I always feel very confident and in control when I am photographing dogs... but cats are not quite as predictable and are much more independent. While I can usually manage to wrangle and instruct dogs to do exactly what I hope for, cats tend to do as they please. And I have learned that treats, crazy noises and toys aren't going to entice them any quicker. During my recent feline photo shoot, I tried yummy kitty treats, dangling their favorite toys and even tuna, but in the end I just had to be patient and capture them in their element without being pushy. So with that said, if you have a cat you think would be impossible to photograph, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is possible with some patience and persistence, I promise!
I photographed Allie and Gator last weekend, both 14 years young. Here is Allie enjoying some tuna that lured them both outside!
And here is Gator. I was cautioned that he is extremely shy and not very fond of people, but I managed to capture him anyways! I am quite stubborn.....so whether it takes minutes or hours, I am in this until I am sure I have some quality shots.