Seeing that today is October 1, 2016 the first day of my favorite month! As a child I used to have such anticipation for Halloween! It truly was my favorite time of year. Yes, I loved Christmas as well. But something about Halloween…was it the smell of the all things Fall? Was it the leaves that crunched under foot? Was it the idea of being anything or body you wanted to be? Was it the competition between me and my brothers to see who got the most candy? I suppose it was partly all of those things, but Halloween brought us together as a family as a neighborhood even as a town, and yes everybody was celebrating Halloween across the country. Maybe that was the best part?
As I have said in past posts, I should have been a set designer, I just love decorating!
I had two challenges this day, one to decorate a minimal Halloween set and one to photograph a CAT! Yikes! A Cat??? Let’s just say they are VERY different than dogs, we all know that right? Well that is even more true in the studio! My friend Jenn Bakos of Jenn Bakos Photography and exceptional wedding photographer here in New Hampshire, agreed to take her cat Bumpkin! A black cat, perfect for my creative idea…sort of.
Bumpkin was beautiful, sweet, and…, well…, very much a cat…could have cared less about what was going on. Jenn was great, trying her hardest to get the cat to sit.
Well, all I can say is it has taken me longer to write this post than the photo-shoot with Bumpkin.
The cat sat – once. I’ll take it!