Santa Paws is back and bigger than ever!

This year Santa Paws is going to be a busy chap, stopping in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch & Queenstown. Last year I had dozens of enquires about where people outside of Christchurch could go to get their pets photographed with Santa, so I thought 2016 would give me the perfect opportunity to answer that question!

This year we’re going back in time, and travelling north for our Classic Christmas theme. Think A Christmas Carol or chestnuts roasting on an open fire.

As with previous years $5 from every package sold will be donated to charity. Those attending in Wellington, that charity is HUHA, Christchurch, K9 Rescue and Rehoming. Auckland and Queenstown charities are TBC. This year the packages on offer are even bigger and better value than before too, and those selecting the Christmas Future pack will get two photos, one with Santa and one featuring your gorgeous furbabies.

All the important info is below, so put these dates in your diaries and get in touch to book your spot now. Bookings are limited and previous years have sold out, so don’t wait a minute, book now!


Pets In The City, Auckland
6 Tiri Pl, Mt Wellington
Saturday 5th November 10am-4pm

Pets In the City, Auckland
Wairau Park, 76 Ellice Rd, Glenfield
Sunday 6th November 10am-4pm

The Barking Lot, Wellington
187 Victoria Street
Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th November 10am-4pm

VetEnt, Queenstown
1092 Frankton Road
Saturday 19th November 10am-4pm

Pet.Kiwi, Auckland
381 Great North Road, Grey Lynn
Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th November 10am-4pm

The Furtography Studio @ KURI, Christchurch
100 Orchard Road
Saturday 3th & Sunday 4th December 10am-4pm
Saturday 10th December 10am-4pm


Christmas Past Package
1x 8×12 Lustre Print
1x 5×7 Lustre Print
Only $49 (Value $115)

Christmas Present Package
1x 8×12 Lustre Print
Pack of 8 Christmas Cards
High Resolution Digital File with Reproduction License
Only $149 (Value $304)

Christmas Future Package
Mini Ice Block
2x 8×12 Lustre Prints (1 with Santa, 1 without)
Pack of 8 Christmas Cards
High Resolution Digital File with Reproduction License
Only $249 (Value $493)

Limited Edition 2016 Baubles $25 with any purchase, while stock lasts.


Don’t forget to like my Facebook page, and click on the Santa Paws events and tell us you’re coming!

Terms & Conditions

  • All pets are welcome, dogs, cats, birds, pigs, lizards, if you can get it to the venue, I will photograph it and Santa Paws is well experienced with handling animals!
  • It is the owners responsibility to ensure pets are properly restrained, contained and transported. We reserve the right to refuse to photograph any animals and aggressive animals will be asked to leave.
  • Vaccinations & worming treatments must be up to date.
  • Payment must be made in full to confirm your booking, cancellations up to 48 hours before will get a full refund, failure to cancel or not showing up on the day/time of your booking will result in losing 100% of your fee.
  • Please note that while I am more than happy to accommodate families and children in the photos, this event is designed for pets. In the event that children are not happy in front of the camera, I reserve the right to photograph pets only without compensation to the client.
  • Booking is not essential, you are welcome to come at anytime, but due to the popularity of past Santa Paws events booking is recommended.
  • Those without bookings will be photographed on a first come, first served basis.
  • Prints will be available for collection from the original venue at a date TBC. Those who purchase Christmas cards, these will be posted directly to you at a later date (still in time for Christmas).
  • All images taken remain copyright of Furtography no rights or copyright in The Works (and any derivative works) are held by you (the ‘Client’). You hereby release the Photographer and its licensees and assignees from any and all claims and demands in connection with The Works or their future use.
  • By having yours and/or your animal/pets photograph taken you agree that any or all images may be used for promotional purposes by Furtography or any other licensed parties. Uses may include, but are not limited to, advertising, packaging, marketing, and promotion, for any product or service. The Works may be cropped, altered, transformed or reproduced in any way, in any current or future media (including, but not limited to, print, TV, film, digital and the internet), and may also be combined with any other works or text. This notice serves as a model and property release.
  • Personal information provided will remain private and will not be passed on to any 3rd parties. I will keep your data safe in accordance with the codes and practices of the NZ Privacy Act. If you do not want Furtography to contact you in the future, please specify this instruction to a member of Furtography staff.