Pet Photographer

Celebrating Your Pet with 
Custom Artwork

 "If you love your pets and want to preserve those memories forever, trust that your experience with Ann will exceed your expectations." —Rondi Goellner

For many of us, pets are more than just pets— they're family members— an integral part of our everyday lives, depending on us for care and shelter, and in return offering unconditional love.

A sympathetic snuggle or wet kiss on a bad day. A happy face at the door. A splash of color and fur in the grass.

That's why I offer this most unique experience where your dog is the star

You & your pet will be guests at our private 70-acre outdoor studio that is specifically made for dog photo sessions. It's an oasis with endless possibilities.

A Private Escape in Southeast Minnesota

"Yah, but my dog gets so distracted!"

I've got good news!

No worrying about other dogs or busy parks...I've got you covered!

I also take my show on the road!

No problem, you'll never know the leash was there after I edit your images to perfection.

(Wanna know a little secret? About 95% of the dogs that I photograph are on leash.)

"And here's another thing: My dog won't ever sit still to get a good photo."

Your dog can't be off leash? 

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The Session

The Reveal



The Plan

Together we will plan your personalized pet portrait experience. I'm here to help you from start to finish.

This is where the magic happens! Leave all worries and expectations at the door and just enjoy the experience. Your dog's only job is to be a dog! 

You choose your favorites, and I'll walk you through the options as we decide how you'll most enjoy your images, often through a combination of artwork, albums, and digital files.

Here's how your customized experience works:


The Joy

This is what you've been waiting for! Depending on the artwork you choose, it'll arrive a few+ weeks after you order (trust me, it's worth the wait!) Then, it's endless smiles.

Customized artwork & digital files are available for purchase at the Viewing & Ordering Session 

Additional charges will apply for more than two pets.

Pick Your Pet Portrait Session

This is a perfect session to showcase your fur-kid(s). It's filled with fun for 1-2 dogs from your home.
With 70 acres to play in, you're sure to find many possibilities where your dog can be a supermodel (or just be a dog...that works, too!)


•This includes the session fee & $300 toward any artwork products.

The Outdoor Session

Hey, cats are pets, too! We can't forget how they are family members. I know my cats are! (Hint: I LOVE cats!)

More information on cat studio sessions coming

The CAT Studio Session


A studio session is the way to go if you're looking for a classic, clean look. From pastels to bold, you'll be able to choose from a variety of background colors. 

Also good news: This can be done rain or shine or even -10°!


•This includes the session fee & $300 towards any artwork products

The Studio Session



Studio Portfolio

Smiles Guaranteed!

What People Are Saying

I've never been able to capture Winnie on my phone like Ann could with her amazing skills. Every picture is stunning. This was a truly wonderful experience!

Ann McCready

Winnie's Mom

Jessie's Mom

I never thought my puppy would behave but Ann had the necessary enthusiasm, patience, and inventiveness to tempt my dog into adorable poses and action shots. Her photos are keepsakes & I'll treasure forever.

Teri Mitties

Cora's Mom

"Absolutely phenomenal"

"Treasure forever"

"Every picture is stunning"

The photos that were taken were absolutely phenomenal! The artwork that now adorns our walls is a magnificent memory of Cora’s special day at Ann Wagaman Photography.

Camille Hanson


My dog doesn't know how to sit or stay, is that a problem?

My dog doesn't know how to sit or stay, is that a problem?

Not at all! Some of my favorite portraits are of dogs standing up. And rest assured, I have a DEEP well of unique sounds and tasty treats to grab their attention-even if it's just for a split second while I capture each image. 

My dog can't be off leash. Can I still do a session?

My dog can't be off leash. Can I still do a session?

Yes! Absolutely! Believe it or not, 95% of the dogs that I photograph are on leash. Leashes not only keep your best pal safe, but they’re also important for following local laws when photographing in urban environments (but most sessions are at my outdoor studio). You'll never know the leash was there after I edit your images to perfection.

Where are sessions held?

Where are sessions held?

Most sessions will be held at our outdoor studio-70 private acres. There are many stations set up specifically for dog photography. Your dog can be in front of a 100+ year old bridge. More: Barn wood. Tin wall. Rainbow doors. Benches. Flowers. Rocks. Wood pile. "Graffiti" Wall. Pond. A mile of the blue ribbon Trout Run creek.

The "problem" will be narrowing down the choices! But that is a good problem and I'm here to help you with that!

*I also travel to clients (I've even flown to some) and some of the Limited Edition Sessions will be held at predetermined locations. 

My dog is super reactive to other dogs/people/bicycles. How can we do a session?

My dog is super reactive to other dogs/people/bicycles. How can we do a session?

I completely understand; the world can be a scary place for all of us sometimes. Good news! Our 70 acre property is completely private. While I can’t control the squirrels or rabbits, I can assure you there won’t be any traffic or other dogs to cause your pet to get distracted more than normal.

My dog is a never ending ball of energy. How do you manage high energy dogs?

My dog is a never ending ball of energy. How do you manage high energy dogs?

My camera shutter speed goes all the way up to 1/8000 of a second—in other words, plenty fast enough to capture even the most active dog! Our sessions never require your dog to sit, stay and behave for hours (or even minutes) on end. One of the benefits of hiring a pet-specific photographer is that I know how to work with “hyper” models and still deliver gorgeous images, jam-packed with personality.

Can I be in the images too?

Can I be in the images too?

Of course! I love documenting the wonderful connection between you and your dog. While we can certainly capture a traditional portrait of you both smiling at the camera, my clients especially love the candid images of the moments you share. If you're especially camera shy, I can still create some lovely, creative images that tell the story of your relationship. Trust me, it won't be as bad as you think! ;-)

Do you photograph pets other than dogs?

Do you photograph pets other than dogs?

While the majority of my clients are of the canine variety, I do photograph the equine and feline set from time to time (and the occasional cow!)

What time will our photo session be?

What time will our photo session be?

The most magical light for photography happens during the “golden hour,” which is why I schedule most sessions during the last two hours of daylight. I have many different stations set up for you to choose from and they are all in the best locations with optimal light. Trust me, I spend days just walking around to look for the best dreamy light. 

However, I can be a bit more flexible depending on the location and I also have lighting gear that helps give that special pop.

Can I just get the digitals?

Can I just get the digitals?

While I do specialize in artwork, you CAN also get the digital files at full resolution so you'll be able to print  them on your own later on.

How much will I spend?

How much will I spend?

Typically most clients invest around $3000 on artwork. Some spend more, some spend less. It all depends on what you're looking for. I'll guide you to the best products that suit your home.

Can I do both an outdoor & studio session?

Can I do both an outdoor & studio session?

You sure can! Book an outdoor session and it's an extra $150 to add the studio session.

Is this for me?

Is this for me?

You want a full-service experience with a complete customizable session

You value quality & want to celebrate your dog through stunning artwork

Your dog will be the main focus of the session (but you should also be included in some images!)

You want a photographer who also thinks your dog is awesome & will treat her/him with the utmost love & respect
You are looking for a quick/low-cost session

You just want a few pictures to share online

You want more pictures of people than your dog

Your dog is just a dog

This is for you if:

This may not be a good fit if:

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