I always hear people talk about how photographing their kids is a lot harder than photographing other people’s kids. I think this is also true of your cats, which (if you’re like us) are your kids… only the furry, four-legged kind. I’ve been realizing lately how little I take pictures of our own little guys. We have a lot on our phones, but not true genuine pictures. So, while there’s still down time for another month before wedding season, I took some pictures of our boys. :) The CSP Spokescats are ready for the 2012 wedding season… and they’re chasing their tails and sleeping with their mouths open to prove it.
Every once in a while I meet a person with dogs who says they don’t like cats because cats don’t have any personality. Or they say they only like cats who are nice and friendly. Granted, I am sure there are some not nice/unfriendly cats out there, but every cat I have ever known has had a huge personality… it’s just that they don’t particularly care for many people besides their owners and their closer friends. We are crazy cat people ourselves so I’m quite partial to the feline club, but no matter what your views are – it’s a bit impossible to see these pictures of Logan+Sully and think that cats don’t have personalities.
Logan Lemewski (“Lemmy”) and Sullivan McSkillet (“Sully) are my nephew-cats. They belong to my sister Laura and live with her in Pittsburgh where they win the all-time award for being the craaaaaziest cats in the entire world (photographic evidence below). She recently referred a wedding to me and wanted to use the referral bucks to get pictures of her furry crew, so I took their portraits before Christmas and documented the crazy: the catnip bubbles, the jumping off of doors, the hopping up on cabinets, the drinking from faucets, the red cat pajamas. They are stinking adorable but also absolutely insane. She’s had many stories over the past few years and it basically boils down to the conclusion that they must be getting their paws on some pretty heavy catnip stored away in some secret stash.
Cat Answer Key: Sully is the black cat, and Lemmy is the grey and white cat.
Awww, meet little Fitzgerald. :) He’s 4.5 months old and a rescued stray who is nothing but adorable cuteness! He has a bad case of Stranger Danger like my own cat Buckles and he stayed hidden under tables and shelving units pretty much the whole time (coming out only briefly to take a stab at catching the laser pointer or the feather stick) but he is so so so cute! And during the brief moments when he stopped being incredibly suspicious and concentrated on catching his toys, I was able to get Fitzgerald action shots that capture his loving kitty personality. :)
Fitzgerald was rescued when he was really small by his mom Nikki when he wandered onto her friend’s property. She had to feed him formula since he was so tiny. Now he’s a lot bigger and doing very well in his home. He enjoys playing laser pointer, trying to get on the kitchen table where he’s not allowed, and sitting on the window sill behind the couch. Fitz is such a little sweetheart and had a good time playing away during his shoot. Enjoy!