Last week I had the opportunity to pop up to the AARCS Shelter to photograph five adorable kittens. Is there anything more adorable than puppies and kittens? I would photograph them all day if I could.
I will admit that I found the circumstances a little challenging. Normally during a photo session I have access to some sort of natural light, making it easier to capture fast-moving pets. Unfortunately that was not the case here. Instead I found myself in the "cat room" on the top floor of the shelter, which contained two small wall lights and a large window. This window only let in the light from florescent lights in the room next door. Combine this lighting with five unbelievably active kittens, and it really could have gone downhill, fast.
I was lucky enough to have my husband come with me so that he could attempt to get the kitten's attention with a feather toy. Little did we know that he was allergic to cats, or at least to the cats that were currently residing inside the cat room. Within five minutes of stepping foot inside the door, his eyes began to water, his nose started to leak and he began sneezing. I ended up having to send him out of the room about halfway through the session because he was scaring the kittens more than helping. But he managed to compose himself and returned to help me finish up. Normally I am able to bring Ashley, my "animal handler", with me so that I can focus on the photographs and she can take care of the animal(s). She, unfortunately, had other obligations she had to fulfill that evening.
Thankfully, I'm happy to report that overall, this photo session was a fantastic success. We captured some lovely images of these adorable kittens which I believed captured their individual personalities. Some kittens were shy, some were incredibly interested in the camera, others wanted to play and had no interest in going back into their cage with their brothers and sisters. These photographs will hopefully gain interest and these little guys and gals have no problems finding their own forever homes!
To check out Romeo, Othello, Helena, Julius & Viola's photographs, head on over to the AARCS website.