I've collated a list of my recommended locations all around Melbourne to help you make your choice. I love exploring new places, so if your favourite park or beach isn't on the list, just let me know and I'll check it out to see if it'll work for our session!

The most common choice for a Standard Session is to start at your home, then head to your favourite nearby park. This is a good idea if your dog is a bit nervous, as I can work on getting them used to myself and the camera in a safe environment, before we head outdoors. It can also be helpful to start at home if your dog is very easily distracted (i.e. does not particularly respond to toys, treats or noises). I will capture all those gorgeous portraits looking into the camera at home (where there are less distractions), then at the park we can capture more environmental and action photographs.

If you're interested in a bit of a different combination, my top five recommended duos are: 1) Linlithgow Lawn, followed by Melbourne CBD (Hosier Lane, Fed Square and Southbank) 2) Gasworks Park in Albert Park, followed by Port Melbourne Beach 3) Cruickshank Park or Yarraville Gardens, followed by Altona Doggy Beach 4) Carlton Gardens, followed by Brunswick Street in Fitzroy 5) Albert Park Lake, followed by St Kilda Beach

[note: All dogs, regardless of training level, are photographed on-lead for city locations. If you're not confident with their recall, they can also easily be photographed on-lead at parks, the beach etc. The leashes are meticulously removed digitally, so it doesn't impact the photographs and safety remains top priority!]

CBD

Linlithgow LawnRoyal Botanic GardensShrine of RemembranceHosier LanePort Melbourne BeachGasworks Art Park (Port Melbourne) Albert Park LakeFederation Square and the CBDTreasury Gardens and Fitzroy GardensSouthbankDocklands and Flagstaff Gardens

Eastern Suburbs

Yarra Bend Park and Westfield Reserve (Clifton Hill) Brunswick Street (Fitzroy) Carlton GardensGardiners Creek (Burwood) Wattle Park (Burwood) St Kilda Brighton Dog Beach Yarran Dheran Reserve (Mitcham) Karkarook Park (Oakleigh South) Alma Park (Windsor) Brighton Beach Boxes (Dendy Street) Abbotsford ConventRuffey Lake Park (Doncaster) Jells Park (Glen Waverley)

Western Suburbs

Yarraville Gardens
Cruickshank Park (Yarraville)
Altona Doggy Beach
Pipemakers Park (Maribyrnong)
Footscray Park and Maribyrnong River
Williamstown Botanic Gardens
Billingham Reserve (Deer Park)
Spring Gully Reserve and Niddrie Lake (Keilor East) Point Gellibrand Park (Williamstown) and Newport Beach

Northern Suburbs

Jacana WetlandsAll Nations Park (Northcote) Price Park (Viewbank) Darebin Parklands (Alphington) Merri Park (Northcote) Heide Park (Bulleen)

Geelong and Surrounds

Werribee River (Werribee) Ocean Grove Beach (Ocean Grove) 13th Beach (Barwon Heads) Jan Juc Beach (near Torquay) Angahook Lorne State Park (Anglesea) Anglesea Beach Hovells Creek Reserve (Lara) Barwon Valley Park (Geelong) Waterfront (Geelong)

Mornington Peninsula and Surrounds

Balnarring beach Ballam Park (Frankston) Inverloch Beach Wallace Reserve (Frankston)

Country Victoria

Countrywide Cottages (Otways/ Bambra) Jacksons Creek (Sunbury) Maldon Lake Daylesford Mount Macedon