Dog and family portrait photographer
Providing photo sessions for dogs and their humans! Capture and document memories of you and your pet.
Based out of Hoboken, NJ. Serving Northern NJ (Hoboken, Jersey City, Weehawken, surrounding areas), and NYC.
Hi! I'm Chris. Dogs and photography are my passions. What started as just taking casual photographs of my own dog for fun, evolved into me wanting to help other families capture beautiful memories with their dogs.
I was born and raised in NJ and most recently lived in SF for a few years. I'm now back in Hoboken where my wife and I live with our French Bulldog, Winston (Instagram @winston_frenchie). He's feisty, incredibly stubborn, and loves to fetch.
What are the photo sessions like?
I'll first want to get to know about you, your pet, and what you had in mind. Then I can better understand and tailor a session to your needs. Sessions can include photos of you walking together around town, hanging out a park, playing at the dog run, or some place with a scenic backdrop like the NYC skyline.
"The 8 Best Pet Photographers in San Francisco" (Peerspace.com): "Chris’s specialty is dogs. Combining portraits of the pets themselves with images with their owners, Chris puts together a diverse package of images for his clients. His images are always well-lit, and they make creative use of the environment he’s shooting in. They’re a perfect way to make some great memories with your pet."
- Up to 90 minutes of shooting and can shoot in multiple locations.
- At least 25 digital prints.
- High quality / full resolution photos for printing.
- Web quality photos for sharing online.
- A private online photo gallery.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Covid and Safety
Sessions are outdoors, I will be wearing a face mask, and sanitizing my hands. I expect that we will all do our best to socially distance when possible.
Will you travel to me?
I'm based out of Hoboken, NJ. There are no additional costs to travel to you in Hoboken, or surrounding areas such as Jersey City and Weehawken. If you are further out, I will let you know upfront if additional travel charges may apply.
What should I know before a session?
I will communicate with you to understand your goals for the session, who are the subjects, provide any recommendations as-needed, and then schedule a date/time/location with you.
What do me and my dog need to do day of the session?
Relax, wear whatever makes you comfortable, and have a good time! For your dog, it helps to bring along some of their favorite treats (or toy) to help get their attention for photos. If you have a high energy pup, it may help to have some play time, or have a good walk a few hours before the session if possible. This can help calm their nerves a bit in front of new people, or the camera. However, a lot of my sessions are with energetic and active pups, so i'm very used to it!
What happens after the session?
Photos will be delivered to you online within 7 days. I usually end a standard session with hundreds of photos from a session, then select and edit a batch of the best ones to deliver to you. You will have full resolution photos for printing, and scaled down versions that are more convenient to share online.
What kind of camera and gear do you use?
A lot of times, folks will ask what kind of camera are you using, or what do you recommend? Modern camera systems these days are all very good. In any case, for those that are curious, see this page listing out some of the equipment that I use, and also some of my favorite items for my own dog.
My Gear: Equipment for myself, and my dog!
My photos of Winston (@winston_frenchie) have been featured in retail, print, and online publications.