mary reilly

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How do you serve precious pets?

  • Pet Portraits

What part of the animal kingdom do you serve?

  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Rabbits

What licensing do you have?

  • Business License

On a scale of snail to elephant, what size animals do you work with?

  • 20-39 lbs
  • 40-79 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
  • under 20 lbs

Cat-astrophes happen! What is your cancellation policy?

  • Flexible

Which part of the country do you serve pets?

My studio is in Norther Virginia, but I create portraits for customers throughout the United States. I am happy to take the photos for pets in my area at no additional charge. For out of the area customers will need to provide photos.

What year did you begin serving pets?


How did you hone your craft?

I'm also a professional portrait artist and have studied in Ateliers as well as private studios.

What tip would you give pet parents for working with animals that you've learned as a pro?

If taking a photo to send me, try to get down to your pets level so you are looking straight on. This will minimise camera distortion. Also, try to avoid photos using camera flash. Spot lighting from one direction or natural lighting is best.

What is one thing you want pet parents to know about you? It can be whatev-fur you'd like!

I paint a variety of subjects, but my specialty is portraiture of people and pets. Several of my corporate portraits are in public places including hospitals, universities, and courthouses. Please visit my website for more information.