Unleash Your Connection!

Luxury portraits for dog moms in NYC and Long Island

Celebrate your bond

personalized experience

custom designed art

The Ultimate Dog Mom Experience

Your dog is your child and the center of your world. You make it a priority to experience the best parts of life together and celebrate each moment. It's important to you to capture your connection, but you're not sure how to find the best photographer for you and your precious pup.

  • Don’t have time to figure out all the details?
  • Worried that the photographer won’t understand your dog’s needs?
  • Not sure how to design artwork to match your aesthetic?


We were hesitant to book a shoot because our dog, Four, can be shy with strangers. She was really made to feel comfortable though and warmed right up. The vision we had for our images was easily brought to life and we are beyond satisfied.

Brianna and Four

I had such a personalized experience, which is something you don’t usually see with dog photographers. I was guided to make the best decisions about location and image selection. My dog, Peet, loved it and the images came out incredible. We will always cherish them!

Jillian and Peet

My senior dog Charlie recently passed away, so having a last photo session with him and our family was so special. His sweet personality was captured so well and the images were literally picture-perfect.

Liz and charlie


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Personalized Experience



Every experience begins with us connecting to get to know each other. I'll learn about you and your dog, we’ll go over locations, how best to meet your dog’s needs, and everything in between.



Your session is designed to prioritize you and your dog’s comfort and happiness. You will also feel confident in front of the camera and have fun!



The final step, and the most exciting one!  We meet to review your images. Together we will select your favorites, and design your custom art pieces to perfectly match your home's aesthetic.

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Your Dog Only Gets One Short Life 

As a dog mom you spend your time creating special experiences for you and your dog, but before you know it it’s time to say goodbye.

This is why every session is personalized and designed to celebrate your love and emphasize the incredible bond you have with your dog.

As a result, you will have portraits that you love and will keep the memory of your dog alive long after they are gone.


What's Next?

Have More Questions?

I know it’s a lot to think about. To help you and your dog have the best session, I’ve curated some tips for getting great photographs with your dog and put together a Session & Product Pricing Guide.

This will help you learn more about how I can personalize your experience and help you celebrate your love and the bond you have with your dog. 


About Kara Mergl

Just like you, I’ve had the joy of sharing my life with some wonderful dogs!

Time and time again I hear from clients how much it mattered to them to work with a photographer who was not only a dog-lover, but clearly took the time to understand their dog’s needs and prioritize their comfort.

Dogs are our family and should be treated as such! At Kara Mergl Photography, I tell your unique story through personalized photographs and custom printed art for your home. Every detail of your session is designed just for you. As a photographer with over twenty years of experience, I go beyond taking good photographs and give you and your dog a truly priceless experience.

My clients also tell me that they love having professional images they are proud to hang in their homes. This is why I have also prioritized finding and building relationships with photography printers who specialize in luxury products.

Our dogs may only be with us for a brief period, but our love for them can be preserved for a lifetime.

I can’t wait to meet you and your dog.

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