Best Places For Pet Photography In St. Louis

March 6, 2013 5:09 PM

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(Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

(Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

To embrace the uniqueness of a beloved animal for eternity and capture that essence every pet owner loves, an everlasting photograph is essential. Saving those memories of your pet in his favorite spot at home or bounding through park keeps them close to your heart forever. St. Louis’ best pet photographers know how to showcase your fur baby at his finest no matter the circumstances.

Wishbone Photography

Credits: Wishbone Photopgraphy

Credit= Wishbone Photopgraphy

The Barne at Lucerne
Ballwin, MO 63011
(314) 238-6728
www.wishbonepets.com

Price: $495 1.5-hour session with minimum custom print order
Hours: by appointment

Adam Williams, Wishbone Photography’s pet photographer and co-owner, literally lives and breathes pets with a day job at Purina, editor of Rally to Rescue Magazine and a member of Heartspeak. He strives to integrate a high level of fun and interaction into your pet’s photo shoot. Not only is Wishbone Photography passionate about animals and photography, it pride itself in making customers happy first and foremost. The studio’s print quality also supersedes the rest, offering art gallery custom prints from a local master printer for the same price as standard quality prints. Wishbone Photography will lovingly photograph your pet at the location of your choice as either a solo or family portrait.

Lynn Terry Photography

Credit: Lynn Terry Photography

Credit= Lynn Terry Photography

2016 Marconi St.
Saint Louis, MO 63110
(314) 771-5377
www.lynnterry.com

Price: $175 1.5-hour session/$25 additional animal/$100 CD with 10 images/prints a la carte
Hours: by appointment

In her early 20s, Lynn Terry her very first pet spawned her love of photographing animals. After 15 years in commercial photography, Terry gradually built her pet portfolio with pro bono photos of rescue animals. Now her services are used to save the lives of animals with the most recent campaign, Pics of the Litter, helping local dogs get adopted. Lynn Terry Photography claims the best technique to showcase pets’ character is patience and a go-with-the-flow attitude. With her studio located in Shaw Park, Lynn Terry Photography is one of the few pet photographers who offers both studio and on-location photo shoot options.

Marian Brickner Photography

Credit: Marian Brickner Photography

Credit= Marian Brickner Photography

766 Harvard Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63130
(314) 564-5855
www.marianbricknerphotography.com

Price: $150 session with CD
Hours: by appointment

Marian Brickner is best known for her work with the bonobos, a little publicized great ape. She has written nine books and her work has been featured in National Geographic Kids Magazine. Brickner’s almost documentary-style approach to photographing animals catches them in every aspect of their character. Give her a little bit of information about your fur baby’s favorite activities and she’ll take each shot to the next level with fun, creative options. Her passion to capture the individual inside of each animal drives her for perfect pictures. Marian will photograph your pet where ever it is happiest.

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Don Hawkins Photography

Credit: Don Hawkins Photography

Credit= Don Hawkins Photography

(314) 288-7128
www.donhawkinsphotography.com

Price: $120 one-hour session/prints a la carte
Hours: by appointment

Don Hawkins fell into pet photography a little more than a year ago while taking pet portraits for the Animal Protective Association at a fundraising event. Find his pet portraits displayed in the Ladue women’s clothing store, Mister Guys Ladies’ Store. He claims he uses a few tricks of the trade and lots of patience to achieve the best cooperation from the animals for the ultimate portrait. Large artistic wall portraits are his specialty, and he also offers backdrop options for indoor portraits.

Pawdography

Credit: Pawdography

Credit= Pawdography

(314) 517-2736
www.pawdographyonline.com

Price: $120 to $460 packages
Hours: by appointment

Terri Webster, owner of Pawdography, is a graphic designer by trade and found her talent for pet photography in 2006 when she began taking photos of her own dogs after losing her design job. With her graphic design skill set, she offers collages, montages and other amazing design features to best exhibit your pet’s portrait. Her focus is on the personality of each animal and getting the ultimate close-up shot of your pet. Pawdography’s philanthropic efforts extend to the Stray Rescue with a percentage of every sale.

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Cara Shrum is a St Louis Family & Parenting Examiner at Examiner.com, creator of the St Louis natural birth and parenting resource site, Birthing411.com, and natural childbirth workshop presenter. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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