PREPARING FOR YOUR CAT'S MINI-SESSION
I'm so excited to meet and photograph your cat! This quick guide will cover everything you'll want to think about in preparation for your kitty's mini-session. If you have additional questions, please let me know! -Erica
PREPARING YOUR CAT
You'll want to make sure your kitty looks great for his or her session, of course! The day before is a great time to thoroughly brush and clean your cat. Aside from keeping them out of any mud puddles or other big messes, cats don't usually need too much primping, though!
If your kitty is shy or skittish by nature, it's a good idea to feed him or her some calming treats the day before the shoot is scheduled, and again about an hour before the session, which will give them time to take effect. (Any pet supply store will be able give recommendations for brands!)
ON THE WAY TO YOUR MINI-SESSION
If your cat doesn't do well riding in a car, it might be good to have someone else drive you while you hold them or their carrier and comfort them!
WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE STUDIO
Even if your cat usually rides in the car without a carrier, it's a good idea to use one to transport him from the car to the actual studio. The studio is a shared space, so there may be other people or pets in the building!
Please text me once you've arrived, and head up to the 5th floor. My assistant will meet you at the elevator and bring you into the studio as soon as the previous pet is finished with their shoot! :)
Most pet owners are not needed much during the session, but it's a good idea to be available to assist with treats and toys. I will have a variety of treats, toys, and catnip on hand, but if your kitty has favorites, feel free to bring them!
Many cats feel more at ease when their person is relaxed and not paying much attention to them, so feel free to bring a book, magazine, knitting, or whatever your cat is used to seeing you do at home when you're just kicking back!
Lastly, you'll want to prepare yourself for some serious cute overload when you receive your cat's final photos! :)