A FUNDRAISING PROJECT BY JO LYONS PHOTOGRAPHY
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Tails of Barrington Coast is a fundraising project by Jo of Jo Lyons Photography
Celebrating the stories of dogs of all kinds from all around Barrington Coast NSW with heartfelt photography and a gorgeous collector's edition coffee table book and custom artwork for your home, all whilst raising much-needed funds and awareness for endangered wildlife in need.
Inspired by our move to the stunning Barrington Coast just over two years ago and our quest to discover all the incredible dog-friendly locations across the region, Jo Lyons Photography is currently seeking dogs of all ages, sizes, and breeds who live, holiday or regularly visit Barrington Coast to participate in Tails of Barrington Coast.
From award-winning artist, Jo Lyons (author of Teeny Tiny Dogs and Their Stories) comes the newest edition in a series of heartwarming books celebrating our four-legged family.
Tails of Barrington Coast is a fundraising project celebrating dogs of all kinds, their stories and the places they love to spend time within our beautiful Barrington Coast in a collector's edition coffee table book.
Would you like your dog immortalised in stunning full-colour imagery? If so, read on!
OUR CHARITY PARTNER
$2,677 DONATED so far!
Our charity partner is close to Jo's heart. Jo comes from a family steeped in Tasmanian heritage, so to support a charity whose primary aim is to save the Tassie Devil and other endangered native species from extinction, and are undertaking this vital work at Barrington Tops just a couple of hours away from our farm, was an easy decision for us.
50% of the participation fee from Tails of Barrington Coast will be donated to Aussie Ark along with a percentage of the proceeds of the sale of the book when it is complete.
"Aussie Ark is located high above the beautiful heritage-listed Barrington Tops of NSW. The spectacular landscape of the property presents an island of intact highland forest surrounded by lands long-since cleared for grazing.
Aussie Ark is NSW’s largest independently owned and operated conservation organisation and is home to seven keystone species once found in the Barrington Tops of NSW. The vision of Aussie Ark is to establish a robust insurance population of Australian threatened, native mammal species such as the Tasmanian devil, Eastern quoll and Long-nosed potoroo, suitable for semi-wild release into large, predator-proof fenced sanctuaries in the Barrington Tops, for eventual reintroduction to the wild. We remain committed to saving the Tasmanian devil from extinction and now can apply this experience in building robust insurance populations to other Australian species in need.
Aussie Ark is an incorporated association, registered environmental organisation and charitable institution under the Australian Charity and Not-for-profit Commission." (Ref: Aussie Ark website)
Successful applicants will pay a $99 participation fee*, which includes:
- A custom on-location professional photography experience with Jo Lyons Photography (usually $275) for one dog
- A double-page spread in the Tails of Barrington Coast collector’s edition book featuring your dog’s story, information about the location and some photos from their session
- $100 artwork credit to spend at your reveal and purchasing appointment which can be used towards printed artwork purchases made during this appointment*
- 50% of this participation fee is donated to Aussie Ark to help them continue their incredible work with our endangered wildlife
- Approximately 50 dogs will be featured. To make sure your dog has a chance, submit your application below
- Open for dogs who live here, holiday here, or visit family here - Round 2 will be shot at public dog-friendly locations
- Tails of Barrington Coast on-location photo sessions will take place between September 2021 and August 2022
- The Tails of Barrington Coast book is scheduled to be published in late 2022 in time for Christmas!
If you have more than one dog you'd like included in the book, they can be added for just $50 each which will be donated to Aussie Ark.
*Digital and printed products and collections (including the finished Tails of Barrington Coast book) are not included in your participation fee and can be purchased later. You can check out our artwork and products here.
HOW IT WORKS
Submit your Application
Click the APPLY NOW button on this page to fill out your application form and tell us a little about you and your dog. I'll review each application and be in touch to find out more and let you know if your application is going through to the next stage. We need to ensure we have a variety of different dogs for locations across the Barrington Coast.
The Discovery Call
If your application is successful, we'll have a brief phone or Zoom chat to talk more about your dog and their favourite public dog-friendly location.
You will then pay the $99 participation fee to confirm your booking for a once in a lifetime photography experience for your dog in their favourite place.
This will be followed up with a Planning Consultation closer to the photo session date.
The Big Day - The Photo Session
We will meet you at the agreed location where your dog will have the time of their life showing us why they love it so much.
This is where we bring your vision to life to capture what you love most about your beloved dog.
The Big Reveal
A few days after your dog's photo session, we will meet again, this time over Zoom, for your reveal and purchasing appointment. I'll show you a styled video from the very best photographs from the session.
I will then help you select, customise, and order timeless artwork to be displayed in your home, bringing a warm fuzzy feeling each time you walk into the room!
This is where you get to put that artwork credit to use on your choice of printed artwork purchases!
about barrington coast
The name Barrington Coast was inspired by an Aboriginal description of our region - "the place where the leaves touch the waters from the mountains to the sea". Also known as the mid section of the mid-north coast of NSW, Barrington Coast encapsulates the incredible natural diversity contained within its boundaries.
Applications will be open for dogs and their people who live, holiday or visit Barrington Coast and have a favourite place to play.
What better way to show off the region than by photographing a dog in their favourite location?
We envisage this book will become a great resource for dog lovers seeking adventure with their dog.
PHOTO SESSION LOCATIONS
Our aim is to photograph 50 dogs in 50 dog-friendly locations throughout Barrington Coast over the next 12 months and will be looking to applicants to nominate the location their dog loves most. Below are just some of the main towns in the region and we'd love to discover many more.
Black Head Beach*, Blueys Beach, Boomerang Beach, Bulahdelah Mountain, Celito* Beach, Coolongolook, Forster*, Hawks Nest*, Myall Lakes, Nabiac, One Mile Beach*, Pacific Palms, Seal Rocks, Smiths Lake*, Tea Gardens, Tuncurry*, Wootton
Barrington Tops, Bowman Farm*, Craven Creek*, Gloucester, Krambach, Stroud
Bunyah*, Coopernook, Crowdy Head*, Crowdy Beach Southside*, Crowdy Bay*, Diamond Beach, Ellenborough Falls, Firefly*, Hallidays Point, Harrington, Lansdowne, Manning Point, Marlee*, Old Bar, Taree, Wherrol Flat*, Wingham
* Sessions have taken place at these locations in Round 1
SOME OF THE DOGSTARS FEATURING IN THE BOOK
UPGRADE TO A FULL FAMILY SESSION
If you have other dogs and family members you'd love photographed too on the day or you'd love to have some photos taken together with your dog, you will have the option to upgrade your session for an additional $100.
We'll add more time to your session to show off the whole family. We'll even convert the $100 fee to your artwork credit.
In summary, you pay the $99 participation fee plus a $100 session upgrade fee to include an extended professional, custom portrait session with the whole family (up to 5 participants, dogs and/or people) and you'll have a $200 artwork credit to put towards purchasing your favourite photos from your session.
If you have more than one dog you'd like included in the book, they can be added for just $50 each which will be donated to Aussie Ark, to have their own double page spread and story.
*Digital and printed products (including the finished Tails of Barrington Coast book) are not included in your participation fee, and can be purchased later.
FEEDBACK FROM our PREVIOUS FUNDRAISING BOOK PROJECT
"What a wonderful experience my furbaby Pippa and I had, when participating in Jo's beautiful Teeny Tiny Dogs and Their Stories book.
Jo made us both feel so relaxed, and even though the day was very grey, the resulting photos and artwork are just gorgeous.
Thank you Jo - and I would highly recommend Jo Lyons Photography to anyone who wants beautiful every lasting memories of their fur family .
Pippa's Mum Narelle
"Jo has an amazing knack for putting people at ease and making them feel instantly comfortable.
It is clear she loves all animals and knows how to work with all types of dogs, knowing how to get the best out of them to provide an awesome range of shots."
Oscar's Mum Helen
"The reason I chose Jo to photograph my dog was hearing about how she supports animal shelters and charities.
My dog "Grace" featured in the "Teeny Tiny Dogs" photographic book and upon seeing the photos for the first time, I shed a tear. What an amazing piece of art. The stories are engaging and heartwarming, and Jo's photos are magical.
She really does have a gift."
Grace's Mum Vivienne
"Jo is an amazing photographer who takes the time to truly understand your pet prior to the shoot.
She is meticulous, punctual and takes so much pride in her work. Her artwork is both extremely affordable and of high quality.
Thank you for such an incredible experience Jo!"
Billy and Melo's Mum Maryanne