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Pet photography for

well Loved Dogs & horses


Creating custom photographic artwork of your most loved creatures to fill your home


When it comes to photographing the furry love of your life – you should hire a pet photographer.


If you love the way his forehead wrinkles when he’s being serious, or the gleeful way he retrieves the ball, or maybe it’s just the way he looks adoringly at you while you’re holding his favorite treat, those are the moments we’ll use to create personal art for your home.

With more than 10 years working with pets & their people, I create a luxury pet photography experience for Atlanta’s pet parents and deliver art, albums, and wall portraits to fill their home with artwork featuring the furry faces they love most. 

Imagine finally having gorgeous photographs of your pet, an experience you’ll both love, & ready to display artwork delivered to your door. 

This is pet photography designed for the pet obsessed. 




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 custom photo shoot designed to create your new favorite artwork
  • Photographs of the whole family – dogs & people welcome
  • A selection gallery of 35+ images
  • Professionally designed and customizable album options
  • To scale, pre-designed wall art galleries to select from
  • $325 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’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.

Classic timeless photographic art of your dog is possible with Atlanta dog photographer.

or both you & your dog could enjoy

  • An experience crafted by an expert
  • A stress free photo shoot experience for both of you
  • A safe session for your dog
  • Gorgeous museum artwork you’ll be proud to display in your home
  • And digital files to share on social media
collections start at $1800

$325 reservation fee required to book

Payment plans & a la carte options also available.

Happiness – Guaranteed.

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

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.

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, 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.

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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