When my friend Dom told me she needed a equestrian photography session for head shots, I was so excited to get her and Duke in front of my camera. These two are a great pair and I love following their eventing adventures on Instagram.
One of the questions I hear from many of my equestrian photo session clients, is what we will do if the weather isn’t cooperating for their session. I address this question on my FAQ page, but I also wanted to go into a little more detail about it here and show some examples as well.
Kristen wanted senior photography with horses, but doesn’t have any horses of her own. Luckily, I have a super amazing place to take clients like Kristen, that has both beautiful scenery, and some super awesome horses. I seriously love having this deal with a local ranch!
Today (besides being my awesome bro’s birthday) is exactly one year out from my completion date for my 101 goals in 1001 days list! Which means I am over 600 days in, and still have so much left to do in this next year. I’m proud of how many items I’ve checked out, but I also need to really look at my remaining goals, and make plans on when I will complete them. But in the spirit of celebrating, here’s what I’ve accomplished since my last check ins (you can read those here and here)
I love love love all the people and horses I get to meet as an equestrian photographer, and it was a special treat to work with someone who does such positive things for horses. Jacqui is the co-founder of Drifter’s Hearts of Hope, which is an amazing horse rescue operation here in Colorado. They actually recently rescued and rehomed their 200th horse, which is such an amazing milestone.
You may notice that a lot of my clients are high school seniors, but I do also do some equestrian child photography and equestrian family photography. I pretty much love shooting any genre as long as I get to hang out with cute horses! And this session had it all! A cute pony with her very own little girl, and sweet family, and even an adorable puppy.
Senior equestrian photography sessions are some of my favorites, and amazing teams like Molly and her horse make them even better. Seriously, Molly was just so much fun to work with, and Nightlife was the single most calm OTTB I’ve ever photographed!
While I specialize in equestrian portraiture, it’s definitely fun to get to occasionally work as a riding photographer. Equestrian portraiture focuses more on getting portraits of the horse and rider together, while riding photos are all about the action! Last weekend, I got the opportunity to shoot the KZ Gymkhana in Bailey, Colorado. It was my first time shooting an event like this, but I had so much fun! It was great to watch everyone having such a fabulous time with their horses!