Tuesday, October 25, 2011

More Adoptions!

  These are some of the rescued animals I have photographed lately for Tails N Transition, a rescue group run by Dr. Susan Pickle and her daughter Ashlee, at Alvin Friendswood Vet Clinic.  Many of these adorable animals had medical issues --- heartworms, broken bones, injured eyes, etc and they were on the short list for euthanasia.  All 3 kittens came from a feral cat colony in Seabrook.  They have all found forever homes.

 I photograph in one of the exam rooms, or in the case of the aqua blue background shots, in the back laboratory area.  In the small exam rooms I use a flash on the camera with a Gary Fong diffuser, but in the seamless paper shots I use a speedlight in a shoot-through umbrella.  Since these were taken I have gotten 2 Alien Bee 800 flashes, a very large softbox and a large octabox but have not used them for shelter pets yet. I  am looking forward to more consistent light, and hopefully to not bothering the animals as much with the larger light source...though really, none of these guys seemed to mind.








Prince Harry

Tiger Lily

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


My foster kittens were adopted together by a great young woman over a week ago, and I miss them!  It was so fun to see them zip around the house, it was wonderful to sit at the computer and have one or both in my lap, and I had to laugh a time or two when I unexpectedly came across one somewhere unusual --- like on my kitchen counter.  Unusual for me, not for a cat.  All of my dogs enjoyed them too, but especially Pearl and Toby and keeping up with two active kittens kept them busy and entertained.  I came very close to failing at fostering and adopting them myself, but I know they have a great home and were so lucky to be able to stay together and soon I will foster another cat and save another life.  Still, Miles and Mica were my first ever kittens and they will always have a special place in my heart.