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31 Dec 2021
Colorful photo of a Nova Scotia Duck Toller

Studio News: Paternity Leave | Omicron Update

Happy New Year! If you have been following us on social media, you may have already heard that J.B. is expecting his first child to arrive any day now and he will be taking paternity leave starting sometime in mid January. We are anticipating that J.B. (and studio hours) will return the first week of May. However, in light of Maryland’s COVID-19 positivity rate currently exceeding 20%, we have decided out of an abundance of caution to temporarily block off […]

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.

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.

22 May 2019
Commercial pet product photo of a dog on a bed from Keetsa mattress.

Bringing a New Dog Home (2020 Guide)

Whether you’re adopting a senior rescue dog or bringing home a young puppy, introducing a new canine member to your household is often a rewarding and overwhelmingly positive experience.

09 May 2019

How to Clean Dog Urine like a Pro?

One of the toughest smells to get out of fabric is pet urine. And, as a studio that exclusively photographs dog portraits, we’ve been forced to learn a thing or two about cleaning up pet urine, eliminating pet odors and discouraging future markings.

09 May 2019

How to Eliminate Pet Odors

Pets can be messy and smelly if left to their own devices. But just because you live with pets does not mean your home must smell like you live with pets.

03 May 2019

Should Photographers Watermark Photos in 2020?

Is watermarking your photos the best way to protect your photos? While it might seem like every photographer is watermarking their photos, there is serious debate as to whether the practice is helpful.

27 Apr 2019
Cute picture of a Great Dane puppy being held by a tattooed dog mom with a full sleeve outside in their fenced in backyard in Baltimore, Maryland near Waverly.

What is a Dog Mom?

If you are a dog lover, odds are you know someone who fits the description of “dog mom”. Are your dogs your kids? If you answered “yes” – there is a good chance that you’re probably dog mom. Written by J.B. Shepard, professional pet photographer, amateur dog mom gift enthusiast, and founder of the Puptrait Studio in Baltimore, Maryland. Dog Mom (dôɡ mäm) noun: 1. An informal and affectionate term for a dog lover that identifies as female and believes that […]

25 Apr 2019

Dog Mom Gift Ideas for Every Budget (Updated 2020)

Written by J.B. Shepard, professional pet photographer, amateur dog mom gift enthusiast, and founder of the Puptrait Studio in Baltimore, Maryland. Dog Lovers Love Dog Themed Gifts! Is the dog mom’s favorite? Of course they are! Which is why our dog blog team has put together a Mother’s Day gift guide just for dog moms. Below you’ll find a wide assortment of gift types, ranging from weird and whimsical to practical and heartfelt. We’ve also made sure to include gifts […]