It’s Kitten Season!

Around this time last year, we adopted Paloma from a rescue group, All Creatures Healing Network. And it was one of the best decisions we’ve made made. She’s grown into a lazy, fluffy beast who fills our lives with dander and a lot of cuddling.

If you’re considering a pet, please investigate your local shelter or rescue group! There are so many wonderful animals out there who need a home, and not only kittens – adopting an older cat or dog is a great option if you are a working professional who would rather not have your toes attacked in the wee hours of the morning.

These kitties are the current crop of adoptable babies from All Creatures, I photographed them for their adoption site as well as for our annual holiday card – I’ll post the image we chose as we get closer to the winter season. In the meantime, check out these cuties, and you can contact the agency directly if you’re interested in fostering or possibly adopting one of these rambunctious little cats.

More Kitten photos below the cut!
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How to Shoot a Holiday Card

Holiday Season is upon us! I’m currently taking bookings for family sittings for holiday cards, but don’t wait until the last minute – the later you wait to get cards printed, the more expensive it becomes. I’m happy to travel to your home for a shoot, or can accommodate clients in my home studio. Contact me for information and with any questions.

My friend Aldythe Beltane recently commissioned a holiday card for her business, All Creatures Healing Network. Aldythe is a former vet tech whom I call the ‘cat whisperer’, because she has such an amazing connection to the animals she cares for. She’s also a tireless advocate for rescues, and every season torments her friends with a fresh batch of kittens and adorable rescues who need adopting. I hire her to do our pet sitting when we’re away, and relax knowing that our little monsters are going to be spoiled well cared for.

After a discussion of her vision for the card, we settled on a ‘winter’ theme, but I’d already decided how I wanted to shoot this.

Step one. Build a Set.


Step Two. Give your models a bit of time to adjust to being on set, as lighting can take some getting used to.


Step Three. Get the whole family together for a heartwarming group photo.


More steps and the end result, below the cut…

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