Back in the day, I learned photography with black-and-white film. I developed my own negatives, printed my own prints, and even made a make-shift darkroom in the laundry room of one of my apartments while in college. Needless to say, black-and-white images hold a near and dear place in my heart. However, typically with pet photography, the gorgeous sunlight and outdoor locations really scream for color. I typically only convert images to black-and-white when people are included in the shots. This allows the emotion and connection between subjects to shine through. Strangely, when I was editing Simone's gallery, something just begged for black-and-white conversions. I don't know if it was the indoor location, the beautiful "eyeliner" around her eyes, or the dynamics of a kitty-cat's life. I grinned from ear to ear when I saw how lovely this feline subject became in a monochromatic image. Therefore, I've dedicated this entire post to Simone in black-and-white. :)

As a side note, I really approached this session as a day-in-the-life of a cat. I, of course, threw in some portraits, etc, but I really wanted to focus on capturing the essence of this little rescue kitty subject. So, naturally, we start off by sunbathing in the warm morning sunlight...

Study of Cat in black and whiteSoutheast US Cat PhotographerThen it is playtime.Fun Cat PicturesNorth Carolina Cat PhotographerA.D.D....is that a bird? or just a leaf falling?Modern Images for Posh PetsJust hanging out on her throne.Modern Cat PortraitsKitty PortraitsThis has to be one of my favorites. It's so quintessential cat overlooking her kingdom...Cat PortraitsCharlotte NC Pet PhotographyNothing like a good chin rub and some exploring.NoDa Pet PhotographerCharlotte NC Cat PhotographyAnd the most adorable series of a kitty I've seen! ;)Feline Pet PhotographyAfter all the adventures, it's time for a nap in the sunroom...Charlotte NC Cat PhotographerI hope you enjoyed this black-and-white day-in-the-life of Simone. :) I can't wait to see this story come together in her Coffee Table Album! Meow!

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