From Extreme Dog Captures to Pet Portrait Lookbooks

By: Courtney Scharf - Published: Sep 6, 2012
These examples of pet photography show how photogenic dogs and cats really are.

Fantastic subjects with a knack for being particularly charismatic in front of a lens, pets can be trained to be extremely skilled models. Often invoking a familiar feeling in viewers, photos of these beloved animals strikes a chord with audiences in a way that other creatures fail to.

Whether the photos make up a campaign, a blog or an art gallery, it's undeniable that there's a very large audience for this kind of photography. Some photographers bring cats and dogs to life in a new perspective and light that humanizes them, and this kind of work tends to get the most amount of attention.

Whether you're a cat or a dog person, there's bound to be at least a few pet portraits available that will charm you.