photography for pets and their People

pet photographer located in pittsburgh, pa

hey, there! i'm charlene. i'm a pittsburgh-based photographer specializing in pets & their people, and i've got the best job in the world. i absolutely love creating custom artwork for people who see their pets as family and want to decorate their homes with happy. 

interested in what i do? dreaming up a session of your own? take a look around the website and reach out to me if you're interested in working together! i'd love to document a part of your story in beautiful images that will bring you joy every time you look at them.


charlene made us feel so comfortable. i felt confident to let her pose us, and the boys shared so many giggles with her! even my husband enjoyed the session! i loved every image. charlene exceeded my expectations by a mile. 

Julie & Tim

not only is charlene kind and professional, but she also goes out of her way to make you comfortable and relaxed to get the best photos possible, all while having a blast with you during the shoot! we always look forward to another excuse to work with her. she the best photographer we have had the opportunity to work with!

christina & kasey

we weren't expecting charlene to get such amazing shots of our family, especially the amazing shots that included our puppy since he only stayed still for .2 seconds at a time. we loved charlene's laid back and relaxed approach, and she made our experience amazing!

Cortney & Tommy

my husband and i are in awe of charlene's professional manner, efficiency and flexibility. she knows how to verbally direct people in a straightforward, respectful and patient way, to obtain maximally beautiful, natural shots. charlene is a superb photographer, and we recommend her to everyone, especially for a high-stakes, important event like weddings!

samantha & joe

client love

"we are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us." 
- ralph hattersly

let's get on the phone! i want to hear all about your pup(s), your human family, and your vision for a session! i'd be happy to answer any questions you have, and we'll schedule the next steps.


discovery call and booking

i'll visit your home for this meeting, so that i can check out your décor style. this helps us to plan all aspects of your session, from choosing a location to hanging your final piece of artwork.


pre-session consultation

we'll meet at your selected photo location for your session! this is the easy part - just relax and have fun with it. i'll do all the hard work and you can just love on your pups and your favorite humans. 




i'll carefully process each of your images before you see them! from color correction to cleaning up blemishes, leash removal, and more, your completed gallery will be perfection!


image preparation

my favorite part!! i love revealing images to my clients for the first time! during this appointment in your home, you will get to check out product samples and decide how to display your own artwork.


ordering appointment

okay, I lied - maybe this is my favorite part. once your products have all come in from my lab, i'll hand-deliver everything to you at home, and i'd be happy to install any and all wall art, as well! 


product delivery


let  's work together!

want to decorate your home with happy? i'd love to create beautiful artwork of your family! reach out to get on my calendar for a discovery call - i want to hear about the people and pets that hold your heart!

book with me

in early 2020, i said goodbye to my heart dog, emmet. my relationship with him will forever be the reason why i work so hard to capture timeless images of pets and the people who love them.

Meet my why

documenting love in any form makes my heart sing. whether it's the unconditional devotion between pets and their people, the adoration and affection between couples, or the snuggles and smiles exchanged between families, you'll find it here.

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