DOG photography for


Training & Manners NOT Required.

Real Dogs—No Perfection Required


I adore my dogs when they’re freshly bathed and on their best behavior (usually when they’re snoozing).

But let’s face it, most of the time, my dogs are just being dogs.

Lira might roll in something utterly disgusting right before bedtime – and be under the bed covers before I even realize it.

Carolina is notorious for swiping food right off my plate while prancing ON the kitchen table.

And, Mikey? Well, he’s got his own agenda and often ignores me for a solid ten minutes because he’s got important dog business.

And I imagine your dogs have their own charmingly canine antics too. 

Your Signature Session is designed with your dogs’ true nature in mind.

No perfect dogs or stuffed animals here.

Not just for champion obedience dogs or those who perform tricks off-leash.

Nope, what I photograph are real dogs.

Silly dogs, wild dogs, happy dogs, anxious dogs, reactive dogs, show dogs, sports dogs, working dogs—they’re all welcome.

Your dog, your best friend, your perfectly loved companion—that’s who I want to photograph.

Your dogs.



Your dog is a work of art - tell the world with custom pet photography with Atlanta dog photographer CM Bryson

“Very thrilled with the photos and the artwork of my precious doggie and me. These are our family photos! Courtney is professional, patient and knows how to get the great photos. She was even very cognizant of my dog’s reactive tendencies to other dogs in the photo setting. I highly recommend CM Bryson Photography. She has the “Dozer” stamp of approval!”

– Nancy & Dozer


dog photography

Close your eyes – imagine a beautiful patch of grass, warmth on your back from the setting sun, sun warmed fur beneath your fingers, a slobbery doggie tongue on your cheek. Now open your eyes and hold onto that moment forever.


HERE’S WHAT’S INCLUDED in your DOG’S session:


  • A Signature Session – tailored to your unique dog
  • Photographs of the whole family – dogs & people welcome
  • A selection gallery of 35+ images
  • Heirloom quality custom album options
  • Professionally designed wall art and galleries options designed to scale for your home & decor
  • $500 credit towards any collection
  • Collections starting at $1800
  • An incredible experience with your dog
A photo album from your dog's photo session allows you to revisit a moment in time over and over again.

I loved the location, the editing, and the entire session itself. Seeing Courtney get down and dirty on the ground, in order to get good shots, was very encouraging and showed me that she truly cared about making sure we had good pictures from every angle. I am so thankful that Courtney was able to capture my dogs’ personalities and perfection in her pictures.


Mom to Nami & Jasper



I’ll ask you do a little homework by completing a session planning questionnaire that helps me get to know the star of the show and help you explore how you might want to enjoy the images we’ll create.

I’ll take it from there – creating inspiration boards & shot lists to make sure I deliver the best dog photos you’ve ever dreamed of having. 


This will be your dog’s favorite part: treats, toys, funny noises, and mom’s full attention on a fun day all about your dog! I’ll roll all over the grass making squeaky noises and photograph your dog looking their absolute best.

And the best part?

Your dog’s only job is to be their doggie self – distractions and squirrels and tongues out are all 100% OK


Just so you know, this will be your favorite part & probably the hardest part… because how do you choose?

These are photos of your dog… of course you love them! Don’t worry, I’ll guide you through this process and together we can plan how you’ll display the ones you just can’t live without. 


After making your selections for albums and image boxes that hold all your favorites and wall art we can design right on your walls so you know exactly how fabulous Fido will look over your couch, your finished – ready to display – artwork will arrive to your door 6-8 weeks after your order.

No more figuring it out on your own – this is DONE for you service. 

how much does it cost?

Well, you could keep trying to take your dog’s photo with your phone…

and keep getting blurry blobs attached to leashes & not so flattering selfies.

Or you could call your friend who photographs weddings…

but has no idea how to work with dogs, and frankly doesn’t appreciate the charm of a slobbery kiss from a giant tongue.

And you can order your own artwork from those places online…

and spend hours researching before giving up and just posting them to Facebook where they’ll be lost in the feed in 24 hours.

But there is a better way to have your dog photographed.

Your home decor should feature what you love most - your dogs!

both you & your dog CAN enjoy

Happiness - Guaranteed.

If you don't love your images, I'll make it right or refund you 100%

  • An experience crafted by an expert
  • A selection gallery of 35+ images
  • Heirloom quality custom album options
  • Professionally designed wall art designed to scale for your home
  • $500 credit towards any collection
  • A stress free photo shoot experience
  • And digital files to share on social media
collections start at $1800

$690 reservation fee required to book*


*Reservation fee includes $500 prodect credit

*Payment plans & a la carte options also available.

Please note I'm only able to serve a few clients each month & typically book 4-12 weeks ahead.

If your pet needs priority scheduling due to medical or age concerns, please let me know.

After loosing our 14 y/o Husky / Shepherd mix earlier in the year and not having “professional” photos of her and I knew we had to take advantage.

Two huskies can be hard to handle, especially in public! Courtney made us feel comfortable with the environment and the cadence of the shoot. We never felt rushed and we able to make sure everyone was secure and safe throughout our time with her.

All of the photos show each of the dogs personalities and even though they were not in a familiar environment, they were relaxed and themselves.


Mom to Dima & Stoli

Top 10 Atlanta Pet Photographer

Courtney of CM Bryson is a pet portrait and lifestyle photographer who takes interesting narrative photographs of all sorts of pets –– cats, dogs, donkeys, you name it. She has an amazing ability to capture the fun-loving side of your pets, as well as their deep attachment to you, all while also being able to stage hilarious photoshoots that bring out the inner comedian in your little guys. Whether you’re looking for a serious, high-concept portrait or a hilarious photo of your pet sure to make you giggle for years to come, Courtney might just be the pet photographer for you.



"Such a wonderful experience! A true professional with has an exceptional knack for animals! Totally recommend!"

Trish & Hazel

"I am thrilled with the outcome! This will get a very special place in my home."

Krista & Scarlett

"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!"

Liz, Kaos, & Kali

"We were lucky enough to attend the Love Barks event at Pet Pleasers Bakery in Gainesville, and Courtney captured some amazing photos of my dogs. It can be challenging to get them to sit still, but Courtney is a pro! Everything was set up perfectly to maximize our time there, and she is so fast with that camera. She was even able to Photoshop my hand + the leash out of several of the photos. It was a great experience, and we look forward to doing another session with Courtney soon!"

Kristen, Teddy, & Chloe

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, & 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.

Welcome to a place where dog hair on the furniture is a badge of honor, and chewed-up toys are just part of the decor.

If you :

  • Count dog hair as a condiment…
  • Always filter Airbnb for pet friendly listings…
  • Consider the color of your dog’s fur before deciding on a new couch 

This is dog photography designed for you.

Let’s upgrade your home decor from dog hair to dog ART!


Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, even your dog can have professional photos. Even if they aren’t trained, even if they can’t be off leash, even if they don’t like other dogs, even if they are blind or deaf or paralyzed, even if they are a puppy or an old puppy. I have worked with them all and we can make beautiful photos of your dog.

What if my dog can't be off leash?

Want to know a secret? 90% of the dogs you see on my website were wearing a leash! The other 10% were all inside a secure fence! And sometimes both! With the magic of photoshop, I can create the off leash images you want while keeping your pet safe. 

My dog is too nervous/excited/untrained to get good images.

For more than 10 years I have worked with rescue dogs and photographed 1,000’s of adoptable dogs & cats. Most of them have ZERO professional training and are going through the scariest experience of their lives. 

We will design the session to fit your dog. If your dog is nervous in crowded areas, we’ll choose a private space. I need less than 1/1000th of a second to capture a great expression. Professional camera gear can stop motion, unlike your cell phone, so even fast moving dogs can have gorgeous portraits. 

What if my dog has a disability?

I have photographed blind dogs, deaf dogs, paralyzed dogs, and dogs with neurological disorders.

Your session is custom designed for your dog, and we work at their pace to keep them comfortable, safe, and happy.

How much should I plan to spend?

As everything is custom, how much you choose to spend is entirely up to you. Artwork begins at $250. Collections start at $1450. 

My dog doesn't have much time left. Can you see us quickly?

I’m so sorry. Our pet’s lives are tragically short. 

Please let me know in your booking inquiry that time is of the essence and I’ll do everything in my power to schedule you as quickly as possible. 

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