Puptrait Studio Founder Named “Best Artist” by Best of Baltimore

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : August 28th 2020

Local pet photographer and founder of the Puptrait Studio, J.B. Shepard, named “Best Artist” in Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore readers’ choice awards.

(Baltimore, MD) – In the “Best of Baltimore” online poll conducted through June and July 2020, Baltimore Magazine readers enthusiastically named the founder of the Puptrait Studio, J.B. Shepard, as Baltimore’s “Best Artist.” These “readers’ choice” awards are decided by popular vote and honor exceptional creators, influencers, services, businesses, and experiences in a variety of categories located throughout the greater Baltimore metropolitan region.

Studio pet portrait of a senior dog wearing a colorful tophat
From J.B. Shepard’s critically acclaimed pet portrait series “Paper Hats”, featuring rescue dogs wearing costumes made from upcycled post-consumer paper products.

The Puptrait Studio was represented in two other Best of Baltimore categories, with the Puptrait Studio named a runner-up winner for “Best Photographer” and the studio’s dog friendly neighborhood beautification project “Dog Avenue” (created in collaboration with the Hampden Village Merchant’s Association) named a runner-up winner for “Best Street Art”.

J.B. Shepard reacted to the news, “For someone with zero formal art training, being named Best Artist by Best of Baltimore is nothing short of unreal. And, it is with my sincerest appreciation that I wish to thank our studio’s patrons, partners, fans, family and neighbors for their continued support. We couldn’t do it without you.”

For media inquiries and interview requests email: press@puptrait.com 

Portrait of a smiling pit bull puppy wearing sunglasses, photographed at the Puptrait Studio, Maryland and Washington D.C.'s favorite dog friendly photo studio.

Now Booking Studio Pet Portraits! (Updated 2021)

After nearly a year long hiatus, the Puptrait team is fully vaccinated, masked, and once again shooting studio pet portraits! All Puptrait studio sessions are photographed directly by J.B. Shepard — recently named “Best Photographer” by Baltimore Sun readers and Best of Baltimore winner for “Best Artist”.


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