Fall is usually a busy season, but this one was certainly the biggest I’ve ever had. Here’s a little bit of what I was up to with my “regular” portrait work, and since there were plenty of horse sessions this fall, those are in here too! Keep up with my work on Facebook.
I had a great time photographing some just-in-time-for-the-holidays horse+rider mini session at Zephyr's Way Stable in Powhatan. These kids warmed my heart because they were happy to be there just because it meant they got to hang out with their favorite pony. See more from the shoot here. If you're interested in a similar block of mini-sessions at your barn, I've just added an option to my pricing page!
Maddy was often one of my photography test subjects back when I first got started (and I shot most of my first-ever sessions back here at this same farm--it's got great scenery!), so it was nice to get back out for some updated images with her. It got dark on us fast, but these turned out to be some of my favorites of 2017 so far. I love the colors that show up under a clipped horse! Check out more images from the session here.
I enjoyed working with this lovely, kind family for our evening horse and family photo session out at Zephyrs Way Stable in Powhatan.
I had a wonderful time shooting some images of Claire, her awesome horses, and her friend Molly. We got lucky with beautiful sunset light and a very convenient apple tree that made a perfect shooting spot. See more images from the session here.
A while back, I acquired a unicorn horn that fit a horse, and I finally got to put it to use for two back-to-back sessions on a recent Saturday morning. It's something a little different, but a lot of fun to work on! See lots more of the images on my Facebook page.
I love it when families and couples bring their horses and pets to their sessions, so I especially enjoyed shooting this group at a beautiful setting in Powhatan. The animals were troopers on a very hot day! See more here.
Congrats to these two on their recent engagement! We had a lovely night getting these photos at Dylan's family farm, with the horses making an appearance.
I am always a bit nervous picking times for evening sessions since our weather has been all over the place this month, but golden hour worked out perfectly for us this weekend. It helps when you have great models, too!
I always appreciate it when clients are willing to get up very early in order to catch all the good morning light!
Shot a little equine session on a bright morning this weekend!
I have known Maddy for several years through riding, so this session was a little extra-special since I got to picture her with her first horse--she found Zidane D last fall after a long search, and they seem to be getting along wonderfully.
It's been a while since I have done an evening shoot--I have had a lot of early-morning sessions lately, so it was great to get out in this warm sunset light!
I love these shots we got in this gorgeous morning light setting! Sometimes the boring back half of a pasture can be kind of magical if you seek out the right kind of light.
Sometimes all you need is a cedar tree in a pasture to create some magical light. I enjoyed capturing these two--posing for the camera was easy for them since they are buddies! See the whole Spring Equine Portraits album on Facebook.