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22 Sep 2017

Introducing the Paper Hats Collection

We have had a ton of requests to do this, so we figured – why not? It’s for charity, right? So, here goes! The entire Paper Hats collection is now available as a HEAVILY discounted set. The set includes one 8″ x 8″ metallic photo paper print of each image from Paper Hats and totals 8 prints in all. It arrives in a high quality ribbon wrapped keepsake box – perfect for protecting your art prints from dust, folds, wrinkles […]

08 Sep 2017

We Are Dogs Too: The Struggles of the Small Toy Breed

Small dogs have been around for quite some time and we can’t really blame people for loving them so much. Small dog breeds come in different breeds and they don’t have a specific weight category to classify them otherwise but they are not that difficult to spot. These dogs can even weigh as low as 2 pounds and yes, that would be a fully grown small dog. When we think of small dogs, we would usually think of lapdogs but […]

23 Jul 2017

Paper Hats debuts in Baltimore

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Baltimore, Maryland, USA, July 23rd, 2017 Professional pet photographer and Puptrait Studio founder, J.B. Shepard’s surreal dog portrait series “Paper Hats: Whimsical Portraits of the Once Discarded” is coming to Baltimore. The opening reception for Paper Hats is scheduled for 7PM until 10PM Thursday, August 3rd at La Cakerie in Mount Vernon (1216 N Charles St, Baltimore, Maryland 21201). The show is hosted by Gallery 788 and scheduled to run until September 1st. Paper Hats features adopted and […]

13 Jul 2017

Studio Hours Temporarily Unavailable for Renovations & Repairs

Our studio space is temporarily closed for renovations and repairs. And, we are currently unavailable for studio sessions. We’re working to have things back up soon and expect to have the space ready for shooting by the end of August. In the interim, we are still available for in-home and on location dog portrait sessions across all of Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. To view available appointment dates and to book an in-home or on location portrait session […]

01 May 2017

Flash Photography: is it safe to use flash when photographing my dog?

Yes, it is safe to use a flash when photographing a dog. The vast majority of dogs are not reactive at all to flash photography. They might be surprised by the sound or sudden brightness, but if introduced properly, dogs tend to ignore flashes. And, if they don’t ignore the flash completely, they treat it as a minor annoyance or a point of confusion. Of course, if your dog does present aggressive or fearful body language when exposed to a […]

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 […]

09 Feb 2017

CALL FOR ARTISTS – New Dog Portrait Studio & Pet Art Gallery Space Officially Opens Its Doors in Baltimore

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Baltimore, Maryland, USA, February 9th, 2017  The Puptrait Studio is proud to announce the official opening of their new Baltimore, Maryland location. The new production and gallery space is located on Falls Road in Hampden, one of Baltimore’s more colorful and creative neighborhoods. Gallery art sales is a new addition to the Puptrait Studio, which in the past focused primarily on dog portrait photography, and looks to expand Puptrait’s portrait commission offerings into a variety of new mediums […]

07 Feb 2017

Our new pet photography studio space is officially open!

We’re proud to announce that our new dog portrait photography studio and pet art gallery space is officially open for business. Our space is located on Falls road in Hampden, one of Baltimore’s more colorful and creative neighborhoods. Some of you may recognize it from John Waters classic 1998 film, “Pecker”, where it made an appearance as the Pelt Room. To celebrate we’re giving $50 credits to the first 50 clients to book a studio session. Use the coupon code […]

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 […]

08 Dec 2016

Holiday Print Deadlines

Looking for a creative and thoughtful gift for a special dog lover in your life? Christmas 2016 is quickly approaching. But there is still time to give the gift of a Puptrait print this holiday season! To help you avoid rush fees and ensure timely delivery make sure you get your orders in before 3pm on the dates listed below. Order Deadline Dates for Christmas Delivery Normal Delivery: December 9th 2016 Rushed Production: December 13th 2016 Rushed Production & Overnight […]