Family & Pets

Best Pet Photography In Seattle

April 27, 2012 6:00 AM

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Capture your pet’s idiosyncrasies for eternity, and keep that precious part of your family forever. Pet photographers know how to make those quirky kitten moments into art. They’re the professionals trained to take the most heartwarming pictures of you and your aging dog, and edit them to perfection. These Seattle-area experts consult, schedule a session, arrange to keep your pet at ease, photograph your furry family and touch on post-production edits families can only dream of.

Dane + Dane Studios
6417 Fauntleroy Way Southwest
Seattle, WA 98136
(206) 240-8560
dane-dane.com

Hours: by appointment
Price: $325 creative fee/minimum of $400 for finished prints or products

Dane + Dane Studios was founded by photographer J. Nichole Smithin in 2005 to capture the love of pet and parent the way only a true animal lover could. While her pictures of animals are fantastic, the ones she captures of clients and their pets are exceptional. The connection between the two is highlighted in each touching photo. Dane + Dane Studios creative fee includes an on-location shoot with 60 to 80 final snapshots to proof. The photo session is for one to two pets and up to two of their human friends. Professionally retouched images will be available for clients to view and order from an online gallery for 30 days.

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Lil’ Critters Pet Photography
2409 Edmonds Ave. Northeast
Renton, WA 98056
(425) 891-4232
lilcritters.com

Hours: by appointment
Prices: contact for personalized pricing

Lil’ Critters Photography works to capture each pet’s individual character, from timid birds to energetic puppies. Pictures may be of an individual pet or of multiple pets together, with or without their human family members. Clients may choose to have the photos taken at Lil Critters studio, a favorite outdoor location or at their own home. After the session, pictures will available for immediate review and ordering. Completed print orders are typically ready to enjoy within 10 days.

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Best Friend Photo
3407 35th Ave. Southwest
Seattle, WA 98126
(206) 935-5624
bestfriendphoto.com

Hours: Mon to Sun – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Prices: contact for personalized pricing

Best Friend Photo specializes in dog and cat pet portraits. Based in Seattle, photographer Emily Rieman has been capturing pets in their own homes since 1997. She recognizes that animals are more comfortable in their own environment, where they may unknowingly pose for natural, relaxed photos. This can be especially true with timid pets, speedy kittens and rambunctious puppies who may not feel at ease in a new place. Rieman offers in-home, mobile studio services, even in the tiniest, darkest spaces, to keep pets at ease.

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Cowbelly Pet Photography
24 Roy St., Ste. 466
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 335-8096
cowbellypetphotography.com

Hours: by appointment
Price: $350 creative fee/minimum of $500 for finished prints or products

Cowbelly Pet Photography’s creative fee includes a client/photographer planning consultation. Photo sessions typically last two hours with up to three pets from the same household. Travel to up to two locations within 20 miles of downtown Seattle, with an additional charge for longer distances. Clients may order a variety of products from their choice of shots including 4 by 6 to 16 by 20 prints, greeting cards, photo books and gallery wraped canvas hangings.

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All Paws Pet Photography
3112 166th Place Southeast
Bothell, WA 98012
(425) 443-8760
allpawspetphotography.com

Hours: by appointment
Prices: from $150 for lil Ollie package/$300 creative fee plus you choice of five photo packages

A relatively new business, AllPaws Pet Photography distinguishes itself by using only natural light when shooting its photos. Its creative fee includes a pre-session consultation with your choice of a shooting location within 30 minutes of Mill Creek. Photo sessions are for up to two pets and last roughly two hours. Additional shooting locations may be added for $50 each. It also offers packages for pets and their people including the $225 best friends package for two pets and two people up to its ultimate desi-loo production collection available for two pets and up to five members of their human family.

Kristy Stevens-Young is a freelance writer in Seattle. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.


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