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06 Feb 2019
Fine art portrait of a pitbull pupper wearing an Elizabethan style ruff collar made of old newspaper

Design Fees Waived for Custom Ruff Collars

We have officially finished the last of our gifted sessions from the holidays, closing out some of the busiest months on record. Now that we have had a chance to catch our breath, we thought it might be fun to spend some of our newly found free time doing what we do best – making absurdly detailed costumes for dogs. A Fresh Take On a Portrait Classic One of our favorite costumes we have worked with to date is the […]

30 Nov 2018
A cute puppy photo from Baltimore, Maryland dog photographer, the Puptrait Studio, featuring a rottweiler / doberman pinscher mix breed dog wearing Paper Hat goggles made from paper mache

Print Increases Scheduled for 2019

FEE INCREASES ARE JUST AROUND THE CORNER Due to increased production expenses and material costs many of our session fees, print costs and minimum print commitments are scheduled to increase in the new year. In our commitment to offering fair and transparent pricing we are giving all local dog owners all of December to book a session at our current lower rates. Place a deposit on a studio session before March 1st and lock in 2018 rates – even if […]

28 Nov 2018
17 Oct 2018

Mayor’s Christmas Parade Update

The studio will be unavailable for photoshoots Sunday, December 2nd 2018 due to the Mayor’s Christmas Parade. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

09 Sep 2018

Casting Call! Human Models Needed

UPDATE: This casting is now closed. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to learn about future placements. ___________________ Ever want to be a model? Now’s your chance! We’re looking for three people for an upcoming commercial photography shoot. No modeling experience necessary. Emphasis on people. There will be no dogs featured in this shoot. Please note this is not a Puptrait Studio shoot. There will be no dogs featured in this shoot.  We are only assisting with casting and the sessions […]

07 Jun 2018
Toy poodle wearing a pink beehive wig

Hon Fest 2018: Temporary Studio Closure

The 2018 Hon Fest is nearly upon us! We will be open for business, but we will not be working in studio this weekend. It’s just too crowded and noisy for us to comfortably and safely accommodate our canine guests during Hon Fest. We will have no studio hours available from June 8th – June 10th. If you would like to come in for a session, please visit us once the crowds subside or alternatively, consider booking an in-home dog […]

29 Nov 2017
scottish terrier wearing Santa hat

2017 Holiday Delivery Deadline for Personal Pet Portraits

December is here and like every year that means we are beginning our Holiday gift giving rush. As a Puptrait is a custom made-to-order gift they do take a bit of time to produce. When viewing the dates below please keep in mind that these are the cutoff dates for print orders and not for pet portrait sessions. Our standard personal dog portrait timeline assumes 4 business days from session end to proofing. Commissions requiring shorter turnaround times will incur a […]

10 Nov 2017

Studio Hours Are Back!

Our dog-friendly Baltimore studio location is back up and ready to roll. Our studio is available for commercial pet product photography assignments and private dog portrait sessions. To view photographer and studio availability for private dog portrait sessions, please visit our appointment calendar and booking widget. For commercial shoots, please email your product specifications and contact info to studio@puptrait.com for a custom quote.

22 Sep 2017

Introducing the Paper Hats Collection

We have had a ton of requests to do this, so we figured – why not? It’s for charity, right? So, here goes! The entire Paper Hats collection is now available as a HEAVILY discounted set. The set includes one 8″ x 8″ metallic photo paper print of each image from Paper Hats and totals 8 prints in all. It arrives in a high quality ribbon wrapped keepsake box – perfect for protecting your art prints from dust, folds, wrinkles […]

23 Jul 2017

Paper Hats debuts in Baltimore

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Baltimore, Maryland, USA, July 23rd, 2017 Professional pet photographer and Puptrait Studio founder, J.B. Shepard’s surreal dog portrait series “Paper Hats: Whimsical Portraits of the Once Discarded” is coming to Baltimore. The opening reception for Paper Hats is scheduled for 7PM until 10PM Thursday, August 3rd at La Cakerie in Mount Vernon (1216 N Charles St, Baltimore, Maryland 21201). The show is hosted by Gallery 788 and scheduled to run until September 1st. Paper Hats features adopted and […]