Commercial Pet Photographer | San Diego Pets Magazine
I was so, so, so excited to get an email from San Diego Magazine and The San Diego Humane Society asking me to shoot the cover story for their very first edition of the newly relaunched San Diego Pets Magazine. I was even more excited when they told me I’d be photographing rescue kittens who were only a few weeks old. In fact, these kittens weren’t even old enough to be adopted yet!
When the day finally came, I simply couldn’t WAIT to get my hands on those little kittens. The SDHS van pulled up and out came seven of the teeniest, tiniest little kitties I have ever seen. I have to be honest, it was really hard to do my job that day… I just wanted to snuggle and play with the little babies! I managed to gain some composure, though, and proceeded to get some adorable photos as the SDHS and San Diego Magazine folks herded the kittens onto the backdrop (“Professional Cat Herder” should be added to all their official titles).
I really fell in love with one of the little tiger kitties… I unofficially named him (her? I don’t know!) Nikon because he was a little ham in front of the camera then he would come over to me, climb over my arm, and push his nose right up against my camera as if to say, “OK! Let’s see it!” I even caught him trying to climb into my camera bag to take a nap a little later on. (You brought seven kittens? No, I’m fairly certain you only had six.)
We played, and posed, and played, and posed… and after a while, the kittens got tired. All but one pair wandered off to nap. The remaining pair snuggled up together and after a little grooming, fell asleep one on top of the other. I think it is quite possibly one of my favorite images of all time (the squishy little face!) and, in fact, it even won runner up in the Rangefinder Magazine Best Friends Contest.
I hope you enjoy the photos of these little kittens as much as I enjoyed taking them. It’s a hard job but someone’s gotta do it!