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  • You know that feeling you get when you look at an amazing portrait. That feeling of an instant connection with the subject and their personality. The small, but important detail that makes you stop and stare just a bit longer. It could be the light, the environment, a sense of movement or that quirky little smile. It’s powerful, it’s compelling, it’s my art.

    Murphy Dog Studios is a high-end boutique portrait studio for your canine companions. We specialize in creating amazing portraits that capture a lifetime of memories.

Dogs and Wine Tasting… What could be better?

What could be better than a night of wine tasting with your best friend?


How about wine tasting with your best friend and Murphy Dog Studios!


This Thursday, July 14th from 5:30-7:30

come join us at the Garden Court Hotel in Palo Alto.


Enjoy a night of wine tasting, hors d’oeurves, a pet shopping experience with Touleh Pet Boutique,

and view some amazing art from Murphy Dog Studios.


Cost: Suggested donation of $15 per person and 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Silicon Valley.


Touleh Pet Boutique – Grand Opening

Interested in the latest and greatest pet products?

Would you love a Murphy Dog Studios portrait of your dog?

Meet the artist at the Bay Area Pet Expo

No plans for the weekend?
Want something fun, free and indoors?
Come meet the artist behind Murphy Dog Studios tomorrow at the Bay Area Pet Expo.

Saturday, February 26, 2011
10:00am until 6:00pm
Santa Clara Fairgrounds

Tons of fun for everyone
Admission is Free
Bring your pet
Discounted vaccinations and microchips
Loads of vendors with the latest cool products for your pets
Agility exhibitions
Splash Dogs!!!
Amazing Pet Photography

A shiny new look

After nearly a year in the making, I’d like to welcome you to the new look of Murphy Dog Studios. With help from the amazing designers at Luxecetera, we have completely rebranded Murphy Dog Studios. Over the past five years I have used the small amount of design experience I had to create all of the visuals for Murphy Dog Studios. Logo, blog, website, price guide, welcome guide, business cards, etc. I kept everything as simple as possible but always wanted something more. Something that would better reflect my message and the idea that Murphy Dog Studios is about creating amazing portraits of dogs. That’s all we do and we do it really well. All you need to do is look through our portfolios to see the difference.

If you didn’t come to the blog through our new website, be sure to stop on by and take a look. There are a number of new portfolios, each containing images never before seen in public. I even added a small gallery of photos of Murphy Dog, my best friend and the inspiration for all my dog portraits.

I hope you enjoy the new look. It was a labor of love and I couldn’t be happier with the final design. It was time to step it up and take Murphy Dog Studios to the next level. A big thank you to Jo and Ashley at Luxecetera (they were troopers putting up with me), and a huge thanks to all my past and present clients who believed in my art and who really made Murphy Dog Studios what it is today.

Original Murphy Dog Studios Livebooks Website circa 2008

Updated Murphy Dog Studios Website circa 2009

New Murphy Dog Studios Website 2011

Pet Photography – Best of 2010

Voting has ended! Results will be posted soon.

It’s that time of year again. Time to go through all my images from the past year, pick my favorites and then let you vote for the best of 2010. It was an amazing year filled with some of the most memorable photo shoots of my life. I owe it all to my wonderful clients and their furry family companions. Thanks.

Let the voting begin!

Tell your friends and family. Post a link on Facebook. Get people to vote for your favorite image. The owner of the winning image will receive a very special gift from Murphy Dog Studios. Voting will be open until the end of the day on February 28th.

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