Atlanta Dog Photographer

Life without dogs?


But, when did we decide that our dogs had to be perfect before we were worthy of having photographs of them?

We got caught up in the Instagram aesthetic that they should be flawlessly trained, with impeccable off-leash manners. We believed their fur should be perfectly groomed and bathed, not a fuzz out of place.

But, that’s not why we love our dogs.

We love imperfect, unique, quirky, and full of life dogs. Stinky dogs who kick off our session by delightfully rolling in something unmentionable. Spoiled dogs who only cooperate for a Wagyu steak.

Silly dogs, wild dogs, happy dogs, anxious dogs, reactive dogs, show dogs, sports dogs, working dogs—THESE are the dogs we love.

And they’re all welcome here. 

Heart Space and Wall Space: Reserved for Your Dog

Our session is devoted to those picture perfect heartwarming moments, the wet kisses, the playful antics, the soulful gazes — And to the stinky rolls, the sass barking, & treat bribe taking.

These are the memories you’ll revisit in all the years to come — proudly displayed as stunning art pieces in your home & on your walls.

You’re exactly the kind of person I love working with—the one who adores their dogs unconditionally and appreciates their quirks and imperfections. Your dogs are exactly the types of dogs I photograph.

Consider this your official free pass to enjoy your dogs exactly as they are, celebrate them exactly as they are, and STOP worrying about perfection.

It’s time to capture their true personalities and create stunning canine art pieces perfectly at home in YOUR fur filled heart.


Most people are trying to time out life perfectly before they book a session, but the secret is there is no such thing as perfect timing. There is only now. This is the time to have your dog professionally photographed.
Portraits on your walls are a memory that is enjoyed on a daily basis. Digital files will get lost on your camera roll of photos, art on your walls will be enjoyed forever
Athens dog photographer Courtney Bryson is an exert in working with dogs.


Hey Dog People!

I’m Courtney – dog mom, professional pet photographer, animal rescuer, marketer, & official crazy dog lady of the family. You’ll recognize me when we meet because even though I promise I’m wearing clean clothes – there’s going to be dog hair on them.

I’m not the dog photographer for people who love their dogs like family. I’m the dog photographer for people whose dogs ARE family.

If you :

  •  Have been known to cancel date nights when your dogs needs you to stay home and snuggle
  • Filter Airbnb for pet friendly listings before even considering a place
  • Consider the color of your dog’s fur before deciding on a new couch color

This is dog photography designed for you.

Happy Clients

I had such a great experience with Courtney! She ensured not only that the pups were prepared but that I was also. I had a detailed checklist of what to do to prepare before the shoot. From how far in advance to get the groomed/bathed to coloring/cutting my hair in advance (if needed), what color and texture of clothing to wear for the best results, recommended collars for the pups. I think she had everything covered.

Courtney was very patient with all of us :). If you are looking for photos with your furry family, I would absolutely recommend her!

“Great experience with an amazing photographer. Working with 2 dogs at once can be a challenge but Courtney has quite the knack for getting the spaciest dogs attention and lots of patience. Her photos really capture the personality of her subject. The pictures turn out amazing making it very hard to choose. Wicket and Luna think you are dog gone paw-rific 💕”

I was beyond thrilled with my photos! The entire process was seamless, from booking to receiving my photo items. Courtney has a remarkable eye, and a very nice way about her when it comes to interacting with the fur babies. Courtney was instrumental in capturing a very special moment between my ailing cat and I. I am so grateful she was able to capture such beautiful images that will be forever with my family! I highly recommend her services!

Awards & Accreditation

Why do awards matter?

I have always been a learner, a reader of all things, and someone driven to improve. Seeking out the critique of other professional photographers by entering images into professional competitions pushes me to be a more creative artist and truly master my craft. Learning more about the technical side of photography through classes and courses inspires me to create more technically sound images

What all this means for you as the pet parent, is that during your your pet’s photography session I will be creating professional quality images – Images of your loved ones that you’ll be proud to hang on the wall. It means that I’ll be able to focus on you and your pet because I have already mastered my camera and settings and the rules of composition and framing.

International Pet Photographer of the Year - Silver Award 2023 awarded to Atlanta pet photographer, Courtney Bryson

Judging Feedback:

The composition of the image is indeed well-balanced, creating a visually pleasing and harmonious overall effect. The photographer’s skillful use of leading lines and framing effectively directs the viewer’s attention to the subject, maintaining a strong focus on the main point of interest.”

Atlanta dog photographer awarded a highly commended portfolio award for her pet photos in the Emerge Dog Photography Awards.

Judging Feedback:

“Courtney – your warm, rich style is evident across nearly all your challenge submissions. You’ve cleverly interpreted the brief and responded so willingly to feedback. That Bokelicious image is full of golden beauty the Shake image is a favourite too and Double Trouble – what we can say – you make it look easy (but we know it wasn’t). Amazing work throughout Emerge!”

Overall Winner in the Emerge Dog Photography Awards - Double Trouble Challenge - presented to Atlanta dog photographer Courtney Bryson

Judging Feedback:

“A beautiful image with a clever design. The tonality and softness of the light and mist give it an ethereal quality.”


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