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French bulldog with an adorably wrinkled face sitting inside of a rustic wooden box, photographed in a Calgary pet portrait studio.

Best friends live forever in the memories we keep.

"Immediately upon meeting, my dog fell in love with Heidi Grace. All of the images are absolutely stunning!
It is difficult to find someone that can truly capture your animals personality. I am so happy that I have these portraits to treasure!"

australian shepherd puppy running through the long grass, photographed by Heidi Grace in a Calgary, AB park
two dogs on a large boulder with a background of autumn foliage, photographed by Heidi Grace in Calgary, Alberta
chihuahua dog running toward the camera in the snow, photographed in a downtown park in Calgary, Alberta

Let’s preserve your pet’s story!

My name is Heidi Grace and I’m an award-winning professional pet photographer working in and around the beautiful city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Let’s create magic together in the beautiful outdoors!

I specialize in authentic story-telling photography for pets and their parents!  I’m dedicated to preserving your pet’s personality and the special relationship you share in heartwarming imagery.

Let’s have some fun in the pet portrait studio!

If you’d like an indoor session we’ll create pet portraits with personality in my studio. Choose from a variety of wall-art-worthy backdrops that will suit the interior design of your home. 

After your pet portrait session…

After our session – what could be better than holding your memories in your hands?  Choose from a variety of luxury wall art, bespoke albums and keepsakes to preserve your favourite portraits.  

Front-of-the-line booking is available for pets who are nearing the end of their earthly journey. Visit the Legacy Session page for more information.

a framed wall art portrait of a dog sitting on a boulder with the mountains behind him, photographed in a park in Calgary, Alberta by Heidi Grace

I’m regularly booked weeks in advance so if you’re considering a portrait session for your dog, horse or any other pet – please don’t wait to book your discovery call. Call my studio line (403) 547 7740 or contact me here.

a beautiful pet portrait album standing slightly open and featuring a chocolate labrador dog in the river with a stick in his mouth, photographed in Carburn park, Calgary, Alberta. Heidi Grace Pet Portraiture artwork.
a couple kissing while holding their little poodle between them in winter, photographed by heidi grace in calgary alberta
a woman cuddling her large dog into her neck as she smiles with her eyes closed. Photographed in inglewood, calgary by heidi grace

Celebrate your furry friend in 3 easy steps

Together we'll preserve your special bond in heirloom quality albums and artwork
LET'S CONNECT!

Reach out and book your complimentary discovery call with me! We’ll chat about your wants and needs and if we’re a match, we’ll plan a custom photography session that you and your dog will love!

THE SESSION

You and your pet will enjoy a relaxed and fun experience. I’ll focus (pun intended) on capturing the unique spirit of your beloved pet and the relationship you share.

View the heartwarming portraiture created for you during our session and choose from high-quality wall art, albums and keepsakes to display and preserve your favourite memories. When your artwork order arrives, I will deliver it to your home to be enjoyed for a lifetime!

The best time to document your pet's life with no regrets? Now.

NO TRAINING REQUIRED

I create a relaxed, fun and stress-free environment to create timeless photographs of your pet. I don’t expect them to be well-trained or follow commands – so don’t let that hold you back from enjoying this experience with me!

a portrait album laying open showing 2 pages with three portraits of a chocolate labrador dog and his mom cuddling, taken in a Carburn park, Calgary, Alberta.

"I am a university professor who teaches entrepreneurial principles, innovating thinking and ethics-based business practices. I have never met anyone as empathetic to a customer’s needs as Heidi. She is a person of the highest integrity – dedicated to her clients."

Small elderly dog sitting in the grass and surrounded by white flowers, photographed during a legacy session in a north east Calgary park.
Yorkshire terrier dog sitting in an apple blossom tree surrounded by pink flowers. Photograph by Heidi Grace Pet Photography in Calgary, AB, Canada
Doberman Dog in Calgary Wildflower Portrait

Let’s capture your love story and reveal it through authentic story-telling imagery!

Frequently Asked Questions

The vast majority of dogs are on leashes during our entire session because safety always comes first. The reason you don’t see leashes in my portraits is because I have a special leash for clients to use that is made from the fabric of Harry Potter’s Cloak of Invisibility.

Okay, not really, .. but I will remove them during my retouching process. 😉

I promise that your dog won’t be the first or the last that runs around like the tasmanian devil during a session! It’s an important and fun part of the session to capture your animals just being themselves! However, I do have tricks up my sleeves to get the images you’ll love.

(Exception: I’m unable to accommodate dogs that bite or are physically aggressive because safety is our first priority – but I’m happy to refer you to a local professional dog trainer just drop me a note here.) 🙂

Meeting new people and objects can be scary – I totally understand.  We will take extra time to have a relaxed meet and greet before the session. I’ll have yummy treats on hand and let your dog sniff my camera and lenses. Fun Fact – my camera is perfect for animal photography as it does not make any sounds at all!  I have long lenses I can use to be a fair distance away and all the patience in the world.

Living in Calgary with our constant weather changes that’s bound to happen from time to time. No problem we’ll simply reschedule for the next available date.

A bath the day before is just fine! I have found that clients like their images to represent how their dog looks on any regular day. If you’d like to have your dog groomed with a full body cut then I’d suggest having that done about 10 days before the session. Generally right after the groom their hair is shorter than a ‘regular day’ therefore a week or two of regrowth is suggested.

There is a variety of heirloom quality wall art, album and keepsake choices for you to choose from. You’ll receive my artwork guide which has all the information on artwork options, sizing, pricing and more. Complimentary artwork consultations are included in every client experience!

Yes and yes. I offer flexible plans that are customized for your needs. A thing of beauty is a joy forever…especially when that “thing” is artwork featuring your loveable hairy low-rider. 

Blue Heeler framed canvas portrait hanging on the wall in a Calgary living room
Today's portraits of Fido become a time capule for eternity.
boxer breed dog tilting his head sideways, photographed in a park in Cochrane, Alberta
Two black scottish terriers standing in front of autumn leaves, photographed in northwest Calgary

"The care and attention that Heidi pays to each and every dog is remarkable.
She is kind and compassionate and full of joy with each one!"

Animal Art for your Home and Heart

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Basenji dog looking close up in the camera, photographed in a park in Calgary, AB Canada

"She treats her clients and their pets like they are her dear friends. She is very patient and encouraging.
The detail in the images she captures is amazing - priceless! I will cherish them forever!"

Tri-coloured australian shepherd puppy peeking his head around a wall and looking into the camera. Photographed by heidi grace pet photography in calgary

Not ready to work with me yet?

No problem!

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