Tag : dog

03 Jun 2019

Dog Owner Guide to Euthanasia: What to Expect When Saying Goodbye

Let’s face it — no one wants to say goodbye to their best friend. But while euthanasia is a difficult subject, the procedure serves an important role in the palliative care of many pets.

01 Mar 2019

Cute Pit Bull Puppy Pictures: Surreal Dog Portrait with Bella’s Bully Buddies

Cute puppies make for the weirdest dog portraits We went back to basics with an all white set shooting Carly and then decided to get a little creative in post. Carly is a 3 month old American Pit Bull Terrier mix currently in foster care at Bella’s Bully Buddies. As you can see, we had a little trouble keeping this sleepy pup awake as she was totally pooped from her training class earlier in the day. If you would like […]

19 Jan 2017

K9 Casting Call: Baja Ponchos

PLEASE NOTE: THIS CASTING IS CLOSED AND WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS AT THIS TIME. The Puptrait Studio has been tapped by Baja Ponchos to help spruce up their photo library. We’re looking for at least four dogs, maybe eight, in the Baltimore area to model during canine fashion shoots. Baja Ponchos is a great company that is doing some fantastic things in the Baja community. Their dog ponchos are stitched from hand woven serape blankets from Guadalajara, Mexico. A portion of all […]

16 Nov 2016

Dog Photography now available in Fairfax County, Virginia

The Puptrait Studio, an independently owned Baltimore, Maryland based photo company and pet photography studio, is happy to announce that they are now bringing their signature on location and in-home dog portrait sessions to all of Fairfax County, Virginia. This extended service area now includes dog photography in the cities of Falls Church, Fairfax, Herndon, Vienna, Fairfax Station, Dranesville, Greenbriar, Fair Lakes, Mason Neck and Hayfield. As usual, Puptrait sessions are 100% sitting fee free for clients who meet their minimum print order […]

04 Nov 2016

Will Spaying or Neutering Calm a Dog?

Will neutering calm a dog? Spaying or neutering your dog can change your dog’s hormone levels. However, whether this effects your dog’s behavior and how it impacts your dog’s behavior will depend on a number factors. Some dogs are calmed by neutering, but the behavior of others may remain unaffected by neutering. But for some dogs, spaying and neutering can actually encourage more aggressive behaviors. That response might sound complicated, but the underlying chemical mechanisms driving these behavioral changes are […]

02 Nov 2016

Should I Neuter or Spay my Dog? The Definitive Guide.

Neutering may be one of the most important ways you can help your dog…or is it? When you neuter or spay your dog, you’re not just preventing unwanted puppies, you’re also taking steps to help protect their health and happiness. Of course these benefits are not without consequence and there is some debate on the issue. Like anything argued online, there is a large amount of misinformation floating around on the topic, arguing both for and against the neutering of dogs. To […]

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 […]

18 Sep 2016

Memorial Commission: Reilly

This image is from a recent memorial commission. These shoots remind us of how difficult being a dog photographer can be. But memorial commissions also reinforce the significance of what we do. It’s easy to laugh at the absurdity of our niche. That we’re just a bunch of jokers with a camera who get to play with dogs all day. And more often than not, that sentiment would be correct. But when it comes to memorial and end of life commissions, that […]

12 Jul 2016

10 Ways to Help an Abused Dog

For many dog lovers, the topic of abuse and neglect is overwhelming, depressing, and nothing short of heart wrenching. Even for more empathic people, it can be easier to simply turn a blind eye to the situation and pretend it’s not happening, presumably hoping someone else will step up and handle the issue. But abuse often goes unreported and uncorrected simply because no one says anything. If you don’t help, who will? If not now, when? When you are one person, attempting […]

28 May 2016

Take Better Dog Photos with ANY Camera | 5 Easy-to-Follow Tips :D

Written by J.B. Shepard, a professional pet photographer and founder of the Puptrait Studio. If you’re a dog lover, chances are you’re taking lots of photos of your favorite mutt. But if you want to step up your dog’s selfie game there are few basic techniques and tricks that you can use to dramatically improve the quality of your photos. The good news is, these five photography techniques are actually so simple to implement that they don’t require any special […]