I am an animal advocate and pet photographer in Los Angeles who uses animal photography to help them get adopted.

For this Halloween-themed series, I photographed black cats against a black background to emphasize their beauty and showcase their personalities.

Black cats have the lowest cat adoption rates and the highest euthanasia rates, in part because they typically don’t photograph well. I wanted to show that it is possible to get great pictures of these adorable cats. I hope my photos inspire people to adopt such beautiful cats and to volunteer for their local animal shelter.

The cats featured below are from West Los Angeles Animal Services and Milo’s Sanctuary.

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Maggie

Tux

Rita

Onyx

Luna

Moon

Toby

Slinky

Trix

Max

Spike

Frank

Eloise

Luna