Pet photographers are a breed all their own (pun intended). They have to have oodles of patience to work with a dynamic element like animals, plus possess an eye for candid moments and a quick-to-the-draw shutter finger. Most of all, they need to have a love of animals alongside their passion for the art, and the following Columbus pet photographers have both in excess. So, sit back and take a scroll through the sweet and charming photos in these portfolios — they are all almost too cute for words!
Holly Hildreth is an animal and commercial photographer — you can clearly see that her soul is in her animal portraits. Photographing animals in nature has given her the ability to see how they move about the world and interact with their habitat; she uses this honed eye in her pet portraits as well. She is an incredibly talented photographer, incorporating other disciplines into her work so, as a result, a pet photo can double as a landscape calendar shot, and a studio snap appears like a refined (and magazine-worthy) ad.
Her use of available light and flash, depending on the desired look, is the mark of a true professional. Not to mention her fine art styling is gorgeous and oh-so-adorable. If you want the finest quality art prints of your pet, or if you’re looking for a skilled commercial photographer for your animal-centered business, choose Holly as your Columbus pet photographer — her work is spectacular.
2. Kimberly Rottmayer of Picture the Love
Creating her signature “Pawtraits,” Kimberly Rottmayer does more than merely take a photo — she puts your animal’s personality front and center. Working out of her studio, she produces perfectly lit, large depth of field portraits of your pets, making them centerfold-worthy. She often uses small props to enhance the overall feeling of the photo, as well as a bright background so that her subjects’ sweet faces really pop.
When working outdoors, her photographs are no less personality-filled, with the added element of a landscape to bring out the playful side of your pet. Wherever and whatever she photographs, Kim is a professional delight to work with, and it’s no surprise she’s among the top Columbus pet photographers. Check out her work today!
3. Claudine of Simply Dog Photography
Claudine knows the value inherent in photographing the often left-out-of-photos members of our family, so she creates beautiful images of pets that you can treasure forever. She gets to know your pet to capture the expressions that you have grown to love — an aristocratic sense of being, puzzled raised eyebrows, huge and happy lolling tongues, and even a derpy expression here and there — all personalities are welcomed here. Her expertise behind the lens will capture the character and charm of your pet, bringing out the best in them. If you decide to join in on the session, Claudine is skilled in capturing human faces as well, so you can’t go wrong!
4. Danica Barreau of Pouka Art & Photography
A Columbus pet photographer as well as a digital artist, Danica Barreau produces truly unique prints. With an antique, painterly flair, she will do more than take a pet photo, she will create a true art piece, worthy of a gallery or museum. With her experience and skill with the camera, as well as her signature digital darkroom editing, she makes timeless art that can be cherished for generations. If you have a classical aesthetic and want heirloom portraits of your furry friend, there is no one better than Danica. Take a look at her portfolio and see why she is one of the most talented pet photographers in Columbus.
5. Amy Miller of Beloved Photography
Pet and family photographer Amy Miller boasts a documentary style that means no member of your family is left out, even the four-legged, furry ones! With a skilled eye, she displays her savvy behind the lens and seizes the moment in time depicting the true spirit of her clients. She does pet-only portraits as well, and they are polished and lovely. However, the photos in which family members interact with their beloved relatives are the ones that are truly heartwarming. If you want images of your family and your (fur) children to have an authentic vibe to them, give Amy a call — her images are so genuine.
Living by the maxim, “It’s one thing to take a picture of someone, it’s another to make a portrait of who they are,” Brittany Labrador turns her lens to pets as well as their loving human family. She creates consistently playful shots in studio, as well as more candid work outdoors, capturing the look on a doggo’s face as it runs happily toward the camera. Whether shooting inside or out, she creates distinctive pet portraits that will delight all who view them. In addition to her line of work with pets, Brittany produces beautiful wedding, newborn, and family portraits.
7. Trish Halterman of Lucky Lola Studios
Trish Halterman is a multi-talented photographer — documenting your entire family, including those with four legs! She has a photojournalist style, meaning that she can think quickly about composition, even with a fast-on-its-paws pet, leaving you with authentic portraits taken with a true-to-life flair. Her talent is more than just skill — it’s passion. You can rest assured that Trish has you covered with her professional expertise.