Dog Days of Summer / Edmonton and Area Pet Photographer

Looking to have your dog or cat photographed outdoors this summer?  Look no further.  June is our Dog Days of Summer Promotion.  Our one and only time we offer discounts on our pet sessions. I Shih tzu not!  Haha, see what I did there. 😉

For the month of June critter sessions are 1/2 price.  A regular session fee for pets is $125 but for this month only they are half off.  In addition to that awesomeness we also have 15% off collections…both print and digital. For more details or to book your pets outdoor session email jill@jshantzphoto or call 780-460-8690.

Outdoor Sessions only.  If weather gets in our way we will reschedule your session.  That means your session could end up in July depending on when your session was booked.  But no worries the promo is still good.

A $150 non refundable deposit is required at the time of booking.  Visa, MC, or E transfer.


Salon Images 2017 / Edmonton Dog Photographer

This years competition images have arrived with their ribbons!

Every year, I take part in the Professional Photographers of Canada competitions.  Not only is it chance to win awards but more importantly it is a way to keep growing as a photographer.  It is important to keep learning and fine tuning my skills so I can offer my clients in here in St Albert and the greater Edmonton area the best work possible. Whether it is a portrait of your dog, cat, child or family; I want to provide beautiful timeless images.

I hope you enjoy viewing this year submission as much as I enjoyed creating it!

Jill Shantz MPA
08 Animals, Accepted

Jill Shantz MPA
08 Animals, Accepted

Jill Shantz MPA
08 Animals, Accepted

A Paper Bag Princess
Jill Shantz MPA
08 Animals, Merit

Jill Shantz MPA
08 Animals, Accepted


Professional Photographers of Canada / Edmonton Dog Photographer

This week is the annual PPOC premier education event and I am super excited to be attending.  This years event is in Ottawa!  I will obviously be away from the studio but will be checking messages.  Please feel free to call and I will return your voicemail ASAP.  Email is also great as I can get back to that even quicker.

I look forward to sharing my new knowledge with you all very soon!

Also, don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter.  If you sign up before May 2nd you will be entered to win a gift certificate from Wholistic Dog in St Albert.

Spring Giveaway for dog lovers / Edmonton Pet Photographer

If you sign up for our newsletter before May 5th you will be entered to win a $50 gift card for Wholistic Dogs here in St Albert.  A fabulous little shop geared toward our furry best friends.  So if you live in the greater Edmonton area and don’t have a problems shopping in St Albert, please sign up!  Also our newsletters are pretty straight forward.  At most 6 times a year and they always contain details on our deals throughout the year.  Promos on family, pet and business portraits.

Just to be clear…Wholistic Dog does not have a site for online shopping.  You will have to use the certificate in person.  And NOPE it can’t be exchanged for cash.  Winner will be announced on May 6th via the newsletter.

Sign up can be found under the contact tab at the bottom of the page.


Bronson / Edmonton Pet Photographer

Little side story:
I received an email from Shelley looking to do some portraits with her pug, Bronson. After a few email exchanges we picked a date and somewhere along the line there was mention that they were from Spruce Grove. I though hmmmm I wonder if it is that same Bronson my dogs met and enjoyed playing with at the dog park. I mean really how many pugs named Bronson can there be from Spruce Grove?? HAHA. Sure enough, it was the same pug! What a small world. Although we live in St Albert we frequent the Spruce Grove dog park. It has a great fence and there are separate areas for small and large breed dogs. When I am at the park I never mention anything about what I do because the time there is for my dogs not my business. So it was such a nice and fun surprise to see Shelley and Bronson outside the park.


Bronson & his Mom came in for some portraits back in November. It was early in the whole transition from fall to winter so we did a mix of studio and outdoor looks.
I love Bronson’s little smile. He has a little gap where part of his lip is missing and it allows his teeth to peek through.


Lucky & Dexter / Edmonton Dog Photographer

Happy New Year!
I hope the holidays were fabulous for all. I know I had a great relaxing time and am now looking forward to what 2017 has to bring.
I’m starting off the year with a post about these 2 fabulous doodle brothers. Dexter and Lucky had separate sessions. About 2 weeks apart. Sometimes it’s good to split your dogs up in to sessions. As long as you’re not looking for a shot of them together. 😉 If they have very different personalities it can be easier.

Dexter is an easy going guy. Very quiet and gentle. He can sit on command and stay forever in his pose.

Lucky is also a quiet and gentle soul. He is also a little shy and timid. He needs time to open up with strangers.


Happy Holidays! / Edmonton Pet Photographer

Wishing You A Very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!
From my family to yours, may you have a wonderful holiday season.


Christmas Gift Certificates / Edmonton Pet Photographer

Looking for the puuuurrrfect gift for the pet owner in your life? How about a gift certificate for portraits of their beloved pet?
Until December 23rd we are offering a complementary $50 gift certificate for those purchasing a gift certificate of $100 or more. You can keep it for yourself or add it to the certificate your purchasing.


Dogs are Family / Edmonton Pet Photographer


Looks like winter is starting to settle in here is Alberta. I’m glad I still have a number of fall sessions to edit, they keep me warm inside. 😉
Don’t forget when you’re planning your next family portrait to bring your dogs. They are family too!


Christmas Scene Mini Sessions / Edmonton Pet Photographer

This year we will be offering Christmas Mini Sessions for the month of November. Although we are offering them through out the month space is still limited.

For information on pricing and available dates please email us directly at


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