Perth Pet Photographer – Is this the hardest subject to photograph?

29 Sep 2021 Pet Photography

I love photographing cats and I’ve been doing it for most of my life.  However, cats do as they please and therefore they aren’t the most co-operative subjects to put in front of your camera.  Watch the short slideshow (inc some bloopers) of the photoshoot and read to the end to get my my 5 best tips to creating better images of your cat.

When Pebbles and Gilbert arrived at my studio last Friday, a thunderstorm was about to hit Perth.  These 5 month old kittens went straight into exploring mode and it was my job to get them to relax and connect with me.  Luckily, I speak Cat.

If you find it difficult to get gorgeous photos of your cat then check out my 5 top tips:

  1. Check the background, if there is lots of clutter then remove it.
  2. Be patient.  If you cat is stressed then you need to wait until they are more relaxed to get good shots.  Remember too that cats have short attention spans.
  3. Use a favourite toy to entice.  Cats often don’t respond to sounds like dogs do as they are more visual so stick to their favourite toy to create energy.
  4. Use a trail of treats to entice them to an area where you’d like to photograph them – If you pick a cat up and place them where you want them, they will inevitably move.  It must be on their terms.
  5. Finally, have your camera settings already worked out – you can then concentrate on taking the photograph… and you often need to be quick.

Your pet, like Pebbles and Gilbert, maybe just a youngster or perhaps they are now in their twilight.  It doesn’t matter.  Photographs are a return ticket to a moment in time that’s otherwise gone forever.

Contact us to discuss how you would like us to photograph your pet.  We also have gift vouchers for your loved ones that start from only $150.00.  Call on 0434 549 372 or email

Love and light

Jane Earle