There are many reasons to have a professional photographer make images of your pets: maybe you're welcoming a new addition to the family, want to savor your memories of fun walks and playtime together, need a special picture for a Holiday Card, or sadly have a treasured pet nearing the end of their days with you. Whatever you're looking for, and whatever kind of pets or animals you have, I will create the perfect session for you resulting in stunning images that you'll want to share and view over and over again! From horses to hamsters, puppies to ponies, pussycats to parrots, no creature is too large or too small! 

Whether you choose to have your pets photographed outdoors in natural light, in a portable studio in the comfort of your home, or at my studio, our job is to make it fun and easy for you and your furry family. After your session, we will review the images together and choose the best ones for your needs, from simple digital images to beautiful professional prints on canvas or archival paper to cherish forever. Packages start at just $200 and gift certificates are available. We serve northern Virginia, the Piedmont region of Virginia and Washington DC Metro areas. Email me for your free personalized quote 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