When deciding on the name for our studio we wanted something that described us, we have two Kelpies of our own and since most pet portraits are of dogs we figured that would describe us pretty well. We also decided to include our dogs as mascots for the studio and that’s the two dogs you see on our logo.
Hi my name is Daniel Arnaldi and with my wife and two dogs we are "The House of Dogs", I do most of the shooting and my wife does most of the animal wrangling (sometimes I wonder if we should swap as she gets to do more interacting with animals than I do). I’ve been a professional photographer for over thirty years and an animal lover all my life. Working with animals has been a great source of fulfilment and satisfaction, combining that with my passion for photography is how I find creative satisfaction as well. My approach to every shoot is to create something that will not only be a precious memory but also a work of art that will enhance any room.
For anyone interested in that sort of thing, here is a little about my photographic exhibition history.
Kvb College Of Visual Communication (Currently Known As Raffles College Of Design) Diploma — 1990-1992 Studied Photo Media.
- National Photographic Portrait Prize (Finalist) 2013, 2014
- Olive Cotton Photographic Portrait Prize (Finalist) 2013
- Moran Photographic Prize (Semi-Finalist) 2013
- Fremantle International Portrait Prize (Semi-Finalist) 2013
- Gosford Regional Prize (Photography Finalist) 2014, 2015
- International Photography Awards (Commendation) 2013
- Shoot The Chef Photographic Portrait Competition (Finalist) 2012, 2013
- Included In Capture Magazines “The Annual” Portraiture 2012, Travel 2014
Galleries Exhibited both solo and group shows
- National Portrait Gallery Canberra
- Gosford Regional Gallery
- Tweed River Gallery
- Blue Mountains Regional Gallery
- Manningham Art Gallery
- Grafton Regional Gallery
- Roma On Bungil Gallery
- Caboolture Regional Gallery
- Devonport Regional Gallery
- Cowra Regional Art Gallery
- Ballarat International Foto Biennale (ACMP 25 Anniversary Exhibition)
- Herbert Smith Freehills Law Library - The University of Sydney
OTHER SPACES EXHIBITED IN
- Star City Sydney
- Westfield Sydney
- Rialto Melbourne
- International Terminal Sydney
- Mercure Kooindah Waters Resort