a video from behind the lens

What Happens at a

dog Photography Session


Not sure what a dog photography session actually looks like?

Well first, there are a lot of treats, and silly noises, and snuggling, and ear scratches. And most dogs remain on leash 100% of the time!

Did I mention your dog gets to be a dog? No obedience required! I’ll work with your dog at their pace to deliver beautiful images to fill your final album.

Your session is relaxed and low stress for everyone, but don’t take my word for it! Take a look at the video below. You’ll see behind the scenes snippets from Megan & Jamie’s session as well as the finished portraits.


Professional photography albums custom designed featuring your dog are the most popular art choice for pet parents.
Dog photographer Courtney Bryson creates beautiful artwork of Atlanta's most loved dogs - no obedience required.


Photography for Pet 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

"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

awards & accreditation

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.



Atlanta pet photographer receives a merit image at the 2020 IPC photography competition by the Professional Photographer's Association.
Athens area dog photographer is featured on Hair of Dog - A Pet Photographer's podcast about building a pet photography business in a small town.

Why do awards matter?

I have always been a passionate learner, a reader of all things, and someone driven to improve. Seeking out the critique of other professional pet 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 pet photography session I will be creating professional quality images – Images of your furry 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.


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