1: Kitten cooperation -- You're dealing with very young kittens here. They don't sit still, not even for a split second. It is exhausting to try to get them to focus long enough to take a picture that is not all blurry, let alone to wrangle them in a position that makes for a cute picture. On average I take 70-80 pictures per kitten, I am lucky if I can find 8-10 decent ones to send you.
2: Time -- I need my husband for pictures of kittens that are under 6 weeks old. I can't wrangle them into position and take pictures until they are at an age where they can focus on a toy for a split second, long enough to take a picture. On average, we spend 20-30 minutes per kitten to take pictures. Kittens are not used to a photo booth. Most of them are scared to death of a big black clicking camera and super bright lights. This means we have to work with the kitten and calm it down before they go into the booth. Then we have to work hard to get a few decent pictures. My husband works all week, and is only home on the weekends. This is a job that takes an entire day and it all depends on whether my husband has time to help me or not. I cannot do all of this by myself.
3: Equipment and circumstances -- I don't have a professional photo studio, lights or a camera. I simply have a small photo booth with a few lights and a point and shoot camera. If it's a dark rainy day outside without any natural sunlight, my lights are not enough to take good pictures and I have to postpone it. If my camera has issues with auto focus because of the lack of lighting, it becomes impossible to take pictures.
4: Physical abilities -- I have congenital spinal stenosis. Don't know what that is? I
l'll tell you. Back pain, and a lot of it. camera's are heavy. I have to sit in a certain position to take the pictures with the best lighting and I have to handle the camera with one hand because I have to have a toy on the other. That is extremely strenuous on my my back. Then I have to sit behind the computer for hours to edit all the pictures and send everyone emails with pictures and updates. I have days where my back simply cannot handle it and then I have to postpone taking pictures.
I have people grinding my ass about kitten pictures all the time. To you I say this: once you have your kitten, give it a shot and take pictures of equal quality and send them to me. Until then, be patient.