Photographing Adina and Christian’s engagement session a few days ago was like herding cats… literally. The couple has not one, but four sweet cats that they rescued from shelters as adults. Many of them are animals that would have likely never been adopted otherwise for various reasons, including some challenging behavioral issues. Fortunately for those sweet fur babies, Adina was up to the task. She actually owns a pet store in Philadelphia that sells products to aid owners in dealing with various difficult animal behaviors, and was able to provide the perfect home for them and her amazingly well-trained dog Melodrama.

As per the couple’s request, the first half the session was focused on getting photos of them with each of their cats, and then we headed to a nearby park with Melodrama for a quick walk and a few more traditional engagement portraits. Getting to know these two in person was a blast, and I’m super-excited to be photographing their wedding this September!