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18 Oct 2021

2021 Holiday Deadlines

uch like last year, COVID-19 is anticipated to significantly slow production and delivery timelines this holiday season. We strongly encourage all patrons commissioning a Puptrait as a gift this holiday season to book their sessions well before Thanksgiving to allow ample time to compensate for these delays.

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.

08 Dec 2016

Holiday Print Deadlines

Looking for a creative and thoughtful gift for a special dog lover in your life? Christmas 2016 is quickly approaching. But there is still time to give the gift of a Puptrait print this holiday season! To help you avoid rush fees and ensure timely delivery make sure you get your orders in before 3pm on the dates listed below. Order Deadline Dates for Christmas Delivery Normal Delivery: December 9th 2016 Rushed Production: December 13th 2016 Rushed Production & Overnight […]

16 Nov 2016
a portrait of a cocker spaniel dog wearing a red white and blue top hat captured at the puptrait studio in baltimore

Dog Photography now available in Fairfax County, Virginia

The Puptrait Studio, an independently owned Baltimore, Maryland based photo company and pet photography studio, is happy to announce that they are now bringing their signature on location and in-home dog portrait sessions to all of Fairfax County, Virginia. This extended service area now includes dog photography in the cities of Falls Church, Fairfax, Herndon, Vienna, Fairfax Station, Dranesville, Greenbriar, Fair Lakes, Mason Neck and Hayfield. As usual, Puptrait sessions are 100% sitting fee free for clients who meet their minimum print order […]

08 Nov 2016

Holiday Cards are here!

We’re excited to announce that we are now offering holiday card photo sessions just in time for Christmas, Chanukah and the New Year! These reduced cost micro sessions are only 30-60 minutes and are designed specifically with cards in mind, with a $249 session fee including the cost of the shoot for a single dog, basic props, preflight design, taxes, printing and shipping of a box of cards – even envelopes! To learn more please visit the holiday card info page. […]

05 Nov 2016
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Dog Photography now available in York County

The Puptrait Studio, an independently owned Baltimore, Maryland based photo company and pet photography studio, is pleased to announce that they are now bringing their signature on location and in-home dog portrait sessions to all of York County Pennsylvania. This extended service area now includes dog photography in the cities of York, Hanover, Weigelstown, Shiloh, Parkville, Red Lion, Spry, and New Freedom. On location Puptrait sessions are 100% sitting fee free for clients who meet or exceed their minimum post […]

04 Nov 2016

Will Spaying or Neutering Calm a Dog?

Will neutering calm a dog? Spaying or neutering your dog can change your dog’s hormone levels. However, whether this effects your dog’s behavior and how it impacts your dog’s behavior will depend on a number factors. Some dogs are calmed by neutering, but the behavior of others may remain unaffected by neutering. But for some dogs, spaying and neutering can actually encourage more aggressive behaviors. That response might sound complicated, but the underlying chemical mechanisms driving these behavioral changes are […]

02 Nov 2016

Should I Neuter or Spay my Dog? The Definitive Guide.

Neutering may be one of the most important ways you can help your dog…or is it? When you neuter or spay your dog, you’re not just preventing unwanted puppies, you’re also taking steps to help protect their health and happiness. Of course these benefits are not without consequence and there is some debate on the issue. Like anything argued online, there is a large amount of misinformation floating around on the topic, arguing both for and against the neutering of dogs. To […]

16 Oct 2016
Collection of contemporary dog portrait art from the Paper Hat sessions

Dog Photography in Washington D.C

The Puptrait Studio, an independent pet photography studio based out of Baltimore, is happy to announce that they are now bringing their whimsical dog portrait sessions on location and into the homes of dog owners in Washington D.C and all of the surrounding Northern Virginia and Maryland counties – including Montgomery County, Prince George’s and Frederick Counties. This extended service area means that the Puptrait Studio is now photographing dogs in homes and on locations throughout most of the DC […]

18 Sep 2016

Memorial Commission: Reilly

This image is from a recent memorial commission. These shoots remind us of how difficult being a dog photographer can be. But memorial commissions also reinforce the significance of what we do. It’s easy to laugh at the absurdity of our niche. That we’re just a bunch of jokers with a camera who get to play with dogs all day. And more often than not, that sentiment would be correct. But when it comes to memorial and end of life commissions, that […]

17 Aug 2016

Portrait series by dog photographer to benefit 501(c)3 rescue seeking corporate sponsors

As many of you know, we’ve been working on a new series called “Bullies of Baltimore” over at the Puptrait Studio, shooting rescued pitbulls alongside iconic Baltimore landmarks and sights. 100% of all profits from the series are set to benefit Bella’s Bully Buddies, a local 501(c)3 volunteer nonprofit rescue and foster program. “…help save the lives of hundreds of more innocent pups and give them a chance to find healthy and happy forever homes.” So, what’s new? We are […]

12 Jul 2016

10 Ways to Help an Abused Dog

For many dog lovers, the topic of abuse and neglect is overwhelming, depressing, and nothing short of heart wrenching. Even for more empathic people, it can be easier to simply turn a blind eye to the situation and pretend it’s not happening, presumably hoping someone else will step up and handle the issue. But abuse often goes unreported and uncorrected simply because no one says anything. If you don’t help, who will? If not now, when? When you are one person, attempting […]