MORE THAN A PUPPY PORTRAIT...
A PUPTRAIT IS A CELEBRATION
A LOVE FAITHFULLY CAPTURED
CREATIVELY CRAFTED WITH CARE
INTO A ONE-OF-A-KIND ART PIECE
YOU'LL CHERISH FOR A LIFETIME.
CONTEMPORARY ART MADE FOR DOG LOVERS
PROFESSIONAL DOG PHOTOGRAPHERS
We only photograph dogs. Puptrait Studio photographers don't shoot weddings, people or other pets. We don't have "day jobs". We are full-time professional dog photographers. Photographing dogs is what we do. It's all we do. Our Baltimore studio location isn't just dog-friendly, it's used exclusively for private dog portraiture and commercial dog product photography. Our studio space is shed friendly, poop conscious and reactive resistant, making it a happy and safe place for dogs of all ages, sizes, temperaments, and mobilities to come and create in.
STUNNINGLY CREATIVE CONCEPTS
You may have noticed, our work is a bit different from what you might expect from most dog or pet portrait studios. The reason for that is simple, we don't settle for shooting cute or candids. Sure, we would be happy to shoot in either of those styles if that is your preference, it would be the easy thing to do. But the vast majority of our clients come to us because they're looking for something a little more creative and stylized. A Puptrait is more than a simple photo shoot. When you book a Puptrait session you are commissioning a one-of-a-kind piece of art, a print that you can be proud to hang in your home and not look out of place alongside the rest of your art collection.
EXCLUSIVE COSTUME DESIGNS
The Puptrait Studio is the only place you'll find our signature Paper Hats. Every Paper Hat is an original creation, painstakingly made by hand over the course of several days from multiple layers of upcycled post-consumer paper scraps. Never dyed or painted, Paper Hats achieve their unique geometric patterning and coloration from careful sorting and placement of varying tints, hues and shapes of newsprint clippings. Due to the fragile nature of assembly, each hat can only be used a handful of times before being retired forever and as eat hat is a genuine one-of-a-kind creation they ensure a truly unique portrait experience.
MASTERFUL LIGHTING & PHOTO EDITING
Clients often tell us that their photos look like they belong in a magazine. The reason for this is simple. We utilize much of the same equipment and techniques in our private dog portrait sessions as we do for our commercial shoots. And with the help of high powered battery packs and portable stands, that remains true whether we're working in studio or on location. Really, the only difference between our private portrait sessions and commercial photo work is that we bill our commercial clients licensing and hourly fees instead of for prints.
PATIENT & UNRUSHED PRIVATE SHOOTS
It sounds simple, but one of the biggest things we find that make or break a session is patience. Dogs need time to relax, open up in front of the camera and achieve their natural (more) calm state. We find most sessions require roughly an hour. But it's not unusual for some dogs to require more time, and in those instances, we'll stay and work with your pet for as long as we need to for no additional charge.
TEMPERAMENT & ABILITY-CENTRIC SESSIONS
One of the things that draws people to dogs are their unique personalities. Between the various breed types, training levels and differences in temperament no two dogs are ever the same and neither are any two sessions. Some dogs work well off leash, but many don't. Some mutts will sit still for hours, others can only be photographed while they catch their breath between fetch sessions. We will work with you to design and capture a photo concept that works with your dog's unique and specific temperament.
ELDERLY & SICK DOG ACCOMMODATIONS
It's not unusual for clients to come to us after receiving troublesome news from their vet or after realizing that their best friend is up there in years, and may not be around much longer. Having worked with many dogs with mobility and other health-related issues, we've become quite adept at structuring sessions that minimize potential pain points and stress triggers. We offer priority booking to dogs sick with potentially terminal illnesses and in instances where a pup is scheduled for treatments that may alter their appearance, such as chemo or radiation.
ONLINE PROOFING & FREE DIGITAL COPIES
We understand how important sharing your new photos on Instagram and Facebook can be. Which is why all Puptrait clients receive watermarked social media and mobile friendly sized digital copies of images from their session. Your photos will be available in our password protected proof section for long after your prints have arrived, so if you need to download the images again or to another different device, doing so is as simple as visiting our website and clicking save.
SITTING FEE FREE SESSIONS
When we say that a Puptrait is more than a photo shoot, we mean it. Which is why unlike a lot of other photo studios, in most instances we only charge our personal dog portrait clients for prints. As long as you meet your minimum post shoot print order commitment and your order is placed within 30 days of your session date you won't be charged any sitting fees, studio fees or session fees. Because at the end of the day our goal isn't to simply photograph your dog, our intent is to craft a unique one-of-a-kind piece of custom art that you and your family will cherish for years.
STUDIO SHOOTS & IN-HOME SESSIONS AVAILABLE
Our studio space is in Baltimore, Maryland within the neighborhood of Hampden. We're conveniently located just a few blocks from the Jones Falls Expressway (i-83), putting our studio within minutes of Baltimore's Penn Station, the stadiums of Camden Yards, the Inner Harbor, and Towson area
Don't feel like making the trip to Baltimore with your dog? No problem! We regularly shoot in homes and on locations throughout all of Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., and Delaware. And, just like with our studio shoots, in-home Puptrait sessions are also sitting fee free for clients who meet or exceed their minimum print commitment.
CONVENIENT APPOINTMENT TIMES
We are available to shoot 7 days a week, including during weekends and most holidays, from 10 AM until 10 PM most days with an appointment. To view photographer availability and deposit requirements for your area please visit out our easy-to-use online calendar.
PUPTRAIT SESSIONS ARE NOW SITTING FEE FREE
WITH MINIMUM POST SHOOT PRINT COMMITMENT
All private dog portrait commissions at the Puptrait Studio - including studio shoots, in-home and on-location sessions - are now 100% sitting fee FREE for client's who meet or exceed their minimum post shoot print commitment within 30 days of their shoot date.
To view print minimum commitments or check the availability of our professional pet photographers for on location and in-home sessions specific to your area please visit our pricing and fee page. We regularly shoot on locations across all of Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware, and Virginia.
For commissions outside of our regular travel area and commercial assignments please contact the studio directly for a custom quote.