Serving Corolla, Duck, Carova, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, the entire New Jersey New York metropolitan area, and everywhere in between!

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morris county dog photographer

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( Muddy Paws is a fun little division of Lorenz Fine Photography )

Precious Pet Portraits in New Jersey,
the Outer Banks and NYC

Animals are so essential in our life.


For many people, their pets are a very important part of their family, and they have a deep connection with their four-legged friend that they would like to preserve and memorialize with a professional portrait.


Dogs, cats, birds, horses and photography have always gone hand in hand, and because you’re here, it’s plain that you share a love of animals and an interest in having a portrait made of one(s). That’s why I created Muddy Paws Pet Portraits. Now you can capture the love you feel for your treasured dog or cat with one of my timeless classic portraits.


I am a New Jersey pet photographer inspired by the happiness, amusement and unconditional love animals bring to our lives…….and I feel very privileged to be a photographer of cats, dogs, horses, and create images of our furry little friends that will be cherished for many years to come.


We’ve all heard of cat people and dog people. Some of us don’t even have pets but love them anyway, while others are quick to get one when they move into a new place or start college. But regardless of whether or not you have a pet yourself, it’s hard to deny their importance in our lives. Many doctors find that animals can be great for your mental health and can often provide an outlet for anxiety and stress. They can also be great companions, especially if you live alone or just want someone to curl up with on the couch after a long day at work.


When it comes to your dog or cat, you want them to look as good as they possibly can in their portrait. That’s where hiring a professional pet photographer really comes in handy. New Jersey and Outer Banks-based pet photographer Bruce Lorenz, owner of Muddy Paws Pet Portraits, knows that getting a great photograph of your furry friend doesn’t happen overnight and takes careful planning.


I have photographed many hundreds of animals through the years, including dogs, cats, horses and birds and even ferrets. Creating unique and exciting pet portraits that will help you relive those treasured moments with your pet is my goal. I would be honored with a commission and do the same for you.


I proudly serve all of the New Jersey New York metropolitan areas

with my dog photography including the towns of Mendham, Basking Ridge, Chatham, Summit, Short Hills, Bedminster, Hackettstown, Franklin Lakes, and the entire Outer Banks of North Carolina including Corolla and Duck.

What To Expect
Getting Started


The first step is to fill out and submit this form to let me know what it is that you are looking for. This way, I can email you all of my session information. We can than chat about your session you may have, and we can the schedule your portrait session.

The Session


All of my pet sessions are relaxed and fun. Think of us as just friends getting together. If you're comfortable, your pet will be too! You'll most likely be be uncomfortable at first, but I guarantee, no matter how unruly your pet is or chaotic it feels...its normal.


After your session, we will select a time and a place to get together and go over all of the images. I’ll guide you through all of the images and you can let me know your favorites and any concerns that you may have. I’ll fully explain everything that is available to purchase and show you examples. This is one of the areas that really sets me a part from others, and why so many of my clients return year after year.

If you would like more information about my animal portraits, or would like to present some you know with a Gift Certificate for a pet portrait session, just fill out the form below and click submit, or call me at 800.646.5812

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photo of 3 Weiner dogs

......and one more thing before you leave,

of all of the dog photographers in New Jersey and the Outer Banks, I am the only one that is certified as a Master Photographer by the Professional Photographers Association of America, a distinction that I am very proud of!

Check out my Instagram photos

(and be sure to click follow, thanks!)

Lots of images of large, medium and small family groups on and off the beach in New Jersey and Corolla and Duck and the entire Outer Banks of North Carolina. There are also many images of sunrises, sunsets and surfing photos in the Outer Banks, along with a mix of dog and pet photography, business portraits and headshots from sessions in New York City and all over New Jersey. Lots of fun photos from my journey.

Lorenz Fine Photography

call me anytime 800-646-5812

corolla nc hackettstown nj and everywhere in between!