Ottawa dog and pet photography

My name is Hanako and I’m a professional pet photographer based in Ottawa, Canada

Hi! I’m so happy you found me!

I will travel to a location of your choice in Ottawa/Gatineau to take pictures of your pets that can then be turned into beautiful and timeless art display.

I am a big rescue supporter and I volunteer my time and skills by taking adoption pictures, holding fundraising events and fostering.

I also donate a portion of my revenue to a local animal rescue of your choice, so you’re helping us make a change too!  

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kind words from past clients

“Hanako took incredible photos of my two very fearful foster dogs. Even when they were uncooperative she was able to snap perfect candid shots. We had a mini session and got tons of great photos out of it. She doesn’t need much time to get multiple different shots and find nice backdrops. I look forward to working with Hanako again in the future!”

- Bobby & chloe

“Talented Photographer that makes both humans and pets feel completely at ease in front of the lens. Love how she captures the often hidden character in pets. A joy to collaborate with.”


"Hanako was amazing! My friends reached out to her asking if she could squeeze me in as my pup hasn't been doing so well and she was super accommodating. She made the shoot fun and creative and I was incredibly happy/ impressed by the pictures we ended up getting. 10/10 !!"

- Kianna

"We've had a few photoshoots with Hanako and she is amazing! I have two very active goldens and it's certainly difficult to get decent photos of them. Hanako gets incredible shots that now proudly hang on the walls of our home! She's talented, very personable and professional. Highly recommend!"

- Currie & Sammie

Do these sound like you?
Then you found the right person for the job!

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“I want good, professional photos of my dogs in their happiest moments. My cell phone has its limits!”.

“My cat is getting older and I want to keep as many good memories as I can with her while I still can”.

“I’m always the one taking photos of my dog, so I never get to be in them with him”.

"I got a new puppy and I want to record her growth!”

Are we a good fit?

This is where I come in!


As a photographer specializing in pets, I know how to read their body language, how to make them comfortable and most of all, how to have fun with them! Your pet is the star, and with my extensive background working with pets, you can be sure you will all have a good time with me!

I have owned various pets from Saint-Bernards to guinea pigs, used to breed chihuahuas and have competed in dog shows around the world. I have been able to learn a lot about different breeds, which helps me make your pet stand out even more in my photos because I know exactly how they all look and behave.

*I speak English, French & Japanese.

Who is Kiwi?

Kiwi is my first chihuahua that I got for my 9th birthday after years and years of begging for it. Together we traveled the world, competed in dog shows, earned multiple championships and became best friends. 

Kiwi will always be remembered as part of the family.