Category Archives: Pet Portraits

Von Zitzewitz combines a sharp sense of fashion with a love of the wild

Photographer Vanessa von Zitzewitz Captures Animal Images While Saving Lives!

Vanessa von Zitzewitz never considered becoming a photographer until she studied graphic design at the Parsons School of Design in New York City, where she took a photography course to gain credits. Her teacher was enthused by her work and pushed her to be more visually creative. At twenty-six years old, Vanessa got a call from Cartier America and was asked if she was interested in taking photographs for a book titled, Untamed. Cartier is famous for its campaigns with animals and this stunning book was…

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A bride poses with her well-behaved pooch

I Do’s & Don’ts When Taking Wedding Photos With Your Pet!

Many pet parents know that their most difficult hurdle is not house training the new puppy, nor is it teaching the cat that sofas aren’t scratching posts: it’s getting their furry and feathered friends to pose for the camera. Living with a non-photogenic pet is just an unfortunate reality most of the time, but it can turn a pet-inclusive wedding into a shutterbug’s nightmare. Fortunately, Bella Pictures has some tips that could save the day. This innovative company uses its wedding photojournalism expertise to reflect the…

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Spring Pet Cleaning! Designing A Spotless Home!

Dog and cat parents are known to disagree at times, but one thing America’s 78 million dog parents and 94 million cats can agree on is having a pet affects the way you design, clean and function in your home. From pet hair to scratches on floors, doors and windows, it is a lot of work maintaining a home that is practical for both pets and people. But hope is out there, and the market for home products designed with pets and people in mind…

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Jim Dratfield captures Jennifer Aniston and her dog

Celebrity Petography Photographer Captures The Soul of His Pet Subjects

Jim Dratfield is the artistic mastermind behind the successful fine art animal photography studio, Petography. But, Dratfield really can’t take all the credit for his photography creation. His beloved and late dog Kuma was the initial inspiration and muse for Dratfield’s classic pet photography that has lead to hundreds of other animals immortalized through distinctive and characteristically true photos. Jim Dratfield captures the essence, soul and uniqueness of each animal subject he shoots. His lists of clients represent the Who’s Who of the pet-loving celebrity…

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The Wild and The Beautiful – Photography by the legendary Patrick Demarchelier

Portfolio by Patrick Demarchelier  If ever there was evidence of the remarkable power in the eye of the beholder, it can be seen in the work of Patrick Demarchelier. Long tan legs and winsome faces are the most common subjects for the globe-trotting photographer whose wonderful eye for the dramatic fashion photograph has made him more famous than many of the designers and models he shoots for countless fashion glossies.  What is less known about him is his affection for animals — not just dogs…

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Dear GOD: It’s Me, The DOG! Funny Article For All Who Love Dogs!

  Dear God: Is it on purpose that Our Names are spelled the same, only in reverse?   Dear God: Why do humans smell the flowers, But seldom, if ever, smell one another?   Dear God: When we get to Heaven, can we sit On your couch? Or will it be the same old story?   Dear God: Why are there cars named after The jaguar, the cougar, the mustang, The colt, the stingray, and the rabbit, but not ONE Named for a Dog? How…

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Who knew something so prickly could be so cute? Adopt a hedgehog!

You want a pet but you’re allergic to cats and dogs? You want a quiet companion? You like unlikely and unconventional animals? The hedgehog is the right pet for you! The ID card of your prickly little friend Hedgehogs are native species to England, Europe, Africa and Asia. Those who are kept as pet in North America are Pygmy Hedgehogs from Central Africa. They weigh between ½ to 1 ¼ pounds and are 5 to 8 inches long – about the size of a Guinea…

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Rory Mackay's prized grey hound painting

Get Your Perfect Pet Portrait with Rory Mackay!

Rory Mackay is a classically trained artist with penchant for painting pooches! While he may not have predicted that the four-legged set would so thoroughly become his inspiration, this canine Caravaggio found his calling in capturing the energy and spirit of our furry friends on his canvas. Born and raised in London, Mackay is now based out of Palm Beach Florida, though he maintains a space in New York City. Mackay currently works exclusively on commissions from doting pet parents that are looking for an…

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