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During my last visit to Melbourne, my friend J wanted to adopt her first cat. Being an avid cat lover, I was so eager to be a part of this process. We collected cat items such as food, scratch posts and other things, then went to the Lost Dog’s Home in Melbourne to see if any of the cats would catch our eye. Maximus was quietly sleeping in his cage despite the sound of almost every other cat yowling in their enclosures. When we each held Max and went for a little walk around the room, he sat peacefully in our arms. He seemed like the perfect little calm cat! They didn’t know anything about Max except that he was found as a stray. J fell in love with his cute little face so she filled out the paperwork and brought him back to his new home. I captured some images of him once he had settled in.

Max the cat is ready for his FACE CLOSEUP | Sabatomic pet photography
Max the cat
Max the cat loves the scratch lounge | Sabatomic pet photography
Max the cat sleeping awkwardly| Sabatomic pet photography
Max the cat walks away | Sabatomic pet photography
Max the cat | Sabatomic pet photography
Max the cat | Sabatomic pet photography
Max the cat at play |Sabatomic pet photography
Max the cat glaring | Sabatomic pet photography
Max the cat
Max the cat is sleepy | Sabatomic pet photography
Max the cat yawning | Sabatomic pet photography
Max the cat
Max the cat naps | Sabatomic  pet photography
Max the cat sleeping | pet photography

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There’s something joyful about photographing dogs –  their excitement and curiosity about life in general is so infectious. It’s so hard not to feel happy looking at these images of Cate’s two schnauzers; Daisy the puppy and Luka the not-puppy. Enjoy the photos!

Schnauzer - Sabatomic Pet Photography
Schnauzer - Sabatomic Pet Photography

Schnauzer - Sabatomic Pet Photography
Schnauzer - Sabatomic Pet Photography
Schnauzer - Sabatomic Pet Photography
Schnauzer - Sabatomic Pet Photography
Schnauzer - Sabatomic Pet Photography
Schnauzer - Sabatomic Pet Photography
Schnauzer - Sabatomic Pet Photography

If you’d like me to capture your dog’s joy at your home or a local park around Perth (Australia), email me at hello@sabatomic.com and let’s chat :) I am taking bookings for March!

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I’m back to blogging and I hope that you’ll join me for my journey from here. After a year of hard work as an intern, I am taking a short break from medicine and have a lot of creative ideas I want to pursue! Not sure how I will go with any of them, but the holiday is welcomed.

Every day is a new beginning. Stay away from what might have been and look at what can be.

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  • November 16, 2014 - 3:10 pm

    LeFanciulle - I love that comment, health and happiness is really all that is important, I totally agree. This year I started off totally chaotic and trying to please every man and their dog (or cat? haha) but towards the end of the year my aim has been to eliminate the unnecessary, do only what I love and what actually improves my life/the world/someone i love’s life. This has actually made life MUCH simpler, less stressful and… well, i am nowhere near my goal of being totally zen (haha! if ever…) but I think I’m at least 1% on the journey.

    Can’t wait to see what next year brings for you Sab. (pre ordered the mag!)

    S xxxReplyCancel

I’ve been enjoying my last holiday as a student by relaxing, doing fun photoshoots and introducing a new member to the household; my kitten, Jaska. I like to joke that I wanted a kitten name that sounded like IKEA furniture, but really it means “quiet” in an ancient Nordic language, as he was sleeping so quietly and looking very peaceful when I met him for the first time. Life’s been a bit of a blur since I got Jaska, I seem to always be playing with him, training him, cuddling him, grooming or cleaning up after him. It’s my first cat and I am very excited :)

Anyway, I managed to squeeze in this month’s challenge between all the crazy cat lady stuff, so here it is:

Pan Pepperoni Pizza {Perth Food Photography}

The challenge was to use a cast iron pan. There’s not a huge range at the shops in Perth (or perhaps I was not looking in the right places) but I managed to source a little Le Creuset skillet at the last minute in a lovely bright red colour. I look forward to experimenting more with cast iron, I have never cooked with it before but it is handy that I can put it in the oven from the stove, and it will work with an induction cooktop too! We currently have an electric stove (no gas here) and are hoping to upgrade to induction at some point in the future.

Pan Pepperoni Pizza {Perth Food Photography}

I used this recipe for Foolproof Pan Pizza, which looks delicious, however, clearly I am quite the fool as this pizza was a bit of a flop taste-wise! I would like to try it again with different cheese – I ended up using a kind of provolone cheese that was far too salty for my taste because I couldn’t find dry mozarella until 2 days after I shot this. Also, in my opinion, there was a bit too much oil in the recipe, so I’d like to reduce that and try again. I’m happy with the look of it though ;)

I leaned over to Tom and asked him how my photos look. He said “Looks good! Much better than it tasted!” Hahaha – I agree!

Pan Pepperoni Pizza {Perth Food Photography}

Let me know if you try the recipe and have any more luck than I did or have tips on making pan pizza, clearly I could use some help :)

Be sure you go, please visit Jennifer Olson | California Food Photographer | Pretty-Eats.com, who is next in our blog circle. She produces absolutely beautiful work and shoots for Edible San Luis Obispo Magazine!

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  • December 30, 2013 - 11:54 pm

    Jennifer Olson | Pretty Eats - That looks gorgeous!! Never tried pizza this way before. Lol I love that you shared that the recipe needs some tweaking, I’ve been there too where the food looks pretty but doesn’t taste as good as it looks! Wonderful images!! And congrats on Jaska, love that name.ReplyCancel

  • December 31, 2013 - 12:07 am

    cast iron skillet cooking {roasted rosemary red potatoes} | Allison Jacobs Photography - […] members of The Inspired Plate were cooking this month in their cast iron skillets!  Start with Sabrina Wong, Perth Food Photographer who always has mouth watering recipes and […]ReplyCancel

  • December 31, 2013 - 12:42 am

    Allison Jacobs - Love that red handled pan! The pizza does look like it should taste delicious so I am sorry that it didn’t! I just had that happen a few days ago with a homemade ice cream recipe… :(ReplyCancel

  • December 31, 2013 - 3:39 am

    Stacey - AWESOME Sab!! I used my big white Le Creuset in the first recipe I tested and I thought it was a fail (although my ex said it was really good). Love the great shots – the red checkered cloth is perfect as well! Just sorry it didn’t taste as good as it looks. Happy New Year!! :)ReplyCancel

  • December 31, 2013 - 7:18 am

    Tammy Bilodeau - Oh Don’t you hate when things don’t work out the way you expect :(
    If it’s any consolation, it looks delicious. And your use of the red napkin is a great addition to your set up. Great jobReplyCancel

  • January 1, 2014 - 12:01 pm

    pretty eats » A Happy New Year with The Inspired Plate! Caramelized Pork Shoulder & a Moroccan-Inspired Cous Cous Salad - […] miss the rest of TIP’s posts, starting with the lovely Sabrina Wong, Perth Food Photographer and continuing on to Allison Jacobs, Orange County, California Food Photographer, Stacey Siegal | […]ReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2014 - 10:46 pm

    Bryt - As always, love your food photos. And I love seeing all the pix of Jaska on Facebook. There are never enough cute cat photos!ReplyCancel