Want some AMAZING professional photos of your fur baby?

Find it IMPOSSIBLE to get a perfect family pawtrait?

Well, this could be just for you!


Zanzo has been selected as the ONLY Tasmanian studio to take part in a national project celebrating the bond our pets have within our families. We’re aiming to raise over $10,000 for the RSPCA by asking families like yours to pay a small $51 participation fee. This is donated in full to the cause and will cover your photoshoot and all other appointments at the Zanzo studio in Hobart AND guarantee a photograph from your shoot in a nationally published book.

  • Your photoshoot can take place anytime between now and the end of 2019 but we only have limited space for these sessions so get on it NOW!

  • Be a part of a national book called “FAMILY TAILS... Pets are Family Too.”

  • Your $51 participation fee will go towards the target of $10,000 for the RSPCA

  • Get some beautiful photos of you and your animal family AND of course any human children or other family members you would like as well!

“Photoshoots are fun and sometimes crazy - NEVER forced and posed. It’s really all about capturing personality and your special relationships in a relaxed and candid way.”

 To be part of this exciting initiative, simply fill in the form below and we'll be in touch asap to book you in!  

You must register by October 31st to be part of this project

Over 50 Tasmanian families in 2018 participated in a similar project and helped towards raising $31,000 for Make a Wish Australia. We did more shoots than any other studio in the country so HIGH-FIVES Tassie!

As well as a fun and relaxed studio photography session with AIPP Master Photographer Dean Mansbridge, and your image included in the nation wide “FAMILY TAILS... Pets are Family Too” book, you will also have the opportunity to purchase additional prints or some stunning wall-art if you wish.

Here is what some of our awesome clients had to say


Felicity Griggs

"Last year I took part in the Mother and Children’s portrait project with the Zanzo team. Dean is the most incredible photographer - particularly with children; he has them at ease and enjoying the experience within minutes of walking through the door, which allows him to capture their true personalities! I am a big believer in making memories, but just as importantly, being a part of the memories! Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed, and heaven forbid something ever happened to me - I want my children to be able to remember me as clearly as anything else! So go on, make some beautiful memories with your kids, that your family can keep forever! I promise you won’t regret it!"


Trish May

"Big thank you to Dean and the gang at Zanzo. We were fortunate enough to participate in the National Family Portrait Month last year. Such a wonderful cause. Hubby was included and we ended up with the most amazing pictures, a true keepsake. We had our favourite turned into a canvas and also had a Designer album with all our favourites, as there were so many to choose from! We have had so many comments from friends and family. Thank you to whole Zanzo Team for helping to create not only beautiful pictures for us to treasure, but also, fun memories of the shoot and for capturing such special moments."


Kelly Smith

"Love being part of the project. It was a very relaxed and fun experience. When we were presented all of our images I had to wriggle my toes several times to stop tears!! ALL the staff was an absolute joy. Everyone is super nice and extremely friendly and helpful! If you have any doubts, just do it. You won't regret it."



What is this “Pets are Family Too.” project all about?  Far too often people leave their pets out of their family portraits because “They might misbehave” or “We’d love to but they won’t sit still” but we want to celebrate all that it means to be a family! We’re all about photographing families in a way that represents who they are without the confines or 'perfect posing'. We expect a little chaos when working with animals (and little people) This is the perfect way to work with families, especially when pets are involved because everyone is made to feel relaxed so you can just be yourself. This isn't a daunting prospect for us - its actually super fun! We are donating all the participation fees with the aim to raise $10,000 for the RSPCA.

What is in it for you? Your $51 participation fee is a direct donation to help raise much needed funds for the RSPCA. You will also have your portrait published in the book and have a series of priceless portraits made, you will also have the opportunity to purchase photographs from your photography session if you want to. As a BONUS we have a little surprise gift for you with your order. Ssshhhhh…

When can we have the shoot? During normal studio operating hours: Monday - Friday, 9:30-5:00. If you would like our school holiday sessions times best get in quick - they book out super fast! First step is your planning appointment where we get to meet you and find out a bit more about the personalities in your family. You also get a chance to have a look through the studio and ask any questions you might have. This means on the day of the shoot you’ll all be super relaxed.

Who is the photographer? Dean Mansbridge is the owner here at Zanzo and will be your photographer. He's long been known as a 'child whisperer' for his innate ability to make BFFs with pretty much every child that comes to visit the studio. He's pretty handy with pups too ;) His last pet focused project - POOCH! won an International Gold award and the best Not-for-Profit calendar at the World Calendar Awards. It also raised over $4000 for Brightside Farm Sanctuary. He’s a little bit proud of that!

Can I have all the family photographed?  Absolutely! We’ll be happy to photograph as many people as you like at no extra cost. We recommend you take full advantage of the photography session. More pets or more people = More fun for us!

Can I purchase photographs? Yes, of course we will give you the opportunity to purchase photographs. Most people love the idea of showcasing their favourite portrait as artwork for the walls at home. At your planning appointment (before the actual photography session) we'll discuss all of our products and pricing with you to figure out what might suit you best. There is more info about this on our general FAQ page.

Will my photograph be in the book? Yes. All those who pay their participation fee, are photographed (obviously), and return for their slideshow presentation/ordering appointment will be in the book. 

Do I get to choose the photograph for the book? Our graphic designer gets the final say in which image goes into the book, but they will choose from YOUR list of favourites which you will create at your ordering appointment. This just ensures that the design of the book is balanced.

When will the book be published? We expect that this project will take a couple of months to shoot, edit, collate and publish. We will keep in touch with all participants to let them know where we are up to in the design and publishing cycle.

How much will the book cost? The price of the book will depend on total number of books ordered, but hopefully will be around $95. 

More information about a recent similar project can be found on the National Family Portrait Month website.

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Last year over 50 Tassie families helped National Family Portrait month raise $31,058 for Make-A-Wish Australia.

Here are some of the images that Zanzo created for National Family Portrait Month in 2018 and 2017.


Anna Rooke

"Don't think, just get the photos done - you can't capture those moments again and you'll treasure them. Also you and the kids will have a great time in the process. There is a reason that we all look so happy in the photos"


Eris Gino

"Dean has a wonderful ability to tap into each family's uniqueness. He is especially good at relating to kids and so the end products are really natural. Our prints are absolutely beautiful. Incredible quality! Highly recommend the experience."