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About the Puptrait Studio | Washington D.C. & Maryland Pet Photography

  • DEDICATED TO DOGS.
    THE PUPTRAIT STUDIO

WHO SAID PET PORTRAITS HAD TO BE BORING?

GOOD DOGS DESERVE GREAT PHOTOS

As companions, dogs serve a very important role in our lives.

Dogs remind us to be happy.

To live with a dog you can't help but appreciate the small things. Whether it's taking a break from our hectic schedules for play or literally stopping to smell the roses, our dogs demand that we actively seek joy in our surroundings. When you consider what it truly means to be a dog person, the significance of these experiences is obvious.

If a dog's purpose is to find those little things that make our lives that much more interesting, shouldn't their portraits be just as curious and inspiring? We like to think so.

The Puptrait Studio was founded in 2015 with the purpose of celebrating this unique life enriching perspective. Developing stunningly creative and engaging pet portrait concepts and crafting high quality large format photo prints - our studio specializes in making unique art pieces that any true dog lover will cherish for a lifetime.

Whether you're visiting our dog friendly studio in Baltimore or working with us on locations throughout all of Maryland, Washington D.C., and Virginia, you can expect the Puptrait Studio to bring out the very best in your pet.

Learn more about the Puptrait Studio's commercial dog product photography offerings.

A pitbull rescue dog wearing a bowler cap in front of the Bromo Selzter Tower in the Inner Harbor in Baltimore

AS SEEN ON...

DOG PHOTOGRAPHER & MAKER OF PAPER HATS

ABOUT OUR STUDIO FOUNDER & CREATIVE LEAD J.B. SHEPARD

J.B. Shepard is a Baltimore based professional pet photographer and founder of the Puptrait Studio. Best known for his signature headshot style dog photography and the whimsical Paper Hats featured in many of his pet portraits, J.B.'s unique take on dog portraiture has quickly made his dog photos some of the most instantly recognizable in the pet industry and have earned him critical acclaim both in the United States and abroad.

His photography has been featured on TV as background art on the British Academy Television Award winning comedy, 'Toast of London', and as a featured story on MPT News, 'Your Money and Business', as well as in a number of print publications, including Bring Fido Magazine, City Dog Magazine, Dark Beauty Magazine, the Baltimore Sun, and a number of alt weekly newspapers, including the Baltimore City Paper. His portrait series have been featured in a number of fine art galleries including Artdromeda, LED Baltimore, Gallery788, and at numerous popup art events throughout the Baltimore / Washington D.C. / Philadelphia corridor, as well as displayed prominently for two years at Baltimore City Hall.

J.B. lives in Hampden with his wife and two rescue dogs -- Lucky, a Jack Russell Terrier and George, a Boggle. J.B. enjoys spending his free studio hours looking for ways to leverage art to combat breed specific legislation and raise funds for local nonprofit dog rescue and foster groups.

A photo of the interior of Puptrait Studio featuring JB Shepard and MPT News correspondent Yolanda Vazquez

Puptrait Studio founder J.B. Shepard and MPT News correspondent Yolanda Vazquez at the Puptrait Studio