Andrea Borden Photography
Photographer based out of Redding, California.
About me:

Who is Andrea Borden?

I am EXUBERANT!
I love the outdoors, golden hour vistas, and great friends.
My perfect day would be a daytrip to the redwoods and the beaches of Northern California with a huge cup of coffee and my sweetheart by my side.
I try to live like I want to live: do what it takes to make a difference in your own life: don't dream it, live it!
Every day is a gift, and it'll never happen again. I capture the uniqueness of each new day in my life.

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Stella loves Harry Potter. Photos as part of a project for Another Chance Animal Welfare League. 
She’s since been adopted!
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Stella Holding a Leaf
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My photo, which is up for print sales on Redbubble, blogged to tumblr. Happy to find it found some appreciation. =)
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If you’re NOT on the pre-order for the ACAWL calendar, there’s still time! Reserve yours by emailing acawl.inc@gmail.com! $15 and you get this adorable furball on.your.wall. Get on it!
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Ellie (top) and Kodiak (bottom) at Another Chance Animal Welfare League Rescue. Beautiful and fluffy little ones, so fun ans sweet! 
Photos from Another Chance Animal Welfare League. Shooting their 2014 calendar. My assistants and I love that we get to spend so much time with these wonderful animals and help them find homes.
For any information on the animals you see here, visit acawl.org
Facebook.com/andreabordenphotography
Ellie (top) and Kodiak (bottom) at Another Chance Animal Welfare League Rescue. Beautiful and fluffy little ones, so fun ans sweet! 
Photos from Another Chance Animal Welfare League. Shooting their 2014 calendar. My assistants and I love that we get to spend so much time with these wonderful animals and help them find homes.
For any information on the animals you see here, visit acawl.org
Facebook.com/andreabordenphotography
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Griffin is an adorable little puppy dog who came from Tehama’s shelter, now at Another Chance Animal Welfare League. He is super adorable, very lovey and currently not impressed with his costume. He was hoping he could have been Batman instead. Thanks Chelsea and Erik for all your help getting Griffin to smile, but I guess we’ll have to go back with a cape so Griffin can have all his dreams come true!
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If teacup kitty does not make you ‘aww’, I don’t know what will.
This is Jellybean from Another Chance Animal Welfare League Rescue. 
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Photos from Another Chance Animal Welfare League. Shooting their 2014 calendar. My assistants and I are so thrilled that we get to do this, our hearts are totally full that we get to spend so much time with these wonderful animals and help them find homes. 
I was so pleased to hear that Joe, one of the cuties from my last post, was adopted by a previous adopter out of Sacramento. His forever family saw his photo online and drove all the way up to Redding just for him. When I hear stories about photos helping animals find homes it makes all the work even more worth it.
For any information on the animals you see here, visit acawl.org
All of the images you see here are mine to benefit the animals. I take my personal time to do this to help them find homes and make room for more animals rescued from kill shelters. My assistants and I work hard to spread the word. Please do not lift these photos, by reading this you are made aware of all rights reserved. 
Photos from Another Chance Animal Welfare League. Shooting their 2014 calendar. My assistants and I are so thrilled that we get to do this, our hearts are totally full that we get to spend so much time with these wonderful animals and help them find homes. 
I was so pleased to hear that Joe, one of the cuties from my last post, was adopted by a previous adopter out of Sacramento. His forever family saw his photo online and drove all the way up to Redding just for him. When I hear stories about photos helping animals find homes it makes all the work even more worth it.
For any information on the animals you see here, visit acawl.org
All of the images you see here are mine to benefit the animals. I take my personal time to do this to help them find homes and make room for more animals rescued from kill shelters. My assistants and I work hard to spread the word. Please do not lift these photos, by reading this you are made aware of all rights reserved. 
Photos from Another Chance Animal Welfare League. Shooting their 2014 calendar. My assistants and I are so thrilled that we get to do this, our hearts are totally full that we get to spend so much time with these wonderful animals and help them find homes. 
I was so pleased to hear that Joe, one of the cuties from my last post, was adopted by a previous adopter out of Sacramento. His forever family saw his photo online and drove all the way up to Redding just for him. When I hear stories about photos helping animals find homes it makes all the work even more worth it.
For any information on the animals you see here, visit acawl.org
All of the images you see here are mine to benefit the animals. I take my personal time to do this to help them find homes and make room for more animals rescued from kill shelters. My assistants and I work hard to spread the word. Please do not lift these photos, by reading this you are made aware of all rights reserved. 
Photos from Another Chance Animal Welfare League. Shooting their 2014 calendar. My assistants and I are so thrilled that we get to do this, our hearts are totally full that we get to spend so much time with these wonderful animals and help them find homes. 
I was so pleased to hear that Joe, one of the cuties from my last post, was adopted by a previous adopter out of Sacramento. His forever family saw his photo online and drove all the way up to Redding just for him. When I hear stories about photos helping animals find homes it makes all the work even more worth it.
For any information on the animals you see here, visit acawl.org
All of the images you see here are mine to benefit the animals. I take my personal time to do this to help them find homes and make room for more animals rescued from kill shelters. My assistants and I work hard to spread the word. Please do not lift these photos, by reading this you are made aware of all rights reserved. 
Photos from Another Chance Animal Welfare League. Shooting their 2014 calendar. My assistants and I are so thrilled that we get to do this, our hearts are totally full that we get to spend so much time with these wonderful animals and help them find homes. 
I was so pleased to hear that Joe, one of the cuties from my last post, was adopted by a previous adopter out of Sacramento. His forever family saw his photo online and drove all the way up to Redding just for him. When I hear stories about photos helping animals find homes it makes all the work even more worth it.
For any information on the animals you see here, visit acawl.org
All of the images you see here are mine to benefit the animals. I take my personal time to do this to help them find homes and make room for more animals rescued from kill shelters. My assistants and I work hard to spread the word. Please do not lift these photos, by reading this you are made aware of all rights reserved. 
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These are just a few of the shots I got from yesterday when I did some pictures for the shelter (from my previous post). You can see more shots and animals at my page: Andrea Borden Photography.Some I edited up a lot more because of the adorable factor, but most are just pretty basic photos… I finished a lot of them because I figure… more can just help an animal get adopted? I hope that’s a good assumption. Anyway. I shot for a couple hours set up in an extra, non populated room at the shelter by a window and brought baskets, blankets, and a basic background setup. We went through a handful of cats and kittens, and it certainly took a time. Some cats we tried to photograph just didn’t get a shot, flat out. Their temperament, as you can imagine, dictated whether their pictures turned out. We brought cats in one at a time or multiples in a carrier if they were kittens. I brought an assistant with me (no photo experience, just loves animals), and she was a massive help in keeping the animals in one place. The area we had to shoot in was big, but the light was minimal, so I sort of worked out of a corner, alternating an 85mm and a 30mm. I would have preferred to shoot everything on the 85, but there simply wasn’t enough room. Already on the shelter’s facebook there has been some expressed interest in the animals. It is my hope that the pictures help move them to new homes at least a little. All in all, the session gave me a run for my money, and afterwards I flopped on the couch and did not want to move for several hours. Tesla (adopted from the shelter a week ago, last in the pictures) was very interested in all the smells she recognized.
To get more information on any of the animals you see here, visit http://www.acawl.org/.
These are just a few of the shots I got from yesterday when I did some pictures for the shelter (from my previous post). You can see more shots and animals at my page: Andrea Borden Photography.Some I edited up a lot more because of the adorable factor, but most are just pretty basic photos… I finished a lot of them because I figure… more can just help an animal get adopted? I hope that’s a good assumption. Anyway. I shot for a couple hours set up in an extra, non populated room at the shelter by a window and brought baskets, blankets, and a basic background setup. We went through a handful of cats and kittens, and it certainly took a time. Some cats we tried to photograph just didn’t get a shot, flat out. Their temperament, as you can imagine, dictated whether their pictures turned out. We brought cats in one at a time or multiples in a carrier if they were kittens. I brought an assistant with me (no photo experience, just loves animals), and she was a massive help in keeping the animals in one place. The area we had to shoot in was big, but the light was minimal, so I sort of worked out of a corner, alternating an 85mm and a 30mm. I would have preferred to shoot everything on the 85, but there simply wasn’t enough room. Already on the shelter’s facebook there has been some expressed interest in the animals. It is my hope that the pictures help move them to new homes at least a little. All in all, the session gave me a run for my money, and afterwards I flopped on the couch and did not want to move for several hours. Tesla (adopted from the shelter a week ago, last in the pictures) was very interested in all the smells she recognized.
To get more information on any of the animals you see here, visit http://www.acawl.org/.
These are just a few of the shots I got from yesterday when I did some pictures for the shelter (from my previous post). You can see more shots and animals at my page: Andrea Borden Photography.Some I edited up a lot more because of the adorable factor, but most are just pretty basic photos… I finished a lot of them because I figure… more can just help an animal get adopted? I hope that’s a good assumption. Anyway. I shot for a couple hours set up in an extra, non populated room at the shelter by a window and brought baskets, blankets, and a basic background setup. We went through a handful of cats and kittens, and it certainly took a time. Some cats we tried to photograph just didn’t get a shot, flat out. Their temperament, as you can imagine, dictated whether their pictures turned out. We brought cats in one at a time or multiples in a carrier if they were kittens. I brought an assistant with me (no photo experience, just loves animals), and she was a massive help in keeping the animals in one place. The area we had to shoot in was big, but the light was minimal, so I sort of worked out of a corner, alternating an 85mm and a 30mm. I would have preferred to shoot everything on the 85, but there simply wasn’t enough room. Already on the shelter’s facebook there has been some expressed interest in the animals. It is my hope that the pictures help move them to new homes at least a little. All in all, the session gave me a run for my money, and afterwards I flopped on the couch and did not want to move for several hours. Tesla (adopted from the shelter a week ago, last in the pictures) was very interested in all the smells she recognized.
To get more information on any of the animals you see here, visit http://www.acawl.org/.
These are just a few of the shots I got from yesterday when I did some pictures for the shelter (from my previous post). You can see more shots and animals at my page: Andrea Borden Photography.Some I edited up a lot more because of the adorable factor, but most are just pretty basic photos… I finished a lot of them because I figure… more can just help an animal get adopted? I hope that’s a good assumption. Anyway. I shot for a couple hours set up in an extra, non populated room at the shelter by a window and brought baskets, blankets, and a basic background setup. We went through a handful of cats and kittens, and it certainly took a time. Some cats we tried to photograph just didn’t get a shot, flat out. Their temperament, as you can imagine, dictated whether their pictures turned out. We brought cats in one at a time or multiples in a carrier if they were kittens. I brought an assistant with me (no photo experience, just loves animals), and she was a massive help in keeping the animals in one place. The area we had to shoot in was big, but the light was minimal, so I sort of worked out of a corner, alternating an 85mm and a 30mm. I would have preferred to shoot everything on the 85, but there simply wasn’t enough room. Already on the shelter’s facebook there has been some expressed interest in the animals. It is my hope that the pictures help move them to new homes at least a little. All in all, the session gave me a run for my money, and afterwards I flopped on the couch and did not want to move for several hours. Tesla (adopted from the shelter a week ago, last in the pictures) was very interested in all the smells she recognized.
To get more information on any of the animals you see here, visit http://www.acawl.org/.
These are just a few of the shots I got from yesterday when I did some pictures for the shelter (from my previous post). You can see more shots and animals at my page: Andrea Borden Photography.Some I edited up a lot more because of the adorable factor, but most are just pretty basic photos… I finished a lot of them because I figure… more can just help an animal get adopted? I hope that’s a good assumption. Anyway. I shot for a couple hours set up in an extra, non populated room at the shelter by a window and brought baskets, blankets, and a basic background setup. We went through a handful of cats and kittens, and it certainly took a time. Some cats we tried to photograph just didn’t get a shot, flat out. Their temperament, as you can imagine, dictated whether their pictures turned out. We brought cats in one at a time or multiples in a carrier if they were kittens. I brought an assistant with me (no photo experience, just loves animals), and she was a massive help in keeping the animals in one place. The area we had to shoot in was big, but the light was minimal, so I sort of worked out of a corner, alternating an 85mm and a 30mm. I would have preferred to shoot everything on the 85, but there simply wasn’t enough room. Already on the shelter’s facebook there has been some expressed interest in the animals. It is my hope that the pictures help move them to new homes at least a little. All in all, the session gave me a run for my money, and afterwards I flopped on the couch and did not want to move for several hours. Tesla (adopted from the shelter a week ago, last in the pictures) was very interested in all the smells she recognized.
To get more information on any of the animals you see here, visit http://www.acawl.org/.
These are just a few of the shots I got from yesterday when I did some pictures for the shelter (from my previous post). You can see more shots and animals at my page: Andrea Borden Photography.Some I edited up a lot more because of the adorable factor, but most are just pretty basic photos… I finished a lot of them because I figure… more can just help an animal get adopted? I hope that’s a good assumption. Anyway. I shot for a couple hours set up in an extra, non populated room at the shelter by a window and brought baskets, blankets, and a basic background setup. We went through a handful of cats and kittens, and it certainly took a time. Some cats we tried to photograph just didn’t get a shot, flat out. Their temperament, as you can imagine, dictated whether their pictures turned out. We brought cats in one at a time or multiples in a carrier if they were kittens. I brought an assistant with me (no photo experience, just loves animals), and she was a massive help in keeping the animals in one place. The area we had to shoot in was big, but the light was minimal, so I sort of worked out of a corner, alternating an 85mm and a 30mm. I would have preferred to shoot everything on the 85, but there simply wasn’t enough room. Already on the shelter’s facebook there has been some expressed interest in the animals. It is my hope that the pictures help move them to new homes at least a little. All in all, the session gave me a run for my money, and afterwards I flopped on the couch and did not want to move for several hours. Tesla (adopted from the shelter a week ago, last in the pictures) was very interested in all the smells she recognized.
To get more information on any of the animals you see here, visit http://www.acawl.org/.
These are just a few of the shots I got from yesterday when I did some pictures for the shelter (from my previous post). You can see more shots and animals at my page: Andrea Borden Photography.Some I edited up a lot more because of the adorable factor, but most are just pretty basic photos… I finished a lot of them because I figure… more can just help an animal get adopted? I hope that’s a good assumption. Anyway. I shot for a couple hours set up in an extra, non populated room at the shelter by a window and brought baskets, blankets, and a basic background setup. We went through a handful of cats and kittens, and it certainly took a time. Some cats we tried to photograph just didn’t get a shot, flat out. Their temperament, as you can imagine, dictated whether their pictures turned out. We brought cats in one at a time or multiples in a carrier if they were kittens. I brought an assistant with me (no photo experience, just loves animals), and she was a massive help in keeping the animals in one place. The area we had to shoot in was big, but the light was minimal, so I sort of worked out of a corner, alternating an 85mm and a 30mm. I would have preferred to shoot everything on the 85, but there simply wasn’t enough room. Already on the shelter’s facebook there has been some expressed interest in the animals. It is my hope that the pictures help move them to new homes at least a little. All in all, the session gave me a run for my money, and afterwards I flopped on the couch and did not want to move for several hours. Tesla (adopted from the shelter a week ago, last in the pictures) was very interested in all the smells she recognized.
To get more information on any of the animals you see here, visit http://www.acawl.org/.
These are just a few of the shots I got from yesterday when I did some pictures for the shelter (from my previous post). You can see more shots and animals at my page: Andrea Borden Photography.Some I edited up a lot more because of the adorable factor, but most are just pretty basic photos… I finished a lot of them because I figure… more can just help an animal get adopted? I hope that’s a good assumption. Anyway. I shot for a couple hours set up in an extra, non populated room at the shelter by a window and brought baskets, blankets, and a basic background setup. We went through a handful of cats and kittens, and it certainly took a time. Some cats we tried to photograph just didn’t get a shot, flat out. Their temperament, as you can imagine, dictated whether their pictures turned out. We brought cats in one at a time or multiples in a carrier if they were kittens. I brought an assistant with me (no photo experience, just loves animals), and she was a massive help in keeping the animals in one place. The area we had to shoot in was big, but the light was minimal, so I sort of worked out of a corner, alternating an 85mm and a 30mm. I would have preferred to shoot everything on the 85, but there simply wasn’t enough room. Already on the shelter’s facebook there has been some expressed interest in the animals. It is my hope that the pictures help move them to new homes at least a little. All in all, the session gave me a run for my money, and afterwards I flopped on the couch and did not want to move for several hours. Tesla (adopted from the shelter a week ago, last in the pictures) was very interested in all the smells she recognized.
To get more information on any of the animals you see here, visit http://www.acawl.org/.
These are just a few of the shots I got from yesterday when I did some pictures for the shelter (from my previous post). You can see more shots and animals at my page: Andrea Borden Photography.Some I edited up a lot more because of the adorable factor, but most are just pretty basic photos… I finished a lot of them because I figure… more can just help an animal get adopted? I hope that’s a good assumption. Anyway. I shot for a couple hours set up in an extra, non populated room at the shelter by a window and brought baskets, blankets, and a basic background setup. We went through a handful of cats and kittens, and it certainly took a time. Some cats we tried to photograph just didn’t get a shot, flat out. Their temperament, as you can imagine, dictated whether their pictures turned out. We brought cats in one at a time or multiples in a carrier if they were kittens. I brought an assistant with me (no photo experience, just loves animals), and she was a massive help in keeping the animals in one place. The area we had to shoot in was big, but the light was minimal, so I sort of worked out of a corner, alternating an 85mm and a 30mm. I would have preferred to shoot everything on the 85, but there simply wasn’t enough room. Already on the shelter’s facebook there has been some expressed interest in the animals. It is my hope that the pictures help move them to new homes at least a little. All in all, the session gave me a run for my money, and afterwards I flopped on the couch and did not want to move for several hours. Tesla (adopted from the shelter a week ago, last in the pictures) was very interested in all the smells she recognized.
To get more information on any of the animals you see here, visit http://www.acawl.org/.
These are just a few of the shots I got from yesterday when I did some pictures for the shelter (from my previous post). You can see more shots and animals at my page: Andrea Borden Photography.Some I edited up a lot more because of the adorable factor, but most are just pretty basic photos… I finished a lot of them because I figure… more can just help an animal get adopted? I hope that’s a good assumption. Anyway. I shot for a couple hours set up in an extra, non populated room at the shelter by a window and brought baskets, blankets, and a basic background setup. We went through a handful of cats and kittens, and it certainly took a time. Some cats we tried to photograph just didn’t get a shot, flat out. Their temperament, as you can imagine, dictated whether their pictures turned out. We brought cats in one at a time or multiples in a carrier if they were kittens. I brought an assistant with me (no photo experience, just loves animals), and she was a massive help in keeping the animals in one place. The area we had to shoot in was big, but the light was minimal, so I sort of worked out of a corner, alternating an 85mm and a 30mm. I would have preferred to shoot everything on the 85, but there simply wasn’t enough room. Already on the shelter’s facebook there has been some expressed interest in the animals. It is my hope that the pictures help move them to new homes at least a little. All in all, the session gave me a run for my money, and afterwards I flopped on the couch and did not want to move for several hours. Tesla (adopted from the shelter a week ago, last in the pictures) was very interested in all the smells she recognized.
To get more information on any of the animals you see here, visit http://www.acawl.org/.
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The days just keep barreling forward, and thankfully the weather is nice enough again to hang out during golden hour for some warm light goodness. I got more details taken care of this week for my March photography event and even had time left over to hang out with this little sweet thang.

Shayla followed this little one around taking photos, such a ham!

It was good just to get out and take some shots since I haven’t had a buddy to come out in the cold with me. Oh, it was still cold yesterday, but at least it was pretty! It’s a great reason to get all bundled up and go outside. =)
Some new photography goodies shipped to me over the weekend, I am so excited to get my hot little hands on an upgrade I’ve been pining over for a long time. I’ve been making do with a d-i-y version of it, and it worked pretty well, but it was time   to retire it and spring for the real thing. I’m going to have to make more room in my studio for it… you’ll see what I mean when I get some time to post a photo!
If you’re on instagram, ever since I got my new phone I’ve been instagramming up a storm, follow me at http://instagram.com/catsandzealotry/. And, as always, I’m on facebook too! https://www.facebook.com/AndreaBordenPhotography 
Happy monday!
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Missing New England? … You could say that.

Pretty Much, yeah. Hey New Hampshire! Move closer to California!
andreaborden:

Missing New England? … You could say that.

Pretty Much, yeah. Hey New Hampshire! Move closer to California!
andreaborden:

Missing New England? … You could say that.

Pretty Much, yeah. Hey New Hampshire! Move closer to California!
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So I wanted to post some shots from Carousel! Sam’s daughter, Hattie, was our makeup model!

The retro makeup Eryka did on Hattie was SO cute and sultry, you totally could see her strut her stuff with confidence in that adorable dress from the store and great makeup. 
This is just a quick update for wednesday’s post, I’m sick this week and have been pretty sluggish to do anything but blow my nose, sneeze, and drink OJ. 
You’d better be enjoying the official start of fall now, people!
Happy wednesday!
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It’s now FALL, everyone!
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Hoping for Fall
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Sneak Peek!!