Top Places For Pet Photography in Connecticut

May 25, 2012 6:00 AM

Capture images of your furry friends that you’ll want displayed in every room. If your pet is ready to be a star, send him into the spotlight with low-stress pet photographers. Let’s face it, it can be tough to tame an excited subject, so you want to make sure your pet feels comfortable and at ease. Connecticut’s best pet photographers know how to keep your pet content while they snap shots the whole family will cherish.

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Muddy Paw Studios
P.O. Box 426
Collinsville, Ct. 06022
(860) 709-0987

Hours: by appointment
Price: from $49/$250 average

For pet portrait photography, contact Muddy Paw Studios. Tim Brown followed in his father’s footsteps as a photographer and now specializes in the creation of real, soulful images of dogs. Shoots may take place in the Muddy Paws Studio, on location or in your pet’s home. Brown spends quality time with you and your dog to find each pet’s special energy, which he shows in each and every photo, whether it’s leaping through the air or relaxing on the sofa. All shoots include Brown, his camera, tasty treats and plenty of laughs. Choose from prints, albums and designer products knowing 10 percent of any print order is donated to the ASPCA.

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Photo Credit:Rick DelVecchio Photography

Rick DelVecchio Photography
572 Nichols Ave.
Stratford, CT
(203) 583-1440

Hours: by appointment
Prices: from $150 for packages/50 percent deposit

If your dog is groomed and ready for his day in the spotlight, check out Rick Delvecchio’s awesome photography options. For most of his professional career, pets have been DelVecchio’s only business. That unique dedication to one photographic subject has helped him develop a special style and bond with animals. As a professional photographer since 1999, and the current owner of two crazy golden retrievers, DelVecchio understands the special love all owners have for their furry family members. He will work with you and your pet to capture an image you can treasure whether you choose indoor or outdoor portraits, natural light, candid, or in-home, studio-style portraits to best capture your pet’s personality.

Photography and More by Stefanie Kapra

Milford, CT 06811
Phone (860) 877-6909

Hours: by appointment
Prices: from $145

Stefanie Kapra is crazy about animals, and her soft spot for dogs allows her to take unique pet lifestyle photographs. Because of her knack at calming animals, she’s praised as a dog whisperer. Kapra prefers to shoot animals in a natural environment outside, but she will also meet you at your home where your dog will be most comfortable. A two-hour session includes the top 20 pictures in a password-protected web gallery that can be downloaded as high resolution jpgs to share with family and friends.  Kapra donates between 5 and 10 percent of her profit from her pet photography to Critter Calvary Rescue.

Joy Bush Photography
PO Box 6167
Hamden, CT 06517
(203) 430-8285

Hours: by appointment
Prices: from $200

As an established photographer whose photographs have appeared in the Village Voice, the New York Times, the Connecticut Review and many other publications, Joy Bush captures just the right moment with your pet. Inspired by Hollywood’s studio shots of the 1930s and 1940s, Bush uses dramatic lighting and dark backgrounds reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe’s era. Expect dignified shots of your precious pup, made perfect for the fireplace mantle.

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Muttography Pet Photography
East Haven, CT
(203) 430-3139

Hours: weekends and limited evenings by appointment
Prices: $250 deluxe session/$175 basic/$25 additional pets

Muttography is Robyn and John Lisone, a husband and wife team of crazy pet-loving photographers. Their deluxe session includes a relaxed and fun informal photo shoot with your furry friend, lasting up to two hours in the location of your choice within 45 minutes of downtown New Haven. Their fee includes session time, digital editing, web gallery creation and hosting 25 to 30 images for 14 days, as well as a $100 print/ product credit. The Lisones have four fur-covered children of their own, so you don’t have to be shy around them. Talk in baby voices, call that pup biscuit breath and snuggle up for good scratches between shots, they won’t mind.

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Lori Calabrese is an independent writing and editing professional from Connecticut. After obtaining a bachelors degree in Communications from St. Johns University in Queens, New York, Lori worked in television for Lifetime, and the New York Mets. She later went on to become a managing producer at World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. where she wrote scripts for TV shows and DVDs and traveled extensively for ten years. Her work can be found at

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