A Girl and Her Horse
The point of family photography is to capture the essence of what makes a family unique. I’m passionate about embracing the unique in each person, each family dynamic, each photo shoot. I resist cookie-cutter, putting people in a box, creating a formula … I like working with people because people are so different and so the same … it’s that teasing out what makes humans the same and discovering their unique aspects that makes this so interesting.
Grace, the older to sister to five brothers, loves her horses. So when her mom contacted me to schedule a shoot and we started talking details … I mentioned that I’d love to do some time with the horses and Grace. Grace was hoping for the same! After getting some fun family images with everyone wrangled, Grace went off to get the horses. She came back, riding bareback. Have you seen anything more incredible?!
This is my favorite! When we get awesome family images and we take the time to create images that are even more off the beaten path, by including incredible pets, capturing natural interactions, and creating authentic images. This time in Grace’s life will be over soon – she’s growing up fast – just ask her mom. Grace is invested in her horses and has been riding for many years. I’m so glad we were able to capture her with the animals she loves, in her own environment, moving in the way that made the most sense to her and the horses. We made sure to get a variety – closeups of Grace and her favorite horse, Passion as well as some experimental action shots – where I could say: “Grace, do you want to try ….” She was up for anything and it was such a fantastic way to wrap up a family shoot with a family I could spend days and days with!