Addy is one talented little girl. Along with her parents, they find ponies at horse sales in the area. Many they are saving from kill buyers and an uncertain fate. Addy goes on to train these ponies to be safe ridable ponies for smaller children. She is well known in the area for her skills and is the go-to person for well-trained ponies.
Lauryn's mother & I where friends many years ago, and I won't say how many. It was great to reconnect with her through social media and was honored when she asked me to photographer her daughter's senior portraits. They used a friends home that had some perfect locations for backdrops and props. Even a food truck! They also has several beautiful Gypsy Horses, we planned on using them in the background, but they decided to join in and be part of the photos. They couldn't of lined more perfect. Lauryn is not a horse person and was a little nervous about them surrounding her, but stood her ground and we got some great photos.
Claire is the 3rd Senior from Treeline Stables that I had the opportunity to photograph. Once again we used the same locations as her 2 friends. Claire's session started with a overcast sky, which I love to shoot in. As well as being an avid equestrian, Claire also has a huge interest in photography and plans to study it in college. I loved that she understood a lot of what I was doing.
Taylor was one of the 3 girls from Treeline Stables that I did their senior session for. We started her session off at McKinney's Adriatica. Really like that location, so many places to shoot, I think I could do dozens of sessions there and none be alike. We followed up by heading to Treeline to photograph Taylor with her two horses, Zena and Blue. Taylor obviously loves her horses and got some great shots of her with her horses.
Kale attends Krum High School and he is will be graduating Spring 2017. He included is beautiful German Shepherd, Addie in his session as well as his horse Maddox. Since most high schoolers love their vehicle, his dodge truck was a big part of his portraits. We took his photos at his home which was just a ways down the road. Oh and we where blessed with a breath-taking sunset.
When searching for Bella's location, her mom can across Dragon Park in Dallas. It is a small privately owned park near Turtle Creek. What caught her eye was the angel sculpture. Since Bella loves angels this was the spot. Although Dragon Park is very unique but very small. Our second location was the nearby Robert E Lee Park and I loved this location! Big trees, water features, stone bridge and some great architecture.
Bella's academic high school career is very important to her and since she is ranked very high in her large class it shows she works hard at it.
At her mother's suggestion we started Sam's session at The Adriatica Village in McKinney. Sam included a couple of long time friends in her session and it made for a fun session. Adriatica was the perfect location and even as we were leaving I was spotting areas I wish we had time to use. Next stop was Sam's barn where she boards her horse, Fashionista "Surprize." I could ask for 2 more beautiful subjects as well as the gorgeous sky we had that evening.
Sam is not only a talented in Hunter-Jumper competitions and school activities, but she is also a published writer. He book Under the Full Moon can be found on Amazon and at Barnes & Noble.
Katie will be graduating from Aledo High School. She currently competes in the National Reining Horse Association under the guidance of Jared LeClair in Gainesville, Texas. Her and her horse GVG Electric Spark "Pumpkin" have won numerous awards.
Her senior portrait were taken at Hidden Springs Ranch. Hair and make up by Brittini Gillespie of Lucky Locks in Denton, Texas.
So much fun with this session! Courtney brought her 2 horses she competes on plus her adorable mini horse. We also did some super cute photos of her and her boyfriend; Kade. We took her photos at Kade's family land. The cattle there were very interested in what we were doing. Kade's car as well as my ear getting up props was fascinating to them.
Courtney will be attending Texas A&M in the fall on a full equestrian scholarship. She was very proud to show her maroon!
I had so much at Nolan's session. We also did his family portraits at the same time, so it was a whole family affair. Lots of inside jokes and laughs!
Nolan is a senior at Aubrey High School and is the current President of the National Reined Cow Horse Youth Association. He plans on attending Texas A&M and majoring in Agri-Business.
Terri Cage Photography is based in Denton County and is available throughout the North Texas and surrounding area. She also will travel if needed.