“National award winning Canine and Equine Photographer and Portrait Artist”

Welcome to Animal Art and Photography by Debby Thomas. My resume includes National and International awards for my art and photography, as well as publication in books, magazines and calendars. My greatest pleasure is creating a piece of art for you of your animal family. A Fine Art Portrait that you treasure and enjoy seeing on the wall of your home every day.

Your dogs are important members of your family. They have their own cute or funny traits that are so endearing. As a dog photographer, and passionate dog lover, I think doggy belly rubs and family belly laughs should be a part of everyday life. Playing fetch, doggy kisses, and furry hugs bring a smile to your day. They are truly our best friends as well as family.

Each dog (and horse) has its own personality you want to treasure and remember.

I want you to love your experience and have your pet be as comfortable with me as they would with a family member. I love meeting your ‘kids’ and they seem to sense my joy of meeting them. I strive to capture your dog’s unique personality. As a former horse trainer, I have developed an intuitive sense toward animals.

Though my base is in Manakin Sabot just west of Richmond, Virginia, I travel throughout the world. I will travel to your home or barn for your portraits, wherever that may be.


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“You saw my horse through my eyes!”

“I just want to say that I will be forever grateful to you for your wonderful photos of my babies. And then there is the painting, no words can describe how it makes me feel.”

“Received the photo albums yesterday. WOW!! Such a GREAT job. Thanks!”

“Karlis was surprised, speechless, and tearful when he opened the picture. Thank you for making our Christmas special.”

“I just wanted to let you know that the picture came and looks fantastic. It's currently being framed and I'll give it to my sister for Christmas - I know she'll be thrilled.”
Thank you!

“Thank you so much for your work and professionalism, and mostly for the creativity that you gave to this project. I think this portrait will be giving to Jayne and her family for many years.” Thank you.

“Thank you so much for working with Huff, Benji and Musket You were very patient, and it made it fun.”

“Your composite is so beautiful we are in awe.”

“The care and consideration that you take with every aspect of every portrait or photograph is what sets you apart from other artists.”

“The photo is absolutely Magical!”

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