Sarah Beth Photography | Minneapolis Saint Paul Minnesota Dog & Pet Photographer | Studio Pet Photography | Commercial | Joy Sessions » Distinctive, artful dog and cat portraits in studio and on location. Voted Best Pet Photographer in the Twin Cities 2010 and 2011.

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Scrappy is a wiry, scruffy terrier mix who gets to spend his days at an amazing home on Lake of the Isles, where his mom dog-sits for the resident pups. I was really excited to see this place… it’s enormous and beautiful, and a perfect backdrop for a well-mannered old man.
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  • leesia - what a cutie! love that one of him looking at the painting above him – so perfect.August 15, 2011 – 3:39 pm

  • Cindy Robeck - OMG!!!!! It’s the “Great Gatsby” house on east pkwy! I’ve walked past that for years and always wanted to see the inside. Totally cool.August 15, 2011 – 6:22 pm

  • Cindy Robeck - Love the pic with the painting too.August 15, 2011 – 6:24 pm

  • Lisa - Thanks SB! He had so much fun that day.August 15, 2011 – 7:45 pm

  • Jillian Ryan - I love Scrappy! You take amazing photos. Thanks for sharing!August 15, 2011 – 8:13 pm

  • Secondhand Hounds - One of our past cuties :)August 15, 2011 – 10:57 pm

  • Nicole Mlakar - Love everything about this!August 19, 2011 – 11:06 am

  • scruffy dog photography - awesome job! love the b&w’s.August 23, 2011 – 2:27 pm

I’m so excited (giddy, really) to have been featured in the August issue of Professional Photographer Magazine, the official magazine of Professional Photographers of America! It’s a huge honor, and what might be even cooler is I’m in the same issue as the amazing William Wegman. (I have 5 of his books on my shelf as we speak) I subscribed to PPMag when I started my business in 2006, and an interview they ran with Amanda Jones was my first peek into pet photography. I have to say, I thought it was nuts that she only photographed dogs, (I assumed photographers only shot kids and families and weddings) but it definitely planted the seed for what was to come. I’ve been on the edge of my seat, waiting to receive my copies in the mail and they finally came this morning. Thank you PPMag for asking me to be a part of this issue! And thank you thank you thank you to all of you who allow me to do something I love every day. I’ve come a long way since this all began, and I can’t wait to see what’s ahead  :) *Update* It’s pretty tough to find these in stores, but for those interested you can purchase copies directly from the company by emailing  More info on their website here.
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  • Maureen - Wow! How exciting! Congratulations!August 13, 2011 – 12:49 pm

  • Katie - Becca and I squealed when we saw the SAB pups. This is a great spread! Congrats Sarah!August 13, 2011 – 12:51 pm

  • Ben Henning - You know that we are absolutely thrilled for you Sarah! Happy Happy Giddy Giddy!August 13, 2011 – 12:54 pm

  • sheena - What a great honor, Sarah! Even a non-photo buff like myself knows William Wegman (thank you, Sesame Street!). You and your great work deserves it. :)August 13, 2011 – 1:14 pm

  • Jill - Yay Sarah! Congratulations! You deserve it.August 13, 2011 – 1:24 pm

  • heather - that’s my girl! so proud of you.August 13, 2011 – 1:29 pm

  • Rob Vreeland - Super cool Sarah. Congrats. My issue should be here any day.August 13, 2011 – 3:17 pm

  • Maura - Congrats Sarah! What an honor :) You deserve it!August 13, 2011 – 3:24 pm

  • Sharon Gehrman-Driscoll - Wow- Wonderful I am so happy for you. Is that George I see? if so where can I purchase manyyyyyy copies. This is one proud dog owner… George’s mom SharonAugust 13, 2011 – 4:10 pm

  • Lacey Rabalais - You’re such an inspiration. Loved the article. Congrats.August 13, 2011 – 5:38 pm

  • sheena - I second the proud dog owner comment. :)August 13, 2011 – 6:15 pm

  • Erin - Congrats Sarah!! Is there anywhere online we can read the text of the article?August 13, 2011 – 7:14 pm

  • Jenny - George! I’m so proud of my Daycare student! He looks so handsome!August 13, 2011 – 8:24 pm

  • Valerie Bruder - Congrats to you Sarah! Well deserved.August 15, 2011 – 2:48 pm

  • leesia - congratulations! you deserve it!August 15, 2011 – 3:39 pm

  • Kate Ingber - Congrats Sarah! I am not surprised at all, you have an amazing talent and so glad you are getting the national attention you deserve!August 15, 2011 – 5:59 pm

  • Nicole Mlakar - Fantastic! You deserve it!August 19, 2011 – 11:04 am

  • Jessica Ann - So happy for you Sarah!! The spread looks amazing!August 26, 2011 – 9:31 am

  • Karen - I just now read this! WOW! Your work is so good, this doesn’t surprise me. Congratulations!!September 6, 2011 – 11:20 pm

  • Annie - That is awesome! Good for you! What an honor! Seriously congrats – you really paved the way. :)September 28, 2011 – 2:21 pm

These two sweet boys came in to the photo studio earlier this summer, mainly for 12 year old Lucky. He’s the light-colored Malinois, and his little (but really big) brother is 2 year old Lucky, the Black Lab / Wolfhound mix. Aren’t they handsome?
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  • Erin - Great pictures Sarah!!! Hopefully Gizmo’s pictures are cute enough to make your blog!!! Can’t wait for this weekend!August 11, 2011 – 4:39 pm

  • Tamara - They are beautiful. Gorgeous portraits.August 11, 2011 – 6:02 pm

I was at my mom’s place for a couple days this past week, where she’s got a pair of elderly goats and a bunch of kittens. I can’t believe how dreamy and wonderful the light is in that barn! It makes me want to find a great natural-light studio here and incorporate that into my repertoire….. maybe someday  :)
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  • MoM - Thanks for the pictures Sarah. I love my barn. I have fond memories of when it used to be filled with all kinds of animals and feathered friends. You used to spend a lot of time down there :). Love ya gal!August 7, 2011 – 9:04 pm

  • Ben Henning - Sarah, I grew up on a goat farm in Iowa so I absolutely love these pics!! Thank you so much.August 8, 2011 – 1:02 pm

  • Gen - I’m slightly obsessed with the photo of the goat who is missing an ear. I want to know what his/her name is! :)August 10, 2011 – 2:31 pm

  • admin - Gen, both her ears are like that, I think it’s just a type of breed? Also I don’t remember her name….. I’m not much help, am I? ;)August 10, 2011 – 4:27 pm

  • Ben Henning - Gen, the breed is LaMancha and they are born like that :) The other goat is a Nubian and I am so happy that I get to use this knowledge for something. I usually never get to talk “goat” LOL!!August 11, 2011 – 12:12 am

  • Dana Cubbage - Sarah, I LOVE the image of the kittens on the hay bales. SO awesome! I love photographing on farms too – they are just filled with unique photo ops. Thanks for sharing!August 11, 2011 – 7:47 am

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