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Photog Captures Newlyweds With Their Cats, And The Pics Are Purr-fect

Cat lovers: These are right up your alley. 🐱
01/08/2018 07:23pm ET

Dogs tend to steal the spotlight at their owners’ weddings, acting as the flower girl, ring bearer or another adorably photogenic member of the bridal party. Cats, however, often get left out of such festivities because they’re fickle and not particularly fond of new places or large groups of people.

That’s why Marianna Zampieri, a photographer based in Vicenza, Italy, is doing post-wedding shoots with newlyweds and their beloved kitties that capture their special bond in the comfort of their own homes.

Photographer Marianna Zampieri and her cat Arthur took post-wedding self-portraits at their home. 

Zampieri became fascinated with taking pictures of cats when she adopted her own kitty, Arthur, five years ago. After she got married in April 2017, she took a series of self-portraits in her wedding attire with Arthur.

“I could not endure the idea that in the pictures of the most important day of my life, there were none of Arthur,” she told HuffPost.

Zampieri and Arthur sharing a sweet moment.
Zampieri adopted Arthur five years ago. 

Soon after, friends of hers began requesting similar shoots with their own cats.

“They knew it would be very difficult to be able to make beautiful photographs on the wedding day ― too much emotion, too much confusion and too many people present for animals that are very habitual,” Zampieri said. “So a week after the wedding, I went to their home to capture the couple dressed up with their cats in a series of photographs.”

Cat lovers: These photos are right up your alley.
The post-wedding shoots produced some seriously stunning photos. 
So purr-fect. 

As any cat owner knows, cats aren’t always in the mood to be cooperative, which makes posing for photos tricky. But Zampieri said the cats she’s worked with so far have been surprisingly willing participants.

“All the cats participated with pleasure and fun as if they had sensed that the occasion was important ― each in its own way, with its own character,” she said.

Here, kitty kitty!

Zampieri continued, “In particular, Perla, the beautiful white cat, had a lot of fun with the various layers of tulle of the wedding dress. She was always laying on the long train!”

Perla had some fun with the wedding dress. 
Pure bliss. 

If you’re interested in booking Zampieri’s services, you can visit her website or shoot her an email. You can see more of her feline photography on the Facebook page Cats in Venice.

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