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On a recent trip to Arizona, in between photoshoots I would go hiking, I discovered Cave Creek Regional Park on one of these hikes and new immediately that I wanted to do a photoshoot their. I was already talking to Brittany about doing an equestrian model shoot and told her I found a great location. She brought Halo, a beautiful APHA mare by The Mechanic. A person walking their dog on the trail stop and watched the photoshoot and told us that was the prettiest horse she has ever seen.
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This was my second time to photograph Katie with her horse, but was at her trainer's new location. We started early in the morning and had some great light, but as the morning went on, it became overcast. Katie did great and the outfits she wore gave an nice soft look that worked great with an overcast day so it all worked out fine. Katie will be competing at the APHA World Show this fall under the guidance of Jacque Kennon Show Horses.
Hair & Makeup by: Shelia Rybar- Horse SHow Makeup Artist,
I photographed Hannah and her horse Inviting Rumors "Shea" at Dry River Ranch in Weatherford Texas and rides under the guidance of Stephen Stevens and Terry Cross . Like many spring days in Texas, it was windy and humid. Hannah & Shea where great and handled it will. Hannah will be attending University of Georgia in the fall where she will be part of their Equestrian Team. Hannah asked the photos to show how much she loves Shea. She made it easy, as they obviously have a great horse-human bond with each other.
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.
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.
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!