Author(s): Sarah Beth Ernhart
The first twelve weeks of a kitten's life are filled with wonder. From the tender age of four weeks through twelve weeks, kittens develop their sense of sight, motor skills, and personality--and they learn how to play! Following in the pawprints of Puppyhood, Kittenhood captures twenty-five pure- and mixed-breed kittens during their adorable early weeks. These beautiful images, approximately 100 total, by photographer Sarah Beth Ernhart highlight the unique features of each pedigree while showcasing irresistible kitten cuteness: tiny wet noses, pink sandpaper tongues, big curious eyes, little paws and floppy tails. Packaged as a large-format hardcover with a jacket, Kittenhood features two spreads for each of the twenty-five kittens. The first spread shows a full, life-size photo with brief text: the kitten's name, breed, age and measurements. A few of the older kittens might even leap off the page! The second spread includes two or three images showing kittens at play, being curious, snuggling and more.
Award-winning photographer Sarah Beth Ernhart grew up on a hobby farm in Minnesota, spending her childhood out in the barn with the many creatures they had and loved. With a passion for animals and background in fine arts and graphic design, she brings a unique eye for composition and colour to every session. Sarah Beth is dedicated to helping shelters and rescues, donating a portion of her fees to a different organisation each month. Her work has been featured in many publications and blogs, including Professional Photographer, Minnesota Monthly, Minneapolis Picks, Phetched and Mod Dog.