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Woman Buys A Professional Photoshoot For Her Cat, Has No Regrets (17 Pics)

Published 7 months ago

If you have a pet, you probably have thousands of photos of it on your phone. But what do you do when simple phone photography is no longer enough? Well, you hire a professional photographer, of course. It might sound a little overboard but that’s exactly what one redditor recently did.

The woman paid 175 Canadian dollars (123 USD) for a professional photoshoot of her cat Kazmir and shared the pictures to the r/aww subreddit where they quickly went viral, receiving over 130k upvotes. The pictures were taken by Canadian photographer Sarah Bourque of Wally & Roops Pet Photography. In a recent interview with Bored Panda the photographer said she was pleasantly surprised to see Kazmir’s photos posted on Reddit.

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One Reddit user recently paid for a professional photoshoot of her cat Kazmir

Image credits: Wally & Roops Pet Photography

The cat’s photos quickly went viral, receiving over 130k upvotes

Image credits: Loverstits

The pictures were taken by Canadian photographer Sarah Bourque of Wally & Roops Pet Photography

Image credits: Wally & Roops Pet Photography

Sarah says she took the photos back in January. “We’d had some stormy weather but the sun peaked out just in the nick of time for us,” said the photographer. “I met Kazmir and his mom and dad at a local park where I knew there would be some lovely quiet spots for us to use.”

According to the photographer, Kazmir was used to being outside and was wearing his harness and leash which Sarah later removed in Photoshop.

Sarah took Kazmir’s photos in a local park

Image credits: Wally & Roops Pet Photography

Image credits: Wally & Roops Pet Photography

Image credits: Wally & Roops Pet Photography

The photographer said that Kazmir was a wonderful model and she followed him around like his “personal paparazzi”. “We would guide him in the direction we wanted him and then I’d go up ahead and crouch down so I could get the photos as he approached,” added Sarah.

The cat was used to being outside and loved exploring nature

Image credits: Wally & Roops Pet Photography

Image credits: Wally & Roops Pet Photography

Image credits: Wally & Roops Pet Photography

“The park we went to has a lovely area with moss-covered rocky perches to sit and across the street is the beach. We decided to do both locations for extra variety,” said Sarah. “I like to keep things simple and stay as close to eye level with my subject as possible. I want them to be at ease and happy.”

Sarah said she had to follow Kazmir around like his “personal paparazzi”

Image credits: Wally & Roops Pet Photography

Image credits: Wally & Roops Pet Photography

Image credits: Wally & Roops Pet Photography

So Sarah spent a lot of time crawling around or laying in the grass as she snapped photos of the cat. “I find cats are natural posers, we let him find spots to perch in the area where the light was prettiest and then I would take photos from a variety of angles and get in nice and close. This usually lasts a few seconds before they tire of my shenanigans and move on. Luckily I’m quick so a few seconds is all I need!”

Photographer Sarah went as far as crawling to take the best possible photos of the cat

Image credits: Wally & Roops Pet Photography

Image credits: Wally & Roops Pet Photography

Image credits: Wally & Roops Pet Photography

The photographer explained that it can be tricky to get a cat’s  attention so they used toys and treats to get him to look at the camera. “Never underestimate the power of shaking a container of treats!” joked Sarah.

Sarah used toys and treats to get the cat’s attention

Image credits: Wally & Roops Pet Photography

Image credits: Wally & Roops Pet Photography

The Reddit user explained why she decided to order Kazmir a photoshoot

Image credits: Loverstits

Image credits: Wally & Roops Pet Photography

Sarah has been into photography for 11 years and became a full-time pet photographer two years ago. As for the name Wally & Roops Pet Photography, Sarah explained that she named her business after her two dogs as they are her muses.

“From zoomy puppies to stoic seniors, from aloof cats to llamas or chickens, they are all incredible and I love being able to capture their unique personalities,” explained Sarah how she got into pet photography. “I also love the interactions with the families, we are all animal lovers so we tend to spend the photoshoot sharing stories and having a laugh.”

People absolutely loved Kazmir’s photoshoot






Aušrys Uptas

One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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