Anatomy of a Cat fight

Disclamer: No cats were harmed in the making of these photos. These two boys actually love each other and are generally inseperable, but they do love to wrestle.

So I was setting up my backdrop and lighting as the cats were milling about seeing what I was doing. I was planning on getting photos of our foster kitten to post on social media. Castiel, the Bengal, is always on the set whether I’m trying to photograph him or not. I had just done a few test shots for proper exposure and then Castiel started walking onto the backdrop. He was being his normal playful self and started chasing his tail on set. (first image) Deisel thought it would be fun to tackle Castiel and throw down. The resulting photos showed such expression on their faces. Castiel especially, who is a bit of a drama queen. The wrestling match didn’t last long, but I got some interesting shots of how cats fight with each other. Generally dirty. Note the image where Castiel is about to bite Deisel’s foot.

In-Store Easter Photos!!

Hi everyone, I will be offering Easter photo sessions at three different Pet Valu locations. This is a great and inexpensive way to have a nice Easter themed photo of your pet and support local rescue groups too!!

Saturday April 6th Noon – 4pm Sinking Spring 2645 Shillington Rd. Sinking Spring, PA

Sunday April 7th Noon – 4pm Ephrata 120 N. Reading Rd. Ephrata, PA 17522

Sunday April 14th Noon – 4pm Lititz 1024 Lititz Pike Lititz, PA 17543

Oh yes, it’s that time of year again. And again, I am setting up in-store holiday photo shoots. I love working with PetValu to bring these fund raising sessions to their customers. We’ve had a lot of fun during the past shoots and these will be the best yet!!

This year we are donating half the proceeds to Animal Rescue League of Berks County for the shoot at PetValu in Sinking Spring and PAWS for the shoot at the Ephrata store. So not only do you get a beautiful 8×10 print suitable for framing, but you are donating to animal rescues who so desperately need it.

I hope to see you and your furry ( or not so furry if you have a Sphynx 😊) friends on December 1st or 2nd!!

Mason on the Move

Walking through a park on a beautiful sunny day, one would expect to see dogs being walked, people walking or jogging, babies in strollers. But when someone brings a cat out for a walk, a lot of heads turn. Such was the case this past Sunday when Mason went for his first outdoor excursion. He did very well and made lots of new friends.

Enjoy these shots from our day.

Patience Pays Off…

When it comes to taking pictures of cats, patience is the only game in town. When they are your own cats, you have the leisure to get the shots when you want to. The cats are relaxed and don’t feel threatened. But when it comes to inviting someone into your home to get professional pictures taken, the cats may not be so relaxed. Such was the case with these Bengal siblings. It took some time, (and many treats) but I was able to get some great shots of these girls.

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Many Interesting Opportunities

My first year in business as Roughtooth Photography has been quite an interesting one. Many opportunities have come my way and, always eager to expand my experience, I have tried them all. I have learned a great deal about the craft I have loved since my days of youth and I am looking forward to learning a lot more. From product, portrait and real estate photography to, of course my favorite, pet photography. Some say I am spreading myself too thin by not having a “specialty”. I say, my specialty is photography. Connecting with your subject and figuring out the best way portray it in an image is the kind of challenge I thrive on. Whether it’s a person, animal, motorcycle part, a 130 year old letter or a house, I can make it look great. Versatility is my specialty.

Let my versatility work for you. I take challenges seriously and will work with you to create the images you envision. Please feel free to contact me for quotes and scheduling. Thank you!!   Troy

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Lulu

   Lulu, I wish we would have met under better circumstances.     While taking pictures at a memorial party for a wonderful friend who recently passed away, her pretty Calico showed up to pay her respects. Normally an unsociable cat, Lulu felt compelled to come in from outside and mingle with the party guests. I got this shot of her just before she came inside. I didn't want to scare her so I just held the camera out the door so she wouldn't see me and aimed as carefully as I could. I love how the color of her eyes matches the vase she is sitting next to. Lulu, along with many other people, will miss Cindy terribly.
Lulu, I wish we would have met under better circumstances.
While taking pictures at a memorial party for a wonderful friend who recently passed away, her pretty Calico showed up to pay her respects. Normally an unsociable cat, Lulu felt compelled to come in from outside and mingle with the party guests. I got this shot of her just before she came inside. Not wanting to scare her I just held the camera out the door so she wouldn’t see me and aimed as carefully as I could. I love how the color of her eyes matches the vase she is sitting next to. Lulu, along with many other people, will miss Cindy terribly.