Emma O’Brien

Emma O’Brien

Emma has been working professionally as a photographer since 2004 and her heartfelt portraiture style has won her several awards, along with a collection of national press features. Hailing from the UK, she moved to South Africa in 2009 and has become one of the country’s most sought after photographers.

Working internationally from her base in Johannesburg, Emma caters for private and commercial commissions of the dog and human variety both on location and in studio. Her work is regularly featured on the covers of Pet Prints Magazine and Canine Zone Magazine, and she’s photographed the annual Sandton SPCA calendar since 2012, a project that has raised over R1million to date. She also works commercially and has shot images for Friendship Collar, Pick & Pay and Royal Canin.

Following on from a hugely successful crowd funding campaign, Emma self published ‘Mutts’ her first book in 2017. A collection of rescue dog portraits and inspirational stories, ‘Mutts’ is available to buy in book stores nationwide, on Amazon.com and online here. Sales proceeds are being donated to Sandton SPCA and CLAW (Community Led Animal Welfare) two charities Emma supports.

Emma’s work been featured on a variety of national new sites including Kyknet and Beautiful News SA. She is one of a handful of Nikon South Africa brand photographers and runs photography workshops at their base in Midrand.

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