated with a variety of rescue groups, most recently with rescues such as Sydney Animal Second Chance Rescue and Greyhound Rescue and No Kill Pet Rescue. My current volunteer role is lead professional photographer at the Sutherland Shire Council Animal Shelter in Taren Point where I visit on a weekly basis.

My own little family consists of my husband Neal and our three little rescue dogs… Daisy, Luna and Harvey. You can find them and their many antics if you google #3dogkateers.

If you love my work and would love me to photograph your pet, I am available for privately commissioned photo shoots by appointment where I will capture the beauty, personality and soul of your pet. I can either come to your home or I have a selection of amazing outdoor and urban locations to choose from for your session and I'm located in the Kogarah, NSW which is right next to Botany Bay.

I am a member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography.

For further information, please get in touch:

Email: info@jolyonsphotography.com

Mobile: 0412 617 928

I'm located in Kogarah, just 14km south of Sydney's CBD.

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Awards & Recognition:

I was selected to be included in 11 of Australia's top pet photographers Australia-wide to be commissioned to be part of the Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro #WDPets campaign to shine a light on pet adoption as well as the work being done by shelters around the country.

I curated and co-hosted the 2014 "Remember Me" Exhibition in partnership with Maggie's Rescue as part of Remember Me Thursday

I was invited to be the official photographer for the "Dog Zone" at the 2013 Cruelty Free Festival in Sydney - November 2013

I was invited to host the inaugural Volunteer Photography Workshop at Animal Welfare League NSW - March 2013

I was honoured to receive the Humble Hero Award by Shine Lawyers - February 2013

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Thank you to Alvina Narayan Photography for the images of me at the pound.