Carl Photography

DOGS Testimonials

"The best photographer in this region." ~ Mary Kutulakis, Director, Fieldwood Dog Training Center

"Beautiful pictures.  Love your prices.  Bless you all!" ~ Darlene Sponsler

“The Carls have always given us such wonderful pictures.  The latest we received are top notch -- Nina even looks like she is surrounded by silver -- it was wonderful.  Thank you.” ~ Dr. Noelle Weeks, DVM

"Thank you so much for the beautiful job.  YOU ARE WONDERFUL!  Your love of animals is evident, hence making it a fun experience!" ~ Sheila Roos

"Everyone loves my license plate."  ~ Joan Klingler, Director, OTCH

"Great pictures!  You really captured my dog's personality." ~ Deb Cunningham

"Captured her beauty and sweet personality." ~ Brenda Winston

"Simply the best when posing pets!  Very professional & fun!  No pressure to buy!  We highly recommend them." ~ Brenda Klinger

“Amazing professional photos of my beloved pet.  They were terrific capturing the essence of my war dog & hero, Sgt. Rey.  I cannot thank you enough.” ~ Kate VanAuken

"Gorgeous photos!  We couldn't be happier!" ~ Jayne Vance

"We are very happy with our pictures. Your professionalism during the photoshoot was warm and appeared comforting to Millie. Thank you." ~ Darlis Waulters

"Photos are beautifully done...captured the dogs’ characters perfectly." ~ Bonnie Golla

"Pictures are absolutely great.  Everyone raves about them." ~ Diane Weller

“I would like to express my deep appreciation for your professionalism and with the exceptional manner in which you filmed and produced my training DVD set.  Your expertise and attention to detail made this project a positive experience from start to finish for me.  Your ability to use your resources and your knowledge to create this production surpassed my expectations.  Your continued service and technical support compares to no other. You are the best!  Your creativity and willingness to incorporate new ideas helped to make this production a huge success.  I highly recommend Carl Photography to anyone who wants a professional product and great service.  I am looking forward to continuing business with you and to future productions.  Thank you for a professional and positive experience!”

~ Diane Balkavich, award-winning Director, Happy Tails Dog Training Center, and World Canine Musical Freestyle champion, Duncansville, PA

(Diane was named Trainer of the Year by WCFO for 2002 and 2005 and won the WCFO National Champion trophy for 2003 and 2006.  She and her dogs have been featured on the cover of Off-Lead Training Magazine five times.  Diane and her dogs have also appeared on Inside Edition, National Geographic, Reader’s Digest, Border Collie Magazine, Modern Dog, BARK Magazine and other publications.)

“Thank you Craig and Vicki for a wonderful experience.  The whole process from photo session through choosing the right photos was very warm and welcoming.  Craig was able, through his patience, to truly capture the inner personalities of each one of our four Cavaliers.  The quality of our photos and Christmas cards is outstanding.  An overall great experience!” ~ Craig and Joanne Minnich, Chambersburg, PA

“The proofs I saw made me smile inside and out.”  ~ Kim Roberts

“Thank you for taking beautiful pictures... people are amazed at how Vicki calmed HaleeJo down to sit.” ~ Donna Shreiner

“It is hard for me to express how impressed I am with your work.  I am also very impressed with the way you handled the sitting.” ~ Clair Tritt

“My heartfelt thanks.  You are in the genius class for photography.” ~ Charlotte M.

“The Carls are so patient.  We have a 5-1/2 year-old Golden Retriever, Lily, who is very rambunctious.  We cannot say enough about their caring and love for all pets.  You're a PRO and so patient!  Every year the pictures are more and more fabulous.” ~ Susan D.
   
“...when they brought the shots up on the big, high-resolution monitor, I was just stunned. I had 3 really good shots to choose from, and I thought this one had the best expression.  The Carls, a husband-and-wife team, do a lot of pet portraits (and volunteer work for local shelters) and they really understand the importance of good lighting with dark dogs.” ~ Marguerite Plank

“Wonderful photos!  We thought you captured Bella & Lucky’s personalities just perfectly!  Thanks so much.  We’ll cherish these photos.  Would highly recommend!”

~ Carolyn P.

"We will absolutely be calling you when we are ready for a home session." ~ Gail M.

“You do such a professional job.  I am so pleased with the care, time and patience you took to get that perfect shot.” ~ Kathy Wingerd

“The pet-friendly Carl family helped to create special keepsakes.” ~ Mike S.

“Everyone raved at how well you captured her personality.  I am looking forward to having her picture taken again.” ~ Michelle A.

“You actually got our three crazy alpha males to pose together!” ~ Vicki Y.

“The Carl family captured Gunny's personality so perfectly.” ~ Louis F.

“I am so pleased with the portrait.  My two rescued dogs look like aristocracy.” ~ Andy F.

“The professionalism & eye for detail made the nicest portrait we’ve ever had done.  The caring nature of the Carl family was evident with the handling of our pets & thoughtfulness with background & setup for the pictures.  They treated us like family.  The digital enhancement is very high quality & priceless when it comes to immortalizing our adored pets.” ~ Sheila Stull

“I have been showing off my pictures.  Everyone has nice things to say about them.  I am very happy with them especially my photogenic ‘Molly’.” ~ Bertha S.

"One of my dogs has issues; the Carl family handled things just fine." ~ Becky Toner

“I loved the pictures.  You did a great job.” ~ Judy Mohr

“I absolutely love the photos Craig Carl took of my Aussie, Ben.  He captured so much of Ben's personality that endear him to me.  Thank you for your good work.”

~ Mary D. Kutulakis, Director, Fieldwood Dog Training Center

“The portraits that the Carl family have taken of Butternut have been something we treasure, we get so much pleasure from them.” ~ Judy Mohr

“We were so pleased with how our pictures of Tucker, Mocha, and Jack turned out.  I have gotten so many compliments on my pictures.  Mark and I have also enjoyed them.  I went to a pet first-aid class a month ago.  The class was of course all dog lovers.  I passed around my pictures and the spokeslady, Patti, has you guys listed in her book.  I saw the business card that you did for her.  Just wanted to let you know we would recommend you to our friends.  Thank you so much for your time and patience with our crazy schedule.  I was impressed with your promptness and very thankful for the delivery to my office.” ~ Sherry R.

“Thank you for your patience & your kindness.  The pictures were great.” ~ Fran C.

“The picture is just beautiful...it was such a beautiful location.” ~ Cindy M.

“I want to thank you again for the wonderful pictures of my girls (Ellie Mae, Lexie & Mia).  You captured their true personalities.  I will cherish them forever!” ~ Pamela P.

“'WOW' was my first impression when the pictures arrived!  Having the studio in their home is great.  Odie is normally pretty active but he settled in and the Carls used his personality to their advantage.  We have fantastic photos as a result.  I wasn't sure what to expect but we both had fun!  Thank you so much!” ~ Cindy P.

“We appreciated the time and care you took...a wonderful job.  Everyone just loved them.  So do I.” ~ Judy Bowersox

“Everyone loves Bentley’s pictures.  I get loads of compliments on my necklace.  Thanks so much.” ~ Janice McGee

“I picked up my pictures and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them.  Remus is sooooo REAL.  Thanks Vicki for going to the trouble of getting the frame -- I LOVE IT of course.  :)” ~ Peggy L.

“I am absolutely thrilled with the photos of Maddi.  I want to thank you also for your great patience and expertise on the evening of our photo session.  I was apprehensive about bringing Maddi since she is not yet well trained, but you made everything seem easy.  Thank you so much.  Our photos will be treasured for years, I am sure.” ~ Jeanne B.

“I would like to thank you for an absolutely perfect photo shoot.  Your attention and experience show in the end result, perfect photos that will last a lifetime.  I am so pleased and proud to show photos of Mousse and Mocha to everyone who will look!  Thank you again!” ~ Deb Jones

“It’s simply the most beautiful picture ever taken of Reba playing agility :-)” ~ Jan H.

“BC would not hold still; somehow Craig caught many very nice pictures.” ~ Pat Fallon

“We picked up the pictures last night.  They are just beautiful.  Thank you so much.” ~ Ariel O’Brien

“Great Picture!  Thanks so much!” ~ Patti Gilbert

Thank you!!  Stunning photos of my girls.  Color & quality are wonderful.” ~ Lisa H.

“The Carls have been doing a fantastic creative job for many years on my Christmas cards.  My friends always enjoy receiving them.” ~ Joan Klingler, OTCH


​"Thank you for your skill and patience, resulting in simply some great photos of our two 'girls.'  The expressions you captured are amazing; the backdrop beautiful.  I know that they couldn't have been your best subjects to work with.  We were just so excited to get the finished products, and now, the 11x14 is hung -- it's perfect.  Just beautiful."

~ Sharon and Gary G.