The Real House Cats of San Juan Puerto Rico – Miramar – Pet Photography

The Real House Cats of San Juan Puerto Rico – Miramar – Pet Photography

When I travel to San Juan for work I am blessed to have a few friends that offer to let me stay with them. This last trip into San Juan I crashed on the fold out in my friend Andreas cute Miramar apartment. Andrea is pretty much as cool as they come, she’s a writer/editor for Nuevo Dialoves craft beer and also runs at least several miles per day. Andrea is usually breaking a sweat well into her second mile before I’ve even started to smell my coffee. She isn’t one of the uppity patronizing healthy lifestyle people though she’s real and down to earth and I think really just does what makes her happy and doesn’t spend too much time worrying about what other people think. I have seen her kick back a few whiskeys at La Factoria before calling it a night and then getting up to run 5 miles the next morning. Dedicated to great whiskey as well as a rigorous training routine. 🙂

Aside from being inspired by the productive, professional and healthy lifestyle Andrea leads I’d say my favorite thing about spending time at her place is getting to visit with her two cats. There are few more peacefully way to wake up than to a cuddly cat purring at the edge of your bed. I’m currently a happy and proud dog owner but deep down inside I’m really a cat lady at heart.

Take a peek at the animal and pet photography on my website.

This is Andrea's cat 'Kuro'. He is an orange short tailed bobcat mix. He is named after Akira Kurosawa, a Japanese filmmaker.
This is Andrea’s cat ‘Kuro’. He is an orange short tailed bobcat mix. He is named after Akira Kurosawa, a Japanese filmmaker.
This is a head shot of 'Kuro', he is friendly and easy to photograph. He just loves to play and cuddle. Kuro was a rescued by Andreas boyfriend when he was just a little kitten.
This is a head shot of ‘Kuro’, he is friendly and easy to photograph. He just loves to play and cuddle. Kuro was a rescued by Andreas boyfriend when he was just a little kitten.
Usually when photographing animals I follow the same rules I use with people. I sit and wait. I wait for then to move into some great natural light before I start taking pictures. When photographing cats it is important to be patient.
Usually when photographing animals I follow the same rules I use with people. I sit and wait. I wait for then to move into some great natural light before I start taking pictures. When photographing cats it is important to be patient.
This is Andrea's other cat Leonardo or 'Leo' as he is called by his friends. 'Leo' is a much more elusive cat and is much harder to photograph. He is an absolutely beautiful long haired gray cat and it is worth the wait to take his photograph.
This is Andrea’s other cat Leonardo or ‘Leo’ as he is called by his friends. ‘Leo’ is a much more elusive cat and is much harder to photograph. He is an absolutely beautiful long haired gray cat and it is worth the wait to take his photograph. It is out of focus in this photograph, but Andrea has a coffee mug with the Cheshire cat on it that disappears and reappears depending on the temperature of the liquid in the cup…. its the little details that reveal a true cat lover.
And now for Leo's close up! Leo was several feet away from the terrace window when I took this photograph. The light was dim so I slowed my shutter speed and set the camera on the floor to make this picture.
And now for Leo’s close up! Leo was several feet away from the terrace window when I took this photograph. The light was dim so I slowed my shutter speed and set the camera on the floor to make this picture.
This is a photograph of 'Leo' in front of Andreas bookcase. He is sitting in the perfect amount of natural light here.
This is a photograph of ‘Leo’ in front of Andreas bookcase. He is sitting in the perfect amount of natural light here.
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