About Brown Dog Studio

Brown Dog Studio (previously Dixon Dog Photography) is based in Melbourne, Australia and was founded upon a love of animals, art and photography gadgets. I know my dogs are the best dogs in the world, but yours are too! How lucky are we?!

Photographs are taken by me, Heather. The props department is run by the brown dogs themselves, Delilah and Emmett, who help test new props and lighting, and my partner Alex assists when I need a human helping hand. Together we create beautiful art work as well as a fun experience that you’ll always remember. Everything is (literally) focused on your pet and who they are and I will stop at nothing to bring out the best in them, even if it means cleaning sand out of my camera. Again.

Outdoor photo shoots occur around Melbourne and some regional areas while the studio is located in beautiful Eltham.

When not running Brown Dog Photography I’m often found rescuing spiders from the bathtub (I swear it’s the same one every time) or getting home late because I stopped to chat at the dog park for….a while. I wear black skinny Levi jeans a lot because when mud/drool/miscellaneous plant life dries it flakes off and I don’t have to wash them very often.

Some of my favourite things are dog paws, alliteration and coffee.

I’m also a proud advocate for pet rescue so when I have spare time I volunteer to take photos of the beautiful rescue dogs and cats being cared for by Victorian Dog Rescue. In addition to this, last year I was thrilled to be asked to collaborate with Project Underdog Rescue to create their 2023 calendar!