You Deserve Photos of Your Entire Family

A relaxed and playful portrait experience for dogs, kids, and the people that love them in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Pets are a part of your family tree!

Many believe that bringing their dog to a portrait studio is too much hassle.  And a family portrait session, especially including pets, would be chaos. I get it, I'm a mom, a business owner and I have three pets at home.  I also know how treasured these portraits become over time.

  • Worried about how your dogs or kids might behave?
  • Unsure if you want to be in the photos?
  • Concerned a custom photoshoot will be too demanding in terms of time and effort?

Client Love!

“If you’ve seen her photos, you already know Cyndi has an incredible eye. But until you experience her in action you have no idea how lucky you are to have found her. Count your blessings!”

~ Jenny

"Wow!!! They are fantastic! I am thrilled with the pictures. I also wanted to tell you that Lincoln said that you were the best photographer he's ever had take his picture.

~ Ebba

“Truly, the pictures are amazing. The large print metal is wonderful. Thank you so very much."

~ Melanie

"This is our 3rd session with Cyndi. She is fantastic and her photos & ordering options are great. She works wonders with humans and dogs alike to make everyone at ease.   We couldn't be happier with the results."

~ Lorelei

“The photos are wonderful. It is so hard to choose among them.”

~ Jenny

“I absolutely love them! The print-on metal portrait has arrived. Its breathtakingly beautiful. The expression in his eyes is really amazing. You do such great work!“

~ Kristie

"We couldn't be happier with the photos of our daughter. They were a Father's Day gift and my husband literally cried when he saw them."

~ Lisa

"Cyndi takes the time to ask all the right questions about your dog's personality and disposition. Thanks for capturing precious moments of my best friend."

~ Jeannie

"We had a wonderful experience with Cyndi. We went over to her studio to have pictures of our two-rescue canine babies taken. Cyndi was very patient with our youngest, who was very scared. The picture turned out so great and we were very happy with the results. I would highly recommend Cyndi for your puppy (and human) pictures!"

~ Lindsay

"This was the most amazing experience for my daughter and her puppy. The pictures turned out absolutely fabulous I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer!!! Every single picture is amazing."

~ Donna

Portraits are just as eternal as the love of our pets and children.

Don't miss out on creating memories of your relationships. After 13 years in business and hundreds of sessions each year, I've personally experienced the joy and magic that creating images in a studio can bring.

My team and I work with you from start to finish to make sure everyone, pets, and kids included, is comfortable during the session.

Trust me when I say that you can actually enjoy the process, and capture that special bond in portraits to enjoy on the walls of your home.

Our Simple Process is Pawesome and Fun

Let's Chat

Our priority is to make you look and feel great. To start we hop on a call and answer any questions you have, and learn about your babies both human and furry.  This way we can make sure that we are a good fit for your needs.

Your Session

Time to have fun. Prior to the big day, we've already done all the planning so it's now about meeting everyone and making them feel comfortable. This is the time when we will create images that will tug at your heartstrings and make you laugh out loud.

The Images

About one week later, you'll enjoy a cinematic viewing in the comfort of your home. Together we choose your favorite images and help you select the printing options that best fit your home and your budget.

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Your Portrait Experience

Our creative fee is $500 and includes:

  • 45-minute photo session in our Point Richmond studio
  • Plenty of laughs
  • Dedicated changing room
  • Snacks both human & furry family member approved
  • What to wear, preparation, and planning guides
  • A purchasing appointment via Zoom meeting to select your favorite images
  • $100 artwork credit to apply toward your purchase

The Final Result

Photographs are our most precious visual possessions. And we appreciate that you will want to make the right choices at your purchase appointment. These photographs will, after all, be in your life and home for many years to come.

  • Fine Art Prints start at $495 up to size 11x14
  • Canvas, Acrylic, or Metal Wall Displays start at $750
  • Digital Image Files are $215 ea with a minimum purchase of five
  • Clients invest from $500 to $4,500 in custom artwork
  • Three-month in-house no-interest layaway payment plans are available

Meet Cyndi

Hi I’m Cyndi. I’m a pet and child photographer but more importantly, I am a mom and a lifelong dog lover.

I grew up with my doggie best friend, Heidi, and my son grew up with Jasmine, his Dalmatian sister. I know exactly how special the bond we develop with our furry best friend is.

With over 13 years of experience photographing kids, pets, and the families who love them, I've developed a calm, laid-back style that makes subjects comfortable.  Smiles and hugs come naturally and we focus on your connections.

Contact Us

Studio Location

125 Park Place, Suite 122
Point Richmond, CA  94805


Our Blog

Create A Sense-Enriching Garden For You and Your Dog

By Cyndi Kuiper | Mar 23, 2022

If you and your dog are anything like Izzy and I, you’re itching for winter’s gray skies to give way to a sunny spring. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area gardens are getting started and I have a new idea for our space. This year I’m considering something new: A sensory garden just for […]

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Tails of the East Bay – 2020 Edition

By Cyndi Kuiper | Sep 8, 2020

In July of last year, I kicked off the first phase of my ambitious effort to use my camera to raise funds for animal rescue and showcase our furry best friends in cities along the San Pablo Avenue corridor. I ended up photographing 60 dogs in 35 locations raising $3,000 for Milo Foundation. All those […]

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Tails of the East Bay – A Pet Portrait Charity Benefiting Animal Rescue

By Cyndi Kuiper | May 27, 2020

For years now I’ve been contemplating a book project where I could raise funds for local animal rescue, but I got distracted by life, my former full-time Corporate America job, and not really knowing where or how to start a project like this. Last year I decided to get serious. I mapped out the details for […]

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7 Tips for Taking Family Photos with Your Dog

By Cyndi Kuiper | Nov 14, 2019

You’ve booked your family photo session, and you want to include your dog. After all, they’re part of your family! But you may be worried that your furry friend won’t behave or pay attention, and you’ll end up without a single decent photo.  Photographing dogs can be challenging, but there are ways you can help […]

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5 Ways to Capture Amazing Pet Photos

By Cyndi Kuiper | Nov 14, 2019

Our pets are a huge part of our lives and families, and they deserve to be documented. Who doesn’t see their pet sleeping adorably and want to take a photo? Fortunately, we all have phones handy, but sometimes it can be a challenge to capture a decent photo of your pet, much less a great one. After […]

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How to Prepare for Your Pet Photo Session

By Cyndi Kuiper | Nov 14, 2019

Photography is all about capturing the moments that matter most to you, holding onto memories for years to come. So, what better way to celebrate your love for your pet than with a professional pet photo session?  If you’ve never had professional photos taken of your pet before, you may be unsure how to prepare. […]

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What to Bring to Your Dog Photo Session

By Cyndi Kuiper | Nov 14, 2019

Your dog photo session is almost here! You can’t wait to capture beautiful images of your furry best friend to hang on your wall, share on social media, and cherish for years to come.  But how do you prepare for your session to make sure you, your dog, and the photographer have the best experience […]

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5 Reasons Why Your Pet Should Be Part of Your Family Photos

By Cyndi Kuiper | Nov 14, 2019

Having professional family photos taken is a big deal! It’s a great way to mark a change in your family or just keep track of how you and your children change over the years. These are memories you’ll cherish as your children grow older—images to look back on to remind you of how much everyone […]

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4 Reasons Why You Need Photos of Your Pets

By Cyndi Kuiper | Nov 14, 2019

If you’re like most pet owners, your phone is absolutely full of photos of your furry friend. Whether they’re sleeping, playing, or just sitting around, you can’t help snapping a picture of their cute little face!  Smartphones take amazing photos, and their cameras keep getting better. But professional images still can’t be replaced. If you […]

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