Capturing Mariposa Veterinary Wellness Center’s Resident Cat – Going with Grace


Meet Jack. He’s the resident kitty at Mariposa Veterinary Wellness Center and is a pretty special fella. The amount of love that poured out of the office on his photo shoot day was palpable. Jack is so loved and sadly his health is declining. The kind folks at Mariposa wanted to ensure his sweet soul was documented on camera to remember always.

I absolutely loved the candid nature of this photo shoot. Cats are much harder to photograph than dogs. I can’t simply dangle a treat and use my human squeaker voice to entice them. Instead, I just follow cats around in their natural element and I love how the end result is a series of photos that truly tells a beautiful story. If you are interested in a similar photojournalistic style of photo shoot for your pet, please e-mail

Scroll down to see some of my favorite shots from the morning and enjoy Jack’s story.

Jack is Mariposa’s official greeter. And Ariel is his mischievous sidekick.

Jack steals attention subtly.

And not so subtly….

He takes moments to reflect.

He enjoys the finer things in life. (a.k.a. being hand-fed yummy treats)

And has clearly stolen all the hearts of the staff.

  1. Shannon Smith says:

    Awesome photographs

  2. Sandy Siecgrist says:

    These are beautiful images of Jack and his office family! I will miss seeing you buddy!

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