Take Paws

Take Paws Pet Photography

At Take Paws Pet Photography, your pet is one of the most valuable members of your family. That’s why we offer professional pet photography services that will capture their true essence. Contact us today to schedule a session! We offer free photography sessions for pets who are critically ill and located in Southeastern New England (CT, RI and MA). While we can’t cover the cost of printing, frames or any other accessories, we are more than happy to make recommendations for the printers and services we use frequently.

Contact Us

Contact TakePaws Photography (Susan Leys) using the contact form below to let us know how we can help. We look forward to hearing from you.


My name is Susan Leys – that’s me with my rescue cat, Callie (on the left). Callie was adopted from a shelter in Florida and has been with me for several years now. Like you, I know the benefits of the unconditional love provided to you by your fur babies – so if I can assist you, please fill out the form on the right and let me know how I can help. Most importantly, thanks for considering me for a photo shoot for your family.

It’s all good until someone falls asleep on your camera!

Check out Trey (below) – an 13 ish y/o Maine Coon Cat who presently lives with my brother in Florida.


I was shopping with my mom in Florida a few years ago and she said “I love this leopard – let’s take it home!” (not Trey – the soft fluffy blanket he is lying on). Once it was draped over the chair in my mom’s room he adopted it as his new home and it became our prime studio piece for pet photography.

I think that people and their pets have a bond with each other that is easy to photograph because of the love that is present. And while my secret fantasy career endeavor is to become a international pet photographer, for now, I’ll just continue taking photos of my friends and their pets.. and your pets too!

This is Nate – he’s sleeping. Seriously, is there anything in the world more soothing than listening to your cat sleeping next to you on a cozy afternoon? Nah – I think not…

Last Christmas, I spent the day with my guy Spike (below). Spike’s a masterful young man who watches over his home all the time. Sometimes he gets to go outside and patrol the perimeter for small rodents and their friends but on this day, he put on his wonderful Christmas collar and gave me a warm “hello” when I arrived. Spike also has his very own instagram page!

This is Cali (below). Cali is a rescue cat from Florida. Her life was saved at a very young age when she was transported to a “no kill” shelter in Sarasota about 4 weeks after she was born. She’s been thriving ever since and is now a beautiful girl with a wonderful personality and curiosity about her.

If you ever have the ability to adopt a rescue kitten, go for it! (And pick up any of the books listed above in case you need any help with your pet!

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