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31 Dec 2021
Colorful photo of a Nova Scotia Duck Toller

Studio News: Paternity Leave | Omicron Update

Happy New Year! If you have been following us on social media, you may have already heard that J.B. is expecting his first child to arrive any day now and he will be taking paternity leave starting sometime in mid January. We are anticipating that J.B. (and studio hours) will return the first week of May. However, in light of Maryland’s COVID-19 positivity rate currently exceeding 20%, we have decided out of an abundance of caution to temporarily block off […]

28 Aug 2020

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

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.

28 May 2020
The Puptrait Studio's J.B. Shepard won Baltimore's Best Photographer

Puptrait Founder Named “Best Photographer” by Baltimore Sun

Local pet photographer and founder of the Puptrait Studio, J.B. Shepard, named “Baltimore’s Best Photographer” by the Baltimore Sun Readers’ Choice Awards.

31 Mar 2022
Maryland and Washington D.C. professional pet photographer. Dog friendly Baltimore, MD based photography studio.

Print Price Increase Coming Soon

We wanted to give a quick heads up to our existing and future Puptrait clients that on May 1st prices are going to increase across all print and mounting product lines. Based on discussions with our printer partners, we anticipate most price increases will be roughly 20% higher than current rates. We are holding out as long as possibly can to avoid passing on price increases to our customers, but due to continued supply chain and various other market disruptions […]

31 Dec 2021
Colorful photo of a Nova Scotia Duck Toller

Studio News: Paternity Leave | Omicron Update

Happy New Year! If you have been following us on social media, you may have already heard that J.B. is expecting his first child to arrive any day now and he will be taking paternity leave starting sometime in mid January. We are anticipating that J.B. (and studio hours) will return the first week of May. However, in light of Maryland’s COVID-19 positivity rate currently exceeding 20%, we have decided out of an abundance of caution to temporarily block off […]

18 Oct 2021

2021 Holiday Deadlines

The deadline for guaranteed Christmas delivery is right around the corner! If you are thinking of gifting a Puptrait this holiday season please book your pet portrait session as soon as possible.

09 Aug 2021

Just Announced! 3 Styles of Studio Sessions

Puptrait has evolved tremendously since first launched nearly a decade ago. To understand why we are making these updates today, it’s important to remember where we came from and how we started shooting dog portraits in the first place. We’ve Come a Long Way Since Our Humble Beginnings It’s wild to think about, but when we first started we didn’t have a dedicated studio space. We simply photographed pet portraits either on location or in client’s homes. Working in multiple […]

17 Mar 2021
Studio pet portrait of a senior dog wearing a colorful tophat

COVID-19 Reopening Update | March 2021

Good News, Puppy People! After what was practically a year long hiatus, I am happy to report that I have been vaccinated and have received the green light from my doctor to start shooting again. Our first open calendar date is Wednesday, April 7th. That all said, we’re not out of the woods just quite yet with the pandemic. And with everyone’s health and safety in mind, we still have a few limitations in place to help ensure everyone’s safety, […]

08 Dec 2020

We Only Color on Paper! | Author Interview

Today we sit down with Baltimore based author and friend of the studio, Courtney Bindl, to discuss her brand new children’s book, We Only Color on Paper! Please note our website may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication. Puptrait: I’m sitting down today with Courtney Bindl the author of We Only Color on Paper!. Thank you for taking the time to […]

12 Nov 2020
Fancy dog portrait art, custom made at the Puptrait Studio. A dog friendly photography studio located in Baltimore, Maryland -- a short drive from Washington D.C. and Annapolis, Maryland.

2020 Holiday Deadlines & COVID-19 Update

IMPORTANT! This schedule is for last year. Click here for important 2021 holiday dates The year end is quickly approaching and with it, our yearly holiday rush. To complicate things further, COVID-19 infection rates appear to be currently on the rise across the country. As a result our cutoff deadlines for orders are anticipated to be much earlier than in recent years. Deadlines for Guaranteed 2020 Christmas Delivery Please Allow Time for Production When Booking Session A minimum of 1 […]

28 Aug 2020

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

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.

28 May 2020
The Puptrait Studio's J.B. Shepard won Baltimore's Best Photographer

Puptrait Founder Named “Best Photographer” by Baltimore Sun

Local pet photographer and founder of the Puptrait Studio, J.B. Shepard, named “Baltimore’s Best Photographer” by the Baltimore Sun Readers’ Choice Awards.

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.