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Sheri Berliner of Petraits™ Pet Photography is a professional photographer who combines her love of animals and her photographic talent to capture pet personalities on film. Sheri shares her home with a pack of much-adored rescues including: seven cats, two dogs, a rabbit and a cockatiel. Although the count changes day-to-day depending on what rescued pets join her menagerie temporarily while looking for permanent homes.

Sheri began her career early as a pet photographer by chasing her childhood pets around with an instamatic camera. She has since graduated with a degree in photojournalism from the University of Missouri in Columbia.

While working as a corporate photographer, Sheri decorated her home with photos of her animal family. Friends admired her work and encouraged her to turn her love of pets and photography into a business. So, in 1995 she founded Petraits™ Pet Photography. She has since been commissioned to photograph well over a thousand pets a year including dogs, cats, lizards, rats and horses, to birds, ferrets, bunnies, hamsters and guinea pigs. Since Sheri has a heart for rescued pets, you’ll see many of her Petraits™ helping to find homes for pets on or

Her work has been featured in art galleries, national magazines, The Chicago Tribune, Chicagoland Tails, and on television. Working in professional digital format, Sheri prefers to meet clients where their pets are most comfortable: either in her studio, their homes, or on location.

Petraits™ Pet Photography can be reached in Chicago by e-mailing or calling 773-777-2891.

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