Houston Pet & Equine Photographer

Creating Art for Pets and their People


Fun, simple, and uncomplicated —

photography sessions designed for busy pet guardians.

I totally get it...

Life's a whirlwind of deadlines, meetings, and messages. But trust me, carving out a few hours each year to capture the moments and connections that make your life richer is a decision you won't regret.

I'm not just a photographer....

I'm your memory capturer, your story-weaver, and your partner-in-freezing-time. I'm here to frame your life tapestry, starring the four-legged wonders who've been your sidekicks all along.

dog peeking from behind a brick building
portrait of woman with her quarter horse at sunset

Award winning Photographer in Houston, TX

Howdy, I'm Kelly...

Award winning, 5-star google rated pet photographer, chocoholic and rescue dog mom. With over 15 years of photography experience and hundreds of sessions under my belt, I guarantee that you will absolutely love the photographs that I take.

I'm an advocate for force free, positive reinforcement methods. Using these methods help your dog or horse feel relaxed during our session. Energetic and rambunctious, or shy and timid, I've photographed them all. Learn more about me....

photo of Houston pet photographer Kelly J. Russo

But my dog won't sit still...

It's ok! I successfully photograph energetic dogs ALL the time! I have a deep well of crazy noises and duck calls to help get their attention.

Here's a secret...

Most of the dogs you see here on my website were wearing leashes during their photo session! Leashes keep your best friend safe and with a little photoshop magic, will be removed to create beautiful art.

animated gif of photo of dog with leash and then leash removed and then photo hanging on the wall

“Kelly's work is outstanding! She came to the house to take the pictures, which were wonderful, and we were able to view them very quickly. She couldn't have been more accommodating and I am sooooo pleased with the photos! I would absolutely use Kelly again!”

Lisa G.

“Working with Kelly was such an amazing experience. She took the time to get to know me, my dog and my vision for our pictures. She pulled out all the stops to get the best pictures of me and my dog and I absolutely love them. I would recommend her to anyone!.”

Alexa V.

Kelly is an amazing photographer! She’s incredibly patient with you and your pets, and delivers beautiful pictures. I’ve seen her twice and plan to schedule with her again in the future. I highly recommend her."

Samantha G.

Kelly found a great location with lots of beautiful bluebonnets that was easy for us to get to. Kelly is very calm and easy going which made the session easy for all of us. We highly recommend Kelly!

Natasha M.

Ready to start planning your photo session?

A successful portrait session is an investment of both time and money, so I understand that it's important to make the right choice for yourself. My job as a pet photographer is to help you create magical, tangible memories of you and your four-legged family through beautiful artwork for your home.

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