When Los Angeles-based photographer Casey Elise adopted a lovable kitten, she was inspired to have a change in career.
“I often photographed my pets, but it wasn’t until December 2014, when I adopted a kitten named Imogen and began volunteering at the West Los Angeles animal shelter, that I fell in love with pet photography and began pursuing it professionally,” reads her website.
Additionally, Casey Elise started pursuing it voluntarily; that is, she began photographing cats at the West Los Angeles animal shelter, where she adopted Imogen, as well as other local rescue groups. By displaying beautiful shots that capture the cats’ true beauty, shelters are more likely to attract adopters.
During her visits, Casey Elise discovered that black cats tend to stay longer in shelters and their dark fur can be tough to photograph with non-professional cameras. So she started The Black Cat project, which focuses on taking clear, stunning pictures of black cats with her Nikon D-800.
“You just can’t see the black cats as well, especially not when they’re in a dark cage,” she said in a story by TODAY. Just wait until you see what they look like with her lens!