If you need someone to photograph your cat, your everyday, your final days with your pet, or even the first ones with your puppy or baby, I’m the Seattle Pet and Family Documentary Photographer for you. I specialize in pet photography (my specialty niche is cats!), family documentary, and I also enjoy live music photography. I’m passionate about the pet rescue photography that I do and I’m a member of HeARTs Speak (artists volunteering their time and talents to help rescue animals). I also have experience in event photography, school portraits, and have a background in film and video production.
And here’s the LONG Version (if you have extra time):
I’m a Brit mama living in Seattle, exploring my passion for photography while juggling parent duties, raising awareness about multiple sclerosis, and staying up too late to watch ‘Criminal Minds’ while editing photos and eating dark chocolate. I miss England but I love this city of Seattle that I have called my home for the last 20 years.
My love for both animals and creating a permanent image on film and with photography goes quite the way back now; storytelling with images, and animals are just about my two favorite things in the world! I have loved and worked with animals for as long as I can remember, and I went to college for a BA in photography, journalism, film and video. I then worked in film production for many years.
Now that I am no long working on movie sets (or in veterinary clinics), my creative focus has steered back to still photography. I also volunteer my time and skills by creating images of rescue cats (specifically Seattle Area Feline Rescue) and am a member of HeARTs Speak – “a global network of animal photographers, artists, authors, graphic designers, and advocates who believe in the power of collaboration. By working together, we can reduce the number of adoptable animals unnecessarily euthanized each year – united in our effort as artists helping animals. We come together to save the lives of millions of animals in need and to educate the wider community.” I volunteer my time and skills to the cats so that each and every one of them has a better chance of finding a new home. I am so pleased to say we have been very successful in getting many cats into forever homes in this way.
You can head on over to the Adopt less-adoptable cats campaign page on Facebook to see the latest campaign for Seattle Area Feline Rescue, including many of my images.
My focus is on family and pet photography (my specialty is cats). I find that with cats, being in their home environment is usually the best option, where they are most calm, and with dogs, wherever it is that their character comes out best. I think the photos that I have created to date, show my connection with my animal subjects, and I always do my best to show their true character.
I also have experience with general portraiture, school portraits, various lifestyle and product photography, event photography, ‘photo booths’, live music photography and children’s parties. My style is candid and photo-journalistic; I like to capture people in their element as some of the best moments for photos are when the subject is unaware of the camera. It’s also the best way to tell people’s stories.
I always to try to draw out the emotion and character of my subjects, whether that be a cat looking for a home, a dog that has been well-loved by a human companion for his lifetime, or it’s creating candid shots for a lifetime event (wedding, children’s party, etc) or at a band’s live gig. Supporting my photography in general helps me continue my invaluable work for rescue animals.
Please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a project that I may be able to help you with.
As a HeARTs Speak member, Seattle animal shelters and rescues may contact me about my volunteer photography to help get more homeless animals adopted.
I am forever learning about my craft, but I give my utmost to every project, big or small. I like to try to work around whatever a situation throws at me, including in tiny spaces (such as at a cat rescue), and use available light, minimal equipment, and at the most, flash photography, rather than studio lighting. Film production taught me a lot about working with many variables, composition and being flexible. I just love creating images!
Thank you for checking out my page!!
xo ~ K
**Legal Disclaimer** – Please consider that all photos, unless noted, are the property of K.A.Moore Photography and Katherine A. Moore, and may not be copied or used without my permission, and/or with the intent to pass off as another’s work or to profit from it. All rights are reserved by K.A.Moore Photography and myself, Katherine A. Moore.