Dog Headshots

(because they deserve it)

Vermont's premier headshot photographer now offers amazing, intimate headshots of your pup – works of art that are suitable for framing on a prominent wall in your home or office.

What Are Dog Headshots?

Just that. Close-up, intimate portraits captured in a carefully controlled studio environment so that there are fewer distractions, and so that the result is a clean, revealing presentation of your dog's personality.

Let's be honest: This is not something every pooch is ready for. If your pet is nervous and takes a long time to settle in unfamiliar locations... If he or she gets overwhelmed by stranger-danger, or is just too hyper for closed spaces... then this is likely not a good fit.

But if your pup can sit on command, will respond positively to toys, treats, and the attention offered by a photographer who loves dogs, this could be a great fit.

A Dog Headshot Session can last anywhere from 30-90 minutes, depending on how long it takes your pup to acclimate and feel comfortable. But most dogs lose focus and tire in under an hour. Nonetheless, we block out two hours on the schedule just to be certain there is time to ease into things slowly, to make your pet feel comfortable in the new environment.


What Backgrounds Are Available?

I prefer a classic, black background for really showing off your dog's face and expression. But I also have some bright, colorful backgrounds we can use if you want a bit of zest or pop.

What Does it Cost?

A dog headshot session costs $250, due at the time of booking.

Your session includes:

  • An in-studio shoot with a single (usually black) background.
  • Online gallery that you can share with family and friends, and from which you will choose photos for final delivery (and can order canvases, large prints, etc.).
  • Every session (and every dog) is different, but generally, I expect to share at least 20-30 final images in your online gallery.

Each selected image costs $60. That cost includes professional retouching and a perpetual license for personal use.

Images are delivered as high-resolution digital files. You may also order wall prints directly from our trusted photo lab, for delivery to your home. There are no additional licensing fees, watermarks, or other hidden surprises.

Will You Shoot Outdoors?

Yes, that is an option, but the results will be not a headshot, but a natural portrait. There is an additional fee for a location shoot, depending on the distance, location, and setup.

What Do I Bring?

We will go over all that after you book an appointment. Mostly, you want to bring a chill, curious pup.

If your pet has any specific dietary restrictions or only likes one kind of treat, then we will need you to bring those. Without treats, we won't get the shots. I have plenty, but occasionally a doggo can be a bit picky.

Can I Be in the Studio Too?

That depends on your dog. Whatever makes him or her more relaxed and less distracted, that is our lodestar. Or dogstar, perhaps.

But the process will be far smoother for your dog if there is only one director on the set. We can't have your pup confused by who he or she needs to respond to. We'll talk more about that after you book a session, as I have a long FAQ and best-practices post.

In any case, at the end of the session, if it works out, I do like to shoot a pic of the pooch and its person together.