Few pet owners will disagree that their feathered and furry friends are part of the family. So why not give them the same treatment as you would your children with a yearly pet portrait session. It’s an opportunity to celebrate the joy they bring to the family while creating custom wall art to showcase in your home.

Pet owners in and around Eugene, Oregon can take inspiration from the following 6 photographers who are among the region’s most talented.

Salty Pet Portraits

One of Grady Herndon’s vibrant dog portraits [Salty Pet Portraits]

Originally from Salt Lake City, Grady Herndon of Salty Pet Portraits has recently relocated to Eugene, Oregon, bringing his pet photography business with him. He has been specializing in the craft for around two years now, building up a portfolio that is filled with fun and brightly colored images of beloved pets.

Grady specializes in at-home portrait sessions; provide him with a hard surface to work on (a garage is ideal), and he’ll be able to capture stunning images of your pet that you are sure to love.

Ella Chedester Photography

A dog poses amidst a field of tulips [Ella Chedester Photography]

Ella Chedester is a passionate artist and horse lover who is currently based in Salem, Oregon. She says that nothing makes her happier than seeing the connection between a human and their horse or dog, which is what she specializes in photographing.

Ella works with clients throughout Salem, Eugene, Portland, and beyond - pretty much anywhere in Oregon where there are people who consider their animals as part of the family. Through her photography, she hopes to keep the legacy of your pets alive and thank them for the “joy, companionship, and love they bring to our lives.”

Bruce Berg Photography

One of Bruce Berg’s dog portraits at a show [Bruce Berg Photography]

With more than 35 years of professional experience as a full-time photographer, Bruce Berg knows a thing or two about getting the perfect shot. He primarily works as a portrait and wedding photographer in Eugene and Springfield but is no stranger to capturing engaging images of pets.

Bruce’s work has been featured by several publications, including USA Today, and he has been named “Photographer of the Year” on multiple occasions by the Professional Photographers of Oregon. Bruce is based out of a historic home studio that comes complete with a theater room for viewing your images.

Ellen L Chappell Photography

A stunning horse portrait by Ellen Chappell [Ellen L Chappell Photography]

Based in Albany, Ellen L Chappell offers “inspired equine and lifestyle photography” that captures the bonds between animals and their people. She grew up with a grandfather who raised Shetland ponies and has found that animals have “always accepted me for who I am and taught me to be observant and patient.”

She has been a horse owner for more than 50 years and is experienced working with a variety of breeds and disciplines. Aside from collaborating with other horse owners to capture personalized wall art, Ellen also offers sale horse sessions and captures shots to showcase breeding, boarding, and training operations.

Noses Tails Paws Pet Photography

A close-up cat portrait by Rebecca Cozart [Noses Tails Paws Pet Photography]

Salem-based pet photography business Noses Tails Paws is owned and operated by Rebecca Cozart, a dog lover and photographer. She is the proud owner of two soft-coated wheaten terriers “Molly” and “Dugan,” who inspired the naming of her business when she launched back in 2014.

Over the years, she has photographed countless dogs and cats, each of which she says is special and has touched her heart. Each of her sessions is custom-designed to meet your pet’s needs and what you desire as an end product.

Trudy Gardner Photography

A family and their dog enjoying a day at the beach [Trudy Gardner Photography]

While Trudy Gardner is based in Redmond, we think she’s a worthy addition to our list of top pet photographers in Eugene, Oregon. Before launching her photography business, she ran a professional pet sitting and dog training business, Half Moon Bay Dogs, which saw her working with a variety of different breeds and personalities.

At some point, she started taking out her camera to document her clients and this hobby soon turned into a passion. Fast forward to today and Trudy is living her dreams at “Doggieville Ranch,” a five-acre property where she takes care of dogs while also capturing their portraits.

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