Best Places For Pet Photography In Charlotte

May 11, 2012 6:00 AM

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When it comes to photographing the furry, frisky and even the frightened, nobody does it better than Charlotte’s pet photographers. Count on these professionals for photos that show the world just how special your fur baby really is.

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Donna Foster Photography
Dilworth Area
(704) 525-5188 

Price: $184 to $1,600
Hours: by appointment

Consider Donna Foster’s work a love story in a photograph. While capturing the soul, energy and personality of the pet, her shots are all about the emotional connection between owner and furry family member. An initial consultation is followed by the photography session in her fenced-in, landscaped garden studio, or indoor with backdrops and lighting. If that doesn’t suit your taste, on-location shoots may be arranged. Walk into her house to see shelves filled with finished products, such as canvas wraps, archival prints, notecards and totes, and choose from more than 50 options from this boutique-style business.

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Deborah Triplett Studio
1908 Matheson Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 651-3330

Price: $250 and up
Hours: by appointment

Triplett’s artistic images are strikingly simple, allowing each pet’s personality to shine through. This avid gardener maintains an outdoor studio that changes with the seasons to include vegetable beds, arbors, pond, blueberry bushes, grapevines and a fig tree. If needed, Fido has room for an outdoor romp to expend a little energy. Triplett’s roomy indoor studio provides a calming environment for your pet. She offers on-location options for farm animals.

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McGraw Photography
Charlotte/Lake Norman
(704) 726-1233

Price: $250 per session, includes two locations
Hours: by appointment

With a youthful energy expelled in rolling and crawling along the ground, Sarah McGraw always snags the shots that show off your dog’s personality. A love for experimentation with back lighting creates a signature luminous effect in her work most photographers don’t offer. McGraw’s biology degree combined with her love for photography gives her an insightful eye to pet behavior. Feel free to start at your home and finish in a nearby park for a variety of shots without an additional charge. Ask McGraw about her popular coffee-table albums. Nearly 90 percent of her clients choose the album to display tons of pictures at once.

Equestrian Images
Daniela Snyder
South Charlotte
(704) 496-1692

Price: from $70
Hours: by appointment

The south Charlotte area has the greatest horse population in the state, and Daniela and Dwain Snyder come highly recommended by the area’s horse lovers. They are both published authors in the equine industry and contributing photographers to many magazines. Arrange a farm call or portrait sessions that fits your busy schedule. They will travel the state capturing images of beautiful show horses and special events for equine lovers.

Barbara Osborn Photography

Price: varies by shoot/package
Hours: by appointment

If you’re part of the huge hunter/jumper community around Charlotte, Osborn knows how to capture the excitement of your horse over the rails. Horses are, more often than not, the focus of her photographic passion. Whether it’s your child’s first barn show or statewide competitions, she will tour the show circuit to get your child’s picture. Choose horse and rider, horse and boarder, horse portrait or even a favorite barn for a taste of her down-home Americana flair.

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Catherine Lash engagingly connects with people. She has learned that interested listening and thoughtful questioning are the means through which collaboration creates a story. She grew up traveling the world and learning military life in an Air Force family of seven. She currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and three kids. Her work can be found at

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