Most pet owners will tell you that their furry and feathered friends are an integral part of the family and are by their side through the highs and lows. When you consider this, it makes sense that pet photography has seen a boom in demand as owners seek to document the personalities of their best friends.

Los Angeles’s pet photographers are skilled at capturing the bond between humans and their animals, whether they’re dogs, chickens, or rabbits. From minimalist studio shoots to on-location romps in local parks, there’s something to suit all tastes and styles.

Fusaro Photography

A cat with her fish toy [Fusaro Photography]

Lori is the photographer behind Fusaro Photography and says that animals have always been a big part of her life. It was her pets that she began photographing when she first picked up a camera and she finds that photos help to bring back all those warm and fuzzy feelings you have for your furry and feathered friends. Lori is now the proud mom to Gabby and Sunny (her dogs), as well as cats Francis and Enzo.

Tangled Lilac

A sunset dog portrait session in the meadow [Tangled Lilac]

Tangled Lilac is the team of Melissa and Kristen who together have more than 30 years of experience in photographing portraits and weddings. They offer a diverse range of services, from boudoir sessions to commercial photography and, of course, pet portraits. You can have your fur babies photographed in a location of your choice in Southern California or travel to Tangled Lilac’s studio in Flagstaff, Arizona. Their studio sessions focus on documenting your pet’s expressions while on-location shoots capture them playing in an environment they love.

Fetch Photography

Two dog siblings in the late-afternoon sunshine [Fetch Photography]

Haven McConkey is the lead photographer at Fetch Photography, which was established in Los Angeles in 2016. She works alongside Chief Dog Wrangler, Andy, and her dogs, Copper and Fletcher, who work behind the scenes to ensure every shoot is fun. She aims to capture the true nature of your relationship with your pet and their unique personality while drawing on natural light. A session with Fetch Photography is all about freezing those perfect moments you spend with your four-legged friend.

Pets By Sorrell

A creative studio shoot by Sorrell Scrutton [Pets By Sorrell]

Based out of a studio in downtown Los Angeles, Pets By Sorrell is owned and operated by Sorrell Scrutton who gained experience over 20 years in front of the camera working as a fashion model. The studio is renowned for its creative use of light and post-production techniques to create portraits that are designed as artworks in their own right. In addition to pet portraits, Sorrell Scrutton also shoots travel, lifestyle, and music sessions.

Grace Chon

A dog reading the morning newspaper [Grace Chon]

Drawing on her experience as an art director in the advertising industry, Grace Chon is a self-taught photographer who creates modern lifestyle portraits. She’s the author of two dog photography books - “Waggish: Dogs Smiling For Dog Reasons” and “Puppy Styled: Japanese Grooming, Before and After” - which feature many of her editorial-style dog photos. Her aesthetic eye is second-to-none, making her one of the top pet photographers in Los Angeles.

Dography Pet Photography

A puppy in the morning sunshine [Dography Pet Photography]

Owned and operated by Linda Pianigiani, Dography Pet Photography offers Dog Portrait and Day In The Life sessions for your four-legged friends. She has a knack for capturing the essence and personality of her subjects and loves seeing the reactions of owners when delivering the finished product. Linda prefers shooting on-location in natural light, either in the early morning or at sunset, and often uses off-camera flash for a touch of vibrancy.

Erica Danger

A cat portrait by Erica Danger [Erica Danger]

Renowned throughout California, Erica Danger is an Oakland-based cat photographer who regularly travels to the Los Angeles area to work with clients (you can check her online calendar for dates). She’s a master at capturing the emotions, personalities, and quirks of her subjects and her portraits are sure to become beloved family treasures to hang on the wall. She’s passionate about fostering kittens and donates proceeds from her online store to several animal rescue organizations.

Los Angeles Dog Photography

An adorable dog portrait by Jennifer Cawley [Los Angeles Dog Photography]

Based in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles Dog Photography is owned by Jennifer Cawley who has extensive experience as a commercial photographer in both the United States and Europe. She offers private sittings in her studio and on-location shoots, with all portrait sessions including editing and re-touching before the final images are delivered. In addition to being one of the top pet photographers in Southern California, Jennifer has an impressive portfolio of portraits and lifestyle assignments that are a testament to her talents.

Charlie Nunn Photography

A dog with his teddy [Charlie Nunn Photography]


Charlie Nunn and Raymond Janis were inspired to establish their award-winning animal portrait studio after capturing artistic portraits of their two dogs, Sadie and Simba. They’ve since traveled across the United States photographing everything from kangaroos to pythons, as well as offering in-studio shoots featuring their signature white background. Charlie Nunn Photography is dedicated to giving back to the Los Angeles dog community and works with organizations that include Vanderpump Dogs, Wags & Walks, and the Rescue Freedom Project.

Woof Hoof and Meow Photography

A rooster captured by Woof Hoof and Meow Photography [Woof Hoof and Meow Photography]

Christy Jewell and Katherin Morris are the photographers behind Woof Hoof and Meow Photography, which documents not only cats and dogs but also farm animals, horses, and reptiles. The business was inspired by a desire to photograph their furry family members, with the images bringing them so much joy and preserving lots of treasured memories. Woof Hoof and Meow Photography’s style is relaxed and fun, with the goal being to capture timeless images that showcase why your pet is such an important part of your life.

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