Pet Portraits


My absolute favorite portrait subject is one with four paws and a wet nose. I have two rescues of my own at home and I can't imagine life without dogs. I remember the names and tell stories about pretty much every dog or cat I have ever photographed. In-home sessions, studio sessions, portrait events with many dogs, they all come with their own stories and comedy. I embrace the challenge and privilege of trying to capture your animal as you know it, and I'll probably have a great time doing it! Since many pets are most comfortable in their own home, I am happy to travel to all areas of the Triangle: Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Durham, Chapel Hill and beyond!

Our animals are like family, and it is so important to have a beautiful memento of them. My husband had 2 dogs that he raised from puppyhood: Buddy Lee (The King) and Gus. Buddy Lee was a border collie and Gus was a bearded collie. He was so bonded with those dogs, especially Buddy, that he still gets choked up when he talks about them. A number of years ago, he had a portrait artist draw portraits of Buddy and Gus and those portraits hang in our living room. Man, I wish I could have met and photographed those dogs! At least our dogs, Clyde and Mr. Pickles, have been photographed. And yes, even the cat, Mr. Kitty, aka The Orange Menace, has been photographed. See those 3 clowns in bow ties? Those are ours. We adore them. We can't get enough of them. We're just pathetic animal lovers. Sound familiar?


Pricing & Products

We offer various packages because we know everyone's desires for a pet portrait session are different.

Mini Session: $75
up to 30 minutes of shooting time

Full Session: $100
up to 90 minutes of shooting time

Each Session Includes:

  • Studio or in-home shoot. Travel to anywhere in the Triangle is included.
  • An online gallery of proofs will be posted with all images available for purchase.
  • Basic Editing/Correction of proofs. Retouching is available on ordered digital files for an additional fee. Retouching is included on all prints.

Prints, digital files, and products available for purchase.

I offer simple prints like 8x10s and 5x7s as well as high end products like metal prints and canvases. I also offer a concierge service where I use special software to show you exactly how these products will look in your home, making the decision process SO much easier!

Cherish Session: $50
These end of life sessions are available any day of the week, even on short notice. I had a client call me for a cherish session in the morning and I was photographing her dog that afternoon. These sessions are very emotionally charged and it is my honor to be there for you in your time of need. There is no time limit on this session and includes the same things as the sessions mentioned above. Prints, digital files, and products are available at a 30% discount for cherish sessions.