The 7 Best Pet Photographers in Vancouver
It’s clear that pet photographers really love their job — and who can blame them? Working all day long with some of the cutest animals out there sounds like a dream job. But like any profession, pet photography is a complicated art form, and it takes years of practice and skill to craft the purfect image. Of all the creatives on the scene right now, here are our favorite pet photographers in Vancouver!
“Wooded parks, sandy beaches, urban backdrops, and city views” all feature in Margeaux Nicholas’s magnificent pet photography, which specially caters to dogs. Clients have also left rave reviews about Margeaux’s ability to work with skittish or untrusting pets, and that ease with animals is a top priority when selecting a pet photographer. Not only do Margeaux’s photographs capture the individual personalities of each animal, but the stunning visual quality of each picture truly speaks to Margeaux’s expertise with her craft. Whether you have a tiny, nervous Shih Tzu or a big, curious Doberman, High Paw Photography is the place to go for a superb portrait of your furry loved one.
It’s all in the name here at Vancouver Pet Photography, run by the mother of two dogs, Katherine Gonzalez. Katherine does more than just snap photos of animals—she turns them into artwork, adding props and costumes which are both hilarious and super cute, guaranteed to elicit a tender “awww!” from any visiting guest. Katherine’s photography style is warm and inviting, and it’s easy to see how comfortable she makes the animals feel. From careful studio set-ups to on-the-fly outdoor shoots, Katherine is a master in her art, earning her a top spot as one of Vancouver’s best pet photographers.
At Sit Stay Studio, every critter is welcome, from horse to guinea pig to dog, even to rat! Ashleigh works hard to ensure that everyone leaves with a great photograph, even if your pet is a little unruly. “Do NOT worry if you think your dog isn’t ‘well mannered,’” she says on her website. “The pets shown most likely all behaved exactly the way your pet will on their session day!” With patience and persistence, Ashleigh works to the pet’s personality, and the results speak for themselves. We especially love the cute backgrounds and fun-loving props that Ashleigh incorporates into her pictures, all of which lend a certain special charm to the finished product.
What sets Heather MacNeill’s photography apart from the rest is the majestic, stoic awareness which she elicits from the pets she photographs. Kitty cats become light-footed panthers; the family dog becomes the noble wolf. Heather brings her equipment to you, using the animal’s natural home setting as the backdrop to ensure a calm, trusting, happy time for all. Heather’s customers have all left glowing reviews, but we’re especially struck by one owner whose beloved pet is no longer with us… Every day, they explain, they get to look at these “beautiful photos taken by Heather to keep his memory alive.” Pets come into our homes and into our hearts, and once they are gone, we treasure the reminders of our time together, forever.
Together, Sarah and John are the driving force behind Wally and Droops Pet Photography, named for their adorable pooch companions. We can’t get enough of the gorgeous colors which pervade Sarah and John’s work: deep, rich, and forceful, it’s almost more like looking at a painting than a picture. There is a special emphasis put on outdoor settings, and it’s clear how much the animals involved love it. Big smiles, perky ears, and romping frolics are all hallmarks of Wally and Droops Pet Photography, securing them a spot on the list of top pet photographers in Vancouver.
Whether you have a “dog, cat, or parrot,“ says Angie Wojciechowska—owner of Off Leash Photography—then this is the place for you! Angie is an absolute master of capturing the little moments, a cocked head here or a tongue out there, and everything in between. We especially love her artistic black and white portraits, which capture that enduring spirit of trust and companionship which lives inside each of our pets. From puppies to elderly canines, Angie has a comprehensive portfolio of furry friends, including owner-and-pet duos which clients can’t get enough of.
Make way for the kitties — Cool Cat Photography is all about the felines (although a few dogs creep in from time to time!). Cécile Gambin is a talented pet photographer based out of North Vancouver, and is accredited with the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC). In fact, Cécile has a broad array of experiences under her belt—along with photographing animals, she’s also a working photographer in action, documentary, and lifestyle! Cécile really paints with light in her in-studio pet sessions, capturing the essence of each pet as though she were working with humans and not animals.
Treat yourself to the furriest family portraits!
Any pet owner will tell you that their animals are more than just pets — they’re family. Having professional portraits taken of our loveable furry family members is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves, and from the proliferation of pet pics out there, we can see that the demand is high! From the wiggling nose to tippy-tapping toes of their subjects, these talented pet photographers in Vancouver are the tail-wagging tops of their field.