Who is Outside The Lines?

Meet John Gaylord and Heather Greer from Outside The Lines Pet Photography.  Learn who we are and why we are passionate about pets. 

John - Photographer

I am a photographer who serves the DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas. Originally I am from Maine which is where I gained my experience with animals and photography.  My mother is a veterinarian who lives on a very small farm where she has chickens, sheep, rabbits, dogs, cats and a horse.  This is where I grew up surrounded by animals and have always had a passion for them.  Originally I wanted to be a vet but watching my mom perform a surgery changed my mind about that.  I still loved animals just didn’t want to do surgery on them, so I started trying other things. 

In high school I found my passion for photography.  There is something about framing a moment and freezing it in time that really caught my attention.  Over the years I was photographing people, places, events, and pets. At one point I visited a kennel free dog boarding facility.  There the dogs became the focus of my photographs and I realized how much fun pet photography is.

My goal as your commissioned photographer is to offer a unique experience and amazing service. We meet in your home for an initial consultation before the session and I return to your home to help you select your favorite images after the session.  Then I take care of the planning, printing, delivery, and hanging of your wall art.  You should have someone there to guide you through the photography experience and help you create beautiful heirloom prints and albums rather than just handing you a disk of images.  As your photographer the experience I offer will be unmatched.

Read more about the experience here!

You can view my photography by clicking on the portfolio.  Once you’ve seen my work reach out to us and we can get you scheduled in.  Since we invest significant time in you and your pets there is limited availability and usually bookings occur at least 1-2 months out.  


Heather - Animal Trainer

Heather lives in Maryland and has multiple dogs, a cat, and a chinchilla!  She is a certified dog trainer through the Animal Behavior College and has an Animal Science Degree and a Psychology degree, both of which were received from The University of Maine.  Heather is co-owner of Outside The Lines Pet Photography and works as the dog trainer and photography assistant during your photography sessions.

When not assisting with a session Heather makes the drive from the DC area and can be found with her family at their beach house near Ocean City.  She loves going out on the boat or sitting back and relaxing at Assateague while watching the dogs run and play in the water.  At other times she is found back home fostering new dogs until they find their forever home.  She looks forward to meeting you and your pets and helping to create the best images possible!