Posts Tagged ‘equine farm shoots’

LD Val-Dron | equine portrait session

August 22nd, 2010

Every year as a favor to my mom I document her grand old horse, LD Val-Dron in a photo session. He is going quite strong still at the grand old age of 29. He is the son of National Champion stallion *Padron and out of a *Bask daughter – *Bask was one of the most […]

 

Every year as a favor to my mom I document her grand old horse, LD Val-Dron in a photo session. He is going quite strong still at the grand old age of 29. He is the son of National Champion stallion *Padron and out of a *Bask daughter – *Bask was one of the most prolific, and influential, horses of the Arabian breed. Our family has owned Val-Dron since he was 7 years old. My mom has grown VERY attached to him over the years. Despite the fact he got a little wild and broke away from my mom while we were shooting (galloping like a madman all the way back to the barn…), we had a lot of fun putting this shoot together and I hope I get to photograph him for a few years to come yet. 🙂

kansas city, missouri equine photography

kansas city, missouri equine photography

kansas city, missouri equine photography

kansas city, missouri equine photography

kansas city, missouri equine photography

kansas city, missouri equine photography

kansas city, missouri equine photography

kansas city, missouri equine photography

We also took a handful of shots with my sister Stacey and her retired show mare, BA Foxfire+++// (for non-horse people, the “+s” and “/s” denote the amount of wins over her show career – basically, a boatload. A BIG boatload)
kansas city, missouri equine photography

kansas city, missouri equine photography

I hardly ever, if at all, shoot horse shows anymore – but I LOVE doing equine portrait sessions and farm shoots. So….if you want shots like these of your favorite equine family member, give me a call or email before coats start thickening up and growing for winter! (believe me, we are just a few WEEKS away from that….)

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Clanton Performance Horses farm shoot | equine photography

June 29th, 2010

My wedding business has grown SO rapidly that I’ve found myself moving away from having much of a chance to do any equine work anymore. I got my start shooting horse shows; I had no idea I’d end up where I am (I LOVE it!) and seldom get the chance to go get a ‘horse […]

 

My wedding business has grown SO rapidly that I’ve found myself moving away from having much of a chance to do any equine work anymore. I got my start shooting horse shows; I had no idea I’d end up where I am (I LOVE it!) and seldom get the chance to go get a ‘horse fix’ like I used to. Well, I got one at the Clanton’s farm last week on a VERY VERY hot day. I grew up showing on the arabian horse show circuit so this was right up my alley.

I am looking forward to doing some more farm work and equine portraiture yet this year. In fact, I’ll be headed to St. Louis in a couple of weeks to again shoot the American Hanoverian Society inspections at the St. Louis Equestrian Center.

In the mean time, here are some gorgeous arabian horses in training with the talented young trainer (I’m aging myself….) Alan Clanton.

Kansas City, Missouri equine photographers

Kansas City, Missouri equine photography

Kansas City, Missouri equine photographers

Clanton Performance Horses equine farm shoot

Clanton Performance Horses equine farm shoot

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Kansas City, Missouri equine photography

Clanton Performance Horses equine farm shoot

Kansas City, Missouri equine photographers

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Kansas City, Missouri equine photographer

Kansas City, Missouri equine photography

Kansas City, Missouri equine photographer

Clanton Performance Horses equine farm shoot

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Clanton Performance Horses equine farm shoot

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