About us


Roxy and us at the studio

This is Roxy, we exist and thrive as an idea because of her.

She loved us and inspired our slogan “WHERE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE BECOMES ART”. She was a Shepherd Chihuahua rescue, from Barks of Love, without them and the countless hours they put in we wouldn’t have had her to love. She’s also the first larger than life piece of artwork you’ll see when you come to the studio.

Roxy passed a couple of years ago now, but as you all know from your own experience she’s always in our hearts, heads and every place we hang out. Since then we’ve been auditioning Jules, a rescue from K9 Spirit. After 2 years she still a little way from being the “studio dog” having a temperament that suggests she’s better kept away from people with fingers, although to be fair she’s turning into a great little family member. Anyway, here’s a progression shot of her from the first week we fostered her (yes failure we know) to the present day.

Jules the long haired chihuahua

Jules the long haired chihuahua

We started Dogma Pet Portraits because at Emotion Portrait Studios nearly every time we made a family portrait there’s a dog in it, and over the years we sold as many portraits of dogs as we have of kids. I believe that’s because the way we shoot, in a super relaxed, carefree environment, we are able to capture a dogs personality as easily as that of a child. 

So we switched our brains to address the needs of our four legged friends and their humans. We designed our new Costa Mesa Studio to cater specifically to those families where the dogs are the most important personalities in the home.

So thank for stopping in please keep looking around, I think you’ll get a great insight to each one of the inspiring dogs featured, and if you do then I’m doing my job.

Please see for yourself, through the video down below, of how our studio works. From coming in to our studio to leaving out the door, we make it a once in a lifetime experience for you at Dogma Pet Portraits.

Sylvaine and David Capron


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