Pet Photography

Preserve the memories of your furry—or feathered, or scaled—companions in pet portraits

Two dogs photographed in lion costumes

Think your pet won’t behave for a photo session?

As pet owners and lovers, we really care about capturing the personality of your pet, even if it is a little mischievous. But don’t worry about your pet’s ability to sit or look at the camera. We have some tricks up our sleeves that will guarantee some fantastic photos of your pet no matter how well-behaved.

Whether you want indoor or outdoor portraits, we have multiple options at our studio. Want people in your photos? We do that too!

Pet photography as creative or traditional as you like

Photo of a dog on a elegant couch

Dog Portraits

Siamese cat photographed in a boa and crown

Cat Portraits

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Holiday Photos

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Family Portraits

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For a unique perspective on your pet

Want something truly unique in your pet’s photography session? We’ve created a special glass floor for your pet to stand on. Our photographer takes photos from underneath your pet.

The result: adorable pet photos!

Don’t think your pet will cooperate with our photographer? We’re great at getting pets to pose, but if they don’t get on our special platform, we’ll take great photos of your pet regardless.

We occasionally offer a special fundraising event and provide a professional dog trainer at those events to coax pets onto the platform. Click the button below for our next event.

How professional pet photography works

1. Free Consultation

Fill out our contact form or call us to set up your free consultation. You can choose to talk over the phone, or come in and see our great studio space! We’d love to see your dog, too. This allows them to become familiar with the space prior to their session. Then we’ll set a date and collect the $200 booking fee.

2. Preparation

Decide what you and your pet will wear, and let us know at least a couple of days in advance. That way we can prepare the best way to showcase your pet. We encourage you to bring your pet’s favorite toy and treats. Consider getting your pet a fresh collar with only a name tag on it, or go wild and let your pet pose naked!

3. Photo Session

Now it’s time to meet at our studio and have some fun! We have fenced outdoor space for your dog to explore and treats and toys to make them feel comfortable. We’ll guide you and your pet along the way and we promise not to rush your session. At the end of your session, we will review your photos on our computer screen so that you may place your order and pay for your purchase (see packages and pricing).

4. Approve Your Proof Images

We’ll retouch the photos you selected according to your preferences. Then we will send you a text or email to review and approve the proof copies.  With your approval, we’ll get to work printing your photos and let you know when you can pick them up.

What does professional pet photography cost?

When we schedule your appointment, we will ask for a $200 studio booking fee to reserve your 2-hour spot.  Your session includes up to 5 wardrobe changes, image review, and selection time.

Our professionally retouched prints start at $275 for individual portraits.  For a better value, we offer portrait collections starting at $1200. Some people spend $300, some spend $5000 or more. What you spend is entirely up to you. Complimentary digital jpeg versions of your prints are included with your purchase.

Your satisfaction is important to us. You're not obligated to purchase anything you don't want. If you don’t like any of your photos, come back for another session and we’ll waive the booking fee.

Two high school boys with their dog.

What people say about our pet photography

“Risë took photos of my 3 month old puppy, Elphie! The photos were beautiful, fun and full of JOY! Risë and Kym were so professional, and really put me and my puppy at ease with the experience. They really knew how to convince Elphie to participate and the results were so special. Thank you so much!”

~ Valarie Bethel

“My dog Boulder and I went to her wonderful studio to have portraits taken. I absolutely loved how they turned out, and I’m not at all comfortable in front of the camera. Risë is great at finding ways to make you look your very best, and making you feel comfortable at the same time. She has a great sense of humor so be ready for a few laughs along the way!”

~ Kim Beggs

Ready to schedule your pet portraits?

Contact us for your free consultation and let’s talk about your ideas!

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