Update on my book – ‘Paws for Thought’

unnamedLast week I told you all about ‘Paws for Thought’ – my first real book. I’m still SUPER excited 🙂

I have had such a huge response to the book, but for any of you that actually tried to order it via the online link, there was a glitch!!

The website has been fixed now, however there is no ‘free shipping’ as I stated in my last post.

I have purchased a number of copies of the book and am more than happy to post a copy to you anywhere in Australia @ $14.99 with FREE POSTAGE.

Please contact me at bernasconiphotography@gmail.com to order YOUR copy.

Remember, a percentage of each sale from this ‘pawsome’ book goes directly to Assistance Dogs Australia.

‘Paws for Thought’ is also available in the following bookstores @ $14.99.



Angus and Robertson

Booktopia (online store)




Thanks again everyone for your support 🙂

Click here to order via the publisher.

Paws for Thought – my first real book :) :)

unnamed To say that I’m chuffed doesn’t cut it…Super proud? Getting closer…Incredibly honoured? You bet!!

Assistance Dogs Australia, Christine Bernasconi Photography and a group of dedicated volunteers have created the most gorgeous book ever – Paws for Thought.

This book is full of 80 adorable colour/ black and white photos of puppies and dogs together with witty captions.

These incredible dogs aptly learn how to become an extra pair of hands – from loading a washing machine, opening and closing doors, pressing the pedestrian button at lights – to improving communication, empathy and motor skills of a child diagnosed with autism.

This book is the perfect gift for birthdays, Christmas, Mothers Day or anytime 🙂

And it costs just $14.99 plus postage.

A percentage of each sale from this ‘pawsome’ book goes directly to Assistance Dogs Australia.

So if you want to do something for an organisation that is SUPER valuable to the community and very close to my heart… then grab a copy of this book..

Click here to order your copy now!!

Did I tell you it’s also been released in the UK and the States?

🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

All photography by Christine Bernasconi 🙂

Thanks for the good times Dame Quentin Bryce

It’s been a long road as a photographer.

Getting noticed and getting your name out there is a big part of the process.

I have worked tirelessly for Assistance Dogs Australia and Dame Quentin Bryce was the first ‘famous person’ I photographed.

I was part of a media contingent and was {looking back} way out of my league.

She was an absolute class act.

She was warm, considerate and absolutely cared about every single person she met.

I was the new kid on the block and she new that…

I took her to a more photographic place at Yarralumla to take a portrait of her with her namesake assistance dog ‘Quentin.”


She couldn’t have been more accomodating.

I got a great shot which subsequently raised my profile as a photographer.

Thanks Quentin, I personally want to wish you all the best. You made me feel ‘normal’ and made me feel as is ‘famous people’ were normal too.

I had the privilege of photographing her another few times during her role as Governor General and I really thank Assistance Dogs Australia for giving me the opportunity to photograph such a high profile Australian.

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Today is the day she exits her role as ‘Governor General of Australia.’ Thanks for all you’ve given us as a female Governor General of Australia, you are a wonderful woman and I really enjoyed meeting you.

enjoy the family and the grandkids….and by the way, pink is also my favourite colour….

yours sincerely


Chris Bernasconi




Wanna fall in love with a super cute Labrador Puppy?….Click Here…

It’s really easy to forget how cute puppies are 🙂

Last week I was asked to photograph a gorgeous Labrador puppy for Assistance Dogs Australia .

Her name was ‘Poppy’…..She was SUPER cute. She was full of energy and did all the cute things puppies do…I just smiled and smiled.

Assistance Dogs Australia are a wonderful organisation who train Labradors and Golden Retrievers to help people with physical disabilities lead more independent lives.

If you would like more information about making a donation, becoming a puppy raiser, or just finding out what this organisation is all about, click here.

Enjoy the pics. Click on the first pic to view all the pics as a slideshow.

Chris 🙂

Cute, no, SUPER cute puppies….

It’s really easy to forget how cute puppies are 🙂

Recently I had the pleasure of photographing three 8 week old labradors for Assistance Dogs Australia .

They are a wonderful organisation who train Labradors and Golden Retrievers to help people with physical disabilities lead more independent lives.

These three labs were wild, hilarious, sleepy, cute, fun and just plain adorable.

You will love these pics…I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below 🙂

If you want to learn more about photography and enjoy pictures of beautiful puppies, landscapes and travel, you will LOVE my newsletter “Photography Talk” that is being launched next week.

To receive your monthly dose of photography tips and lots of my favourite photos click on ‘subscribe here’ just under the facebook box on the right hand side of my blog. You can unsubscribe at any time and I promise never to share your email address with anyone else. Thank you.

To find out more about Assistance Dogs Australia, click here

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You asked for it….more gorgeous Assistance Dogs

love sorting through these photos…

I’ve received so many requests for more dog photos….so here are a few more….

To find out more about Assistance Dogs Australia, click here

enjoy the pics 🙂

Please feel free to contact me in the comments section below or on Facebook , twitter  or pinterest.


Wait a minute…more awesome puppies!

Im still sorting through lots of Assistance Dogs photographs.

It’s International Assistance Dogs Week and we’re celebrating the fantastic work the Assistance Dogs do for people with physical disabilities.

So here are some more beautiful photos that really put a smile on my face….

know they’ll put a smile on yours. 🙂

Please leave your comments below  – I’d really love to hear them – or connect with me on Facebook , twitter  or pinterest.