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.

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

San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Cats, Ail Peterson Photography

MISSY – 253152

San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Cats, Ail Peterson Photography

KATSU – 252067

San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Cats, Ail Peterson Photography

PORTER – 210146

San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Cats, Ail Peterson Photography

MAI – 253550

San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Cats, Ail Peterson Photography

LECHE – 253414

San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Cats, Ail Peterson Photography

SOVA – 252044

San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Cats, Ail Peterson Photography

POPPY – 250829

San Diego Humane Society, Adoptable Cats, Ail Peterson Photography

Jul 17, 2017
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San Diego Humane Society Adoptable Cats

Well, Adopt-A-Cat-Month might be over but there is still plenty of San Diego Humane Society adoptable cats ready to find their forever homes. This last photo session was pretty entertaining as the majority of the cats I photographed were very friendly and playful. Sometimes I feel bad for waking them up from their naps, but they’re usually pretty cool about it once they realize they get to play for a few minutes. Check out the line-up below, and visit sdhumane.org to see more cats and other animals that are ready for adoption.

BEN – 247976San Diego Humane Society Adoptable Cats

CADI – 249203San Diego Humane Society Adoptable cats

EMBER – 250390San Diego Humane Society Adoptable Cats

FRECKLES – 248699San Diego Humane Society Adoptable Cats

GABY – 200154San Diego Humane Society Adoptable Cats

HARPER – 250258San Diego Humane Society Adoptable Cat

LILAC – 247272San Diego Humane Society Adoptable Cats

LOKI – 242139San Diego Humane Society Adoptable Cats

MARC ANTHONY – 250234San Diego Humane Society Adoptable Cats

MAX – 243455San Diego Humane Society Adoptable Cats

MISSY – 250488San Diego Humane Society Adoptable Cats

PRECIOUS – 248083San Diego Humane Society Adoptable Cats

RAIDER – 239650San Diego Humane Society Adoptable Cats

SAGE – 209081San Diego Humane Society Adoptable Cats

SULANIE – 250785San Diego Humane Society Adoptable Cats

TRISTAN – 250785San Diego Humane Society Adoptable Cats

VALENTINO – 250357San Diego Humane Society Adoptable Cat

Jun 03, 2017
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San Diego Humane Society Adoptable Rabbits

Check out this week’s line-up of San Diego Humane Society Adoptable Rabbits!! I’ve never owned a rabbit before, but they crack me up. They’re so soft and friendly. Sure, they may not be as interactive or engaged as a dog, but they sure do make a great companion for a dog. Haha! If you’re looking for a furry friend with big ears and a puffy tail, then you my find one here. Visit sdhumane.org to learn more about each of these adorable little fur balls.

ABIGAIL – 247348San Diego Humane Society Adoptable Rabbits

ALRIC – 247755San Diego Humane Society Adoptable Rabbits

CANYON – 247756San Diego Humane Society Adoptable Rabbits

CHIPMUNK – 247754San Diego Humane Society Adoptable Rabbits

JUPITER – 24775San Diego Humane Society Adoptable Rabbits

TOTORO – 247752San Diego Humane Society Adoptable Rabbits

Apr 26, 2017
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San Diego Humane Society, Ail Peterson Photography

As an animal-loving photographer, you could assume the obvious reason why I would jump/swim/hop/crawl/leap at the chance to photograph shelter animals…for the love of animals! Every moment I get to spend with a camera in my hands and an animal in my frame, I’m in heaven. Whether it’s a dog or cat, horse or pig…whether it’s a professional model or The Dog Whisperer’s next client…you get the point, I love them all!

San Diego Humane Society, Ail Peterson Photography

 

But the thing I LOVE most about volunteering is how doing something I love can help SO many animals, not just the ones I photograph. When you volunteer, no matter what position you choose, no matter how many hours you put in, every SINGLE contribution you make supports the organization, thus helping the animals.

San Diego Humane Society, Ail Peterson Photography

 

If you’ve never volunteered at a shelter before, I highly recommend it. I assume you love animals since you’re reading my blog, so that’s a give in. But no matter what you’re interested in, they have volunteer positions for everyone. You can do everything from photography, vet services, fostering, animal interaction, education, and more! Don’t think you have the time? Some positions only require a commitment of one hour per month. One hour! Everyone can afford to spend one hour per month helping an animal in need.

San Diego Humane Society, Ail Peterson Photography

 

The San Diego Humane Society will be my 3rd volunteer position at an animal shelter. I’ve loved every shelter I’ve had the pleasure to be a part of. Each one is unique and awesome in their own way. So I wanted to share exactly HOW the SDHS is helping animals of all kinds. The more you learn about their mission, their efforts, and their success, the more you’ll want to be a part of such a great cause.

San Diego Humane Society

 

Interested in volunteering? Awesome!! Head on over to the San Diego Humane Society website and learn more. With locations in San Diego, Escondido, and Oceanside, there’s sure to be one near you.