Truly capturing an animal’s character and who they are is an art form few have mastered. Trusting a photographer is important for both pets and their parents. Houston’s best photographers boast style, quality and a reputation for making pets comfortable and capturing them in their element. Each has its own specialty, so browse the best of the best for your own work of art.

LTL Photography
1707 Nance St., Studio G
Houston, Texas 77020
(832) 921-7713

Hours: by appointment only
Pricing: $255 average/contact for specific pricing

Diana Simonetta is an expert photographer with a special way of working with and capturing pets and their parents. An Art Crawl and Fotofest participant, she’s been awarded for her fun, contemporary photographs. She fills her portfolio with beautiful moments reminiscent of her world travels, catching the character of each furry family at its most endearing. Her cozy studio is nestled in the heart of the Nance Street Studios.

Evin Thayer Studios
405 Avondale
Houston, Texas 77006
(713) 524-0199

Hours: Tues to Fri – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pricing: $199 studio portrait session/$259 on location/contact the studio for further pricing information

Renowned Houston photographer Evin Thayer not only captures beautiful people and places, he also works with clients of the four-legged variety. As the official photographer for Pet Talk Magazine, he has had the opportunity to also work with exotic animals. His notable work includes the Nolan Ryan photoshoot for Friends for Life, featuring Ryan with a precocious kitten and Barbara Bush with her two furry friends. Evin Thayer’s studio was also awarded for the best use of an old building by the American Society of Interior Designers.

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Brett Chisholm Photography
1304 Malone St.
Houston, Texas 77007
(866) 789-3686, Ext. 3

Hours: by appointment only
Pricing: from $250

Brett Chisholm is not only a pet photographer; he is the publisher of Life and Dog Magazine. He offers specials, so it is best to follow his blog for the best pricing available. At times, a percentage of fees are donated to the Spay-Neuter Assistance Clinic’s attempts to stop animal overpopulation. Chisholm specializes in innovative, fashion-forward portraits of pets with their people.

Kim Hartz Photography
1724 Sunset Blvd., Ste. B
Houston, Texas 77005
(713) 521-7272

Hours: by appointment only
Pricing: $95 studio session/$175 on location/$300 ranch session/contact for more detailed pricing information

This boutique photography studio specializes in fine art, newborn and pet photography. Kim Hartz works to portray the special relationships between pet parents and their fur babies with an approach that puts whole families at ease. A life-long photographer, Hartz’s puppy love comes out in each sweet shot. Last year, the studio assisted five Texas-based animal rescue groups in a week of rescues.

Studio Holloman Photography
Houston, Texas 77015
(832) 865-8116

Hours: by appointment only
Pricing: specialized pricing per shoot

Since 7th grade, Chuck Holloman has worked to perfect his eye for in-the-moment shots. Working with spontaneity clients love, he welcomes new ideas and opportunities to be in the moment. Sessions are simple and stress-free. One of the few equine photographers in the area, cowboys and cowgirls flock to Holloman for unique shots of themselves in action and their horses at their best.

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