At 18-years-old, little Meesha has been a
“On my way to look at her, I was thinking, It isn’t wise to spend this money, and I would just tell the woman that I needed to think about it, but as soon as I saw [Meesha’s] sweet little face, I fell in love with her and I got out my checkbook!”
For being over 18-almost-19-years old, Meesha (whose kitten meows Amelia remembers sounded like she was saying “Meee” thus earning her name) still gets around pretty well.
Amelia had toyed with the idea of booking a session for about seven months before committing to a date. The timing of Meesha’s session, unfortunately, aligns with a common reason that leads people to book: health issues. Kidney disease paired with a recent seizure and Meesha’s pacing/circling suggests the possibility of a brain tumor left Amelia realizing that time may not be on their side.
“She has the sweetest little face!” gushes Amelia. “She is very affectionate toward me. I also think she is pretty funny when she is ornery.
Amelia told me that Meesha has a red string that is her favorite toy and that she loves to lie in the sun, sit by the vent, and look out the front door from the steps. She also loves to sit on the windowsill and look out the windows. I made certain to capture as many of these photos as Meesha would allow, as well as some posed family shots of Amelia and her husband Jim with Meesha.
For an in-home session, Amelia and Jim’s home was a dream to photograph in thanks to the abundance of soft natural light filtering in through multiple windows. Meesha was partial to the couple’s bedroom that afternoon and posed in her favorite spot along the windowsills just as Amelia described.
While I absolutely love shooting on-location, sometimes an in-home session is a better option, particularly if your pet is elderly or too sick to travel. Photographing your furry friend within your home can produce meaningful and sentimental images; however, there are a few key elements to consider. To help produce photos similar to the ones shown in my portfolio, you’ll want to be sure your home has clutter-free areas in the room(s) in which you hope to have your pet photographed, open spaces within these rooms, and most importantly, good even lighting from large windows or sliding glass doors.
Senior pet sessions are a favorite of mine and almost always end in happy tears from pet parents. Meesha’s session was no exception. Together, Amelia and Jim decided on a beautiful heirloom-quality 10×10 fine art album filled with more than 20 of their favorites and added a few small gift prints for displaying throughout their home.
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This post is a part of the Pet Photography 52 Weeks project blog circle. To see what the next pawesome photographer is sharing for the weekly theme, “No Place Like Home,” check out Rachel Moore with Touched By a Dog Photography, where Spokane, WA dogs and their people go for an artisan experience. Continue to click the link at the end of each post in the blog circle until you eventually find your way back here.
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