Latest News September 22, 2016

Our work will be featured in TWO calendar's this coming year!  We couldn't be more excited to be part of Brandywine Valley SPCA's 2017 calendar project.  Pre-order your calendar now and save.  Proceeds benefit their extraordinary lifesaving mission.

Our photo of our own "spokescat" Misty Cat has been selected out of 7300 entries to be in Pet Valu's 2017 national calendar!   Thanks to all of her fans, she has become quite the local pet celebrity!  Have a chance to get your Pet Valu 2017 calendar signed and meet Misty at the Thorndale Pet Valu on November 12th 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. 

This photo was a finalist in Pet Valu's national 2017 calendar contest!  The voting has closed and we are grateful for every single person that has voted for Misty!    Misty will be the February cover girl.

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Our Services

Tanya Hopkins Photography offers custom outdoor and indoor on location professional pet portrait photography.  Based in western Chester County, Pennsylvania, we typically offer services within one hour of here which extends into the Brandywine Valley, Greater Philadelphia Metro area and surrounding counties: Lancaster, Berks, Montgomery, and Delaware.  We offer à la carte options to create your perfect package.  We bring our creativity to either an outdoor or indoor setting to photograph your pet.  Our package options are straight forward and offer the flexibility to create a package best suited for you.

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Pet Photography Is An Art

A successful pet portrait is made when you creatively capture a moment that highlights their unique personality. Professional knowledge of photographic techniques and an understanding of animals, allows that moment to be captured beautifully.

We are proud to be the only photographer in Pennsylvania that is a member of all three: the American Society of Media Photographers, Nikon Professional Services, and HeARTs Speak global artist group.

Tanya been photographing pets since 2004. With a BFA in Photographic Illustration from Rochester Institute of Technology, she has a highly technical and creative photographic background utilizing the latest digital technologies.  RIT is internationally known as one of the leading photography education programs in the world. 

Our Mission

Why do we take photos in the first place?  Photographs help us tell the story of our lives, and as we look back 25, 50, or even 75 years, an image can bring us right back to our most wondrous and special moments.  We feel it is important to have a visual record of our lives and of our families.

We believe pets are family and give each session the individual attention it deserves.  The very heart of our mission is to create beautiful images of our clients pets that they and their family can treasure for decades to come.   To capture your session we have very high standards for our photographic system, processing, and final printed products.  We use a professional Nikon camera system with strobe lighting, Adobe Creative Suite post production software and have partnered with one of the top rated photography labs in the country.

A Commitment to Giving Back

In addition to creating beautiful images for our clients, we are dedicated to providing quality photography to local shelter pets.  We truly believe good photos translate to pets getting adopted more quickly.  We donate a large portion of our time between our regular clients.  Since 2014 we have photographed over 500 shelter pets.   In addition to photographing available pets we provide photography services for fundraising appeals and major adoption weekend promotions that run in local media outlets, publications, electronic newsletters, and social media platforms.  We are a very proud artist member of the HeARTs Speak group.  Go to our giving back page to  learn more about our charitable mission.


Customer Experiences:

"I had a photo shoot with Tanya in the fall of 2014. I can't say enough good things about Tanya and the quality of the photos she took of my group of crazy dogs!

She is professional, knowledgeable, and very talented. She provided me with not only the photos I wanted but also a few I would have never thought of--Very pleased!" - Laurie

"Tanya came to my home for a photo shoot with my 2 cats and dog. She took the time to allow my girls to get used to her being there as well as her equipment. She was flexible with trying different settings depending on which animal was comfortable where, even though it meant moving and resetting all her equipment. Through all of it, she was ready for the next great shot. 

You can tell Tanya has a true love for animals, she treated my girls so well and when breaks were needed, she was understanding and flexible. Our planned 2 hour session went longer and Tanya was awesome with ensuring she had great shots with different expressions to really capture my girls' personalities. 

The quality of my ordered pictures was great! I have received many compliments on how she captured the true personality of each of them.  Even a year later, I reached out to Tanya to see if I could purchase a few additional poses and she was happy to help again. I highly recommend Tanya for your project!!" - Laura

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