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26 Sep 2019

Introducing Hampden’s Dog Avenue | Press Release

The first LPBA installation features the dog portraiture of Hampden based pet photographer and founder of the Puptrait Studio, J.B. Shepard. The adorable and funny photos seen on the banners feature the personal pets of 19 merchants from the Hampden Village Merchants Association.

18 Sep 2019

What is the Best Lens for Pet Photography?

That’s not to say that this is the only lens you can use or that you can’t take great photos of pets with a different lens. But with that said, this is the only lens that I personally use for my paid pet photography assignments.

19 Aug 2019

What is the best camera for a snowy photoshoot?

Your dog is never more fun than when it’s a play and this is especially true on snow days. Snow is a new and exciting experience for most dogs. And, when a serious blizzard rolls through the area odds are you’re taking off from work — which our dogs are understandably pretty jazzed about.

29 Jul 2019
Studio portrait of a cute black pit bull wearing a colorful top hat with their long pink tongue sticking out

Our Final Studio Session Date is Sunday, August 25th

If you’ve been thinking about booking a studio dog portrait — it’s now or never. As it currently stands, our final studio session date is Sunday, August 25th. In home and on location session availability will not be impacted.

28 Jul 2019

Is PB2 Dog Safe? Ingredient Guide To All 6 Flavors & Recipes (2019)

We have been huge PB2 peanut butter fans for years now. For those of you following our dog blog for awhile now, you may remember that PB2 is actually one of the primary ingredients of our signature stinky dog biscuit recipe.

15 Jul 2019

What is the best camera for students? (Updated 2019)

I have been pointing my pet photography students to this entry level camera line since 2012 with great results. Even the oldest cameras in that line are super cheap…

12 Jul 2019

FREE SHIPPING | Pet Portrait & Dog Photography Gift Certificates

We have some great news for Maryland and Washington D.C. dog lovers! Puptrait Studio gift certificates now include FREE standard domestic shipping.

14 Jun 2019

Dog Portrait Discount Codes | Studio Move Announcement

We are happy to announce that Maryland’s favorite pet photography company will be moving into a new and improved dog friendly studio location at the end of this summer.

12 Jun 2019

Destress Your Dog: Preventing & Overcoming Pet Anxiety

Stress, anxiety, frustration: these emotions are all-too-familiar in humans, but it may surprise you to know that dogs can feel frustrated and stressed just as much as humans can. What differentiates between humans and dogs is the factors that cause this feeling of stress, but the feelings themselves are very much the same.

03 Jun 2019
Stock photography of dogs on Maryland farm outside of Baltimore with a sad looking foxhound

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.