Scooter & Skeeter :: Seattle Cat Photographer

Meet Scooter…

and Skeeter!

These two cats belong to my amazing sister Tracy and awesome brother-in-law Charlie. I was stoked when they asked me to come over and spend an afternoon photographing my “nieces” in their beautiful Ballard home. With their help, I got plenty of fun shots of both girls… 

 

Thanks again Tracy & Charlie for a fun day of hanging out & photographing!

🙂 Amanda

Scooter & Skeeter :: Seattle Cat Photographer

Vancouver Cats :: Seattle Pet Photographers

While I was vacationing in Vancouver, BC for the Olympics, I had the chance to photograph two very adorable cats.

Sassy was so friendly and talkative while I was photographing her and she fell asleep in my lap on more than one occasion.

Sassy, a Vancouver, BC cat photographed by Amanda Waltman of PaddyWag

Sassy, a Vancouver, BC cat photographed by Amanda Waltman of PaddyWag

Sassy, a Vancouver, BC cat photographed by Amanda Waltman of PaddyWag

 

Abby was much more shy & reserved, but once she warmed up to me she didn’t want to leave my side.

Abby, a Vancouver, BC cat photographed by Amanda Waltman of PaddyWag

Abby, a Vancouver, BC cat photographed by Amanda Waltman of PaddyWag

Abby, a Vancouver, BC cat photographed by Amanda Waltman of PaddyWag

Thanks again to Sassy & Abby for giving me plenty of kitty love & making me feel right at home in Vancouver.

🙂 Amanda

Vancouver Cats :: Seattle Pet Photographers

new website :: Seattle Pet Photographers

Hello blog readers! I know it’s been awhile since we last spoke, but that’s because so much has been going on and time has just slipped through our fingers. Let’s catch up…

Charity is back in Seattle after 3 months of travel and photography through Europe. It’s fabulous to have her only 15 minutes away instead of a trans-Atlantic flight away. I definitely missed having her nearby, especially during the holidays when things got chaotic and stressful and all I could think about was how nice it would be to laugh and hang out with her and eat at a yummy Indian lunch buffet where we’d both go for seconds without thinking twice. 🙂

Charity‘s return spurred us to dedicate some quality time to PaddyWag and we’ve been working diligently for the past 2 months solidifying our mission statement, perfecting our workflow, creating new products and revamping our portfolio. We’re proud of what we’ve done and cannot wait to show it off to current and future PaddyWag clients, so check us out at our new website PaddyWag.com!

Since blog posts are WAY more fun when there are pictures, here are a few of our long time client Maddison during her latest photo session.

Happy almost-St Patrick’s Day!

🙂 Amanda


new website :: Seattle Pet Photographers

PaddyWag is #1!

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Charity and I are so excited and honored to be voted #1 for Pet Photography in King 5’s Best of Western Washington contest! A HUGE thank you goes out to all of you who voted for us! We couldn’t have done it without all your support! 🙂

Charity and I feel so lucky to have such amazing clients. I wanted to share a few of the reviews written about us:

“PaddyWag is great at capturing your pet’s personality. They are professional, thoughtful and just downright creative photographers.”  –laurajmack

“Because they take the time to get THE shot! And they are not afraid to get down and dirty for the perfect picture!”  –michellec

“The importance of rapport between subject and photographer cannot be overstated. No other photographer in Western Washington has an easier time developing an immediate connection with our four-legged family members than Amanda and Charity. Take a look for yourself … you’ll see what I mean.”  –Huyman

“Both Amanda and Charity have great personalities, and get along great with animals and people. It is rare to find people who interact so well with both. I would definitely recommend them to any one looking to capture the best of their pets.”  –rwallace31915

“Wow I receive comments all the time about our dogs pictures. Amanda is amazing–so much patience with your animals. I would recommend Amanda to family and friends.  Thank you so much.”  –Tyler, Cora, Baker and Lola

“Charity is amazingly sweet and the photos that she has produced are absolutely adorable. She is one of the easiest people in the world to get along with!”  –Clayton Ryan

Thank you again everyone!

We love you all! 🙂

PaddyWag is #1!

Are you on Facebook? So are We!

If you have yet to declare your love for PaddyWag Photography, then follow this link and become a Facebook fan today!  Sometimes we get a bit of a wild hair and have exclusive ‘Facebook fan’ photo specials – so don’t miss out!

Have friends who love their pets as much as you do!?  Be sure to tell them about PaddyWag too!

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Are you on Facebook? So are We!

I’m back!

Hello all! I’m back from my vacation and after days upon days of relaxation and fun, I’m excited to get back to work! I’ve got some fun shoots lined up in the next couple weeks that I’ll be sharing. And speaking of sharing, I’m excited to share with you the newest addition to my family…

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Jamie, my youngest sister, decided she wanted a cat as her high school graduation gift and Oscar has stolen the hearts of everyone in my family (except for Bella who’s not entirely sure what to think of this little fluffball).

I pretty much find any excuse I can to drop by my parents’ house to hang out with the little guy. I conjured up an excuse and went over there last night and to my surprise there were two kittens running around the house! Being that Oscar’s so playful and energetic, my parents thought he should have a playmate, so they ended up getting another kitten! The new guy doesn’t have a name yet so I’m pushing for “Puma”. I’ll try to find time in the next few days to get over there and snap some pics of him. Maybe I’ll take a couple of him and Oscar while I’m at it, just to overload you all with cuteness.

🙂 Amanda

I’m back!

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Puck is one of my absolute favorite cats to photograph. He’s super soft, very cuddly, and wow does he like to talk—more than me even!

Last time I had a session with him, he was all about his new cat food bowl. This time he was obsessed with his owner’s camel back couch, which was really exciting for me since it was a fabulous setting for photos. Puck must have been just as excited as I was because he was meowing through the entire shoot and even gave me a bunch of kitty kisses before I left. Oh man, do I love kitty kisses. 🙂

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i {heart} mod


Oh mod, I love you so. Your clean, classic look gets me every time. I love when you’re simple, but I love it even more when you’re daring in color or bold in print. Case in point–pet beds.

Here are some fantastic pet beds I found at Design Public (all images copyright 2008 by S2D2 LLC)…

This first one is the Crypton Doodle Dog Pet Bed in the color “Pool”:

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This one is also by Crypton and is the Rotator Pet Bed in the color “Pomelo”:

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Can’t forget about the kitties! This gorgeous piece is the Elizabeth Paige Smith Kittypod:

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This one is the Kittypod Mini:catbed2

I still can’t get over how great these are! The cat beds look like sculptures and would be purrfect in my living room. 🙂

Speaking of mod things that would look good in my house, check out these super cute bird-themed wallpapers (yep, they’re on Design Public too!)…

This is the Graham & Brown Mode Birdcage Wallpaper:

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And these next 2 are Cavern Home Blackbird Wallpaper:

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With Design Public‘s vast array of modern products, I could literally create my own mod wonderland.

i {heart} mod

mon petit Bella

I recently paid a post-op visit to a certain gallbladder-less kitty. I’m happy to report that mon petit Bella is recovering nicely. Her stomach staples were removed at the  Seattle Veterinary Specialists last week and the vet said her fur should start growing back soon. This is great news, especially since she seems a little embarrassed about bearing so much skin. 🙂

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