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Welcome to Fuzzypants Pet Photography: Soulful pet portraits for Northern Virginia, Washington DC, and New York City.


Hi, I’m Carina! I created Fuzzypants Pet Photography after snapping a photo of my cat Samwise, contorting his 16-pound self into an epic kitty yoga stretch. I’m pretty sure my exact words were “Samwise, you sure do have some fuzzy pants!”

I’ve had a camera attached to my hand since I was a teen, and I have been photographing pets since 2011. I am a geek at heart, and I have a fondness for all things Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who, and Batman. (As a child, I learned the hard way that I can’t pull off a Bruce Wayne haircut. Not cool.)  I have a thing for Panera’s Broccoli Cheese soup so if you want to talk dogs, cats, or Lord of the Rings over coffee get in touch and let’s browse the muffin display!

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Session Option

From $99 Minis to all inclusive experiences; from the monuments of DC to Northern Virginia wine country, we’re sure to find the perfect session for you!
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Minis are fun themed sessions that take place 4 times a year and are perfect to keep your images updated or if you just need a single, small print. All packages also include the digital image of your print – this file is suitable for printing gift prints or creating your own holiday cards!
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The custom session includes a gorgeous print folio along with 2 digital images and is the most popular choice! If you are looking for wall galleries, gift prints, framed art, or album options* this session is for you.
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Join Fuzzypants and Breaux Vineyards for an exclusive photo session at one of Northern Virginia’s most beautiful wineries. This all-inclusive experience is a perfect way to spend an afternoon with your dog and get a little pampering for yourself!


I love Northern Virginia. From the Loudoun County Wine Trail to the short Metro ride into the museums, monuments, and rich history of DC, NoVA has been the perfect place for me to indulge in every one of my varied interests. I love using the many trails for more than just running!

Magazine Covers:

You may have seen my images on several covers of The Virginia Maryland DC Dog over the last few years but did you know that every dog featured on the cover was up for adoption? 100% of the featured dogs have found their forever homes (including Hope, this special needs girl) and I’m so honored to be a part of that.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I'm thinking about a session, where do I begin?
I want to make putting beautiful images on your wall as easy as possible, so let’s start by taking a quick stroll through the process:

  • Step 1 – Have a look at my PORTFOLIO so you’ll have an idea what type of images you can expect.
  • Step 2 – Take a peek at the session options. From $99 Minis to full custom sessions, we’re sure to find the perfect session for you!
  • Step 3 – Let’s talk! Get in touch with me, Carina, through EMAIL, phone (571.279.0412), carrier pigeon, or Owl Post! I’m happy to provide a completely free, no-obligation phone consultation. Or maybe you’d prefer to talk dogs, cats, or Lord of the Rings over coffee? We can do that too! (I have a thing for Panera’s Broccoli Cheese soup.)
  • Step 4 – Ready to just skip to the fun part? Then let’s do this! Book your custom session date on my calendar and I’ll confirm with you super fast! (Clickity-click THIS LINK and choose the 90 minute duration.)
  • Step 5 – About 14 days after your shoot, we will work together to choose products that you… will… adore!
  • Step 6 – Delivery of your goodies! (Aren’t you excited already?!)
Do you offer commercial, editorial, or B2B work?
Yes! Commercial and editorial inquiries are welcome for pet-related businesses, products, and publications. I will be happy to quote hourly, half-day, or full day rates based on your specific needs. Licensing is also available for my current collection of images.
What happens during a session?
On the day of your shoot, I will arrive about 15 minutes ahead of our start time. It’s best if you can exercise your pet for about 30 minutes before so they can release some of their excitement! I will spend some time getting to know your pets and introducing them to the strange sounds of my camera. I will likely be bribing them with squeaky toys and healthy, organic treats to keep them focused and having fun! If your pet has food allergies, please let me know in advance. If they have a special treat or toy that they love, please feel free to bring it along. Sessions will last between 60-90 minutes.
Do you offer gift certificates?
Yes! Gift Certificates are available for purchase HERE and can be used towards sessions or products. Your gift will be mailed directly to you or your recipient for any occasion.
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