We're Looking For Pitties, Staffies, Pocket Bullies, American Bullies, and their mixes!

By participating in our exclusive charity book event to celebrate these lovable snuggle bugs, you get an unforgettable portrait of your furry best friend and enjoy bragging rights seeing them in a stunning coffee table book showing off their derpy snouts licking peanut butter.

This is our 4th charity book project and our most ambitious to date and we can't do it without you and your goofballs! All donated proceeds will go to California Pitbull Rescue, Friends of Oakland Animal Services and, Antioch Friends of Animal Services.

Because Your Dog is More Than a Pet

Here's Everything You Get

The Photoshoot

All participates receive a private customized in-studio portrait session at our Pt Richmond location. Normally $600, we are waving this fee. Simply pay a $100 participation fee / donation when booking your session on our calendar. You donation goes to the animal rescue groups participating.

The Artwork

While no purchase is required, why not take home a piece of art that celebrates the bond between you and your fur baby, and showcase the beauty and joy they bring to your life?

For participating you will receive a 5x7 print of your choice or a $200 artwork credit. As a guide our prints start at $295 after applying the credit.

The Book

The outcome of the peanut butter pics will be a beautiful coffee table book where each dog gets their own full page spread. You get bragging rights and the rescues get 100% of sales proceeds.

Hey there, I'm Cyndi - your new photographer bestie!

Like many little girls, I wanted to be a veterinarian when I grew up. but when I was 16, I discovered photography and knew that was my passion. Being able to combine my love of pets and photography is what brings me joy. Be able to create images that tug at your heart strings and make you laugh out loud is my super power.

When not working you can find me on the beach, or painting watercolors or binge watching the latest Netflix series. Oh and I almost forgot-cake-I love cake, lemon, chocolate, carrot...yum!


What Others Say About Us

"This is our 3rd session with Cyndi. She is fantastic and her photos & ordering options are great. She works wonders with humans and dogs alike to put everyone at ease. We couldn't be happier with the results."


"Loved working with Cyndi! She was so much fun and my dog was absolutely enamored with her. We are SO impressed with how the initial photos came out and we JUST got back the final edits! IN LOVE to say the least! Highly recommend Cyndi and her services!

Alexa H

"I first had Cyndi take photos of my dog, Rosie, 10 years ago. Now that she is a senior pup we went back and had a very fun experience during our session. And the photos are beautiful!! I highly recommend Chickpea Photography!

jennifer k

Ready to Experience the Magic?

Witness the magic as we capture the essence of your pet's spirit. Allow us to create breathtaking portraits that will tug at your heartstrings every time you lay eyes on them. Book a session and let us reveal the true beauty of your pet and your relationship.


You have questions, I've got answers

Why are you offering these sessions?

My morning starts each day with a little nose lick from my pibble, Jack.  It is part of our morning routine.  I get my cup of Earl Grey steeping and go over to his favorite spot on the couch to greet him. He lifts his head, licks my nose, and proceeds to go back to sleep until his breakfast is ready. 

As a pet photographer for the past 14 years and a pitbull guardian, I am on a mission to correct the misperception that so many have of these lovable dogs. That is where the book 'Pitbulls and Peanut Butter' comes in. The book will feature stories and photographs of your pittie licking peanut butter, looking goofy, and will be sold to raise funds for pitbull rescues.  This will be my fourth charity book project and my most ambitious to date.  The prior 3 books raised over $8,000 for local shelters and this time I'm committed to photographing 150 pitties and raising $15,000.

But this isn't only a fundraiser, it is also an opportunity for you to get some great images of your furry (and non-furry) family.  The focus of this session will be capturing images for the book, but we will also have time for you to include other family members in a portrait too.  And, yes of course bring any non-pitties you live with and I'll take their photo too.  One of my favorite things is capturing the bond between dogs and their hoomans, so I encourage you to come prepared to be in some photos yourself.

I have other dogs that aren't pitties, can they come too?

Absolutely, I encourage you to bring the entire furry pack into our studio. And you get in some of the photos too. Capturing the bond between humans and their dogs is my favorite thing to do.

Where can I see more of your work?

Chickpea Photography is an up-market portrait studio specializing in modern, fun portraits of pets, kids and the families that love them. Cyndi Kuiper is a Bay Area native and lifelong dog lover. Please check us out on Instagram for latest work -

Where is the studio located?

We are thrilled to have a spot in charming and historic Point Richmond, the hidden waterfront city of the East Bay. Many clients enjoy hanging around in Point Richmond after (or before) the session to grab lunch or dinner, enjoy the cute shops, the art gallery, grab a beer at the local pub or head to the beach. You can learn more about what this hidden gem has to offer HERE.

Our address is 125 Park Place, Suite 122, Point Richmond.

How do I book my photoshoot?

Simply click on one of the Book Now buttons to be taken to our scheduling page. There you will have access to our calendar where you can pay the fee and book directly, You can also reach out to me directly at 510-213-8666 and I'll happily answer any questions and get your photoshoot scheduled.

What does the participation fee cover?

The participation fee covers your donation to the charity, your photoshoot and the 5x7 print or $200 artwork credit.

Is my participation fee refundable?

No, the fee is a donation that will be give the rescues.

What is included with the session?

All who participate will receive a photo session by award-winning portrait artist, Cyndi Kuiper, of Chickpea Photography located in charming and historic Point Richmond (total value $600) and a 5x7 print or $200 artwork credit.

What will the book cost?

We are still working out those details , but it is likely to be around $100 depending on final size and options.

How much do prints cost?

You can choose from fine art prints, metal and canvas wall pieces, and stunning acrylic portraits, in addition to digital image files. Individual prints start at $495 and on average clients invest $800 on their products.

To give you an example of one popular option - ten archival quality prints ready for framing with the matching digital files is only $124 per print before applying any studio credit.

Will you photograph shelter dogs?

Yes, part of this project is going into various shelters and photographing the pitties waiting for adoption. How can anyone say NO to adopting one of these love bugs when they see that derpy face?!

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