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Many thanks to all our loyal clients for voting for us in the Philly A-List best Pet Photography in the Philadelphia region contest!  We are honored to have placed 2nd!  Read more about it in our January newsletter.

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 has 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

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 800 shelter pets.   In addition to photographing available pets we donate 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 can't possibly express the joy your work has brought to our family. You were able to capture perfect details of Willow. Looking at her photos, the expressions in her eyes you were able to catch are stunning. The products I ordered have made family and friends so happy. These mean so much to us now since she passed away. They remind us of her beautiful spirit and gentle nature. You have an incredible gift, thank you for sharing it with us! Best wishes in all you do! " - Laura

"Many thanks for your wonderful service and reliability in photographing Bentley. My husband loved the photos as did my kids." - Barbara

"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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