Assistance Dogs Australia Graduation Day Sydney

Assistance dogs Australia is a national charity which trains Labradors and Golden Retrievers to help people with disabilities, providing them with greater freedom and independence.

These photos were taken at this years Sydney Graduation ceremony in Martin Place – where the pups were handed over from their ‘puppy raiser’ to their intended recipient 🙂

What a wonderful event it was. The fabulous Tim McCallum was the MC for the event and sang some beautiful songs that really tied the event together – there wasn’t a dry eye in the house – including mine…

Thanks for all you do Assistance Dogs Australia. I LOVE being around the dogs and am so grateful to be a part of your team  

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Christine & Robert….

Christine and Robert are a beautiful couple and we had a ball on their wedding day. The day started out early at Christine’s parents home at Croydon. We photographed the girls getting ready and Robert decided to surprise Christine by sending their beloved dog over to see her whilst she was getting ready – she loved it!

We then headed off to Curzon Hall at Marsfield for the Ceremony and Reception. We had so much fun, I’ve never seen a full dance floor doing the YMCA at a day time wedding before!!

The skies really opened up for our location shoots at Blues Point Reserve, Martin Place and The Rocks. It didn’t dampen anyones spirits though, no-one in the bridal party seemed to even notice the rain….

Congratulations again guys….thanks to everyone for making the day so special..Dont forget to click on the images to enlarge them.

Assistance Dogs Australia Graduation Day….

Yesterday Bernasconi Photography photographed the Assistance Dogs Australia’s Graduation Day in Martin Place, Sydney.

The ceremony marks the graduation of the dogs from pups in training to fully fledged Assistance Dogs and their official handover to their recipients.

Photographing the dogs and the recipients is always a humbling, inspiring experience. I just love being involved with such a fantastic organisation.

Our guest speakers were The Attorney General for Australia the Hon Robert McClelland MP and Para-Olympic gold medallist Louise Sauvage. If you’d like to donate to Assistance Dogs Australia or become a ‘puppy raiser’, go to for more information.

We had a fantastic day, these are some of my favourite pics…

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