Sometimes the “outtakes” from pet photo sessions — the images that might just end up in the trash because an animal is out of focus, barking, yawning or blinking — are rather entertaining.

When I photograph adoptable pets, my goal is to capture their personalities and accurately show their appearance so those who see the images might go to the shelter to adopt them or even recognize the pets and help them get back home.

When conducting photo sessions with stray or relinquished pets, my goal is to photograph 1.) a portrait for their Petfinder profile and to run in local newspapers, as well as 2.) another view, perhaps a pic of them playing fetch or a shot that shows their size or unique markings.

Sometimes the “outtakes” — the images that might end up in the trash because an animal might be out of focus, barking, yawning or blinking — are rather entertaining.

Below are a few KITTEN OUTTAKES from photo sessions over the years photographing strays at the Fort Leavenworth Veterinary Treatment (Stray) Facility. Look for MORE outtakes of other pets in upcoming Pet Post installments. LINK to the pets' Petfinder profiles to see their other photos by clicking on the images. (Note: Kittens featured here have already been adopted; please check with your local shelters for currently adoptable pets.) Enjoy!

 

 

-- Prudence Siebert, pet photographer