Planning on spoiling your pet with an artistic portrait? Whether you’re after a stylized studio session or a natural shoot in the park, there are Virginia Beach pet photographers who can deliver. We’ve scoured the internet to find 7 of the best, several of whom have dedicated their businesses solely to pet portraiture.

N.A. Barrett Photography

Nicole Barrett is a family, newborn, and maternity photographer, who is also no stranger to photographing pets. She offers both studio and on-location sessions, with a knack for capturing the curious expressions of your four-legged friends.

Plain backgrounds are a feature of Nicole’s pet photography, allowing all the details of your fur baby’s features to shine through. Through her work, Nicole aims to produce “creative, vibrant portraiture as well as heirloom products to see, feel and touch these one-of-a-kind pictures of your loved ones.”

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With more than 30 years of professional photographic experience under her belt, Eva-Kersti Freyss knows a thing or two about preserving special moments in time. Originally from Sweden, she now calls Virginia Beach “home” and has had her work featured in several books and magazines.

Aside from shooting newborns, maternity, and family photography, she also offers inspiring portraits incorporating family pets. Eva-Kersti’s images are uncluttered and beautifully composed, with stunning use of light that is inspired by her Scandinavian roots.

Windhound Photography

Barb Hays is the woman behind the camera at Windhound Photography whose work is “all about pets and the people who love them.” Unlike many photographers on this list who work in various genres, Barb has dedicated her business to the art of capturing animals.

She has years of experience as a professional pet photographer and has worked with both happy and bouncy dogs, as well as those who are shy and sensitive. Barb selects locations based on the personality of your pup to ensure its unique characteristics shine through.

Studio 110 Photography

Christopher Taylor and Roy Widgeon are the team behind Studio 110 Photography and bring around four decades of collective experience to the table. While their focus is on wedding and family photography, they regularly document pets enjoying precious time with their humans.

We particularly love their studio portraits, which incorporate plush couches and chaise lounges for a sophisticated touch. The result? Heirloom artworks that will enjoy pride of place in the family home.

Ritchie Gregory Photography

Ritchie Gregory works alongside Don Monteaux and Adelaide Rooney as one of Virginia Beach’s top pet photographers. Her portfolio is filled with families and their pets enjoying time together on the coast or playing in the backyard, as well as impressive studio portraits of dogs, cats, and even birds.

When you book a pet portrait session with Ritchie Gregory Photography, it comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee that you will love the images. In addition to serving locals and vacationers alike in Virginia Beach and the surrounding areas, Ritchie also regularly supports non-profit organizations by providing gift certificates for silent auctions.

Bonilla Pet Studio

Erin Bonilla is the PPA Certified Professional Photographer behind Bonilla Pet Studio, a Virginia Beach photography business that specializes in capturing animals. She believes that “ animals are an expression of God’s love” and help us to “laugh more, love more, and enjoy our lives more.”

As such, Erin says they deserve to be remembered through artistic portraits that capture their personality and uniqueness. Erin boasts the only dedicated pet portrait studio in Hampton Roads, which comes complete with a range of pet-sized props.

E-n-E Photography Inc.

Originally based in Washington State, Erin L. Clark made the move to Virginia Beach at the end of 2010. Her goal is to capture images that are fresh and natural, featuring people and their pets both indoors and outdoors.

Erin is a member of the Professional Photographers of America and the Virginia PPA and regularly competes in state, district, and international photographic competitions. Her studio portraits are particularly outstanding, with a variety of backgrounds and props for pet owners to choose from.

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