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18 Oct 2018
collection of dogs wearing handmade paper hats original custom designed dog costumes and props

Private Paper Hat Commission Details

Looking for something a little different? Or a bit more creative? Our signature paper hats transform private Puptrait sessions into truly one-of-a-kind pet portrait experiences. One-of-a-Kind Costume Pieces Each paper hat is handmade by our lead pet photographer and studio founder, J.B. Shepard, from post consumer paper products – including old newspapers, beer boxes, paper plates and junk mail. The unique coloration and design patterns decorating the hats is composed entirely from careful placement of different color slips of paper. […]

17 Oct 2018

Mayor’s Christmas Parade Update

The studio will be unavailable for photoshoots Sunday, December 2nd 2018 due to the Mayor’s Christmas Parade. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

09 Sep 2018

Casting Call! Human Models Needed

UPDATE: This casting is now closed. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to learn about future placements. ___________________ Ever want to be a model? Now’s your chance! We’re looking for three people for an upcoming commercial photography shoot. No modeling experience necessary. Emphasis on people. There will be no dogs featured in this shoot. Please note this is not a Puptrait Studio shoot. There will be no dogs featured in this shoot.  We are only assisting with casting and the sessions […]

07 Jun 2018
Toy poodle wearing a pink beehive wig

Hon Fest 2018: Temporary Studio Closure

The 2018 Hon Fest is nearly upon us! We will be open for business, but we will not be working in studio this weekend. It’s just too crowded and noisy for us to comfortably and safely accommodate our canine guests during Hon Fest. We will have no studio hours available from June 8th – June 10th. If you would like to come in for a session, please visit us once the crowds subside or alternatively, consider booking an in-home dog […]

29 May 2018
a photo of a Great Dane Puppy being help by a lady in a tshirt

The Best (And Safest) Way To Introduce A New Dog To A Cat House

In many households, cats and dogs live peacefully with one another. In fact, they often become best friends. While some introductions are great from the start, others take time before Fluffy and Fido realize they’ve each gained a new best friend. There are a few steps you’ll want to take to help ensure all goes well. If you’ve decided to make your home one that includes canine and feline family members, here is the best and safest way to introduce […]

12 Apr 2018
A large black dane dog laying on a couch

Dog Crate Buying Guide: 2018 Edition

Dog Crates Are An Important & Popular Tool While not everyone may be a fan of dog crates, it’s impossible to deny their popularity and with good reason! Dog crates come in a wide variety of styles offering different features and serving different functions, all designed to make your dogs life a little easier, safer and comfortable – serving as your dog’s bedroom, favorite hangout spot and personal refuge. Introducing Your Dog to its New Crate A dog’s crate should […]

31 Jan 2018
A pitbull wearing an Elizabethan style ruff collar made from newspaper

Breaking Through Creative Blocks: Lessons learned from Paper Hats

Creative blocks happen. They are disruptive by definition and crippling in nature. And unfortunately, they’re also an all too common occurrence for many creatives. If you’re looking to avoid these momentum killing bouts of creative paralysis the most important thing you can do is to just keep moving. I realize that sounds obvious, cliche, even. But it’s something that many of us all too often forget and worth a reminder. This is especially true if you are an emerging artist, an up-and-coming […]

29 Nov 2017
scottish terrier wearing Santa hat

2017 Holiday Delivery Deadline for Personal Pet Portraits

December is here and like every year that means we are beginning our Holiday gift giving rush. As a Puptrait is a custom made-to-order gift they do take a bit of time to produce. When viewing the dates below please keep in mind that these are the cutoff dates for print orders and not for pet portrait sessions. Our standard personal dog portrait timeline assumes 4 business days from session end to proofing. Commissions requiring shorter turnaround times will incur a […]

10 Nov 2017

Studio Hours Are Back!

Our dog-friendly Baltimore studio location is back up and ready to roll. Our studio is available for commercial pet product photography assignments and private dog portrait sessions. To view photographer and studio availability for private dog portrait sessions, please visit our appointment calendar and booking widget. For commercial shoots, please email your product specifications and contact info to studio@puptrait.com for a custom quote.

06 Nov 2017
Photo of Stray Dogs Playing in Valparaiso

Photos of Street Dogs Playing Together With A Plastic Dish

We had a chance to visit Valparaíso, Chile. For those unfamiliar Valparaíso, it’s an exceptionally vibrant port side city in Central Chile, roughly an hour and half drive from Santiago. If you’re into street art, Valparaíso is an absolutely must see destination, as much, if not most of Valparaíso is covered in colorful murals and stunning graffiti. And like much of the rest of Chile, Valparaíso is well known for their large population of street dogs. Valparaíso is well known for […]