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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Kittens in the Kitchen

This post is going to be a bit photo heavy, but since it is my first session to post here…..stop complaining! I wanted to start with a bang! So today, Julia Rinkles (this is not her real name, but for privacy reasons due to her somewhat skimpy outfit we should protect her identity) is going to teach us how to bake a cake.

Everyone knows the first step in baking is to find a recipe that makes our tummies rumble…


Sometimes this can be tricky and requires assistance…


Once a recipe has been decided upon, check your pantry for all the needed ingredients. It is advised that you toss your brothers out of the kitchen at this point due to the horrible messes they create!



By the way, hats are fun!


Especially if you can hide in them and play peek-a-boo!


Enough playtime! Let’s get to work! Start by mixing your dry ingredients…



Are you sure it is mixed? Mix it just a bit more….



Now let’s start mixing in the wet ingredients, and don’t worry about the oil….Sphynx brand oil is the best!




After baking, keep an eye out! Because naughty brothers will sneak in to steal your treat!



Things can get a bit messy….but that just means it is extra tasty!


Yum yum!



For inquiring minds- These images were shot in studio, using three Alien Bee Flash units (lights). Images were taken with my Nikon D810 and Sigma 35 1.4 Art. The settings were- f/7.1, Shutter 1/125, and ISO-100. Edited in Photoshop with mostly hand edits, although I did use a couple actions from Chasing Light Action’s Chemistry Set

I used a piece of clear plexi over the floor drop to prevent permanent damage. The backdrops used are called Polylite and are from LemonDrop Stop and are shown HERE and HERE.

Hello World!

A week ago I asked my friends and followers if they would enjoy following a blog if I created one….the answer was a definite yes! So here we are!  I take a lot of images that I don’t post anywhere, but send privately to my kitten families, or simply just end up saving to my hard drive (I don’t want to overload Facebook, so I usually pick a favorite from a session and post just one or two). Lately I have been working on some “story” sessions, or themed sessions (cannot wait to show you guys!).  I also have sessions with some funny blooper shots I don’t always post, but I think may give you guys a giggle. So my plan for this blog is a place where I could put many images from a session and the story line. As well as some behind the scenes details or funny things that happened! Mostly these would be my own sessions with my own cats, but some would be client work as well. For my photographer friends I will include some info about lenses, settings and props that were used in the creation of the image.