Doggies

And some of the cute poochies!

Skye and Rozzie playing together

Beautiful Marggie

I love when the animals sit down in lovely light!

Skye enjoying the dirt

Kitty cats

I always have to do a few of the cats while I’m visiting.

Ivan was sitting in the perfect window light

Zoe in one of her usual hiding spots: behind mom’s computer

Long exposures and kitties

Many many weeks ago I went to a party at my friend Tony’s house and played around a bit with my camera.

The view from his apartment, shot through Mardi Gras beads

Experimenting with a light painting technique. Thanks to my lovely models, Jeanne and Greg.

Playing with the kitty. I accidentally stepped on the poor little guy during the light painting. Luckily he forgave me pretty quickly.

Jasper and Cleo

I am pleased to introduce everyone to the newest members of my household: Jasper and Cleo! I adopted these two sweet 11 year old kitties from the Anti-Cruelty Society in downtown Chicago two weeks ago, and they’ve adapted quite well to my house. They had become such good friends at the shelter that the staff determined one would not be adopted without the other. Perfect for me, as I was looking for 2 cats to adopt at once. They’re super friendly and are both lap cats (though Jasper is rather large to fit on my lap – he often falls off). Now if only I could cure Jasper of his obsession with eating toilet paper…

Cleo, just hours into her new home

Jasper enjoying a peaceful moment

Mango and Maggie

Janna’s cats are former foster animals of my mom’s; I had met them originally at home soon after Mango and her siblings were born. These two are adorable, and very sweet.

Mother-daughter pair Maggie (on right) and Mango.
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Tyco and Izzy

Can’t forget Heather and Michael’s cats! Both are very good photo subjects.

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Euphrates and Jitter Bug

Last weekend I took some time and headed down to Kentucky to visit a few good friends. First stop was Lexington with Karen and Bryan and their fabulous kitties Euphrates and Jitter Bug.

Euphrates on the bed, ignoring me
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I love this look he’s giving me
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Jitter Bug sat so nicely for pictures
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She likes to destroy these fun feather toys
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I love the shapes in this one
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Christmas in Maine

I spent a great week with my family in the lovely state of Maine!

First we’ll start with a mandatory cute kitty photo
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One of dad’s stocking gifts
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Cute wind-up toys in our stockings
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My brother taking a photo with his phone
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Awwwww…..
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This blur of a dog is Rozzie
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Janna was holding little Sky in really nice light, so I made her stay still for a bit for some photos
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One of my new favorite photos of Janna
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Cool socks and Ivan
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This photo intrigues me for some reason
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Family photo time! We try to do a photo each year in the living room, so this was done around 1am when we realized it was the last time we’d all be together. I had tripped over my sister while running into my spot which got us all laughing.
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The DeWan family! (Missing from photo: 2 cats, 6 horses, and 7 chickens)
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Jen and Nik

Happy 2008 Everyone!!

I’ll be kicking off the new year with some lovely cat photos. On my way to Maine for Christmas I stopped in Boston to visit my good friends Jen and Nik and their fabulous kitties.

Monroe is the social one of the two
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Ellie plays with you on her terms
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A new workout: balance a 20 pound cat on your arm for 5 minutes; repeat with other arm.
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I love this one of Nik and Monroe.
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Maine animals

I had another great trip to Maine last weekend, and as usual most of the photographs I shot at mom and dad’s house were of the animals 🙂

One of the many chickens roaming the front yard
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I love the light in this one!
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This one makes me laugh.
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A couple non-breathing subjects: these old blue bottles have been on the kitchen window sill for a while and the lighting shining through it was fantastic.
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The mascots on dad’s dashboard
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Zoe sits still so well for portraits.
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Rozzie’s eyes are so precious!
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Stormy: surveying his kingdom
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Marggie showing off one of her agility tricks (per my request)
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I couldn’t have set this shot up any better myself – the dogs all happened to sit down in a perfect line.
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