It’s not often that I get the chance to do pet photography. But I believe pets can be a huge part of their humans’ lives. I have always loved my own pets (which have ranged from cats and dogs to horses and lambs) and have so valued the role they have played in my life. So I was quite sad when one of my friends called recently to let me know that her precious pet of 10 years, her cat Zoe, was diagnosed with cancer by the vet. Since Zoe is still active and seems to feel pretty good, she wanted to get a few photos of her acting like her normal kittenish self. We also got a few of her housemate Zack, a big ole Siamese cat with blue eyes. I had such a fun day in the life of Zoe and Zack. And am hoping for many more good days like this in Zoe’s future.
It is finally spring in Houston! And along with the rising temperatures, we have had a sloppy month (which is good and bad for photo shoots – muddy locations but lovely light). The B Family was so gracious on a wet Saturday morning, trudging through Hermann Park after a heavy storm. And the resulting photos are just precious! Their son was totally ready and willing to interact with his surroundings, which made it a joy to follow him and watch his reactions through my lens. He was especially excited about the train, the ducks, the playground, and (best of all) his very own pup. Thanks so much for braving the mud with me B Family! Enjoy!
How’s that for alliteration right? So here’s the back story: my grandpa, sadly, passed away when I was a very little girl and I have only vague memories of him. As it turns out, though, he was quite the photographer. He had a homemade darkroom in the house during my mom’s childhood and even created a makeshift darkroom oversees so that he could develop pictures to send home during WWII. Well my mom recently dug his old cameras and equipment out of the closet and gave them to me to try out. Here is my first attempt with the “younger” of the two cameras – a Nikon N2020 AF. This camera came out in the 80s, so my grandpa would have only used it for the last few years of his life. Next up will be the Yashica TL-Electro, which is from the 70s. This one was a bit more complicated since it originally used mercury batteries which are, for obvious reasons, no longer sold in the US. But the replacements arrived in the mail today – wahoo! Hopefully I can take it out for a spin sometime this week. For now, here are a few of my faves from the N2020. Mostly shot at a small airport outside of Houston. Some in my home.