J.B. Shepard | Pet Photographer & Maker of Paper Hats

J.B. Shepard

Professional Pet Photographer & Maker of Paper Hats

Photo of professional pet photographer, J.B. Shepard, in front of the Baltimore Inner Harbor, seen posing with a pit bull rescue dog from a local foster group.

J.B. Shepard is a self-taught studio photographer, pet costume designer, and the founder of Puptrait -- a dog friendly photography studio headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland.

Best known for his signature headshot style of dog photography and the whimsical Paper Hats featured in many of his pet portraits, J.B.'s quirky take on dog portraiture has earned critical acclaim both within the United States and abroad. He has won several local readers' choice awards including "Baltimore's Best Photographer" by Baltimore Sun readers and "Best Artist" by Baltimore Magazine readers. His photography has been on display at Baltimore City Hall, featured on TV as background art on the British Academy Television Award winning comedy, 'Toast of London', and featured on the MPT shows, 'Artworks' and 'Your Money and Business', and in a number of print publications -- including the Washington Times, USA Today, the Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Magazine, Bring Fido Magazine, City Dog Magazine, and the City Paper.

J.B. Shepard currently resides in Hampden with his wife, son and two rescue dogs -- Lucky, a Jack Russell Terrier and George, a Boggle (Beagle / Boxer Mix). He enjoys spending his free studio hours leveraging art to combat breed specific legislation and raise funds for local nonprofit dog rescue and foster groups.

J.B. Shepard is currently available for private pet portrait commissions at his dog friendly photo studio in Baltimore.

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