9.1.17

This past Labor Day weekend, I did a model call and I sure am glad I did because I got to meet Bruiser!! What a beautiful boy!!!

His owner, Jenn, is a yoga instructor, and owns yoga studios locally.  They do “Horse Yoga” together, I’ve been following her on facebook since we met and have seen some AWESOME stuff.  Being a yogi myself, I can only aspire to have the balance and know-how to pull off some of the poses that they do together.

Bruiser was a great model, great guy, with a big, soft and sweet personality.  He has had quite the history, but it obvious he enjoys the present.  Jenn originally met him at a local horse rescue and she fell in love (I can see why!!), she has since adopted him and it’s obvious these two are quite the pairing.

8.14.17

I am so excited to write this blog, I was even more excited to shoot this duo!!

When I met Stephanie for our initial consultation, I knew right away I was going to have a blast at her photoshoot.  Before I even had the chance to meet Rebel, I knew they had an amazing relationship.  Stephanie portrayed it to with pure bliss and an expression of euphoria as she was talking about him.  She told me the story of how they came together and the conditions he had been put in prior to their partnership.  I love rescue stories, and what I love even more is knowing that the innocent, sweet, and one-of-a kind guys who were mistreated eventually end up in the right hands.

Rebel is an older Tennessee Walking horse, and as cute as a button! Anyone that knows me, knows I have a place in my heart for the little old geldings with “jack-in-the-box” personalities.  Lots of energy and a bit of sass— Rebel fits the ticket.  His personality basically had me (and my assistant for the evening Raeanna) smiling ear to ear the entire shoot, he has got it going on and he doesn’t only know it- he FEELS it!

Check out some photos from this shoot!

 

We started out with the usual “barn door” shots that we all know and love, eventually made our way out of the gorgeous barn, into barn #2, then into a nearby field where Rebel promptly decided that he was done and the shoot was over. 😛 …..but that’s okay, we got everything we needed– PERFECTION!

 

8.13.17

 

A bittersweet day for my friend and client, Amanda, as she said goodbye to her childhood horse.  I have photographed Amanda and her horses, Goose and Bigfoot, nearly yearly since 2013.  Here are a few photos from our sessions together.

2013

It’s amazing how much time flies! Amanda, Bigfoot, and Goose, our first session. These three were quite the trio!

2015

Hard to choose the previews from this session– can we say perfection from these three??

2017

This is one of my favorite shoots of Amanda, because we got to include her sister too! We had a blast on the cold Jan day!!

Goodbye 😦 2017

Amanda and Bigfoot say goodbye, but I have a feeling it’s not forever. (Anyone recognize the mini in the background?? Or the scenery in the photos??)

Yep– that’s my place!! Bigfoot arrived to my small, 5 acre hobby farm on 8.13.17 to be our new trail horse, my husbands first partner in crime.

Watching Amanda grow as a horsewoman throughout the years was a blessing.  I’ve always enjoyed our time together, and always have been head over heels for Bigfoot.  We are so happy to have brought him home, and I know Amanda is happy that he is in a place where he will be well fed, loved, and cared for to the nines.  Amanda, thank you so much for this wonderful gift, we wish you the best of luck in school and your new career choice.  See ya soon!

1.25.17

I was honored to be invited to photograph my dear friends gelding and capture a few of their last moments together before she and her mother helped him cross the rainbow bridge.  A difficult day for both, but ultimately their beautiful gelding, Gunner, is now in a better, pain-free place.  Here is just a sampling of photos from 1.25.17, a beautifully windy and brisk winter day.

Gunner was a sweet boy with quite the personality! He did remind me of my old man, very much so.

I hope that my friend and her mother will enjoy these images for many years to come.  Saying goodbye to your heart, your companion and partner is one of the hardest things about horse ownership, or even pet ownership.  Gunner will forever be missed, but I know that the time spent with him will forever be treasured.