Capturing A Cat’s Personality in Digital Photos

Who doesn’t love to photograph their pet?

A  cat is part of the family and its photos are part of the family photo album. With the pictures you may already have of your pet, you can easily create a pet photo book that tells the story of your pet and portrays its best moments in pictures.

Capturing Your Cat’s Personality with a Digital Camera

Michele Gauger's photo book of cats

Michele Gauger, a Master Photographer with many distinguished photographic honors, produced a wonderful coffee table book  that features several beautiful, mysterious and fun-loving cats. Here’s a picture of the cover. It’s a hardcover book, but an amateur photographer can also produce it on with a softcover and in a variety of sizes.

Posing Your Cat?

Well, we all know how hard that can be. But you can keep your digital camera ready as you put your cat into interesting situations. Here are a few of the settings and props Michele used to capture her cats at play and at rest.

  • Ladder. An old, beat-up ladder adds a bit of character to the shot. Michele’s cat was photographed perched on the top, sitting and standing on a rung, walking down the rungs and rubbing its head into the wood. Put your cat on a ladder and see what kind of shots you get.
  • Stairway. Indoors or out. Michele chose an outdoor wooden stairway that added texture to the background. Put your cat on the stairs and see what kind of action shots you get. If you have more than one cat, put both of them on the stairway. Shoot at eye level, from below and even overhead looking down at the cat.
  • Large Rocks. An outdoor setting offers many delightful photo opps of your cat. Michele’s cat can be seen stretching out on the warm rock, reaching down to snatch a bug, sitting and curiously inspecting its surroundings.
  • Garden Setting. Oh the interesting things your cat can find in a garden — and the terrific photos you can take while it’s playing.  Michele caught her cat peeking out from behind some flowers, sitting under some daylily leaves as they drooped around it and stretching upward to catch a bug. The backdrop of flowers, leaves, pebbles or mulch add interest to your photo.
  • Closeups. Get in close for many of your shots. Michele did some full-face closeups that are really terrific pictures of each cat. Some capture the clarity of the eyes, ears and nose with the rest of the face blurring out into the background greenery. These are the beautiful shots that reveal your cat’s soul. Don’t miss your chance to capture that!

Engaging a Professional Photographer. If you’d like Michele Gauger to capture your cat’s personality in photos, you can find her at She’s located in Southeastern Wisconsin and has a number of photographic specialties beyond photographing cats.

Making Your Cat’s Memory Book.

Michele Gauger's Cat Photo Book

If you’re taking your own photos (or have a collection of photos you can use), simply visit and upload those shots. Lifephoto’s system is easy to use — you can have a book completed in 30 minutes (or less). Select hardcover or softcover, the size and price range for the book you want to create. Remember that digital photo books take 20 or more photos — the more you upload, the better, as lifephoto’s automatic page layout function will give you multiple photos on various pages. You can also add captions or paragraphs of copy to the pages.

Be as creative as you want with your photos to capture a lifetime of memories.

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