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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.

02 Jan 2020
Dog photography portrait captured with a studio lighting setup.

Dog Costume Guide for National Dress Up Your Pet Day

 Written by J.B. Shepard, professional pet costume maker, dog portrait artist, and founder of the Puptrait Studio in Baltimore, Maryland. The Puptrait Studio 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. It’s a new year and you know what that means it’s almost time again for our favorite holiday —National Dress Up Your Pet Day! In celebration the Puptrait Studio has put […]

26 Nov 2019
A black Scottish Highland Terrier wearing a cute red felt Santa cap in front of a festive background.

Holiday Gift Ideas For Dog Lovers 2020

These Holiday gift ideas are perfect for any dog lover — regardless of whether you are commemorating Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, the Winter Solstice, or celebrating Festivus with the rest of us — and are tiered at a number of different price points, including a few luxury dog inspired gifts, gifts under $25 and even FREE / DIY gift ideas for those dog lovers on a tighter budget.

20 Nov 2019

2019 Holiday Hours & Delivery Deadlines

Holiday delivery deadlines for custom made pet portrait prints are approaching fast! We require 1 week to complete edits, post processing, and proofing for most pet portrait commissions. Please account for this time when reviewing the order deadlines listed below to avoid any rush production or delivery fees. Deadlines for Guaranteed Christmas Delivery 2019 *Please note that these dates are an estimate based on last year’s production calendar and are likely to change as we get closer to the new […]

06 Nov 2019
Exterior photo of the new Hampden location of the Puptrait Studio

Studio Hours Are Back! Visit Our New Location

The Puptrait Studio has officially moved. We are happy to announce that we are now located within the Mill Centre Artist Studios in Hampden. Our new pet friendly photo studio location is located at 3000 Chestnut Avenue, Suite 342, Baltimore, Maryland, 21211 Back & Better Than Ever There are a few reasons to get excited about our new space, as it is an upgrade in pretty much every measurable way. Our new location is more accessible and comfortable for pet […]

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

Moving Studio Locations: 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 (2020)

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.