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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.

28 Nov 2018
17 Oct 2018

Mayor’s Christmas Parade Update

The studio will be unavailable for photoshoots Sunday, December 2nd 2018 due to the Mayor’s Christmas Parade. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

09 Sep 2018

Casting Call! Human Models Needed

UPDATE: This casting is now closed. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to learn about future placements. ___________________ Ever want to be a model? Now’s your chance! We’re looking for three people for an upcoming commercial photography shoot. No modeling experience necessary. Emphasis on people. There will be no dogs featured in this shoot. Please note this is not a Puptrait Studio shoot. There will be no dogs featured in this shoot.  We are only assisting with casting and the sessions […]

07 Jun 2018
Toy poodle wearing a pink beehive wig

Hon Fest 2018: Temporary Studio Closure

The 2018 Hon Fest is nearly upon us! We will be open for business, but we will not be working in studio this weekend. It’s just too crowded and noisy for us to comfortably and safely accommodate our canine guests during Hon Fest. We will have no studio hours available from June 8th – June 10th. If you would like to come in for a session, please visit us once the crowds subside or alternatively, consider booking an in-home dog […]

29 May 2018
a photo of a Great Dane Puppy being help by a lady in a tshirt

The Best (And Safest) Way To Introduce A New Dog To A Cat House

In many households, cats and dogs live peacefully with one another. In fact, they often become best friends. While some introductions are great from the start, others take time before Fluffy and Fido realize they’ve each gained a new best friend. There are a few steps you’ll want to take to help ensure all goes well. If you’ve decided to make your home one that includes canine and feline family members, here is the best and safest way to introduce […]

12 Apr 2018
A large black dane dog laying on a couch

Dog Crate Buying Guide: 2020 Edition

Dog Crates Are An Important & Popular Tool While not everyone may be a fan of dog crates, it’s impossible to deny their popularity and with good reason! Dog crates come in a wide variety of styles offering different features and serving different functions, all designed to make your dogs life a little easier, safer and comfortable – serving as your dog’s bedroom, favorite hangout spot and personal refuge. Introducing Your Dog to Its New Crate A dog’s crate should […]

04 Mar 2018
pet product photography of leash on white background

DogVenture Gear | Pet Product People

Today we are joined by Jennifer Morrison, the founder and owner of DogVenture Gear — a Baltimore-based company that designs handmade water resistant dog collars, convertible leads, and accessories, like twisted flannel scarves and collar slips, for adventure minded dog lovers

03 Feb 2018

How Much Do Dog Walkers Make?

One of the perceived benefits of being a dog walker is that it provides flexible hours and that you can make money by only walking for a few hours a day — which is true, to an extent. But it is important to keep in mind that most dog walkers that clear $30,000 or more a year typically work a packed schedule and can walk as much as a dozen miles or more per day.

31 Jan 2018
Portrait of a bully breed dog wearing an Elizabethan style ruff colla

Breaking Through Creative Blocks: Lessons learned from Paper Hats

Written by J.B. Shepard, a professional pet photographer and founder of the Puptrait Studio. Creative Block Definition Creative Block (noun): A term loosely based on the concept of “Writer’s block”. A condition, in which an artist experiences a creative slowdown or performance crisis. Often perpetuated by the feeling or sense that progress and inspiration are somehow impeded by an unseen or unknown barrier. Creative blocks are disruptive by definition and crippling in nature. And unfortunately, they’re also an all too common […]

29 Nov 2017
scottish terrier wearing Santa hat

2017 Holiday Delivery Deadline for Personal Pet Portraits

December is here and like every year that means we are beginning our Holiday gift giving rush. As a Puptrait is a custom made-to-order gift they do take a bit of time to produce. When viewing the dates below please keep in mind that these are the cutoff dates for print orders and not for pet portrait sessions. Our standard personal dog portrait timeline assumes 4 business days from session end to proofing. Commissions requiring shorter turnaround times will incur a […]