Tag : dog portrait

19 Feb 2019

31 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Dog Photographer | Updated 2020

Written by J.B. Shepard, professional pet photographer and founder of the Puptrait Studio in Baltimore, Maryland. For most dog lovers, our dogs are our favorite kids. While the rest of your pack might sit for school photos every year or the occasional selfie with friends, our dogs tend to get neglected. Not because we don’t love them, but because taking a decent photo of a dog can be difficult — even for experienced pet photographers. Make sure you’re hiring the right pet […]

17 Feb 2019

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 […]

06 Feb 2019

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 […]

22 Jan 2019

Best Cameras for Pet Photography | For All Skill Levels (Updated 2020)

Pet photography gear guide from the pet portrait pros. Discussing basic camera bodies and lenses (and when to use them), and specific gear recommendations from master pet photographer and Puptrait Studio founder, J.B. Shepard. It has never been easier or more affordable to get serious about learning pet photography. But choosing what gear to get started with can be quite daunting. To help we’ve put together a quick walkthrough equipment guide for aspiring pet photographers. In this article we will […]

21 Oct 2017

Top 10 Dog Photos of 2017

As 2017 draws to a close we though it might be fun to revisit some of our favorites professionally captured dog photos and puppy portraits of the year. This year we saw a lot of compositing and high concept work coming out of the Puptrait Studio. Part of which can be chalked up to our team simply getting better in post and working more regularly in Photoshop, but a good number of these portrait concepts were driven by client requests, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Dec 2016

Holiday Print Deadlines

Looking for a creative and thoughtful gift for a special dog lover in your life? Christmas 2016 is quickly approaching. But there is still time to give the gift of a Puptrait print this holiday season! To help you avoid rush fees and ensure timely delivery make sure you get your orders in before 3pm on the dates listed below. Order Deadline Dates for Christmas Delivery Normal Delivery: December 9th 2016 Rushed Production: December 13th 2016 Rushed Production & Overnight […]

16 Oct 2016

Dog Photography in Washington D.C

The Puptrait Studio, an independent pet photography studio based out of Baltimore, is happy to announce that they are now bringing their whimsical dog portrait sessions on location and into the homes of dog owners in Washington D.C and all of the surrounding Northern Virginia and Maryland counties – including Montgomery County, Prince George’s and Frederick Counties. This extended service area means that the Puptrait Studio is now photographing dogs in homes and on locations throughout most of the DC […]