A message from Barb


There are just some moments in life you don’t forget. Like the sunny afternoon when she wandered up our driveway. She was a black lab mix, thin, with an old, cracked leather collar with no tags. She greeted my son and me with enthusiasm, like we were long-lost friends.  We were unable to locate her owner so, she became our dog. We named her Charlie. 

Not long after she arrived, I spent a year working as a dog trainer for a major pet supply store. Charlie became one of my students. She was a quick learner and completed all the classes for her Canine Good Citizen Certificate. 

A few years later my husband and I decided to take a photography class. We were asked to take images of a variety of subjects. I was drawn to studio pet portraits and Charlie was quite happy to be my practice model. 

We lost Charlie in April of 2019, almost exactly 12 ½ years from the time she found us. 

I was so blessed to have her in my life and so thankful that she had been on this photography journey with me.  When I recently rebranded and updated my logo, it seemed appropriate to make her the central figure in the design. 

To quote Agnes Turnbull,

“Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.” 

This is why I am a photographer. I am not the only one who has owned or currently owns a “Charlie” and it is my joy to capture your pet’s portrait so that we can make your “Charlie moments” last a lifetime. 


Barb Carmen





Barb Carmen Pet Portraits is . . . 

Studio Fine Art Photography

Prints, Canvas Wraps, Thin Wraps, Wood Prints & Metal Prints

Clients have a variety of finished products to choose from, each designed to highlight the unique characteristics of the pet.

Fine Art Prints. Premium printing on professional luster paper with a protective coating and linen texture.

Canvas Wraps. Elegant fine art print bonded on museum quality canvas. Mounted on a 1-1/2 ” thick frame. The laminate coating protects from scuffs, scratches, cracking & UV light. A sawtooth hanger with bumpers and paper backing are included.

Thin Wraps. Premium fine art print wrapped around gatorboard & coated with a protective laminate. Spacer mounting allows the image to stand out from the wall.

Wood Prints. Printed on 1/2″ thick maple with a white undercoat, wood prints provide a stunning display with vibrant colors and a warm, vintage feel. 

Metal Prints. Instead of surface printing, metal prints are created by directly infusing dyes into specially coated aluminum sheets. A truly impressive look with high resolution and brilliant, luminescent color.