I am not photogenic. I have a chin in real life that disappears in photos. I am so pale, my skin is actually translucent – but not in that pretty way that they describe in books. And I am awesomely talented when it comes to making a stupid face or closing one eye just as the shutter clicks.
So when the Cheyenne Animal Shelter signed with Val Rothwell Photography to do our board pictures, I felt really bad for her. As I feel bad for any photographer who has to try to make me look presentable. And then we added Obi.
Val is a trooper.
Before you continue, I want you to go and look at the photos on Val Rothwell Photography. I want you to see the adorable dogs. The cute babies. The beautiful families. She captured them all.
So this is not her fault.
Will Obi look at the camera for me? For Val?
Fine. What? The Girl looks stupid?
By the way, MY eyes were open in all of these until THIS one.
Despite our very best efforts, Val DID manage to get a shot about which I’m not completely mortified. Sure, Obi is in a headlock and I’m wearing a shirt for which I should lose my degree in public relations (seriously, photog101 says that pattern is a no no), but we’re looking toward the camera. Ish.
I’d tell you that you should take all your cats to Val for a portrait, but I heard her confide that every time she donates a pet portrait session to a Cheyenne Animal Shelter fundraiser she prays for a dog owner. So do that. Take your dog.
Your cat isn’t interested anyway.
Great picture! The third one looks like it’s probably nice, too (the one where you’re smiling and Obi is looking upwards)
Thanks! Yeah, I figure when they put these all together it will look like he’s looking at a dog. Which is much more natural that casually looking at the camera while surrounded by dogs. The only issue with the third one is that I can tell, because I know his expressions, that he’s rolling his eyes. But that would also be his natural reaction to people taking his picture. It is SO hard to be that handsome.
Great pictures! That last one is fantastic. I also like the one where he’s looking away just because that’s so “cat.”
And never apologize for being fair-skinned! I am too and God made us that way, just like he gave your kitty his wonderful stripes.
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