About me


Hi, I'm Alessia!

I live in Varese and I am a dog photographer.

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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 gray, 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

top action pet photographer of the year

I would never have believed I would reach this incredible milestone and never in such a short time. I am truly honored with this result, I still can’t believe it and I can’t think that I deserve it. I will always do my best not to disappoint those who believed in me and wanted to do me the honor of such an important recognition.

Sometimes following your dreams can turn out to be the right thing to do, instead of leaving them locked in a drawer.

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.


Publications & Awards

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

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
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, 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
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!
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!!!!
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!

Vietato scaricare le foto!