It’s no secret that I adore cats. I think they are beautiful, intriguing, loving little beings that offer companionship to many, including myself. Photographing cats comes with different challenges than photographing other pets—that’s no surprise. However, they possess just the right amount of mystery and sass to keep things interesting during the photo shoot, and these traits can really shine through in your portraits in a stunning way.

While cats aren’t typically as popular as dogs in terms of commissioned portraits, they deserve to be photographed with just as much consideration. You may find yourself photographing your own cats at home, at an animal shelter, or as part of a commissioned portrait on location or ...

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