About me


Hi, I'm Alessia!

I live in Varese and I am a dog photographer.

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Together we can create a beautiful tale.

My story

Since I discovered photography, my world has changed and I have concentrated all of myself in this passion, with its joys and sorrows.

I’ve always been a great lover of travel and wildlife photography; I approached the world of dog photography during the first lockdown thanks to Mokoro, my irreplaceable cowardly dog and the only “wild” model at my disposal.

Given the great love for both photography and dogs, from the very first shot of Mokoro I realized I wanted to turn these two passions into a job, become a photographer for dogs (and other pets), and I attended workshops and courses specialization in dog photography with internationally renowned photographers such as Claudio Piccoli and Emily Abrahams. I find that constant training should be one of the fundamental pillars in a photographer’s career.

I want to tell the story of your pet, who lives in you with all his love and loyalty, for this very short time of his. 

My idea of photography

Even when life appears grey, it is actually full of hiding colors. This is why my photos often have vibrant colors: I want your pet’s memories to be colorful and full of energy, exactly as he appears to your eyes.

I love the idea of giving someone unique memories of their 4-legged friend.
I love shooting outdoors in natural light, especially among the flowers.
I love to take the right time during the shooting to forge a special bond with each dog I photograph, which allows me to take shots in an environment that is peaceful and fun for them.
I also love to photograph other animals, cats, birds, horses, rabbits and rodents, each one has its uniqueness to discover.

I am a very fussy person in everything I do and in one of my photographs nothing is left to chance: every pose, every color, every nuance, every detail. Each photo I give you is made and post-produced with all the passion I have, the same one I put in those I publish on my pages.

Action pet photographer 2022 & Pet Action PhoTOGrapher of the Year 2023

top action pet photographer of the year
action category winner tog awards

What I do

I deal with dog photography and pet photography: I'm a pet photographer!

Where I work

I live in Varese but I work a lot in Milan, Novara, Como .. I am happy to travel all over Italy!


Mokoro is my inseparable life partner: we adopted him in 2018 and he's still a big coward! His name derives from a type of boat from Botswana: it is as if in Italian it was called "gondola"!


Nemesi is the newcomer to the house: she is a bordercutie always hungry and she already works very hard to be a perfect model! She loves being with Mokoro even if she is intrusive at times.


Masters & courses

I attended workshops and courses specialization in dog photography with internationally renowned photographers such as Claudio Piccoli and Emily Abrahams. I find that constant training should be one of the fundamental pillars in a photographer’s career.



I am really happy that my photographs have been appreciated in international competitions!



I am really happy that my photographs have been published in some magazines!

Are you looking for a dog photographer in Varese, Lombardy, Piedmont or throughout Italy?

My "base" is in Varese, but I can move throughout the province of Varese, the province of Milan, the province of Como and in general throughout Italy!

Clients said


Thanks to everyone who left a review!

Daniela RiberaDaniela Ribera
12:20 10 Jan 23
They recommended Alessia on instagram, so contacted me immediately. We wanted a beautiful memory of our furry loves, so important to us. He immediately understood our wishes. Very professional and great at detail, she captured all the beauty of our dogs and our family. Great job and spectacular result. Thanks for everything Daniela, Antonio, Paco and Lucky 😊
Valentina BoldiValentina Boldi
13:52 10 Dec 22
I found Alessia on Instagram, her photos struck me immediately, after all her gallery speaks for itself!I began to imagine how beautiful the photos she took of our children and our dog could be, so I contacted her, even if only through chat she immediately understood what I would like. So we set a date, he found a perfect location, we had fun and the final work was even more beautiful than I had imagined!!Alessia is a true artist, but also a kind and patient person.Highly recommended!!!
Alice FortiAlice Forti
11:43 10 Aug 22
Alessia is wonderful! Super professional, he knows how to put the whole family at ease! 4 legs included!Experience to be repeated!
Alice FortiAlice Forti
11:43 10 Aug 22
Alessia è meravigliosa! Super professionale, sa mettere a proprio agio tutta la famiglia! 4 zampe inclusi!Esperienza da ripetere!
Denise PanarelloDenise Panarello
23:07 09 Aug 22
Friendly and genuine in her being so available towards the different needs in my case of alma la mia pelosona.wonderful photos.very good and precise
Denise PanarelloDenise Panarello
23:07 09 Aug 22
Cordiale e genuina nel suo essere così disponile verso le diverse esigenze nel mio caso di alma la mia pelosona.foto meravigliose.molto brava e precisa
Elly PozElly Poz
21:16 09 Aug 22
Alessia, met at an event at which she was present with her stand, is passionate and professional. In a very short time she put me and my dogs at ease, she explained clearly what to do for the chosen shots and, despite the confusion around the comings and goings of the people present at the event, she quickly and accurately made the photos that he delivered post-produced within a few days.Experience to repeat and super recommended!
Elly PozElly Poz
21:16 09 Aug 22
Alessia, incontrata ad un evento al quale era presente con il suo stand, è appassionata e professionale. In pochissimo ha messo me e le mie cagnoline a nostro agio, mi ha spiegato in modo chiaro cosa fare per gli scatti scelti e, nonostante la confusione intorno data dal via vai delle persone presenti all’evento, lei veloce e precisa in poco tempo ha realizzato le foto che ci ha consegnato postprodotte nel giro di pochi giorni.Esperienza da ripetere e super consigliata!
lalla golalla go
16:50 09 Aug 22
We turned to Alessia after seeing the wonderful photos she takes of “our animal friends”, what to say super satisfied! Precise, helpful, a true professional! Highly recommended to have a special memory, to be framed, with your 4-legged friend!
lalla golalla go
16:50 09 Aug 22
Ci siamo rivolti ad Alessia dopo aver visto le meravigliose foto che realizza ai “nostri amici animali”, che dire super soddisfatti! Precisa, disponibile ,una vera professionista! Consigliatissima per avere un ricordo speciale ,da incorniciare, con il vostro amico a 4 zampe!
Ilaria TerranaIlaria Terrana
14:49 09 Aug 22
Una fotografa davvero molto brava!Ha fatto delle foto meravigliose ai miei cani!
Martina GrassiMartina Grassi
14:45 09 Aug 22
Francesca ielminiFrancesca ielmini
09:13 04 Mar 22
Alessia è bravissima, paziente e molto professionale.Il risultato..foto stupende!
La Olly FitLa Olly Fit
20:12 26 Feb 22
Bellissima esperienza e ricordi meravigliosi su scatti veramente unici e impressionanti.
Claudio FerrandiClaudio Ferrandi
15:58 25 Feb 22
Molto brava e professionale!!!!
Biancamaria ProlaBiancamaria Prola
20:59 14 Feb 22
Annick VandeputteAnnick Vandeputte
19:46 14 Feb 22
Partecipare a un shoot fotografico con Alessia è un’esperienza unica e divertente. Il risultato sempre stupendo!