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Top Places For Pet Photography In Philadelphia

April 27, 2012 6:15 AM

Photo credit: ThinkStock

Photo credit: ThinkStock

Pet photographers specialize in capturing images of your favorite furry friend. Whether you want a studio to produce a unique setting in your home, candid outdoor photos or an artistic in-studio option, Philadelphia’s best pet photographers know how to showcase your pet in style.


Pet Imagery by Lauren Kaplan Photography                
Avenue of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA
(610) 324-1755

Price: contact for rates
Hours: by appointment

Voted 2010 Best Pet Photography by Philly Hotlist, Pet Imagery offers photography sessions in the location of your choice. Inspired by her aging dog Norma, Lauren Kaplan took her varied photography experience with everything from weddings to youth sports and began specializing in creating lasting memories of families’ fur babies. Kaplan captures vivid memories of your pet in the environment where it lives and plays. Kaplan promises customers and pets fun, creative and relaxed photo shoots.

Pet Portraiture by Andrew Pinkham
Avenue of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 901-0445

Price: contact for rates
Hours: by appointment

Andrew Pinkham’s stunning pet portraits evoke an earlier era of wealth and prestige. Pinkham transforms your pet from a modern, 21st-century pooch to a stoic and regal 19th-century portrait. Influenced by George Stubbs and John James Audubon, Pinkham’s photography combines technical knowledge with art. The end product is reminiscent of a historical painting by one of the masters, with your pet as the pampered subject.


Lisa Phillips Photography
Philadelphia, PA
(267) 879-2337

Price: $150 session fee, print and digital packages vary in price
Hours: by appointment

Lisa Phillips is a baby and pet photographer known for capturing pets’ spontaneous everyday moments. With a knack for grabbing the inner spirit and innocence of her subjects, the Philadelphia-based photographer offers indoor or on-location shoots. Her fee includes one- to two-hour photo sessions and an online gallery of proofs. Purchase specialty items adorned with your pet friend’s photo or gallery wrapped canvas portraits in addition to any number of prints.

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April Ziegler
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 603-2968

Price: $125 weekday session/$175 weekend session/from $325 photo collections
Hours: by appointment

Philadelphia-based April Ziegler, herself the owner of a cat and two dogs, specializes in modern pet photography. From a chaotic house full of furry, feathered and cold-blooded babies, she’s taken her love of pets to a new level. Ziegler’s pet lover’s session fee excludes prints but includes an initial consultation, her time and talent, photo processing and an online gallery of proofs. Up to four people and/or pets may participate in a shoot.

James Kernicky Outdoor Photography
2028 Green St.
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(484) 432-9712

Price: contact for rates
Hours: by appointment

James Kernicky calls himself a self-taught photographer. He began doing pet portrait photography with cats and dogs in his Fairmount neighborhood in the mid-1990s. Kernicky uses light, subject, composition and color to provide a unique image of your pet at your favorite indoor or outdoor location. His simple, comfortable approach to photographing animals in their natural environments puts pets and parents at ease.

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