WELCOME TO THE ORIGINAL DOGS ONLY PORTRAIT STUDIO
MORE THAN A PET PORTRAIT
CONTEMPORARY ART FOR THE MODERN DOG LOVER
A Puptrait is so much more than a photoshoot with your dog.
Whether working with us at our dog friendly studio location in Baltimore or in homes throughout all of Maryland, Washington D.C., and Northern Virginia, our talented team of professional pet photographers are dedicated to capturing only the most resonating features of our canine subjects.
Engaging and communicating with dogs on their terms, we are able to move beyond simply documenting appearances and capture more genuine expressions and those remarkable, yet intangible hallmark traits that define a dog's unique personality.
Each of our pet portrait commissions is a celebration of a most special bond, faithfully captured and dutifully crafted with care into a one one-of-a-kind piece of photographic art that any true dog lover will cherish for a lifetime.
DOG PHOTOGRAPHY DONE DIFFERENTLY
A TRULY UNIQUE PET PORTRAIT EXPERIENCE
PAPER HAT PET PORTRAITS
STUDIO SESSIONS FEATURING EXCLUSIVE PET COSTUME DESIGNS
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.
Once assembled, 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 painstakingly arranged scraps of colorful newsprint. This spontaneous construction process ensures that every costume is a truly unique art piece.
A rotating stock of ready-made Paper Hats is maintained at our studio intended to fit most common breed sizes and shapes. Please note that while there is no additional charge for our private pet portrait clients to use a ready-made Paper Hat during their studio session, custom designed and personally fitted costumes can be made to order for a nominal fee.
COMPOSITE PET PORTRAITS
BLENDING IMAGERY WITH IMAGINATION
Looking for something a bit more fantastic?
Composite pet portraits move beyond the narrow confines of the lens, resulting in imagery that would otherwise be impossible to capture in camera.
Blending masterful studio lighting, practical props, clever costume designs and sophisticated forced perspective staging techniques with advanced digital editing tools, these creative pet portrait concepts are limited only by our imagination.
Every composite portrait commission is a unique client collaboration. From requests for subtle whimsical flourishes to more inspired and comprehensive surreal compositions based on simple thematic prompts, clients are free to lend as little or as much guidance as they would like throughout the production process.
ENVIRONMENTAL PET PORTRAITS
IN HOME & ON LOCATION DOG PHOTOGRAPHY
Looking for a pet portrait style that is a bit more natural or scenic?
We regularly photograph dog portraits in homes and on locations across all of Maryland, Washington D.C., and Northern Virginia - including along the Baltimore Inner Harbor and in front of the Patterson Park Pagoda, the National Aquarium, Washington Monument, the Bromo Seltzer Tower, and countless other iconic landmarks located throughout the Mid Atlantic.
Is your pet older, struggle with mobility, or otherwise not up for a trip to our studio? No worries. As long as you have enough room to setup, we are happy to bring backdrops, stands and studio style lights to you.
Both on location and in home sessions are sitting fee free for those private pet portrait clients that meet or exceed their minimum print commitment.
Sitting fees and minimum print commitments for environmental portrait sessions vary by location, generally increasingly with distance traveled from our studio located in Baltimore, Maryland. Please visit our pricing page to view a full list of fees and minimums listed by region and county.
DOG LOVERS LOVE US
The Puptrait Studio is consistently one of the top ranked and highest rated pet photography companies in the Mid Atlantic region. Since opening our studio has maintained a perfect 5 Star rating on all major user review platforms -- including Yelp, Trip Advisor, Facebook, Groupon, & Google.
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!! He manages to let their personalities shine through whatever pictures he takes. 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!