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28 Apr 2017

Pass the Sniff Test: How to Connect with Almost Any Dog

As a kid we would visit Grandma and she would always greet us the same way, asking, “Did you eat yet?”. The question of course was always rhetorical, it didn’t matter how we responded or when we had eaten last. She always served us something. Because at the end of the day, it was never really about the food or how hungry we were. She just wanted us to know that we were cared for and loved. When you sniff […]

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 […]

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 […]

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
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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 […]

09 May 2016
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the Puptrait Studio is Now Officially One of Bella’s Buddies

The Puptrait Studio a Baltimore, Maryland based dog portrait and commercial pet photography company is proud to announce a new partnership with Bella’s Bully Buddies, a 501(c) nonprofit dedicated to fostering and rehoming bully breed dogs in Maryland. The pet photography studio has been tasked with overhauling Bella’s asset catalog and to assist with the launch of a number of new photo based fundraising initiatives, some of which will be announced shortly. “When we first met with the folks over at Bella’s, we knew right away […]

20 Apr 2016
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Dr. Chileamor or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Strays

Recently, I visited Chile. Not on assignment, but rather with my wife on vacation. I had not planned on working or really taking many photos beyond a few snapshots with our tour group. I didn’t even bring any serious gear or glass – not even a tripod. I was in full-on vacation mode. But it didn’t take long for me to realize that I was experiencing something important, something that would quickly change how I saw the rest of our […]

17 Feb 2016
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The vet said it was just a limp…

Her stoutly giant was suddenly tender footed. So like any good mom, she took him in. “Everything checks out with the CAT scan.  Keep an eye on it. If he’s still limping in a month or so, schedule a follow-up.” Within a week, a grapefruit sized mass appeared on his wrist. And, as per the Vet’s advice, in a month or so she scheduled a follow-up.  Not to examine the Dane’s foot, but to end the pain that had rapidly ravaged her best friend. Thunderbear […]