George Cooney Pet Photo Shoot


While photographing a band out at 11th Street Cowboy Bar, I stumbled across John and his uhm, interesting.. pet. Meet “George Cooney” – John’s domesticized pet raccoon! I absolutely adore raccoons.. my family raised two babies once, but they grew up and ran away eventually.. George is five years old and goes everywhere with John. I took a few photos of George there at 11th Street, but of course I offered John my card and asked if he’d consider bringing George in for a proper portrait.. and the next morning, he sure did!
George was excited by so much “stuff” in the camera room that it was hard to get a good one, but we did get a couple – hopefully they can come back and try a few more the next time John is in town! :)

4 Responses to “George Cooney Pet Photo Shoot”

  1. Kari Wilkins  on August 16th, 2009

    How cute is that!! I bet that was a interesting shoot!

  2. kckoenig  on December 2nd, 2009

    This is fantastic! Only in Bandera – I can say that since I’m from there. Love the one of him covering his eyes.

    Truly original!

  3. Michaelle  on January 23rd, 2011

    Hi! Found you while “googling” part time photography. Imagine that! I just wanted to let you know that these images are absolutely adorable! I love it, and I am sure that John is absolutely thrilled to have some great shots of his beloved pet!

    I like coons too. I think they are pretty :)

  4. James Taylor  on January 23rd, 2011

    Thank you for your comment Michaelle! Just goes to show the value of the F8 and Be There mantra of photography marketing – my wife actually met this fellow and his pet coon while doing event photography at a local concert. She invited him into the studio for a shoot, and this was the result. :-)

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