Calling all model mutts, dapper doggos and cute canines of Canberra.
Photographer Ina Jalil of Ina J Photography is looking for photogenic pups for her upcoming book, Tails of Canberra.
Miss Jalil is involved with the Tails of The World Collective, a group of international pet photographers, who are creating photo books celebrating the dogs of their home cities.
The book aims to raise funds for dogs in need with 50 per cent of registration fees going towards ACT Rescue and Foster.
She aims to photograph at least 30 dogs outside famous locations in the ACT with plans for the book to go on sale leading up to Christmas.
It's not the first time Miss Jalil has used her pet photography to support Canberran canines.
Last year she raised nearly $11,000 for ACT Pet Crisis Support through Canberra Paws 2021 pet calendar contest.
Miss Jalil has worked as a photographer for a decade but she shifted her focus to pet photography in 2019.
Her decision followed the death of her dog Mac who passed away in late 2019 from heart failure.
"Loosing Mac caused such a big hole in my heart," she said.
Dogs are still a huge part of Miss Jalil's life.
She now lives with three dogs, James, who she has had for three years, Pippa, and Rosie who were both adopted in 2020.
"My dogs are my family," she said.
"No matter how bad of a day I've had, I come home to them and they make me smile and forget about all of the bad stuff."
"They are so important to me because they are the ones I come home to every day.
"They make me feel loved they give you unconditional love, they make me feel happy."
While the maxim goes "never work with children and animals" Miss Jalil says her work is a combination of her two passions.
"I love photography and I love dogs so being able to combine the two is just amazing," she said.
"I aim to capture the connection between the dogs and the humans.
"Having them interact with each other and capturing that, it's always really nice to see that connection."
While she admits taking photos of pooches can be difficult, Miss Jalil says the trick is to have a bit of fun.
"I do all my my photography outdoors and I treat every session like a fun afternoon playdate with the dog," she said.
"I don't try to get them to stay sitting still the entire time, I want them to enjoy the session and have fun.
"I want the owner or the parent to have fun as well, it's more of an experience rather than sitting down, do some poses and get them to sit still.
"You'll probably see me on the ground, on my stomach, or on my back all the way in very awkward positions, making funny noises and grabbing their attention."
To express interest in the project head to https://inajphotography.com/book-project. Expressions of interest close on January 30. Registration is $90. Photoshoots will run from February to June, 2021