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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 looseleashes.com and authorized galleries.


Personalized Wood Sign by Ron Schmidt

Red by @ron.schmidt.photo has sniffed out the finest vines and is rolling out the barrel in anticipation of celebrating this year's harvest. Get ready to raise a glass! The barrel may be personalized with two first names, a surname, and a year of marriage. To learn more visit: https://www.wildwings.com/item/5209608714P

Hooch Monumental Gallery Wrap by Ron Schmidt

It's five o'clock somewhere and Hooch has fetched a bottle of red…or maybe a little hair of the dog! Sized at 40” x 60” our largest Gallery Wrapped Canvas yet! To learn more visit: https://www.wildwings.com/item/F759234062

Comet Gallery Wrap by Ron Schmidt

Comet’s head is always in the clouds with aspirations of visiting the Dog Star. He’s ready for lift off...if only he could find a quarter! "COMET - The Dreamer" by @ron.schmidt.photo is now available in a 14x14 gallery wrapped canvas. To learn more visit: https://www.wildwings.com/item/F759039556

Licensing International Expo Ron Schmidt Art

Art Brand Studios will be exhibiting at @Licensingexpo in Booth F142 June 4-6, 2019 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas. To learn more about our family of brands including Marjolein Bastin, Eric Dowdle, Ron Schmidt, Thomas Kinkade Studios and Wild Wings.