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19 Jan 2017

K9 Casting Call: Baja Ponchos

PLEASE NOTE: THIS CASTING IS CLOSED AND WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS AT THIS TIME. The Puptrait Studio has been tapped by Baja Ponchos to help spruce up their photo library. We’re looking for at least four dogs, maybe eight, in the Baltimore area to model during canine fashion shoots. Baja Ponchos is a great company that is doing some fantastic things in the Baja community. Their dog ponchos are stitched from hand woven serape blankets from Guadalajara, Mexico. A portion of all […]

16 Nov 2016

Dog Photography now available in Fairfax County, Virginia

The Puptrait Studio, an independently owned Baltimore, Maryland based photo company and pet photography studio, is happy to announce that they are now bringing their signature on location and in-home dog portrait sessions to all of Fairfax County, Virginia. This extended service area now includes dog photography in the cities of Falls Church, Fairfax, Herndon, Vienna, Fairfax Station, Dranesville, Greenbriar, Fair Lakes, Mason Neck and Hayfield. As usual, Puptrait sessions are 100% sitting fee free for clients who meet their minimum print order […]

04 Nov 2016

Will Spaying or Neutering Calm My Dog?

Spaying or neutering your dog can unquestionably change the hormone levels in your dog. But will the surgery leave them calmer and less aggressive? That answer is a bit more complicated. But contrary to what you may have read online, researchers have unraveled how the chemical mechanisms work and interact with each other. When it comes to aggression in dogs, neutering is not an On / Off switch Researchers have found that neutering can completely eliminate aggressive behaviors, nor is […]

02 Nov 2016

Should I Neuter or Spay my Dog? The Definitive Guide.

Neutering may be one of the most important ways you can help your dog…or is it? When you neuter or spay your dog, you’re not just preventing unwanted puppies, you’re also taking steps to help protect their health and happiness. Of course these benefits are not without consequence and there is some debate on the issue. Like anything argued online, there is a large amount of misinformation floating around on the topic, arguing both for and against the neutering of dogs. To […]

16 Oct 2016

Dog Photography now available in Washington D.C

The Puptrait Studio, an independently owned Baltimore, Maryland based photo company and pet photography studio, is happy to announce that they are now bringing their signature on location and in-home dog portrait sessions to Washington D.C and all of the surrounding Maryland counties, including Montgomery County, Prince George’s and Frederick Counties. This extended service area now includes dog photography in the cities of Rockville, Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Chevy Chase, Glen Echo, Bowie, College Park, Greenbelt, Landover, Frederick, Walkersville, Middletown, Thurmont, […]

18 Sep 2016

Memorial Commission: Reilly

This image is from a recent memorial commission. These shoots remind us of how difficult being a dog photographer can be. But memorial commissions also reinforce the significance of what we do. It’s easy to laugh at the absurdity of our niche. That we’re just a bunch of jokers with a camera who get to play with dogs all day. And more often than not, that sentiment would be correct. But when it comes to memorial and end of life commissions, that […]

12 Jul 2016

10 ways you can help an abused dog

For many dog people, the topic of abuse and neglect is overwhelming, depressing, and nothing short of heart wrenching. And for an emphatic person, it can be easier to simply turn a blind eye to the situation and pretend it’s not happening, presumably hoping someone else will step up and handle the issue. But abuse often goes unreported and uncorrected simply because no one says anything. If you don’t help, who will? If not now, when? When you are one person, attempting […]

05 Jun 2016

Studio Shoot with Carly the Puppy from Bella’s Bully Buddies

We went back to basics with an all white set shooting Carly. Carly is a 3 month old pitbull mix currently in foster care at Bella’s Bully Buddies. As you can see, we had a little trouble keeping this sleepy pup awake as she was totally pooped from her training class earlier in the day. If you would like to adopt Carly, you can submit an application online through the Bella’s Bully Buddies website. Are you a pet owner in […]

28 May 2016
Sitting Fee FREE Photo Sessions For Baltimore Dog Owner

DIY Dog Photography Tips: the Top 5 Ways to Unclutter Your Dog Portraits

If you’re a dog lover, chances are you’re taking lots of photos of your favorite mutt. But if you want to step up your dog’s selfie game there are few basic techniques and tricks that you can use to dramatically improve the quality of your photos. And the good news is, these five photography techniques are actually so simple to implement that they don’t require any special equipment, lenses or lighting. In fact, most of what I’m going to show you next […]

25 May 2016

Watch Out – Killing Pets with Painkillers

People grab a painkiller and don’t think twice about taking one. But what about when your dog or cat is in pain?  How dangerous could it possibly be for them to take the same painkillers we take? The answer might surprise you. Let’s take look at what can go wrong… Is Tylenol safe to give pets? Acetaminophen (Tylenol) – Tylenol reliably kills cats. I have had many clients give their cats this medication to help bring down fevers. The problem is that this […]