We Offer 3 Types of Dog Portrait Sessions
all three types of Puptraits are sitting fee FREE with minimum print commitment
Environmental Dog Portrait Sessions
The shooting style that put the Puptrait Studio on the map!
We can shoot pretty much anywhere - at your favorite walk spot, in front of a notable local landmark, prominent sign or skyline feature - using a high powered strobes or reflectors as a fill, lending an unbelievable crispness to images and an almost surreal level of color saturation and vibrancy.
We are available to shoot at locations located throughout all of Maryland, Washington D.C., Northern Virginia, Delaware and Southern Pennsylvania.
Please keep in mind while scheduling that these sessions tend to work best when we start shooting 2 hours before sundown. Shoots at outside locations are weather dependent and run the risk of being postponed, rescheduled or moved due to precipitation, extreme heat or cold, and high winds.
When selecting shoot locations we recommend avoiding locations that are heavily frequented by other dogs, such as dog parks or other popular walk spots, or areas heavily trafficked by pedestrians or cars that may prove distracting for your pet.
In-Home Dog Portrait Sessions
Don't feel like making the trip to Baltimore? Or, worried your anxious or sick dog may be stressed out or overly excited by a new or strange location?
No problem! We'll bring the studio to you with a convenient in-home dog portrait session.
We are available to shoot in homes throughout all of Maryland, Washington D.C., Northern Virginia, Delaware and Southern Pennsylvania.
Our in-home sessions work similarly to our studio sessions, with the primary difference of course being the shoot location. We will light and photograph your dog in their natural environment, arranging your existing furniture and framing a room in your home, as we would with a traditional set. Weather and space permitting we can also set up outside using high capacity battery packs to power our professional quality photographic strobes, lights and flashes.
In-home sessions do provide a distinct advantage over on location and studio shoots, in that in home shoots allow for RealRoom Proofing, where we will photograph and measure the space you intend to hang your print, and create virtual mockups of what your print might look like at different sizes with various mounting or framing options. To learn more about the availability and cost of RealRoom Proofing please visit our print price menu.
Studio Dog Portrait Sessions
Our Baltimore, Maryland based photography studio is 100% dog friendly. In fact, unlike most portrait studios, our space is not used to photograph people or other pets. As we only work with dogs, we are able to better accommodate a wider range of canine specific behaviors, temperaments and personality types. Which is why our studio sessions are by appointment only. We've found that even otherwise bulletproof service and comfort animals can often be triggered or needlessly excited when meeting strange animals. So, to help maintain a safe and calm shooting environment, we only allow one dog (except for group sessions) in the studio while shooting.
Puptrait studio shoots use a variety of professional lighting and posing techniques, which allow for us to achieve both modern styles and traditional portrait aesthetics with relative ease. Studio sessions are not dependent on seasonal shifts or the local weather forecast. Being a controlled environment, studio portrait sessions also make more advanced post-shoot photo editing and compositing techniques simpler to achieve, allowing for more surreal, whimsical and creative portrait compositions.
Please note for safety and health purposes we never reuse props or costumes between shoots. However, we are happy to build or order custom set pieces, backdrops, costumes, wardrobe pieces and props for your pup's photoshoot. Custom orders do require advance notice and may incur an additional charge. For more specific or unique accommodations, we recommend that you call (443.604.0711) prior to booking online.
All dog portrait sessions are now sitting fee FREE
just meet or exceed your minimum print commitment and you'll only pay for prints!
We love big prints! And we want to help you afford the sizes you want. Which is why we're waiving session fees for noncommercial clients who place larger post shoot print orders. Just meet or exceed your minimum print commitment during your post-shoot print order and we'll waive 100% of your sitting fees and apply your entire deposit towards your first print order. Our print commitments start as low as $199 and are some of the lowest in the Mid Atlantic region. Don't see your county or city listed below? Please call 443.604.0711 for a custom quote.
Anne Arundel County - $199 Deposit / $299 Minimum Print Commitment
Baltimore City & Baltimore County - $99 Deposit / $199 Minimum Print Commitment
Carroll County - $299 Deposit / $499 Minimum Print Commitment
Frederick County - $299 Deposit / $499 Minimum Print Commitment
Harford County - $299 Deposit / $499 Minimum Print Commitment
Howard County - $199 Deposit / $299 Minimum Print Commitment
Montgomery County - $299 Deposit / $499 Minimum Print Commitment
Prince George's County - $299 Deposit / $499 Minimum Print Commitment
Additional Maryland areas serviced, please call 443.604.0711 for info
Alexandria - $299 Deposit / $499 Minimum Print Commitment
Clarke County - $299 Deposit / $499 Minimum Print Commitment
Fairfax County - $299 Deposit / $499 Minimum Print Commitment
Louden County - $299 Deposit / $499 Minimum Print Commitment
Manassas County - $399 Deposit / $599 Minimum Print Commitment
Prince William County - $399 Deposit / $599 Minimum Print Commitment
Washington D.C. - $299 Deposit / $499 Minimum Print Commitment
Additional Virginia areas serviced, please call 443.604.0711 for info
Adams County - $399 Deposit / $499 Minimum Print Order Commitment
Bucks County - $499 Deposit / $799 Minimum Print Order Commitment
Chester County - $499 Deposit / $699 Minimum Print Order Commitment
Delaware County - $499 Deposit / $799 Minimum Print Order Commitment
Lancaster County - $399 Deposit / $499 Minimum Print Order Commitment
Montgomery County - $499 Deposit / $799 Minimum Print Order Commitment
Philadelphia County - $499 Deposit / $799 Minimum Print Order Commitment
York County - $299 Deposit / $499 Minimum Print Order Commitment
Additional Pennsylvania areas serviced, please call 443.604.0711 for info
View Openings & Book a Puptrait Session
View appointment availability, pick a shoot type and place your session deposit online using the easy-to-use scheduling app located below. If you have any questions, specific shoot requests or would simply prefer to schedule an appointment by phone, please call 443.604.0711 during normal business hours.