Some of you may have heard that my dog Bogey is missing. I am currently not taking new pet photography clients. Animal Photography requires a lot of calm and patience. I do not feel I can provide that to my clients when I am so worried about my missing dog. If you have an urgent need such as an ill or aging pet, please email me and I will refer you to a fellow pet photographer who does great work. If after browsing my website galleries and pricing page, you decide that you can wait and want me to be your photographer, please fill out the contact form and I will reply as soon as I am able to return to work. Thank you for your patience and understanding. You can get updates on my dog at





At Artful Paws Photography, I specialize in pet photography, dog photography and family photography that includes animals. I understand the special bond you share with your animal. They are part of the family! Every animal has his own unique personality and it takes special skill and a lot of patience to truly capture that personality in photographs. That’s where I come in… My mission at Artful Paws Photography is to capture your pet’s personality in a fun and creative style and to provide you with beautiful artwork that you will treasure for life. I help you through every step of the process from preparing for your pet portrait session to helping you select the frames, styles and finishes that will work best with your decor. When we are finished, you will have beautiful artwork that is ready to be displayed in your home or office. Whether you are looking for a family photographer to capture a series of portraits that include your pet or a dog photographer to create a stunning portrait of your best friend, I can help you create lasting memories of the love you share with your furry friend.

Contact Me today to schedule your pet photography session!


You are amazingly patient & talented. These photos are so beautiful. So thankful to have such wonderful photos to remember these guys by! Thank you!

~Patricia S. Fairfax VA

Annie of Artful Paws Photography has brought to life my pups in photos. She has caught their personalities in print. You can tell that she knows how to get the best out of them. I love coming into my store and seeing the beautiful photos. Everyone who enters my Pet Boutique mentions how she captured my pups. So happy I found Annie! She is a definite find!

~Syndee C., Uptown Pet Bistro and Boutique, Fairfax VA

We are thrilled beyond words how wonderful our photos turned out. Annie is very talented and was able to capture the joyful happy loving spirit of our sweet Josie in photos! She spends a lot of time setting the lighting perfectly and tailors the setting to your wishes and what will look best with your pet’s coloring in photos. We were not rushed in any way, and I think our Josie had a great time during the process too. Best experience ever, and we have the amazing photos forever!

~Dorothy A, Reston VA

We met Annie at Pet Expo and were impressed with her work, so we booked a session at her studio with our two pit bulls. They are young and crazy dogs, and it was almost impossible to keep them still. Annie managed to capture amazing photos of both of our dogs and us. I love them more than my wedding photos!

~Ana S, Rockville MD

The intimacy of your style creates some powerful moments that show our residents in a soulful, honest light. Every single one of these images has huge potential to incite one of those “I fell in love with that face on-sight” adoptions.

~Julia G., Fairfax County Animal Shelter


Call the studio at 301.252.2977 for  more information on a pet photography session in DC, MD or VA.