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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.

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

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 week is required to complete edits, post processing, and proofing for most pet portrait […]

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.

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 […]