Raleigh Pet Photographer

Paws Fur Joy Photography believes your pets’ gifts deserve to be celebrated!


Providing soulful portraits for Raleigh dogs and their people.
Also specializing in branding photography for small pet businesses

Paws Fur Joy Photography is a Raleigh pet photographer serving pet parents and business owners throughout the Triangle! We create soulful images that celebrate your story.

Welcome pet parents! What gifts has your fur baby given you? Love? Companionship? Healing? Laughter? Our portrait sessions celebrate these gifts by creating a visual legacy that will last for generations!

Welcome pet business owners! Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed with balancing it all? We’ll provide you with impactful images that tell your brand’s story so you can focus on areas of your business that you love!

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Pet Portrait Sessions

This a 45 minute session at one location. Includes up to 2 pets and one human. Whether you’ve got a total goof-ball or an old soul, we’ll showcase the essence of your fur baby’s personality! Packages start at $297.

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Legacy Sessions

These are for pets over 10 years old and/or diagnosed with a terminal condition. This is a 45-minute session at one location. Includes 1 pet and 2 humans.  10% of your total purchase will be donated in your fur kid’s name to a rescue of your choice! Packages start at $297.

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Pet Business Photography

For business owners in the pet industry. We provide images that showcase the story and soul behind your brand. We help your brand shine above the rest! Perfect for your brand updates, products, services, head shots, events, and more! Packages start at $499.

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``..she went above and beyond to make this a great experience!``

“Abby is amazing! I’d never taken pictures with my dog Greg before and was a little nervous at first but Abby was so sweet and put me right at ease. From cute props to water bowls and dog treats – she had thought of everything! Abby really brought out my dog’s personality and was so patient. She went above and beyond to make this a great experience for my dog and I! If you want beautiful pictures of your dog look no further.”

-Julia B

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Want a great experience for your fur kid?

Worried your dog can't be off leash? Don't be!


Leashes! All the cool pups are wearing them..

Your dog’s safety is my top priority. I always require you to keep your dog on leash in a public space with no fence around. No worries! As you can see I’ve harnessed the magic of Photoshop; problem solved!
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I can't wait to celebrate your best friend!

A pet portrait session is perfect for you if..

  • You don’t have enough photos of you and your dog together.
  • You know puppy hood passes by in a flash!
  • You want to celebrate your sweet senior by creating a visual legacy.
  • You have hundreds of photos in a file somewhere on your computer or the cloud..You think..
  • You don’t have enough photos of you and your dog together.
  • You know your dog isn’t “just a dog” and they deserve a portrait on the wall next to your other family members
  • Your dog seems to look everywhere but towards you when you grab for that cell phone pic!

Ready to celebrate your fur kid with a portrait session?

Meet Abby

As a dog mom to two rescue seniors I  understand the meaning of: ”who rescued who?”. I’m also a firm believer that dogs give us some of the most valuable gifts in life. It fills my soul to celebrate these gifts through photography.  What gifts has your fur baby given you? Love? Companionship? Healing? Laughter? We will celebrate these gifts by creating a visual legacy through beautiful custom artwork that will last for generations!

``Abby is super patient and amazing with dogs..``

“Abby is an amazing photographer! She did such a great job photographing me my husband and all 3 of our dogs. She was able to capture all of their personalities in a short time. Abby is super patient and amazing with dogs – one of ours is nervous in new situations and she took her time and let him get comfortable. Could not recommend her more!!!”

-Jenna S

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Let’s showcase your pet’s personality!

Your pet's visual legacy..Picture it..(your living room 2040):

Your family member from the next generation asks you about past dogs you’ve had. You glance up at your dog’s portrait on the wall and explain to them how much joy your dog spread to everyone he met. You explain how he was a constant source of support for you during the pandemic.  As they look at the portrait they know exactly what you mean because the image not only captures, but celebrates the essence of your dog’s soul. You feel you dog’s support and love every time you see his portrait.

3 simple steps to your pet's visual legacy:

1. Plan

I can’t wait to discuss what you are dreaming up for your portrait session! We’ll meet virtually (or in person if you wish!) for our no-obligation consultation. I’ll get to know ALL about you your dog and your must-have shots! My favorite part is when you tell me about the amazing gifts your dog has given you!

2. Fun-filled portrait session!

Our portrait session together is stress-free, pet-led, and fun! Your dog sets the pace for the session. Some dogs need a little more time to warm up, that is perfectly normal! We’ll take a ton of play and cuddle break! No need to stress about how your dog is performing, I’ll direct you on posing and how to hold the leash. I’ll even show you a few photos in camera to assure you that your dog is a natural cover pup!

3. Enjoy your artwork!

Your pets are works of art. They deserve to be displayed lovingly in your home rather than stuck in a file folder somewhere!l. After our fun portrait session we will set up a time where I reveal your images from the shoot! Together we’ll plan how you’d like to display your pet’s visual legacy. Whether you choose an album, wall art, or other keepsakes, you can be assured I have hand selected heirloom quality products that will last generations!


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``Abby was amazing with Luna..easing her into the photo shoot..``

My pup and I just finished up a session with Abby and it went wonderfully! My dog, Luna, is very shy and has difficulty feeling comfortable around new people. Abby was amazing with Luna, easing her into the photo shoot and making sure she felt at home in the surroundings. It is apparent that Abby is passionate about what she does and cares deeply about our furry friends. I highly recommend working with Paws Fur Joy for all of your pup photo needs. She is not just an excellent photographer but an amazing and compassionate individual which shines through in her work.

-Nicole C

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Your fur baby's comfort is my top priority. Promise.

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