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pug puppy on small green chair next to a vintage camera, small table with a book and glasses. brown pug having picture taken by dog photographer lisa olson with pets r family in ogden utah

Puppy Portraits

Document your puppy's first year through professional images 

The first year of your puppy’s life is full of new experiences -- and a lot of growing! From the day they come home to their very first birthday, each moment is exciting and fast-moving, and create memories that’ll last a lifetime!


Puppyhood is full of so much newness, for you and your puppy! You’re figuring out the whole new puppy owner thing and they’re learning everything about life! It’s no easy feat but it’s one of the most rewarding journeys that anyone could ask for. Whether you have a new puppy or getting ready to bring one home, there a few major milestones that every puppy hits throughout their first year and now you can have a professional pet photographer capture their first year through photos!

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When is a good time to get puppies photographed?

Puppies are fun to work with because their world is fresh and new. They are curious and engaged in life. Of course, all that energy can make photographing them a handful especially if you are trying to work with several pups at the same time but that's where I can help take amazing images of your puppies. 

I don't often work with puppies less than five weeks of age. Before that age, they are too young to focus on noise or moving objects and, of course, their immune systems are not yet developed. ​For puppies under 8 weeks of age I offer in home photo shoot options. 

11 week old puppy photo taken by dog photographer in northern utah

Puppy First Year Club


* Free to join for puppy's first year

* 10% off digital collections (some restrictions apply)

* 10% off first birthday cake smash photo shoot (cake not included)

* Puppy's first year captured through photos at a great price!

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* Breeders contact for additional discounts on puppies under 8 weeks and in home photo shoot options.

* 10% off digital collection discount does not apply to family photos, multiple dogs, on location and mini photo shoots.

Dalmatian puppies on a red vintage couch having an in studio photo shoot with dog photographer located in utah. pets r family photography specilizes in taking puppy portraits
9 week old puppy has a photo shoot with pets r family in layton utah

How is the studio prepared for puppies?

Preparing the studio for a puppy photo shoot is so important due to their immune system being new/weak. The last thing any new puppy owner or dog breeder wants to hear is a diagnosis of parvo. Parvo in puppies is unfortunately a common disease with deadly consequences, which is why it is important for anyone dealing with puppies on a regular basis to be aware of and to help prevent. This virus is highly contagious and spreads through direct contact with an infected dog or by indirect contact with a contaminated object.

The studio, backdrops and props are all cleaned with veterinarian grade disinfectant before the puppy arrives at the studio. Furniture that is often used for bigger dogs is placed behind a dog gate, to add an extra barrier of protection for young puppies. Once a puppy photo shoot is over everything is cleaned again, such as, washing backdrops, cleaning with veterinarian grade disinfectant on props and furniture, even mopping the floor. Cleaning before and after every photo shoot may seem like a lot but your puppy safety is the top priority.

Props and Puppy Saftey

Safety is Pets R Family top priority

Props are cleaned before and after each photo shoot with disinfectant. Whenever a puppy is on a prop the owner and/or breeder are always near the puppy to prevent falling. When the owner/breeder has a hand on the puppy to help keep them stable on the prop, they are photoshopped out of the image. 

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