Pet Photography | Manhattan, KS


With years of experience volunteering for the Riley County Humane Society, pet photography has become one of my favorite genres. Animals can be so difficult to photograph whether they are super active, or shy and just wanting to hide. It takes a special pet-loving personality to connect with pets and capture their true colors. It often requires quite a bit of photography skill, too!

In February 2020, the Manhattan MAG published an article highlighting the previous six years volunteering my time, skill, and equipment to the Riley County Humane Society.

Riley County Humane Society's favorite photographer highlighted in Manhattan, KS magazine.
Professional pet portraits help animals get adopted through local humane society.
Family photographer in Manhattan, KS volunteers at the Riley County Humane Society.

What an honor! I love giving back to my community and this has been such a fulfilling opportunity.

It warms my heart to work with these animals. To know I played a role in getting them adopted? Priceless! Want to see some pet pictures? Of course you do!


The Riley County Humane Society cares for more than just dogs and cats! Check out these adorable critters who I got to help out!


All three of my kids always jump at the opportunity to come help with the animals.

While photographing a litter of kittens or puppies is an adventure all its own, we occasionally came up with some super cute themed ideas for showing off these sweet animals.

Pet photography can be simple and sweet or full of personality!

Gotta love when they cop an attitude! Or in this case, a rabbi-tude.

Whether you are wanting some special pet portraits of your furbaby or wanting to include him in your family photo shoot, I am happy to create some masterpieces for you! I donate a portion of all pet photography sessions to the Riley County Humane Society. Click here to learn more about me and my passion for photography! And don’t forget to follow me on Facebook and Instagram! Fill out my contact form to book a session or just ask a question!


Tammy Karin of Little Leapling Photography is based out of Manhattan, KS. No travel fees to Junction City, Ogden, St. George, Riley, and Wamego. Minimal travel fees to Abilene, Salina, Randolph, Topeka, Kansas City, and more!