Hi! I'm Ali, and welcome to my blog!

I'm an animal-loving, sun-worshipping photographer who specilaizes in FRESH photography for ACTIVE pet parents! I strive to help pet parents like YOU look good, feel good, and do good. To learn more about me, my services, products, and how I can help you, please visit my website at alipeterson.com.

Here, you'll find my most recent adventures in pet photography, including but not limited to: photo sessions with families and pet businesses, custom product information, helpful How-To articles, special event highlights, model calls, contests, and other useful resources to help educate and entertain you.

Nov 13, 2017
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San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Pets, Pet Photography

Today’s photography session at the San Diego Humane Society was all about featuring the adoptable pets who’ve been in the shelter for over a month. There’s several reasons why these animals haven’t been able to find a home yet. Some have medical conditions that need tending to, some are too shy and timid to interact with strangers. Whatever the case, they all deserve to find loving homes…and I have faith that they will someday. As a pet photographer, I sometimes find it a bit more difficult to photograph the animals who are shy, scared, tired, or uninterested. But, I’m always up for the challenge because I know a good photo can go a long way for these guys (and gals). If you’re looking to adopt a fur baby and you see a photo of one that gives you even the slightest warmth inside, do them a favor and pay them a visit. Even the best photograph can’t fully portray they’re personality to the fullest. So, you never know…that one cat you thought was kind of cute might just be the perfect addition to your family 🙂

Amabella – 255964

San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Pets, Pet Photography

Biscotti – 260608

San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Pets, Pet Photography

Blue – 261560

San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Pets, Pet Photography

Chip – 248044

San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Pets, Pet Photography

Coco – 262068

San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Pets, Pet Photography

Finch – 262841

San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Pets, Pet Photography

Luna – 261559

San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Pets, Pet Photography

Sophie – 248043

San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Pets, Pet Photography

TJ – 253887

San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Pets, Pet Photography

Tux – 259243

San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Pets, Pet Photography

Winston – 259895

San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Pets, Pet Photography

Zazzles – 261895

San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Pets, Pet Photography

Oct 23, 2017
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San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Cat, Pet Photography

One thing’s for sure, the San Diego Humane Society never has a need for adoptable cats. It’s not that the cats don’t get adopted…quite the contrary! It’s just that there’s SO many cats that come in and out of the doors at SD Humane. Cats from off the streets, cats from owners who had to give them up, cats who didn’t quite work out with the family that adopted them. Whatever the reason for a cat being at the Humane Society, they are sure to find a forever home at some point. I visit the San Diego Humane Society every other week to take pictures of the cats who are waiting to be adopted, and it’s quite rare that I see the same cat twice. In fact, it’s reported that, in the year 2015-2016, the San Diego Humane Society found homes for 7,095 cats. That’s almost 20 cats per day! How incredible is that?! Oddly enough, they adopt more cats than dogs. Read the full statistic report HERE. But before you do that, check out these little fur babies that are looking to get adopted. Will you be the one to provide their forever home?

Mela – 257306

San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Cat, Pet Photography

Ditka – 120317

San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Cat, Pet Photography

Lucy – 260136

San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Cat, Pet Photography

Midnight – 256144

San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Cat, Pet Photography

Purrkelly – 257941

San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Cat, Pet Photography

Rosey – 255023

San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Cat, Pet Photography

Shasta – 258527

San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Cat, Pet Photography

Strom – 257302

San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Cat, Pet Photography

Winsten – 259954

San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Cat, Pet Photography

Visit sdhumane.org to view more adoptable cats or head down to one of the shelter locations!

 

 

Oct 09, 2017
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San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Cats, Ali Peterson Photography

As a volunteer pet photographer at the San Diego Humane Society, you never really know what you’re going to get as far as subjects go. The rescue does such an excellent job at getting their pets adopted that you’re most likely to see fresh faces every time you go in. Occasionally, I’ll see a cat or a rabbit that I’ve previously photographed and are still looking for a forever home. But for the most part, these animals find homes pretty quickly. Today’s line-up weren’t the most playful bunch I’ve ever photographed, but I still enjoy their company. It’s totally understandable when cats just aren’t in the mood to get their picture taken. Being in a new place with a bunch of strangers, away from what they’re used to, not knowing what’s going to happen to them…I’d be a little reluctant to “smile” too! But, even if the cats aren’t busting out their best modeling skills for me, at least they’re engaging in some sort of interaction from a visitor, and that makes me feel good 🙂 If you’re looking to add a furry feline to your family, check out these guys and gals that are currently available for adoption at the San Diego Humane Society

Little Man – 143862San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Cats, Ali Peterson Photography

John Travolta – 255285San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Cats, Ali Peterson Photography

Rosemary – 258834San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Cats, Ali Peterson Photography

Ditka – 258955San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Cats, Ali Peterson Photography

Koi – 259915San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Cats, Ali Peterson Photography

Huckpurr – 258419San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Cats, Ali Peterson Photography

Mitch – 253872

Rosie – 222222San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Cats, Ali Peterson Photography

Boots – 208840San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Cats, Ali Peterson Photography

Sadie – 256507San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Cats, Ali Peterson Photography

Midnight – 256144San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Cats, Ali Peterson Photography

Butu – 205132San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Cats, Ali Peterson Photography

Like looking at photos of adoptable pets? Check out some of the other San Diego Humane Society adoptable animals I’ve had the pleasure of photographing HERE!

Sep 25, 2017
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San Diego Humane Society Adoptable Bunnies, Ali Peterson Photography

It was a short and sweet photo session at the San Diego Humane Society today. And by short and sweet, I’m talking about the bunnies, of course! Most people aren’t really amused by bunnies, or see why people own them as pets. I personally have never owned one, but I’ve got to say…these guys (and girls) crack me up. Maybe it’s the way they hop around or wiggle their little noses. Maybe it’s that side-eye stare they give you that looks like they’re thinking “I’m watching you, lady!” Whatever it is, they never cease to entertain me when I visit them at the shelter.

It’s no wonder the San Diego Humane Society seems to always have a good amount of bunnies up for adoption. The Oceanside campus (where the bunnies are cared for) sits about 100 yards from the San Luis Rey River (well, what used to be a river, anyways). So does my house. And when I’m out in my backyard, which faces the river, I can probably spot 10 bunnies in 15 minutes. They’re everywhere! It really gave me a new perspective on the phrase “hump like bunnies.” Haha! Anyways, there’s a lot of bun buns up here in North County San Diego, and the San Diego Humane Society is doing a terrific job of taking care of the strays and finding them loving homes.

If you’re in the market for a bunny to call your own, visit the San Diego Humane Society Oceanside campus on Airport Road. You’re sure to find a fur ball to cuddle with. Here’s just a few that I had the pleasure of photographing today and are ready for adoption!

Betty Davis – 255724

San-Diego-Humane Society Adoptable Bunnies, Ali Peterson Photography

Anna – 244187San-Diego-Humane Society Adoptable Bunnies, Ali Peterson Photography

Bailey – 172503San-Diego-Humane Society Adoptable Bunnies, Ali Peterson Photography

Jello – 181609San-Diego-Humane Society Adoptable Bunnies, Ali Peterson Photography

National Pit Bull Awareness Month, Ail Peterson Photography

What could be better than spending some quality bonding time outdoors with your Pittie, getting beautiful images for your home, AND supporting a local non-profit that supports Pit Bulls? Because we LOVE Pitties so much, we’re donating 50% of ALL session fees that are booked during National Pit Bull Awareness month to our friends at Passion For Pitties or San Diego Pittie Parents.

Here’s how it works:

  • Review the Experience, Session Details/Investment, and Products pages of this website (alipeterson.com) to learn more about how the photo session works and what kinds of products you can order.
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  • Call, email, or submit a contact form to let us know you’re interested.
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  • Schedule a complimentary in-home Consultation to decide if you’d like to book.
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  • Book your session (this is typically done during the Consultation).
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  • Enjoy your images, products, and the fact that you helped support the Pitties!

Here’s the fine print:

  • ONLY sessions that are booked during October 2017 qualify.
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  • The photo shoot itself does NOT have to take place during the month of October, however, the appointment MUST be booked (with payment made) before November 1st.
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  • This is NOT a mini session. A full session must be booked.
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  • You may choose which non-profit you’d like to donate to. Options include Passion For Pitties and San Diego Pittie Parents. If you do not wish to choose, the fee will be split 50/50.
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  • You do NOT have to own a Pit Bull to participate. We accept support from all breeds 🙂

National Pit Bull Awareness Month, Ail Peterson Photography

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