Ron Schmidt














Ron Schmidt

Loose Leashes

Ron’s love of photography started with an old camera that his Uncle Russ gave him for Christmas. His first photo shoot, at age 9, was a wildlife exploration around his suburban New Jersey neighborhood. That day, he took his first animal photos of city squirrels and of his dog, Nicki.

With a growing passion for photography, Ron went on to study at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, CA, earning a degree in Fine Art, and began his professional career as a Photo Assistant, working high-profile fashion and celebrity photographers in New York City. While working with supermodels and celebrities was exciting, Ron was drawn to more conceptual images and branched out to start his own commercial photography studio.  In 2000, Ron created a holiday photo mailer for his clients featuring his yellow lab, Indy, carrying a pine tree on her back. The image was an instant hit and Ron realized he had found his niche photographing man’s best friend.

With an ever-growing catalog, Ron’s whimsical and unique dog imagery has captured the hearts of animal lovers worldwide. His work can be found internationally across several licensing categories that include home décor, stationery, giftware and publishing.

Ron lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts with his wife (and business partner) Amy, their two children and their giant rescue dog, Moses, and yellow lab, Lewie.

Collect the Art of Ron Schmidt

Ron Schmidt photography is available online and through and authorized galleries.


Ron Schmidt Puzzles – Just Browsing

Pepper by is available in a 1000 piece puzzle. Food is on Pepper’s mind morning, noon and night. He is willing try almost anything - from the stinkiest cheese to the spiciest chili!

Ron Schmidt Winter Art – Ollie

It looks like it’s back to the bunny slopes for this wipe out artist. Ollie is a Newfoundland by For information on licensing the photography of Ron Schmidt, please visit:

Ron Schmidt Winter Art – Jack Frost

Jack Frost is a thrill seeker who lives life on the edge. Fearless and free-spirited, he has sled some of the world’s most dangerous slopes in search of the ultimate rush. For information on licensing the photography of Ron Schmidt, please visit: