I feel like I say this all the time, but it’s true: I love when clients keep coming back. (Seriously, it’s the greatest compliment!) My most recent repeat client was Paul and his daughter Rachael whose boxer Rosie I photographed last summer, except this time around, it was for their two new kittens, Autumn and Leo.
Like Rosie, Autumn and Leo are both rescues, super playful, and curious. Rachael told me that Autumn would likely come right over and introduce herself immediately whereas Leo would take his time being the most conservative of the group.
To all of our surprise, it was actually Leo who decided to ham it up. I believe I even described him as the most dog-like cat I’ve ever worked with. This little wild man enjoyed showing me his favorite toy and even decided to put on a show and do the biggest, most amazing spring-loaded leap from the kitchen counter to the dining room table!
“Leo is short for Leonidis, King of the Spartan Warriors!” explains Rachael. “Plus, Leo is also the name of a famous cat (lion).” I’m pretty sure this handsome boy knows the inspiration behind his name too given how he turned the counter into his throne.
Autumn, on the other hand, was more of what I see with most cats. A hesitant observer who preferred to watch me from the stairs toward the beginning of our session, she eventually warmed up and became more curious about my camera. Until that point though, I shot with a longer lens that allowed me to give her some space to feel more comfortable.
With a little encouragement from Leo, Autumn soon found herself feeling a bit braver. After playing together and then retreating to her cat tree, Autumn lit up with personality and confidence. I love how she’s peeping out from behind the corner.
At their reveal and ordering appointment a few weeks after their session, Paul and Rachael went all out with a combination of signature wall art to match their framed prints from Rosie’s session, a gorgeous 12×12 fine art album, my premium digital file collection, and a few framed gift prints. Their two 16×24 luxury linen prints were framed in a genuine Italian solid wood frame in a charcoal finish, matted in a classic white mat, and protected with acrylic.
Paul requested two smaller framed prints for his office that featured his personal favorites of Autumn and Leo. For these frames, he selected a simple black style.
“I love how substantial your albums are,” Paul told me when he opened his 12×12 fine art album. It made me so happy to hear that because that’s exactly the quality and craftsmanship I look for when curating the products I carry. The acrylic cover of these albums are to die for and look amazing paired with a luxury linen. Autumn and Leo’s highlighted the light gray luxury linen that complemented the cover image Rachael selected perfectly. A gold imprinted text personalized the inside cover.
To round out their order, they received three bonus products, including a set of three 3×3 mini accordion albums, their session slideshow, and this always popular leatherette and metal top 8×8 memory box. I love that its lid features this playful shot of Autumn and Leo together.
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