There are many reasons to have a professional photographer create images of your pet: you're welcoming a new addition to the family and want to document your first year together, you need a high quality image for a holiday card, or sadly have a treasured pet nearing the end of their days with you. Whatever your reason, I specialize in creating animal imagery that tells your pet’s unique story. From horses to hamsters, puppies to ponies, pussycats to parrots, no creature is too great or too small!

My candid and insightful photographs reflect each animal's true personality and can be made into stunning wall art, memory books or traditional prints. Your photo session can be held in our studio near Marshall, VA, which has both indoor and safe, outdoor space in beautiful woodland. Alternatively, we can bring our studio to your home or your favorite outdoor space and schedule appointments in the northern and central regions of Virginia and Washington DC Metro areas. Email me to schedule a consultation or book directly online.


"Julie was an absolute pleasure to work with. From the moment I initially contacted her she was very warm, accommodating, and professional!! Her work speaks for itself. My session included 4 dogs and a one year old child..... talk about patience AND TALENT!! I couldn’t believe it actually existed until I met Julie. I have worked with countless photographers and I can tell you there is NO comparison. Thank you Julie!! You are the BEST find ever and can not wait to work with you again and again!!" Diane S., Thornwood, NY

"Julie did an wonderful job of truly capturing the essence of everything we love and treasure about our dogs." Andy R., Redding, CT

"Julie is the perfect dog photographer. She is talented and passionate about dogs. Kody loved his time with her (as did I).  She made the whole experience a lot of fun and produced great images." Tracy P, Weston, CT

"We are pleased beyond words. Our pups can be difficult and Ms McGuire brought out their most lovable, adorable selves. We were most impressed with her retouching skills. In the city we weren't able to let the pups off the leash. Julie was able to erase the leashes in the portraits to unbelievable effect. In addition, we all had so much fun. We highly recommend Julie McGuire Photography and look forward to working with her again." Dennis W, NYC, NY

"Julie was great and very patient with my kitties. I was so nervous they'd be too skittish around a new person but they warmed up to her in no time." A.B, Norwalk, CT