Serving VA, MD, and DC including
Fairfax, Vienna, Great Falls, McLean,
Alexandria, Reston, Bethesda
and Chevy Chase


About Artful Paws Photography

Capture the Love with Pet Photography

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.

What people had to say…

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

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

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

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

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

My name is Annie Ballantine and I live in Fairfax, Virginia with my dogs Bogey and Cassie and my cat Emma. I have been an animal lover for as long as I can remember, having grown up around all kinds of animals from cats and dogs to reptiles, birds and horses. I believe that as a pet photographer, I have the best job in the world! I discovered photography in high school and quickly developed an eye and a passion for capturing moments that move people. I have done work in studio photography, wedding photography, photojournalism, and even underwater photography, but my real love has always been working with animals and children. Nothing gives me greater joy than to see the love in the faces of my clients as they view the images that I have created of their loved ones.

When I’m not behind a camera, you can usually find me either on the golf course or cooking in my kitchen. I also love to travel off the beaten path and am an avid scuba diver. I believe in giving back and I volunteer with the Fairfax County Animal Shelter as a cat and dog photographer and a dog walker. I would love to help you create lasting memories of your pets and family, so contact me for more information or to book a pet photography session!

For More Information: Contact me or call 301.252.2977

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