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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 professional dog photographer I work with new dogs practically every day. Which in its self isn’t unusual. There are many professions that are expected to do that – groomers, trainers and veterinarians, just to name a few. But as a pet photographer, we have to handle dogs at a level beyond the basics of safety and command compliance. For the simple fact that in our line of work body language counts. No one wants to see an angry, […]

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 […]

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 […]

08 Nov 2016

Holiday Cards are here!

We’re excited to announce that we are now offering holiday card photo sessions just in time for Christmas, Chanukah and the New Year! These reduced cost micro sessions are only 30-60 minutes and are designed specifically with cards in mind, with a $249 session fee including the cost of the shoot for a single dog, basic props, preflight design, taxes, printing and shipping of a box of cards – even envelopes! To learn more please visit the holiday card info page. […]

05 Nov 2016

Dog Photography now available in York County, Pennsylvania

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 York County Pennsylvania. This extended service area now includes dog photography in the cities of York, Hanover, Weigelstown, Shiloh, Parkville, Red Lion, Spry, and New Freedom. As usual, Puptrait sessions are 100% sitting fee free. However, scheduling a Puptrait Session in York County requires a […]

04 Nov 2016

Will Spaying or Neutering Calm My Dog?

Will neutering calm my dog? Spaying or neutering your dog can unquestionably change your dog’s hormone levels. However, whether this effects your dog’s behavior and how it effects your dog’s behavior will depend on a number factors. Some dogs are calmed by neutering, but the behavior of others can appear unaffected by neutering. But for some dogs, spaying and neutering can actually encourage more aggressive behaviors. That response might sound complicated, but the underlying chemical mechanisms driving these behavioral changes […]