San Diego Pet Photography

Creating Inspirational Pet Portraits throughout San Diego and the Western United States

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed


Passionate and KNowledgable

Pet Photography that Captures your Dog’s Unique Personality,

No matter How “WILD” they might Be!

I know what you’re thinking…

My dog can’t be off leash and would never behave or sit still for a photo, let alone a whole photoshoot. Sound about right?

Well, let me put those concerns to rest! 

I have worked with puppies, timid dogs, reactive dogs, big dogs, little dogs, energetic dogs, older dogs (the list goes on), and can confidently say, I was able to capture stunning portraits of them all.  Your dog can remain on the leash throughout our whole session.  If your dog can’t be out in crowded places or have other dogs around, we can find a location that’s quiet, but still beautiful.

As far as getting your dog to pose and look at the camera, I’ve got plenty of tricks (and noises!) up my sleeve.

So don’t worry, and leave it to me to capture your pets exactly how you envisioned.

Our expertise

“If required, your dog can remain on the leash throughout session as it will be removed during the post-processing of your images.”  – Michaela

View the before and after post-processing of the image to remove the leash by clicking on the arrows.

All my sessions take place in the great outdoors, which makes it a more natural, stress-free environment where your dog gets to have fun and just be himself! Your photoshoot is guaranteed to be a fun, and memorable experience for both you and your dog! “

Stunning Pet Portraits!

Pet Portraits so Stunning, you’ll want one in every room in your home!

How would you like to walk into your favorite room in your house after a long day at work and see an incredible portrait of your dog looking back at you?

Sounds amazing, right?

After our session together, I’ll help you decide the best way to showcase your professionally curated photographs of your furry family member. Photos this good deserve to be displayed in your home, not stored on the cloud on your cell phone and forgotten about!

Two Dogs looking at their owner stood on a rock near water with mountains in the backdrop
Dog stood amongst some plants outdoors
rock sitting on a rock in Western United States
two whit dogs wearing red neckerchiefs stood on a rock with the sea in the distance

Creating Inspiring Photos of Your Pet is as Simple as 1, 2, 3, 4…

You can have your own amazing pet portraits in as little as 2-4 weeks!


Free Consultation

Schedule your free phone consultation. Let’s see if we’re a good fit! We will talk location, your vision for the shoot and best of all…all about your dog!


Book Session

Book your session date and location. Sign your contract, submit your session fee and boom: your date is reserved!


Time for our Shoot!

Your dog will have a blast playing, posing and getting plenty of treats. We will take our time and nail the shot!


Product Selection

We will meet on Zoom to ooh-and-ahh at your photos together. I’ll help you decide how to display them, then your artwork will be hand-delivered to you before you know it!

I’m Michaela,


YOUR San Diego & Western US Dog Photographer!


” Like many of my clients, I enjoy going on adventures and love the outdoors. This led me to create inspiring portraits of dogs having fun and exploring all the beauty the West Coast has to offer.

In a short amount of time since I started my business, I have created stunning images for dog parents in locations including San Diego, Lake Tahoe, Mammoth Lakes, and Sedona, and plan to add many more to the list!

One thing I’m sure of is that everyone who I have had the opportunity to work with is 100% satisfied with their pet portraits. “


” Michaela was so professional and made the photoshoot incredibly easy and enjoyable for all of us. She captured the most amazing photos that we will cherish forever! We purchased a photo book after the session, and the quality is unbelievable (I highly recommend it!). If you are looking for photos of your pup to treasure, look no further. I cannot recommend her enough.”

Rachel & Bowie San Diego, CA
Rachel & Bowie

” We had the best experience ever! I was worried my dog 🐕 wouldn’t be attentive, but she had so many tricks for keeping her attention! The pictures are so amazing with a variety of action, still, and us together. I just received a beautiful canvas and could not be happier! “

Kathleen & Sanza San Diego, CA
Kathleen & Sanza

” Michaela is an absolute dream to work with! Throughout the process, she was very communicative and responsive and valued my vision and input for this photoshoot. She’s very creative with a knack for not only capturing visual beauty in photos but also the emotions and deep connection between a human and their pup companion. I absolutely loved the prints and products we ordered – Michaela even hand-delivered them in the most thoughtful and luxe-feeling packaging. I look forward to doing a photo shoot with her again in the future! “

Jenn & Matcha San Diego, CA
Jenn & Matcha

Michaela is incredibly talented and skilled at getting amazing pet photos! She is prompt, professional and incredibly sweet. We have a dog and cat boarding facility; she captured exactly what we wanted. She was great at getting pictures of individual dogs and cats as well as group shots and especially action shots. We are so thrilled we chose to work with her and look forward to doing so again in the future! Don’t hesitate, hire her!

Jessica Spring Creek Kennel & Cattery, Spring Valley, CA

If you are looking for EXCELLENT photos of your pet taken by a true professional, then Michaela @BMACPetPhotography is it! She was so wonderful in capturing the personality and playfulness of our pup! She was responsive, had great communication, and had a true passion for her work! We met at a local park, and Michaela immediately took the time to get to know our dog. She was considerate of his age and the temperature and made sure he was comfortable in the environment.  Michaela touched and spoke to him calmly and gently. She knew all the right things to get his attention for the best shots! We couldn’t be happier with the amazing results! We will cherish these photographs forever! We loved working with Michaela, and you will too!

Sandi & Logan Escondido, CA
Sandi & Logan

Michaela is simply amazing!! The whole process was so easy and fun. Michaela was so understanding when I explained that my dog is dog-reactive. She gave me multiple options for locations, and we ultimately decided to go to Coronado in the morning. I could not be happier with how the photos turned out.  This is an investment that you absolutely will not regret. Ellie and I had so much fun, and I already want to book another shoot with Michaela!

Adrielle & Ellie La Jolla, CA
Adrielle & Ellie


Create your fully custom pet portrait experience. No time limits, just fun!

The session fee is $199 and your dog photography experience includes:

  • Individualized location selection based on your pet;
  • 60-90 minute photo session (no strict time limit!);
  • Minimum of 20 images revealed;
  • Virtual photo viewing and ordering appointment;
  • All final photographs professionally retouched and turned into wall art, albums and more!
Dog stood on the beach sea and sunset behind
dog sat between two people who are both stroking it

If you’re ready to get outside with your pet and make some memories, get in touch now to book your free no-obligation pet photography consultation call!