Our Services

Professional Shelter Portraits
We take them

Professional portraits of shelter animals. Read more about how we shoot, edit, share and save...

 
Shelter-Photography Workshops
We teach you to take them

Great images bring people into shelters. More visits means more animals out the door to forever homes. Find out how you can host a workshop ...

We offer our animal portrait services free of charge to any animal shelter, rescue or foster organization in the U.S. as long as necessary funding is available.

Why? Executive Director and Shelter Me Photography co-founder Nanette Martin sums it up best, “Because there’s a jewel in every kennel in every shelter and I know that a picture we take WILL save one of their lives!”

At Shelter Me Photography we know first hand that nothing speaks to the heart of a potential adopter like a great picture.  Over the past 8 years we have photographed over 9000 homeless animals in almost one hundred shelters in sixteen states. Shelter feedback has shown that our images have consistently contributed to increased adoption rates, helped to find forever homes for many long-term, hard-to-place shelter residents and even prevented dogs on death row from being euthanized.  Check out some of our success stories by clicking here.

“The animals photographed by her in our shelter readily get adopted. Of the last two groups photographed by Nanette, 100% of healthy, adoptable dogs and cats found new homes! When one of her photos was printed in the Aurora Sentinel newspaper for the shelter’s featured Pet of the Week, we received a record number of phone calls inquiring about the dog.”

Pamela L. Alford
Manager
Aurora Animal Care Division/Aurora Animal Shelter

Life Saving Successes

The image changes the heart and the heart changes the mind!

At SMP we aim to help change the perception people have about shelter animals. Nothing says success better than the stories we hear from shelter staff and adoptive families.

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I want a friend!

I want a friend!

Will you pet me?

They call me Sonic!

They call me Sonic!

Let's be friends!

Want to cuddle?

Want to cuddle?

Pet me! I'm so soft!

Hello There!

Hello There!

How about a pet? Belly rub?

Cute Dog

Cute Dog

I just want to play!

I’m too cute!

I’m too cute!

My picture revealed my personality!

Zulu

Zulu

My picture saved my life!

I Love to Play!

I Love to Play!

My Picture Found Me a Friend!

I see you!

I see you!

Let's play!

SUPPORT US

Shelter Me Photography is a not-for-profit, and the only way we can continue to save these precious lives is with your help.

Every donation adds up to us making a big difference – together!