A Tale of a tail


The Art of Photographing Fluffies and Furries

I’ve photographed them all.  All makes, shapes, sizes and colours. chiaraandbunnycleanedsignaturefinaljan1313 sharper copy

In their wake they leave fur, fluff, poo and joy.  Some are sweet, easy-going.  Some, bossy boots.  Some the grey-whiskered elders.  Many cuddly. All are best friends.

From Gros Minou (translation: big cat) who spent most of the studio visit puffing up to the size of a small lion while hiding under my bed, as his owner and I attempted to coax to light this tough little guy. Yes, in the end, the portraits were great but he sure is a big cat!

Then there was Fluffy, the ferret, who arrived in style (in a pink purse) with her tribe : three beautiful young adults who write home regularly from away, not to hear their parents’ news, but to learn how Fluffy is faring.

But the newest arrivals at the studio have been bunnies.  Sweet adorable bunnies (better behaved than my grandkids) and certainly easier to retrieve than Gros Minou.

So here’s the conversation…

Chiara and bunny arrive for their photo session, and I (thinking this could become an epidemic) mention that I recently photographed bright joyful Noah with his bunny Timothy.

Chiara, a super-smart and inquisitive 11-year-old, wants to know all the details. Size. Make. Age. Owner’s stats, etc.

Noah & Timothy - Photo Credit: Helene Anne FortinOnce she discovers that both Charley (her bunny) and Timothy (sensitive Noah’s) are lop-eared, she suggests that perhaps “they” could meet (the two bunnies) and have babies.

Chiara’s mom replies in horror:  “But they may have many bunnies…” 

Quick Chiara explains that domesticated bunnies only have 3-4 babies per litter, and as far as she was concerned it really wouldn’t be a problem.  Delightful.

I figure the safest way for these two beauties to meet is in photographs… enjoy.

Helene Anne Fortin

PS Don’t I have the best job in the whole world!