Cat Calendar ON SALE NOW! | Seattle Cat Photography

UPDATE: THE CALENDARS ARE SOLD OUT AT THE RESCUE.  If you would like to order a calendar, contact me directly by emailing me! katherine.moore.photo@gmail.com

I’m just so excited to share this with you!! After another year of photographing hundredscover-2-huey-louie of cats for Seattle Area Feline Rescue, I’ve designed another calendar for the following year, and the 2017 SAFe Rescue Cat Calendar is now on sale to benefit the cats. I put a quick poll on my Facebook page that led to a gallery to get some quick input to help narrow my shortlist, but boy, it is HARD to narrow down the images. This year, 16 cats and kittens show their face in and on the calendar; I honestly wish I could show you ALL the cats I have images of but even those wouldn’t make it into a cat-a-day calendar. But they’re ALL beautiful!

calendar-square-collageBest part: YOU get to look at some of the beautiful cats that I photographed last year, by having a copy of the calendar in your home, when you purchase one, so YOU MUST. And it’s not a flimsy cheapo calendar. NOPE! It’s an 11 x 17 inch wire-bound calendar, on satin-paper stock (smooth to write on), with boxes that give you ample room to write your info on each day, and I included lots of cool pet holidays on the calendar (so you don’t forget important things like ‘Hug Your Cat Day’). And NEW this year: rescue stories and info about the cats I included!

I tried to balance out some of my favorite and YOUR favorite images with some of the most remarkable rescue stories of the year, as well as present a good selection of the kinds of kitties that come through the rescue doors. It’s so hard to pick though. And with the ones that didn’t make it in the calendar, soon I’m going to make prints and cards available. I sincerely appreciate the love for these sweet faces. It’s also heartwarming to hear from people who adopted these cats and remember these cats. They’re all so special, and I love hearing from anyone and everyone. I put so much work and soul into this, I really hope you love it too.

And the superstar cat at the end of the calendar, who had her photo taken in her newbindi-1_resize home, is Bindi the blind kitty. You will have to get the calendar to see her new photo, looking entirely blissful! She is so happy now! Here she is way back when I first met her, before she had her two eye surgeries, and before she found her forever home.

Once the calendars arrive at the rescue, the options are to have one mailed to you, or if you are local to Seattle, you can pick one up. I am pondering adding in a Holiday print of the cats for people. Maybe for the first 25 orders or those who come to the rescue to pick up their calendar. What do you think, friends?Calendars will be hot off the press on December 23rd in a LIMITED BATCH, so pay for your pre-order now!

**PLEASE USE THIS DIRECT LINK TO PURCHASE A CALENDAR (the online order form) OR GO to the Seattle Area Feline Rescue website TO DO SO.**

Well, on that note, I hope you get your calendar, and I hope the New Year ahead is a happy, healthy,  and warm-cat (and dog) -filled one!

“The horizon leans forward,
Offering you space to place new steps of change.” ~ Maya Angelou

 

 

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The Purr-fect 2016 Rescue Cat Calendar | Seattle Cat Photography

I’m writing after a really busy week (being on CreativeLive for a Street Photography course, meeting the #CatDaddy Jackson Galaxy, plus photographing a Wings of Rescue mission, which I’ve already shared about in my previous blog post), but now I DO need to feature the 2016 calendar that I just finished for Seattle Area Feline Rescue…because I’m just so excited about it!

For several years, I’d been thinking it would be great to put a calendar out there featuring cats from the rescue (I usually create a personal one for myself, as it is), but it’s something you need to have some investment in on the back end, and we hadn’t got around to organizing in recent years due things like our rescue moving.

So when the Director of the Board asked if I could I put a calendar together in a few weeks to see how well we do this year with one, I jumped at the chance. I wouldn’t have time to do styled shoots for each month with such short notice (although that’s not my general M.O.), and I was entrusted to make my own choices of the cats based on a variety of adults, kittens, and seniors, but then I started looking at my massive catalog of cats just from this year, and it looks something like this…

I ultimately realized how HARD it was to make choices about which cats to put in! I have so many favorites images, but there are only 12 months, and I didn’t dare ask a bunch of people because then I could disappoint people who are volunteers, who foster our cats, etc., who would like to see their cats featured. All these cats are special, and I remember them all. Their stories are all unique and I could write a BOOK about all the cats I meet and about the time I experience when I photograph these sweet felines.

The only image I was sure of immediately was the cover, and that was to feature James. He came to us in a terrible state, transferred in from another shelter, suffering from diabetes, malnourished, shaved to rid his fur from fleas and terrible matting, and he had loss muscle tone in his legs. He had to have all his teeth removed due t0 his dental problems and he required a large amount of medical treatment and TLC. BUT he has come a LONG way since that time, and was adopted by his foster ‘parents’. (I’d like to do a follow-up photo session now!) But his image was and is a favorite of many, and it stands out. When Jackson Galaxy took a calendar at his booksigning event the other night, he was an immediate fan of James’ funny little face too.

Below is a slideshow featuring the cats from the calendar; they appear in this order: James, Mia, Muffin, Gonzo, Stella, Dora, Princess Buttercup, Jack, Moose, Halo, Black Violet, North & South, Cortana.

*All Images Copyright K.A.Moore Photography.

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Calendar details: In the calendar I made sure to put in pet and animal holidays and important days to remember, like National Black Cat Day, for all you cat fans out there. The images are full spread so you can gaze upon the one cat of the month, and the spiral bound calendar is printed on matte paper for easy writing. There are also reminders in there about how you can support our rescue, and all the proceeds from calendar sales support the cats and kittens of the rescue. It is the average calendar size of 8×10 inches, and if you are a Seattle local, you can pay and pick up at the rescue with no shipping charge (an excuse to come and look at cats), but you can also pay to have a calendar shipped if you are further away.

Make your calendar purchase by clicking HERE (links to rescue page)

**Update: Calendars are now only available for sale AT the rescue. If you would like to CUSTOM ORDER one (I will start with next consecutive month), contact me directly**

  • 1 x 2016 Calendar for $15 if picking up locally at the rescue
  • 1 x 2016 Calendar for $20 includes shipping
  • other quantities are available on the rescue website link too

All proceeds benefit the cats and kittens in our care. And remember this is a limited run of the calendar so get it now!!

My copy has been signed by Jackson Galaxy though! Yours won’t be scribbled on.

This really is a beautiful rescue calendar filled with images I made with a lot of love and care; when I photograph cats at the rescue, I’m not doing it just to get a photo up on the web (although that’s something I need to do to get them noticed), I’m trying to show the beauty I see in that cat, so that others will see that too. I hope that shows in my work, whether you see it as a rescue cat or as standalone artwork. These really are some of my favorites from this last year; feel free to ask me why I featured them, or ask me their stories. I’ll be happy to share. I love them all!

Thank you for your support, and enjoy your purr-fect rescue cat calendar! Again, just click the following for the Seattle Area Feline Rescue Calendar purchasing page.

Bonus: If you get your calendar at the rescue, be sure to pick up one of these Rescue Special cards for half off a pet portrait session. This also goes for any cat adopter!