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Dog Portrait Session Types

We Offer 3 Types of Dog Portrait Sessions

all three types of Puptraits are sitting fee FREE with minimum print commitment

Studio 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. 

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.

In-Home 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 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.

We are available to shoot at locations located throughout all of Maryland, Washington D.C., Northern Virginia, Delaware and Southern Pennsylvania. Print minimums increase as travel times increase from our Baltimore hub.

Environmental Sessions

Environmental portrait sessions merge the best of both worlds, merging the quality of natural light and the dependability of studio style strobes, allowing an unbelievable crispness and an almost surreal level of color vibrancy to images - all while integrating notable landmarks, buildings and other skyline features.

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.

We are available to shoot at locations located throughout all of Maryland, Washington D.C., Northern Virginia, Delaware and Southern Pennsylvania. Print minimums increase as travel times increase from our Baltimore hub.

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.

Deposit Requirements & Print Minimums by Region

Maryland

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

Washington D.C. & Virginia

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

Pennsylvania

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

Anatomy of a Puptrait Session

a step-by-step breakdown of what goes into a typical Puptrait commission

We've designed our canine portrait sessions with convenience and accessibility in mind. When you need to speak with us we're available, with free phone consultations prior to and following your session. But otherwise you're free to move at your own speed, unrushed and unpressured with scheduling, proofing and payment tools all located conveniently online.

STEP #1: CONVENIENT ONLINE BOOKING

View available openings and schedule an appointment with our easy to use online calendar. We do require a deposit when scheduling session, but this is simply to ensure we're working with clients serious about commissioning seriously good pet art. In fact, meet your post shoot minimum print commitment and we'll waive the sitting fees for your session, so 100% of your deposit is applied to your first order.

Got your dates crossed? No worries. Rescheduling is 100% FREE with 72 hours notice.

STEP #2: PRE-SHOOT PHONE CONSULTATION

A 15-30 minute phone consultation during which we will discuss the logistics of your shoot, as well as conceptual and aesthetic considerations. Our goal for this call is to become more familiar with your dog, its needs, where we're shooting (in home, on location or in studio), what to expect when we are on location, and what we are trying to capture conceptually.

If we have need for speciality costumes or custom designed set pieces, we'll walk through these items during our call, to ensure we keep costs under budget and production on your timeline.

STEP #3: SHOOT DAY!!!

The big day! We will generally spend anywhere from 1-2 hours working with your dog. Generally we like to spend the first 15-30 minutes of this time working with the dog without a camera, building trust and getting to know the dog's specific temperament, behaviors and learned commands.

For environmental portraits and in-home sessions, please allow an additional 20 minutes for set up, staging and breakdown.

STEP #4: POST PROCESSING & ONLINE PROOFING

We will painstakingly curate, digitally enhance and prepare for printing roughly a dozen our most frame worthy images from our session and upload the images to our website's online proofing section. Unless requested otherwise, we typically give clients about a week to view these images before we meet again to discuss printing. We encourage clients during this time to think about final placement and how different images or print sizes will look when hung in a particular room or area of their home.

Clients are free to download and share their web friendly digital proofs with friends and on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

STEP #5: PRE PRINT PHONE CONSULTATION

Once your proofs have been uploaded we'll reach out to schedule a brief print consultation. During this phone consult we'll discuss what images you prefer, where you are thinking of hanging your prints, and walk through our various printing and mounting options, including print sizes, paper finishes and mounting methods. We'll then put together a work order for the prints and email it to you for review. If everything looks correct, just pay the attached invoice online and we'll get started on producing your order.

Eliminate the guesswork with RealRoom Proofing. Normally $75 per room, this fee is waived with the purchase of a mounted print sized 20" x 30" or larger for each room rendered.

STEP #6: FREE DELIVERY

Once your prints are shipped we will forward you a tracking number. And then all that's left is to wait for your shipment to be delivered. It's that easy!

Overnight shipping and rush delivery are extra.

View Availability & Schedule a 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.

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Questions? Call 443.604.0711 to book a session by phone