Henry The Farm Dog and his favourite ball


Jo Lyons Photography provides a destination dog photography experience located in one of Australia's most stunning and serene destinations in the sleepy and tiny town of Wootton located in the hinterland of the Great Lakes region of Barrington Coast NSW.

Wootton is located 20 minutes from Bulahdelah in the south and just 10 minutes from Coolongolook in the north on the Wootton Way which used to be the Pacific Highway before it was bypassed in 1999.


Our stunning purpose-built dog photography studio on our farm is now open!

The studio has 48 square meters of studio and client space, is air-conditioned and has the most spectacular views from the verandah. This space has been designed with dogs in mind and combined with the outdoor adventure areas makes for a unique experience for you and your dog.

Check out our blog post to see the many options for colour, style and furniture in the studio to best suit your home and decor. This blog will soon be updated with photos from the new studio.


If you are from Sydney and planning a few day's escape, we are just 2.5 hours drive on the M1 from Wahroonga, and I can put you in touch with some amazing dog-friendly holiday accommodation just a short drive from our farm, or you can't wait, you can start your research right now with some articles from the Barrington Coast website. Oh and don't forget to follow Barrington Coast on Instagram for some vacay inspiration!

Barrington Coast's Top 5 Dog Friendly Accommodation

Dog Friendly Beaches and Parks

Dog Friendly Cafes


Depending on the outcome you seek for your artwork and the energy levels of you and your dog, we can shoot in a variety of locations throughout the farm, or simply spend our time in one central area that is close to your car.

For the more adventurous, we even have a river on our farm we can hike to and explore together. Sessions are held in the late afternoon in the two hours leading up to sunset. This time provides the most beautiful light resulting in stunning portraits of your dog.

Your dog will get to spend a couple of hours exploring new smells, sights and sounds whilst having the best time. You will get to relax and enjoy the space and freedom and endless smiles that come with seeing your best friend living their best life. Oh and I guarantee they will be out like a light when you get home! Every client tells me their dog crashed out early and slept soundly all night. Most fall asleep in the car on the way home or back to their accommodation.


Dogs can stay on leash throughout the experience and the leash can usually be edited out in photographs purchased as artwork.

When you book your session I'll provide you with some tips and tricks to prepare you for your session to ensure you have the most amazing experience.

This is definitely a bucket-list experience you don't want your dog to miss!