Why Purebred Pet Portraits?

Mark Turner cares about your four-legged friend and you. He enjoys making new friends, with and without fur, while creating portraits that you’ll cherish forever. People regularly tell Mark that their dog has made friends quickly with him.

Fergus : Cat Portrait

Here are more reasons why you should choose Purebred Pet Portraits and photographer Mark Turner to create your pet's portrait:


I guarantee my portraits and want you to be absolutely delighted with them.

When you view your proofs on our big screen, if you aren’t excited to choose your favorites let me know and I will be happy to schedule a reshoot or refund your session fee.

When I deliver your finished portraits I want you to be thrilled with them. If not, you don’t take them and you don’t owe anything.

Limited Sessions Each Day

Jordan : Dog Portrait

I only schedule one or two portrait sessions each day. That allows me to take advantage of the best light, which is early in the morning and late in the afternoon. You’re also assured that I won’t be rushing off to another session, so you and your pet will get my full attention for as long as it takes to create magical portraits.

Personal Consultation

I meet with you in your home and work hand-in-hand with you to plan your pet’s portrait before we schedule the session.

We Specialize in Location Portraits

Working on location allows me to create your pet’s portrait in an environment that is comfortable and familiar and to include background elements that are memorable to you. It takes extra effort to bring lights, tripod, lenses, and backup equipment. It also takes skill and experience working in ever-changing light and new locations.

In-home Delivery

When your portraits are finished and framed I’ll deliver them to your home. I’ll even hang them for you.

Your Schedule is More Important Than Mine

I know how busy people are these days and frequently schedule both portrait sessions and purchasing sessions outside of normal 9-5 Monday-Friday business hours. I work by appointment only so I can usually find a time that fits your calendar.

Photography is All We Do

Dog Portrait

I live and breathe photography; it’s all I do. I’m passionate about my work and feel very fortunate to be earning my living doing exactly what I set out to do when I was 18. Nearly 40 years later I’m still in love with photography.

In Business Over 15 Years

I have been in business as an independent photographer since 1994.

Professional Education

I studied photography at one of the premier photo schools in the country, Rochester Institute of Technology, ultimately earning a degree in Audio-visual Communication. Every year I attend professional workshops, seminars, and online training to improve my skills and learn new techniques.

Photography Instructor

I teach photography workshops and lecture on photography. North Cascades Institute, The Burke Museum, Washington Native Plant Society, Whatcom Horticultural Society, Garden Writers Association, and Birchwood Garden Club have all sponsored my classes.

Published Photographer

I am the photographer and co-author of Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest and the photographer/author of Bellingham Impressions. My photography also appears in numerous magazines and books each year.

Professional Associations

I am a member of the premier national and state associations for professional portrait photographers, the Professional Photographers of America and Professional Photographers of Washington, where I am Northwest District Representative.

Community Involvement

Bellingham is my home and has been since 1990. I’m a member of the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce, served some 15 years as a Boy Scout Leader, treasurer of the Synergos business development and networking group, member of the Sehome Hill Arboretum Board of Directors, member of the Washington Native Plant Society board of directors and past president of the Koma Kulshan chapter.

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