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

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Chip – 248044

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Coco – 262068

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Finch – 262841

San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Pets, Pet Photography

Luna – 261559

San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Pets, Pet Photography

Sophie – 248043

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TJ – 253887

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Tux – 259243

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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

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Shasta – 258527

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Strom – 257302

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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!

Aug 28, 2017
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San Diego Humane Society Adoptable Pets, Ali Peterson Photography

It may be a coincidence, but it often seems like whenever I go to photograph the San Diego Humane Society adoptable pets, they’re all napping! Even with the help of my lovely assistant, Dee, we often find it difficult to get the animals to wake up for us, let alone “model.” We must come right after their lunch is served. Haha! And although I totally understand having a serious case of “food coma,” it can be a bit of a bummer when we decide to move on to the next animal on the list without getting a decent shot, but we’d much rather let them be at peace with whatever they’re doing as opposed to forcing them to take a picture. Luckily, there’s always a handful of animals who are more than willing to take a mugshot for us…maybe they instinctively know it can help them get adopted faster. So, without further ado, here’s this week’s line-up of adoptable furry friends…

Spencer – 235730San Diego Humane Society Adoptable Cat, Ali Peterson Photography

Van Halen – 255258San Diego Humane Society Adoptable Cat, Ali Peterson Photography

Andrea – 253786San Diego Humane Society Adoptable Cat, Ali Peterson Photography

Lancelot – 254058San Diego Humane Society Adoptable Cat, Ali Peterson Photography

Puma Thurman – 254511San Diego Humane Society Adoptable Cat, Ali Peterson Photography

Katherine – 250643San Diego Humane Society Adoptable Cat, Ali Peterson Photography

Carlos – 244189San Diego Humane Society Adoptable Bunny, Ail Peterson Photography

Little Bea – 248114San Diego Humane Society Adoptable Bunny, Ali Peterson Photography

Nibbles – 254498San Diego Humane Society Adoptable Bunny, Ali Peterson Photography

Marble – 253787San Diego Humane Society Adoptable Guinea Pig, Ali Peterson Photography

Don’t see a pet that would be a perfect match for you? Check out ALL the adoptable pets at the San Diego Humane Society that are currently looking for forever homes at sdhumane.org.

Aug 17, 2017
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San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Cats, Ail Peterson Photography

Last month, I received a comment on my Facebook page from some one who actually went and adopted one of the cats I photographed. It made my heart fill with joy! To know that the photos I take of these shelter cats actually inspire people to go visit them and adopt is AMAZING! I wish that would happen every month! So, here’s the latest group of kitties that are still looking for homes. They are currently available for adoption at the San Diego Humane Society Oceanside campus on Airport Rd. If your heart feels all warm and fuzzy inside after looking at these photos, go pay them a visit!  Even if you don’t end up adopting, I can tell you from experience that they’ll at least enjoy the company 🙂

CATELYN – 253694

San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Cats, Ail Peterson Photography

GRACIE – 228404

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MISSY – 253152

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KATSU – 252067

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PORTER – 210146

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MAI – 253550

San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Cats, Ail Peterson Photography

LECHE – 253414

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SOVA – 252044

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POPPY – 250829

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