Australian photographer Alex Cearns OAM crafts exquisite animal portraits that convey the intrinsic joy people find in animals. As Creative Director of Perth based Houndstooth Studio, she photographs around 1000 animals per year and her clients include engaged pet lovers, leading corporate brands and Australian and international animal charities and conservation organisations. Her images have been published extensively in worldwide media, books, magazines and ad campaigns and she has 7 published books. An undisputed leader in her niche, Alex is the recipient of more than 350 awards for her photography, business and philanthropy including an Order of Australia medal awarded in 2019 for services to animal charities through photography. She is a photography judge for local camera clubs, global competitions and photography magazines and is an Ambassador for Tamron lenses. After almost a decade of mentoring and coaching fellow photographers on how to achieve their business goals, Alex launched Black Cat Consulting and released her now sought after ‘Business Acceleration Program for Pet Photographers’ to clients all over the world.