COMING UP: Hampton Classic Horse Show, August 25 - September 1, 2024. Come find me in the Boutique Garden at my booth to see new and old work and book a shoot!

EXCITING NEWS: Jim Dratfield’s (Pet Photographer) newest book, entitled Her Horse, with publisher Glitterati, is available to order now. It is a celebration from ages 5 months to 90 years old of girls and women and their symbiotic relationship with horses in words and pictures. It showcases over 100 images of girls and women from all walks of life, including celebrities, such as Kaley Cuoco, Beth Behrs, Whitney Cummings and professional riders such as, Georgina Bloomberg, Beezie Madden and Jessica Springsteen. These are in beautiful and subtle sepia tone, shot around the world, from Mongolia to Montana and in-between. Jim's sensitivity to the connection between a rider and her horse shines in these spectacular images.

Photo shoots, photo sittings, and photo sessions with Jim Dratfield are extra-special. He has been photographing pets (dogs, cats, horses, reptiles) and people for nearly 30 years. His expertise shows.

Jim Dratfield’s pet photography shoots are never based on time, and are not limited to a certain number of images. He patiently works with your animals and you and your family to achieve an extremely high level of artistry that will preserve your memories in a way you are proud to display and enjoy for decades.

Jim’s other books, including the most recent, The Love of a Lab and Day of the Dachshund are available. Find them at a bookstore near you or online at Amazon.

He has recently exhibited his fine art work at the A. Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas, The Dog and Horse Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina, Oak and Oil Gallery, in Katonah, New York and his equine photos are currently on display at The West Street Grill in Litchfield, Connecticut.

He has also exhibited images at The Open Shutter Gallery in Durango, Colorado, and PhotoCentric, Garrison Art Center, Garrison, New York.

Jim lives in the New York City Tri-State area, so if you wish to schedule pet or animal photography in this area, please call (917-331-2040) or email ( to schedule a shoot anytime.

Contact Jim to find out other locations and to schedule a shoot while he is near you. Jim travels around the country often!