I love photographing all events with people and their animals, yet a private Horse Portrait session still gives me the most joy.
Last weekend I was blessed to be able to shoot a young woman with her horse and dog at Wood Run Farm near Castle Pines.
The aspect I love most about a private session is time.
Time to get to know my subject and her critter(s).
(Jack is a boxer/Rhodesian Ridgeback mix – a sweet rescue.)
Time – so we can wait for ears to be pricked forward…..
………………..and include Jessie’s trainer, Erin.
Time to shoot lots of images – looking for that perfect moment of light.
Time to let a horse be crazy and return to calm.
Jessie is very comfortable in her skin – and the ease with which she interacted with her thoroughbred, Tucker was a thing of beauty.
My guess is that being a physical therapist has not only required her to be fluent in body mechanics but also to be grounded in her own body.
Her self-confidence was apparent right away. She had three outfit changes prepared along with fun jewelry as accents.
…………..and we had time for her just to relax and play with Tucker at liberty.
………………then there are those quiet moments when I can capture the gentle bond between horse and human.
You can’t beat a great pair of cowboy boots in a photograph!
I love that when a client jumps into her imagination and creativity with both feet, I can simply become the witness with a camera.
I hope to continue doing more of these sessions.
Thank you Jessie, Tuck, Jack, Lorraine (mom – not shown who brought us bagels!) Jessica and Erin.