Carol A. Mueller

Specialized in Cat Portrait Photography

Customized Cat Portrait Sessions

Based in Old Ortega (32210 Jacksonville, Florida)

We love our furbabies!

Cat milestones: kitten-hood, a newly adopted cat, a cat birthday, successful integration of additional cats.

Senior and ill, even hospice-stage, cats are especially deserving of being remembered with portraits. A small album or a folio box with matted prints & a display stand are good ways to always remember them. These sessions are delicate and guided by what your cat is willing and able to handle.

You, the pet parent, if you like, can be included in some of the images. On your lap, for example.We can discuss this at our initial meeting or at the session.


On a personal note: I had no idea when I took the photograph above that he would leave us to travel the rainbow bridge 1 year later. I treasure all of the many images I made of him.


To chat about your cat…

plan and book your cat portrait session

contact Carol A. Mueller, Cat Photographer

Home office: (904) 384-5279   

Cell/text: (904) 416-8262


Sessions are tailored to you & your cat’s needs & abilities.

To accomplish this, we’ll talk about what you’d like to accomplish beforehand.

We can generate initial ideas over the phone, but ideally we should have one pre-session visit in your home to meet and plan.

Session fees start at $350.00. Prints start at $25.00.

On-site cat portrait sessions at your location are strictly limited to within 10 miles of my home office (in 32210-4356). Exceptions can be made for special circumstances.

Your pet’s safety is your & my highest priority: We’ll take your cat’s abilities, health and moods into account before, during and after the session.

To obtain the best possible result with the least stress, we take time to get acquainted.

We’ll review the best options for the portrait session images and calmly prepare the area(s); nearby favorite toys, pillows and/or blankets for their smell and familiarity.

Equipment is set up slowly and deliberately to maximize your cat’s acceptance of the goings on.

Making time for play, treats and breaks is essential.

After I’ve culled, lightly edited and prepared the images from your session, we’ll review them together at a reveal & ordering session where you’ll be able to select from a short list of products that will let you enjoy your treasured images for decades to come. Custom orders are naturally welcome.


To discuss your cat(s) & book a session…

 904-384-5279 (home office)

 904-416-8262 (cell)

In our initial meeting,we’ll discuss your pet(s) personality, likes & dislikes, memento ideas you have e.g. for a specific location in your home (or office) or a specific type of portrait or grouping, an album or a folio box with display stand.


For wall art, we’ll focus on colors that flatter your cat’s colors and harmonize with your home. If black and white images appeal to you, I’ll process and edit several shots in black and white from which you can choose at the reveal.


To bring out and portray your pet’s personality, besides my gear (which is kept to a minimum for those who are skittish), I bring my understanding and lifelong love of pets plus lots of patience.


Unposed (or gently pose-coaxed) yet dignified – kittens are an exception as they are just goofy- in their favorite spots or a spot that has been made ‘cat’ comfortable and adapted with backdrops, a few props and suitable lighting.


Our pre-session discussions about your pet (behavior, likes/dislikes, health issues & limitations), its environment and what you’d like to achieve, will help ensure the session will be memorable and enjoyable. We’ll scout and prepare spots where your pet could be photographed (usually indoors).


A room with a door may be a good idea especially for cats who tend to scoot. This is a process that takes time, thought and preparation. We’ll take breaks if your pet gets stressed, scared or tired.