Pet Portraits by Puptrait
Welcome to Maryland's Original Dogs Only Photography Studio
Puptrait is an internationally recognized pet photography studio located in the heart of Baltimore, Maryland. World renowned for strikingly anthropomorphic dog portraits, which often feature exclusive costumes and props handmade from eco-friendly found and upcycled materials.
Currently accepting pet portrait commissions by appointment only.
Now Offering 3 Unique Styles of Pet Portrait Commissions
Studio Pet Photography for Every Dog Friendly Lifestyle
From classic to contemporary, Puptrait specializes in crafting inspired and imaginative art pieces that any true dog lover will cherish for a lifetime.
We capture three distinct styles of pet portrait sessions at our dog friendly production space in Baltimore, Maryland. The sitting fee is the same price regardless of the style of studio session you choose and is waived for clients that meet their minimum print commitments within 30 days of proof delivery.
Classic Studio Sessions
Professional Dog Portraits Photographed in Studio
Our Baltimore studio location isn't just dog friendly, it is used exclusively for the purpose of photographing dogs. Dogs of all sizes, breeds, ages, mobility levels, temperaments, and training levels are welcome.
We allot up to 2 hours per studio session and a minimum of 1 hour padding between clients. This policy is intended to prevent any surprise introductions between our canine guests and ensure a stress-free shooting environment -- allowing pups (and their caretakers) to work with us unrushed and at their own pace.
To help ensure that we maintain a safe, calm and distraction free environment for all of our guests, we never allow cats, birds, ferrets, lizards, goats or other pets / livestock animals in the studio that may leave behind lingering scents that some of our guests might find strange or excitable.
We love working with service animals and we're happy to say that our building, parking, and restroom facilities are all wheelchair accessible.
Paper Hat Sessions
Costumed Pet Portraits Photographed in Studio
As seen in USA Today, iHeartDogs.com and countless other news outlets from around the world, Paper Hats is the signature eco-friendly portrait concept that put our studio on the map.
Each piece is handmade by our studio founder and master pet photographer, J.B. Shepard, from upcycled post consumer paper products – including old newspapers, cardboard boxes, paper plates, junk mail and an assortment of other reclaimed materials.
Paper Hats are never dyed or painted. Instead, the distinct coloration and patterning decorating our Paper Hat costumes are composed entirely from carefully sorted and meticulously arranged scraps of colorful newsprint. Once assembled, Paper Hats are then captured in camera being worn by our canine subjects. The combination of our organic assembly process and the spontaneous nature inherent of costumed pet shoots, ensures that every Paper Hat session results in a truly unique piece of art.
Please note that the sitting fee for a Paper Hat session includes both the cost of the shoot and the creation of an artist-inspired custom fit costume piece made specifically for your dog.
Conceptual Art Sessions
Blending Digital Magic with Imagination
Looking for something a bit more fantastic, whimsical or surreal?
Conceptual Pet Portrait Commissions move beyond the narrow confines of the lens, resulting in creations that would otherwise be impossible to capture strictly in camera. Blending masterful studio lighting and sophisticated forced perspective staging techniques with advanced digital compositing tools, these creative pet portrait concepts are limited only by the imagination of our artists.
Please note that the sitting fee for a pet portrait art session includes the cost of the shoot and the production of a unique artist-inspired composition.
Dog Photography Done Differently
Dog Lovers Love Puptrait
I am in LOVE with the prints I received from the Puptrait Studio. The artistry of the photos and quality of prints are unmatched from other places I checked out. J.B. is committed to a high quality product, and has an excellent artistic eye. Seriously, this guy knows what he’s doing.
What a great service! J.B. puts real creative, artistic talent into every step of the process, and will provide a great one-on-one customer experience. I highly recommend this service to anyone who wants to capture a unique image of their beloved dog for life!
Great service and experience! Patient and helpful throughout. Absolutely love the results. 5 stars!
I brought my dogs up from DC to the Puptrait Studio and they had a great time!! The pictures are FABULOUS and my friends and fellow dog lovers are very impressed at the quality of the shots! I have been and will continue to recommend the Puptrait Studio.
The Puptrait Studio came out and were amazing. Not only was the final product even better then anticipated but they spent hours getting just the right shot. They WILL NOT disappoint.
Thank you, J.B. Shepard at Puptrait Studio, for capturing the fabulousness of Arlo Pugsley! Anybody who is considering professional doggy photos should definitely check these guys out. Patient, professional, and outstanding results.
J.B. did an amazing job with my golden doodle! He was very patient and professional. The images exceeded my expectations! This was a refreshing experience, as you never know what to expect when working with someone for the first time. I highly recommend Puptrait!
Schedule a Studio Pet Portrait Session Online 24/7
Questions? Call 443.604.0711 between the hours of 12pm - 10pm to speak with a studio representative.
For best results we strongly encourage only ONE dog per portrait session.