Mother’s Day Kitten and Flowers

Small Kitten Playing in Purple Flowers

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Happy Mothers Day

Orange Tabby Kitten playing in pink flowers

 

WE have been very busy celebrating SPRING here at Kelly Richardson Images. We have many new pet images available for license, including beautiful, adorable, breath taking rescue kittens and flowers as you can see the samples on this page.  Please go to the image bank where you will find a gallery with over 50 purr-fect pet images with flowers.  If you haven’t had an opportunity to sign up and get the password for the gallery please SIGN UP here!

Small black and white Kitten Playing in Purple Flowers inside a metal bucket

Kitten Puzzle Challenge

 

Kitten Puzzle Challenge can be found exclusively at Barnes & Nobles

Licensing NEWS this week:  I received my kitten puzzle samples today. I am sooo excited this will be my first kitten puzzle design published. It has been produced by Ravensburger, the best, most reputable puzzle company in the world, made exclusively for Barnes & Nobles “Challenge” series. I am ready to test out this kitten puzzle challenge! Here is a link for anyone interested in purchasing the puzzle from Barnes & Nobles. Are you up for the Challenge?

There are experts out there who “live” for puzzle challenges like this,  and- though I have spent many lazy summers at the beach doing puzzles in my down time I do not consider myself an expert. So, in thinking how to attempt this kitten puzzle challenge…. here are the steps I took.  Let’s see if I can complete the kitten puzzle challenge!

 

  1. Spread the Puzzle pieces out and turn each one over. Separate the ends out.

    My first step was to see how big the kitten puzzle is. It is 27″ x 20″ which is bigger than my smallest table, so I will use a table in the house that it will fit on before I start. (Sorry family, I am taking over the dining room table for a little while. LOL)

  2. Second step for me is to turn each puzzle piece over and separate the end pieces to make the puzzle outline first. Wow alot of pink! soooo hard….

  3. My third step – I spent some time putting the ends together. What a sense of accomplishment! And next the easiest part of the puzzle which is SOOOO important to me  that is connected to the kitten puzzle literally as well as physically: the heart combined with my name. This stands for all of abandoned, lost, and surrendered animals that need help, care, love, that are saved by animal rescue organizations and rehomed.
  4. Identifying the eyes, noses, whiskers and fur puzzle pieces.

    My fourth step:  My kids started becoming interested in the puzzle, we worked together at dinner time. They started pulling out the puzzle pieces that had kitty eyes, and tiny noses in another. They helped me put the eyes together (right). We completed all nine of the kittens heads. Just look at these beautiful little faces! Now… you will have to stay tuned to see the finished masterpiece in a future blog!

    Close-up – what a beautiful kitten!
    Nine kitten heads Peeking out

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The kittens photographed for this puzzle are from a litter of five that my family and I fostered. They were brought in just days old and bottle fed around the clock for the first two weeks with kitten milk replacement. We kept them in a box lined with newspapers and towels with a heating pad underneath half of the box. Feeding each one took approximately 15 minutes. They had to be burped and stimulated to use the potty! It would take over two hours and then they would be hungry again!! They grew up thinking we were their momma! At seven-ten days old, their eyes opened, and they started to do the monster walk! LOL  At approximately 3 weeks they learned how to begin eating kitten food and use the litter box. That was a very messy stage! We moved their bedding into the bath tub so they couldn’t climb out.  At 5-6 weeks old, they were ready to play!. We moved them into our kitty room and they loved it – playing with cat toys, running through cat tunnels, climbing up cat trees, chasing balls and tackling each other.  At 8 weeks old and over 2 pounds they were “vetted” : spayed/neutered, microchipped, tested for feline diseases, to ready for their adoption. All five were adopted within a week of their photos being uploaded to their kitten page on the rescue’s website. Their potential adopters were screened and they all went to their new homes – mission accomplished!

*****If you are wondering about the head piece for the photo shoot, here is a link to the blog post: Making Kitten Flowers Bloom

Pet Images Licensed by Legacy will help feed hungry children

We are proud to license our pet images to Legacy’s Buy a Card / Feed a Child greeting card program that helps feed hungry children all around the the world. I am thrilled to be associated with Legacy Publishing Group. Legacy is an amazing greeting card company with incredible integrity and family values. The “BUY A CARD | FEED A CHILD™” greeting card line helps feed hungry children and families in the United States and around the world. Legacy donates a portion of the profits from each card to different hunger relief organizations each month.  I am happy to share my studio pet images with Legacy and hope that our adorable rescue pet images will help sell more cards to feed children all around the world.

Please go to the LEGACY website where you can read up to date information quarterly and see the organizations they support and the equivalent number of meals they have provided. They are truly AMAZING! Buy a few cards while you’re there and show your support!

We are proud to license our studio pet images to Legacy. They have a Buy a Card / Feed a Child greeting card program that helps feed hungry children all around the the world.

One Photo Saves 2016 Helping Rescue Animals get Adopted

black and white kitten sleeping tangled up in garland christmas

The data is in: Kelly’s Program, One Photo Saves, photographed over 300 cats and kittens in 2016 to help them get adopted. Kelly works with local, non-profit, no-kill private animal rescue organizations in Orlando Florida that do not have a shelter. These rescues rely on volunteers to foster the kittens and cats in their homes. The fosters take the foster kittens/cats to pets stores where they jhold adoption events on weekends with the hopes of getting the animals adopted. Kelly volunteers at least two saturdays a month to go on location to the adoption events to photograph the cats and kittens. Each cat/kitten has their own web page with photos and a description. Kelly’s professional photos have helped hundreds of foster animals get adopted by online shoppers looking for a pet. It has been a very successful year helping the rescue animals get adopted!

Here is a list of over 300 names of the cats and kittens that Kelly/One Photo Saves Program photographed at Petsmart and other pet rescue centers this year 2016. To give you an idea of the work involved, Kelly volunteers several hours Saturday photographing each pet at the adoption events, then many more hours in Photoshop editing, cropping, saving, labeling and uploading at least 2 complimentary images of each of the following pets to the rescues and/or directly to their webpages, at no charge whatsoever to the rescues.

Ashton, Aza, Bandit, Benzie and Shenzie, Ginny, Chewy, Truffle, Bru, Angelica, Grey, Vader, mach, Barracuda, Skye, Bandit, Cassie, Fudge, Knox, Marianne, Marlie, Misty, Pepper, Peridot, Pepper, Sophie, Toby, Trooper, Cooper, Frank, Gracie, Smokey, Juno, Gizmo, Vixen, Prancer, Winston, Jana, Jules, Kovu, Midnight, Olive, pepper, Oliver, Patch, Twitch, Keller, Paulsey, Duncan, Candy, Carson, Daisy, Hiro, marlo, Smokey, Winston, Winter, Bette, Elenor, Gizmo, Juno, Basil, Davina, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Whitestripe, Audrey, Bobby, Earl, Elizabeth, Jenny, Jackie, Juda, Lance, Liz, Lucky, Miko, Nala, Sanford, Shadow, Snoopy, Thomas, Alex, Andres, Art, Bertha, Fiona, Lucy, Mickey, Mr. Ollie, Rose, Tando,Teddy, Tom, Zena, Aidan, Alvin, Frosite, Ginger, Minnie Mo, Willow, Nutmeg, Paint, Pepper, Socks, Pepper, Stach, Star, Bertha, Figaro, Jade, Pinkie, Skye, Sinatra, Simba, Sweetie, Tinker, Zach, Muffin, Tigger, Abby, Blue, Cassie, Cheddar, Chloe, Cupcake, Gipper, Lena, Leopold, McGhee, Mittens, Nora, Penelope, Zipper, Malt, Boop, Chloe, Dominoe, Gipper, Jellicat, June, Monroe, Oreo, Robin, Salem, Tabitha, Thor, Thunder, Tiffy, Tripp, Spookie, Boop, Robin, Merry, Pebbles, Pippen, George, Articus, Aidan, Trinity, Torrie, Dipstick, Rudy, Kirk, Uhura, Sunchaser, Captain, Danny, Opal, Daffy, Kaa, Cinder, Ember, Trooper, Billie, Celeste, Cotton, Gibbie, GooGoo, Gypsy, Kirk, McCoy, Millie, Scotttie, Tiffy, Teddy, Cutie, Gibbie, Gidget, Gypsy, Huxley, Lavender, Leonarda, Rose, Sunchaser, Cheddar, Danny, Faith, Noir, Noisy, Chevy, Cheddar, Cheeto, Billy, Milly, Aurora, Balloo, Dori, Heidi, Kingsley, Opal, Panther, Charlotte, Chiller, Cinder, Ember, Jeeli, Josie, Juda, Piper, Moses, Tiffy, Truffle, Dema, Detya, Celmentine, Adrian, Kit, Aspen, Red, Cassidy, Joey, Noir, Bossy, Calvin, Garfield, Oliver, Royal, Chase, Winston, eo, Miney, Fennel, Karaoke, Kabuki, Chaos, Mistletoes, Oreo, Boris, Eden, Bart, Ashton, Calum, Cady, Cookie, Cameron, Jupiter, Mars, Bo, Buffy, Peaches, Bree, Bailey, Maverick, Molly, Lars, Loralei, Grayson, Bishop, Blake, Butter, Almond, Boone, Apple, Tetra, Tonks, Milowe, Brody, Bryce, Bowie, Kelso, Koda, Krissy,Abby Hemingway, Albie, Alfie, Andi, Anna, Baxter, Becca, Berkley, Bette, Bowie, Bryce, Britta, Callie, Cammie, CeCe, Chance, Cheyenne, Cienna, Kelso, Kodak, Lanie, Minnie, Meadow, Molly,Felix, Oscar, Ziggy, Zoey, Peaches.

To learn more about Kelly’s One Photo Saves Program for rescue animals, check out Kelly’s website for more information: www.kellyrichardsonimages.com. If you have any questions about how to help the rescues in your community and photograph pets, please contact kelly. She is always happy to help give advice to fellow volunteers.

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July photoshoot

This July we celebrated our Country the United States of America, our Freedom and the Rescue our adorable furry foster kitten friends.  We also helped save the earth and used recycled July 4th decorations in our photo shoots.  We used this awesome red, white, and blue table runner (that was originally purchased for our kitchen table) from our favorite store Target. It is a mock-up of the US flag. We draped it over our home made L shaped foam core photo table, and began luring the kittens over for some playtime! Here is our favorite funniest image from the shoot. In this photo little Almond kitten was balancing on her back legs, and reaching up for the feather teaser. As she was doing so, we made a noise, that she paused to look at with her paws down – and at that very moment we will able to snap the shutter and get this amazing shot. She is so funny and cute! She forgot she had the bow tie on because she was so focused on playtime.

 

 

Best Dad Ever Design for cards …

Tabby kitten playing inside brown men shoes, white background

Inspired by Father’s Day, we used my children’s father’s shoes for this shoot! Nothing beats a pair of worn out brown leather men’s shoes as an excellent prop for a photo shoot.  Best Dad Ever Design for cards was born. We used an isolated background for several of the images. And we also used a burlap background for several. Kittens naturally migrate toward the shoe laces, so we had no problem arousing their interest for these photos and they had a great time playing.  We hope to see best dad ever designs published on greeting cards for dads for father’s day, birthday and more.

Surprise dad this father’s day by adding the best dad ever image to his desktop with our wallpaper! Click here to get the free desktop wallpaper.

We added a few of these to our card store Card Gnome if you are interested in purchasing one as a card for your dad or grandpa, here is a link to our store and samples.

 


Kitten Love You Dad
Kitten Love You Dad
by
Kelly Richardson


Father's Day Kitten on Dad's Shoes
Father’s Day Kitten on Dad’s Shoes
by
Kelly Richardson

All profits generated from selling these best dad ever kitten greeting card on card gnome go directly to help fund “one photo saves” and the foster kittens that Kelly helps care for.

 

 

Making Kitten Flowers Bloom …

Kitten Flowers – Kittens in Full Bloom was one of the most fun photo shoots that we have done. We got very crafty making kitten flowers blooms and designed the head pieces ourselves with craft store supplies: artificial flowers, syrofoam discs, scissors, exacto knife, and craft glue. We took photos as we created to give you an idea of how it was made.  We were inspired by Mother’s Day and Summertime Sunflowers for these photo shoots. We wanted to create something special that all moms would love for products. We tried two different types of flowers: a sunflower and pink hydrangea bush flower.
The first was the large sunflower. It is sold at craft store in this huge size! The headpiece is pretty much pre-assembled, you just need to cut the center out to fit over the kitten’s head. It was fairly easy to do.
First we took the sunflower heads off of the stems. Then we went to work peeling off a few layers off the back to make it thinned. Then we cut through the top, pointing our exacto at an angle, much like the angle you use when cutting a matte for a frame.  _MG_7787We used a drinking glass as our guide to make a circle. We cut through the back layers like a star and and glued the layers into the inside to cover up the foam that was showing through.

 

 

Cute tabby kitten hiding in the middle of a pink flower bush inside of a terra cotta garden pot, photographed on an isolated white background.

The second floral headpiece was not pre-assembled like the sunflower, so it took a little more time to make. We used an artificial pink hydrangea bush stem that we purchased at a craft store. To build the base we used a green styro foam disc. We used a glass cup to trace a circle on the foam disc and cut out. Then we took the leaves off the bush. We peeled the leaves off of the wire veins and glued them on first. We left some areas of the green disc empty of the leaves, so we would have a place to secure the flowers. We added a layer of leaves to the bottom to ensure there was no green foam showing from the sides. We also used the leaves to wrap the inside center.  we kept the flowers together in their bouquet groups and stuck them in the foam and glued to secure.

 

 

Hydrangea macrophylis bush, pink flowers, with ten young tabby kittens peeking through.

We shot the pink flower kittens on white, so that we could isolated them from the background and create the pink flower kitten collage. We loved it so much we made it into a desktop wallpaper, it is on the wallpaper page for you to download. We hope you enjoy!  We would love to see this adorable flower collage become a large piece puzzle. We think both seniors and children would love it!

 

 

 

 

KRI and One Photo Saves in Total Art Licensing Magazine 2016

total art magazineWe are VERY proud to announce that Kelly Richardson has a featured article titled “One Photo Saves” in Total Art Licensing magazine Summer/Fall 2016 Issue.  Please read the article here.  This is BIG for the rescue community. This magazine publication will be circulated in several trade fairs and events to over 11,000 readers, with digital readership at over 21,000.  “My biggest hope is that this will inspire others who read this article to use their own creative talents to help rescue communities all over the world, ” kelly.
Here is a bit of information on this magazine publication, Total Art Licensing Magazine that is the “go-to” in the Art Licensing Industry, taken directly from their website:
Total Art Licensing is the only truly worldwide magazine for the ever-growing art and design licensing industries. The magazine has been published since 2003 and has become an essential guide for companies looking to take an art-based license as well as a reference for artists looking for trending information. Published in both print and digital formats in January and May, Total Art Licensing covers all aspects of art and design licensing and is distributed to key decision-making buyers,manufacturers and retailers in over 60 countries.
In addition, the magazine previews key trade fairs and events around the world and enjoys unrivalled distribution at key art licensing events including Surtex, Licensing International Expo, The New York Gift Fair, The Bologna Licensing Trade Fair, CHA, Brand Licensing Europe and the Hong Kong Licensing Show.
Digital And Print Circulation: Total Art Licensing Print Readership per issue is 11,400  Digital Readership per issue is 21,450.

**webaddress: http://www.totallicensing.com/art.html

 

One Photo Saves … How much do you know about Kelly Richardson?

rescue pet images, one photo saves, rescue photo, rescue photographer Kelly RichardsonA picture speaks a thousand words, and Kelly Richardson’s Images speak volumes for the animal rescue community.

Our Rescue Photo Program: One Photo Saves

     Kelly Richardson is committed toward helping the animal rescue community save lives. Almost all of the animals you see on this site have been saved by a Central Florida Animal Rescue Organization.  They have come to Kelly through her rescue group photo program, One Photo Saves. This program provides rescue groups with complimentary professional photos of animals that are seeking adoption.  The adorable, creative, friendly, heartwarming photographs boost rescue adoption rates, literally saving animals’ lives and create space in a pet foster volunteer’s home for more rescue animals.

 

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 “As a result of the beautiful pictures that Kelly takes, our adoptions almost doubled from 2014 to 2015, allowing us to help other cats that need homes. We have had many adopters remark on how they were drawn to the cats because of the photos.” -Lisa M., *Cats-Can, Inc. Adoption Coordinator and Volunteer. 

     Kelly professionally photographs and promotes rescue animals at no cost to their caretakers – completely free to shelters, rescue groups and foster organizations in Central Florida.  She works directly with rescue group staff to photograph as many pets as possible at adoption events and shelters every Saturday.  Kelly processes the images, provides web ready files to the rescue for their websites. Kelly also shares those images via Kelly Richardson Images Facebook Page and  Studio Pets Twitter Page.
     On her website blog,  Kelly jumps at the opportunity to educate the public with her insights about rescues and shelters. She hopes that everyone is aware that once an animal reaches a shelter, their days are numbered.  “Over 3 million discarded dogs and cats are euthanized each year in the United States.  Anything that can be done to get them into homes is well worth the effort. ” -kr
     Kelly Richardson is based out of the Orlando Area, Florida, USA.  But her LuvKelly pet images have been used on pet products, packaging, cards, calendars, greeting cards, gift bags, websites and publications around the world. Her mission is two fold. First she hopes to increase adoptions of homeless animals by offering free professional photography to shelters, foster and rescue organizations. Second,  she hopes  to build community awareness for homeless and free-roaming pets, shelter animals, and rescue animals by licensing their images worldwide.  YOU can help Kelly make a difference. By licensing Kelly Richardson’s LuvKelly rescue pet images or scheduling a pet photo session, you are helping to save the lives of homeless animals.  Proceeds of all licensing sales go towards funding our rescue group photo program, One Photo Saves.

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*ABOUT Cats-Can, Inc. Kelly Works closely with Cats-Can, Inc. rescue group Established in 2003, Cats-Can, Inc. is a local non-profit, organization dedicated to the rescue of homeless cats from the streets of Central Florida. They provide cats/kittens with vet care (vaccines, testing, spaying, neutering) and find new homes for them. They have placed over 600 cats in a single year into new homes and have successfully adopted over 8000 cats through a network of foster homes and through the Petsmart Luv-a-Pet Program in Oviedo, Florida. They are funded entirely through donations and adoption fees and all income goes directly toward the care of the cats. You can go to their website and click the Paypal button to make a donation.

Free St Patricks Day Pets Phone screen savers … get your green on!

Irish St Patricks Day Kitten © kelly richardson

 

 

St Patricks Day Pets Images free downloadable wallpaper and screen savers for your phones and tablets here. Better get some green on – on your phone at least! Don’t get in a pinch – or get pinched for that matter! Best to be wearing your green on a day like today… the leprechauns will be watching, and hopefully it will be your Lucky Day! Here are some favorite cute St Patricks Day Pets Images for your screen savers and to share.  If your lucky you just might get a KISS! see photo below 🙂 Happy St. Patrick’s Day From all of here at Kelly Richardson Images Studios. Click to go to media file and download to your phone by saving image.

 

Adorable Irish St Patricks Day Chihuahua Dog Kiss Me

Handsome St Patricks Day Beagle Dog Wearing a green shamrock neck tie

St Patricks day pets iphone screen saver