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28 Jan 2020

Pet Portraits of the Year | 2019 Recap

Our selection for this year’s selection for Dog Photo of the Year was evaluated by 4 criteria: Composition, Technical Prowess, Creativity, and Wow Factor.

20 Nov 2019

2019 Holiday Hours & Delivery Deadlines

Holiday delivery deadlines for custom made pet portrait prints are approaching fast! We require 1 week to complete edits, post processing, and proofing for most pet portrait commissions. Please account for this time when reviewing the order deadlines listed below to avoid any rush production or delivery fees. Deadlines for Guaranteed Christmas Delivery 2019 *Please note that these dates are an estimate based on last year’s production calendar and are likely to change as we get closer to the new […]

12 Jul 2019

FREE SHIPPING | Pet Portrait & Dog Photography Gift Certificates

We have some great news for Maryland and Washington D.C. dog lovers! Puptrait Studio gift certificates now include FREE standard domestic shipping.

13 Apr 2019
Action shot photo of a cute American Bulldog Terrier running along the Baltimore Inner Harbor at the Canton Waterfront Park. This photo was captured by the professional dog photographers at the Puptrait Studio in Hampden and is featured in a tutorial teaching aspiring pet photographers how to photograph running dogs like a pro.

How to Photograph a Running Dog

Written by J.B. Shepard, a professional pet photographer and founder of the Puptrait Studio. Photographing a running dog isn’t a simple task. In fact, taking great pictures of running dogs consistently can be down right difficult — as it requires a photographer to understand dog behaviors, how to use artificial light sources / light modifiers, how their camera functions in extreme conditions, and how to frame less than optimal scenes. But with proper understanding of the hurdles specific to these […]

17 Feb 2019
Collection of contemporary dog portrait art from the Paper Hat sessions

Dog Portrait Styles We Love to Photograph

Creative Pet Portrait Styles At the Puptrait Studio we tend to lean towards creating more ridiculous and whimsical imagery. When photographing more creative and surreal work, it’s just easier to work in studio. Unsurprisingly, the vast majority of our dog portrait commissions are for studio pet portraits. But that is not to say we can’t produce more conservative or traditional work. Puptrait photographers are artists at heart While commercial assignments aren’t uncommon for our studio, they’re not what we’re best known […]

21 Oct 2017

Top 10 Best Dog Breeds to Photograph

We get asked constantly what our favorite breed is to photograph. In some ways, I hate answering this question for the simple fact that all dog’s have unique personalities and mannerisms, which makes every session – regardless of their breed – a blast and a challenge. We love photographing dogs, all dogs, regardless of their breed. That all said, we have to admit that some breeds, for a multitude of reasons, do tend to ham it up more than others. […]

13 Jul 2017

Studio Hours Temporarily Unavailable for Renovations & Repairs

Our studio space is temporarily closed for renovations and repairs. And, we are currently unavailable for studio sessions. We’re working to have things back up soon and expect to have the space ready for shooting by the end of August. In the interim, we are still available for in-home and on location dog portrait sessions across all of Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. To view available appointment dates and to book an in-home or on location portrait session […]

01 May 2017

Flash Photography: is it safe to use flash when photographing my dog?

Written by J.B. Shepard, a professional pet photographer and founder of the Puptrait Studio. It is safe to use a flash when photographing a dog. The vast majority of dogs are not reactive at all to flash photography. They might be surprised by the sound or sudden brightness, but if introduced properly, dogs tend to ignore flashes. And, if they don’t ignore the flash completely, they treat it as a minor annoyance or a point of confusion. Which is why […]

07 Feb 2017

Our new pet photography studio space is officially open!

We’re proud to announce that our new dog portrait photography studio and pet art gallery space is officially open for business. Our space is located on Falls road in Hampden, one of Baltimore’s more colorful and creative neighborhoods. Some of you may recognize it from John Waters classic 1998 film, “Pecker”, where it made an appearance as the Pelt Room. To celebrate we’re giving $50 credits to the first 50 clients to book a studio session. Use the coupon code […]

08 Nov 2016

Holiday Cards are here!

We’re excited to announce that we are now offering holiday card photo sessions just in time for Christmas, Chanukah and the New Year! These reduced cost micro sessions are only 30-60 minutes and are designed specifically with cards in mind, with a $249 session fee including the cost of the shoot for a single dog, basic props, preflight design, taxes, printing and shipping of a box of cards – even envelopes! To learn more please visit the holiday card info page. […]