Introducing exclusive dog portrait photography sessions with award-winning photographer Ron Schmidt. Capture a moment in time with keepsake photography to be cherished for years to come. Ron understands that your dog is an essential part of your life, and he is passionate about creating lasting images that reflect their true beauty and personality. With over twenty years of professional experience, Ron specializes in capturing the unique personality of your dog in a way that truly showcases its beauty, spirit, and lovable nature.

Please note that these sessions are true portrait sessions, which differ from Ron's more conceptual dog photography.



PRIVATE SESSIONS:  Ron offers clients a choice between two options for their photography session: a studio session or a location session in the Newburyport area. The location session can take place in a variety of settings, such as forests, fields, or beaches. Additionally, Ron is available to travel to a desired location for an additional fee. To schedule your session or if you have any questions, please contact Amy Schmidt at



YOUR SESSION: Ron's 45-minute photo sessions are designed to provide a comfortable and enjoyable experience for both you and your dog. The photo sessions are calm and laid-back. Ron takes the time to get to know your dog, ensuring that he captures its unique essence in every shot.

The photo session is broken down into three parts: a brief welcome, the shoot, and a few minutes to wrap up at the end. We will be prepared with toys and treats, but if there is a special toy or treat that you know will work best for your dog, you are welcome to bring it to the shoot.

THE RESULTS: After your photo shoot, you will receive a link to a private online gallery with 20-30 digital proofs featuring the best images from your session. These images will be used to order prints/products. If needed, we are happy to consult with you about photo selection and ordering. Our products include unframed prints, acrylic prints, and a hardcover oversized photo book featuring your favorite images. There is no pressure to purchase above the $150 photo credit you are given, but most clients spend an additional $250 - $1,000 on prints/products.

INVESTMENT - PRICING/PRINTS: Ron's portrait session pricing is $750, which includes a $250 deposit required at the time of sign-up and a credit of $150 (equivalent to two 8x10 unframed prints) that you may use towards purchasing prints/products. The balance of the payment is due on the day of the shoot.

Book your session now and let Ron Schmidt's award-winning photography capture the essence of your dog in stunning art portraits that will be cherished for years to come.


If you are interested in a session with Ron but do not see a location near you, please let us know where you would like him to visit by emailing us at When there is enough interest, we will add the location and date to our calendar.

*Please note that Loose Leashes discount/promo codes/sales cannot be applied to portrait sessions/prints.