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Professional dog portrait photographers shooting in studio and on locations across Maryland, Washington D.C. & Virginia

  • a Puptrait is

    more than just

    a dog photo

  • every Puptrait is

    a celebration of a

    most special bond

  • a personality

    immortalized

    in print

  • thoughtfully

    crafted with

    skill & care

  • into a keepsake

    you will cherish

    for a lifetime

PUPTRAITS ARE NOW SITTING FEE FREE

WITH MINIMUM PRINT COMMITMENT

All private pet portrait commissions at the Puptrait Studio - including in-home, on location, and studio photoshoots - are now 100% sitting fee FREE with minimum print commitment. Just meet your minimum post shoot print commitment and we'll apply your entire deposit towards your first print order!

To view print minimum commitments or the availability of our professional pet photographers specific to your area please visit our pricing and fee page.

  • All private dog portrait commissions

    are now 100% sitting fee FREE

    with minimum print commitment

DOG PORTRAITS DONE RIGHT!

PROFESSIONAL DOG PHOTOGRAPHERS

We only photograph dogs. Puptrait Studio photographers don't shoot weddings, people or other pets. We don't have day jobs. We are full time professional dog photographers. Photographing dogs is what we do. It's all we do. Our Baltimore studio location isn't just dog friendly, it's used exclusively for dog portraiture and commercial dog product photography. Our studio space is shed friendly, poop conscious and reactive resistant. Making it a happy and fun place for dogs of all ages, sizes, temperaments and mobilities to come and create in.

STUNNINGLY CREATIVE & UNIQUE CONCEPTS

You may have noticed, our work is a bit different from what you might expect from most dog or pet portrait studios. The reason for that is simple, we don't settle for shooting cute or candids. Sure, we would be happy to shoot in either of those styles if that is your preference, it would be the easy thing to do. But the vast majority of our clients come to us because they're looking for something a little more creative and stylized. A Puptrait is more than a simple photoshoot. When you book a Puptrait session you are commissioning a one-of-a-kind piece of art, a print that you can be proud to hang in your home and not look out of place alongside the rest of your art collection.

PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING & PHOTO EDITING

Clients often tell us that their photos look like they belong in a magazine. The reason for this is simple. We utilize much of the same equipment and techniques in our private dog portrait sessions as we do for our commercial shoots. And with the help of high powered battery packs and portable stands, that remains true whether we're working in studio or on location. Really, the only difference between our private portrait sessions and commercial photo work is that we bill our commercial clients licensing and hourly fees instead of for prints.

PATIENT & UNRUSHED SHOOTS

It sounds simple, but one of the biggest things we find that make or break a session is patience. Dogs need time to relax, open up in front of the camera and achieve their natural (more) calm state. We find most sessions require roughly an hour of shoot time. But it's not unusual for some dogs to require more time, and in those instances, we'll stay and work with your pet for as long as we need to for no additional charge.

TEMPERAMENT & ABILITY-CENTRIC SESSIONS

One of the things that draws people to dogs are their unique personalities. Between the various breed types, training levels and differences in temperament no two dogs are ever the same and neither are any two sessions. Some dogs work well off leash, but many don't. Some mutts will sit still for hours, others can only be photographed while they catch their breath between fetch sessions. We will work with you to design and capture a photo concept that works with your dog's unique and specific temperament.

ELDERLY & SICK DOG ACCOMMODATIONS

It's not unusual for clients to come to us after receiving troublesome news from their vet or after realizing that their best friend is up there in years, and may not be around much longer. Having worked with many dogs with mobility and other health related issues, we've become quite adept at structuring sessions that minimize potential pain points and stress triggers. We offer priority booking to dogs sick with potentially terminal illnesses and in instances where a pup is scheduled for treatments that may alter their appearance, such as chemo or radiation.

ONLINE PROOFING & FREE DIGITAL COPIES

We understand how important sharing your new photos on Instagram and Facebook can be. Which is why all Puptrait clients receive watermarked social media and mobile friendly sized digital copies of images from their session. Your photos will be available in our password protected proof section for long after your prints have arrived, so if you need to download the images again or to another different device, doing so is as simple as visiting our website and clicking save.

SITTING FEE FREE SESSIONS

When we say that a Puptrait is more than a photoshoot, we mean it. Which is why unlike a lot of other photo studios, in most instances we only charge our personal dog portrait clients for prints. As long as you meet your minimum post shoot print order commitment we won't charge sitting fees, studio fees or session fees. Because at the end of the day our goal isn't to simply photograph your dog, our intent is to craft a unique one-of-a-kind piece of custom art that you and your family will cherish for years.

READY TO COMMISSION A PUPTRAIT?

WE LOOK FORWARD TO CREATING WITH YOU & YOUR DOG!