At Springs Pet Portraits we are all about pets—but mostly that ends up being dogs. Not that we have anything against other animals it’s just that overwhelmingly it’s dog owners who come to us with their pets.
Cat Portraits tend to go a bit differently than dog portraits. For one thing we will go on location for portraits—especially for cats as they do not always love to travel (the way dogs do). And any cat owner can tell you cats can be a bit aloof and not open to the same types of posing commands that dogs are.
That said we often end up photographing cats in studio if they will travel here. This Persian mix came to us at the studio. As with dogs we always allow a bit of time for the animal to prowl around the studio and get comfortable to their new environment. Buddy was not overwhelming thrilled with the idea of having his portrait taken but with a bit of prodding he began to accept it as his fate and gave us several great poses.
Are you a cat owner who would like a portrait of your pet? If so there are ways to prepare for this that won;t necessarily over stress your pet. First decide if your cat is okay traveling or not. If so then we will plan to do a session at the studio. If not or if you’d like them in their own environment then we can plan a location session. Even if your cat is great outdoors inside is often best so they won’t get spooked and run off outside. I your cat is playful then plan to have some toys and treats ready for the session (whether in studio or at home). If it’s an older or more sedate cat then if we are doing a studio session we suggest bringing a favorite throw or blanket that may make them feel more relaxed. This owner brought various material that matched the cats green eyes to enhance the color.
With the right amount of planning and preparation cat portraits can turn out fantastic. Give us a call @ 719.475.0160 and we can plan your Cat Portrait today. are a different