When I’m photographing an animal I always invest time in getting to know their character and the aim of my work is to always highlight that personality in the final shot.

After watching Zawadi for a while it was clear just how sassy and cheeky she was; she was constantly running around, annoying her mother or sticking her tongue out.

I think the final portrait oozes personality and that is always my goal. She is indeed a gift, as her name suggests in Swahili.

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