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12 Mar 2019
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DC Dog Photographer Service Area

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10 Mar 2019
Dogs take over the Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine

BARK Ranger Day

  BARK Ranger Day 2019 Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 11 AM – 2 PM 2400 E Fort Avenue Baltimore, Maryland 21230 Fort McHenry is going to the dogs for National Park Week! Saturday, April 27, 2019 is BARK Ranger Day and find your park with your four-legged friend. Beginning at 11:00 am there will be a ‘Find Your Bark’ Scavenger Hunt where you and your pup can decode riddles around the park […]

10 Mar 2019
A Chugg (Chihuahua

Is it Safe to Give Alcohol to Dogs?

Written by J.B. Shepard, professional pet photographer and founder of the Puptrait Studio. Please note that this article was not written by a licensed veterinary professional or veterinary medicine expert. This is a dog blog published by a pet photography studio and the information included here is provided simply for entertainment purposes. When it comes to the health of your dog, the only person you should trust is your veterinarian. When in doubt, always ask a vet! Can dogs drink alcohol? Consuming even […]

09 Mar 2019
A photo of a St. Patrick's Day dog costume. Bully puppy photo of a cute American Pit Bull dog celebrating St. Paddy's Day wearing a green derby / bowler cap and green dog collar in celebration of Ireland.

Dog Lover’s Guide to St. Paddy’s Day 2019

Written by J.B. Shepard, a dog advocate and founder of the Puptrait Studio. Sláinte! It’s March and you know what that means – St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated annually on March 17th. In 2019 the date falls on a Sunday. This is the last year until 2024 that St. Patrick’s day will be officially observed on a weekend date. What is St. Patrick’s Day? Saint Patrick’s Day, also colloquially known as St. […]

02 Mar 2019
Dog photo art from upcoming art show in Baltimore County.

More Paper Hats: a Surprise Pop-Up Show

Join us in celebrating the latest creative dog portrait creations from Baltimore pet photographer and Puptrait Studio founder, J.B. Shepard. Whimsical Dog Portraits of Dogs in Paper Hats It’s been two years since the initial unveiling of Paper Hats. We have kept quite busy since the original show opening, expanding the whimsical dog portrait series to include more breeds and even more sophisticated pet costume designs. Our latest Paper Hats feature much more color and diverse patterning than the initial […]

01 Mar 2019
Puppy picture photo composite portrait of an adorable pit bull puppy sleeping in a busy battle scene. Bombers and fighter jets fill the sky with clouds, smoke and explosions. Giant white heads, ghostly transparemt in the background, look on over the napping dog but do nothing to help.

Cute Pit Bull Puppy Pictures: Surreal Dog Portrait with Bella’s Bully Buddies

Cute puppies make for the weirdest dog portraits We went back to basics with an all white set shooting Carly and then decided to get a little creative in post. Carly is a 3 month old American Pit Bull Terrier mix currently in foster care at Bella’s Bully Buddies. As you can see, we had a little trouble keeping this sleepy pup awake as she was totally pooped from her training class earlier in the day. If you would like […]

01 Mar 2019

Affenpinscher Puppy Photos

Written by J.B. Shepard, a professional pet photographer and founder of the Puptrait Studio. Affenpinschers are often affectionally referred to as “monkey dogs” or “ape terriers” because of their uncanny resemblance to a number of smaller New World Primates. The French refer to the breed as “diablotin moustachu”, which translates into English as “mustachioed little devil”. Dogs that look like Ewoks That all said, having recently had a chance to work with a handful of these adorable little puppies, we’re […]

25 Feb 2019
smiling piebald pitbull brindle wearing a Elizabethan style ruff collar

How Much Does Pet Photography Cost?

Dog photography costs vary. Professional pet portrait prices can range anywhere from $500 to $5,000 per dog. Most amateur and student photographers charge much less, often charging as little as $250 to $500 per session.

20 Feb 2019
Photo of an adorable pile of cute Affenpinscher puppies arranged in a way that they look like a single dog.

Dog Photos: Best Pet Photographer Portraits 2018

2018 was our busiest year of pet photography at the studio to date! In fact, we ended up photographing three times as many dog portraits last year as we did in 2017. Which came to us as quite the surprise, considering how distracted we got earlier in the year when we realized how to pet dogs in Zelda Breath of the Wild. Creative and whimsical portraits ended up being the theme for the year. We captured a fun mix of […]

19 Feb 2019
a portrait of a fawn boxer wearing a paper crown taken with a dslr

31 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Dog Photographer | Updated 2019

Written by J.B. Shepard, professional pet photographer and founder of the Puptrait Studio in Baltimore, Maryland. For most dog lovers, our dogs are our favorite kids. While the rest of your pack might sit for school photos every year or the occasional selfie with friends, our dogs tend to get neglected. Not because we don’t love them, but because taking a decent photo of a dog can be tricky – even for experienced photographers. Make sure you’re hiring the right pet photographer […]