Category Archives: Latest News


2018 Calendar Fundraiser

One of the most fun personal projects I worked on this year was a calendar to benefit the Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter. Each month I brought a shelter pet (or sometimes a […]


The 2017 International Photographic Competition – IPC

If you have any photographer friends, you may have noticed their absence from regular daily life this past week. They were probably glued to their computers watching the 2017 International Photographic Competition. Otherwise known as […]


Blossom the Whippet Wins the Super Pet Expo’s Best Dressed Pet Contest

This year I was pleased to offer a complimentary studio session to the winner of the Super Pet Expo’s “Best Dressed Pet Contest” sponsored by All Friends Pet Care.  The contest brought a wide variety […]


Pet-A-Palooza and Barktoberfest

Join Artful Paws Photography at this year’s Pet-A Palooza and Barktoberfest Celebration and help support the Washington Humane Society and Washington Animal Rescue League. The event takes place on Sunday September 18th from 11:00am – 3:00pm at […]

Wags N Whiskers

Wags N Whiskers Returns to Shirlington For Ninth Year August 27 community event packs in family fun The Village at Shirlington is hosting Wags N’ Whiskers, a wildly popular street festival for the animal-loving community […]


Press Release: Fairfax Pet Photographer’s Work Goes to International Exhibition

Annie Ballantine of Artful Paws Photography is honored by peers and jurors for high-quality photography. Fairfax, VA August 8, 2016. Two photographs created by Fairfax Pet Photographer Annie Ballantine of Artful Paws Photography have recently […]

Celebrate Fairfax – Dog Photography Exhibit

I’m excited to be exhibiting at Celebrate Fairfax  this year!  Stop by my booth near the DockDogs Championship to see my newest dog photography exhibit, view my latest products and enter my drawing for your chance […]

Springfield Days PetFest

Please join me on June 4th at the Springfield Days PetFest.   Bring the whole family, including your pet, to enjoy a fun day with pet-themed vendors, services and entertainment. This event is held at South Run Rec […]


Chantilly Pet Expo Winners – Dog Photography in DC

Congratulations to Megan, her husband Jared and their two beautiful labs Duke and Daisy.  They were the winners of my drawing from the Super Pet Expo in Chantilly VA.   They received a complimentary dog […]

Shelter Photography in the News

I am thrilled to be featured in the Bark Post!  Quality shelter photography is such an important part of helping animals get adopted. I absolutely love photographing all the wonderful animals available for adoption at […]