National Dog Photography Day – July 26, 2022

National Dog Photography Day, celebrated on July 26 every year, aims to encourage dog owners, pet enthusiasts, photography enthusiasts, and all dog lovers to post as many photos of their dogs, guilt-free. Did you know that the United States has the highest pet dog population in the world? Yes, the United States has the highest pet dog population among all the countries, with approximately 75.8 million pet dogs. This relatively new holiday has become a sensation as pet parents across the globe showcase their beloved pets on this day!

History of National Dog Photography Day

National Dog Photography Day is a new holiday that was created in 2018 by pet photographer Kerry Jordan of Fur and Fables as an awareness day. The holiday quickly became popular and went viral. What started off as a fun and silly holiday to look at photos of cute dogs and puppies, took off in a big way and the hashtag #nationaldogphotographyday went viral with pet owners from all over the globe joining in to post photos of their furry friends.

Jordan started her career photographing weddings and was even shortlisted for regional awards. Her life changed when she realized that she wanted more one-on-one interaction and to work fewer hours, so she went into family photography. This is where she met the first dog that she went on to photograph, a whippet called Scout. Over time, people started asking her if she would photograph their dogs. She took this as an opportunity and created a niche in the market, and grew along with it.

Thus, National Dog Photography Day is an enjoyable day that encourages everyone to showcase the bond they share with their dog. Some dogs can be quite photogenic and others may not be a big fan of the camera, but we can agree on one thing – all dogs are cute little fluff balls! So, what are you waiting for? Take your camera or smartphone and turn your pets into your models. Moreover, no one can say no to cute puppy and dog photos on their feed!

National Dog Photography Day timeline

2000s
Kerry Jordan Gets into Photography

Jordan starts her career as a wedding photographer.

2013
The Beginning of Jordan’s New Life

She begins her new life as a dog photographer.

2018
The First National Dog Photography Day

The first National Dog Photography Day is celebrated by dog lovers.

2019
The Holiday Gets Exposure

The holiday gains more exposure as an increasing number of pet owners celebrate the day.

National Dog Photography Day FAQs

How much does it cost to hire a professional dog photographer?

The cost for hiring a professional dog photographer for an hour in the U.S. may range anywhere from $89 to $361. It varies based on your requirements and location.

Is there a demand for pet photography?

Research suggests that the demand for pet photographers has increased by over 25% since 2013, and this is expected to increase as more and more people become pet owners.

Is pet photography profitable?

Pet photography is a fun and profitable niche business that allows you to combine your photography skills as well as your love for animals while earning an income.

National Dog Photography Day Activities

  1. Take photos

    The best way to celebrate National Dog Photography Day is by taking photos of your dog. Next, share them on social media for all to see.

  2. Organize events

    You can organize dog show events in your community. Invite your friends, family, and colleagues to attend.

  3. Help others in need

    You might have the best camera or smartphone to take awesome pictures of your pets, but there might be some pet owners who don't have this luxury. Why not help take some pics for them?

5 Adorable Facts About Dogs That You Probably Didn’t Know

  1. Dogs know time

    Dogs have a sense of time and they know the difference between an hour and a minute.

  2. Dogs are like kids

    Dogs are as smart as two-year-olds — this is why kids that age bond well with dogs.

  3. They become jealous

    Dogs display jealousy when you as their owner display affection toward another creature.

  4. They spread love

    Petting a dog releases oxytocin, the love hormone for both you and the dog.

  5. The presidents love them

    More than half of all U.S. presidents have owned dogs.

Why We Love National Dog Photography Day

  1. It is a much-needed day

    In today’s world where hate, negativity, and arrogance are ruining many lives, enjoyable holidays such as National Dog Photography Day provide a much-needed burst of light-heartedness. Spread the joy by taking part in the activities.

  2. It spreads positivity

    National Dog Photography Day is a joyous day that aims to spread positivity. It also helps raise awareness about pet care and pet welfare.

  3. Dogs are special

    A dog is a man’s best friend and this is the ultimate truth! National Dog Photography Day gives us the opportunity to spend some quality time with our dogs.

National Dog Photography Day dates

YearDateDay
2022July 26Tuesday
2023July 26Wednesday
2024July 26Friday
2025July 26Saturday
2026July 26Sunday

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