Posts Tagged ‘equine photo shoots’

Robin W’s equine photography session

November 19th, 2012

I recently met Robin and her boyfriend Brian, along with their equine brood, for a portrait session on a crisp fall morning. Here’s a sampling from the morning!

 

I recently met Robin and her boyfriend Brian, along with their equine brood, for a portrait session on a crisp fall morning. Here’s a sampling from the morning!

Missouri equine photographers

Missouri equine photographers

Missouri equine photographers

Missouri equine photographers

Missouri equine photographers

Missouri equine photographers

Missouri equine photographers

Missouri equine photographers

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Jennifer and Aeijolt fan Walta

October 21st, 2009

Ok, I won’t expect you all to try to say (or even THINK about saying) “Aeijolt fan Walta”, so we’ll call Jennifer’s Friesian gelding by his barn name, Magic. I met Jennifer and Magic at Pine Hill Farm on a very chilly but gorgeously sunny morning last Sunday. As I’ve boarded at Pine Hill, I […]

 

Ok, I won’t expect you all to try to say (or even THINK about saying) “Aeijolt fan Walta”, so we’ll call Jennifer’s Friesian gelding by his barn name, Magic. I met Jennifer and Magic at Pine Hill Farm on a very chilly but gorgeously sunny morning last Sunday. As I’ve boarded at Pine Hill, I have had ample opportunity to scope out the place from a photographic standpoint – and the pastures are gorgeous, with widely scattered, tall trees and rolling hills. We worked the morning light for all it’s worth. There are at LEAST 100 more shots that are just as cool as these.

Up next is Malorie and Matt’s engagement images – some great stuff from that shoot, later the same day as this shoot. The light was just as incredible.

Until then…here you go!

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Pfalzgraf and Degas

October 17th, 2009

This is the most emotional shoot I’ve ever done, and therefore the most emotional blog post as well. Pfalzgraf and Degas were photographed for their owner as a rememberance as they were both laid to rest last week. Both had rapidly deteriorating health conditions that caused their vet to recommend that they not go through […]

 

This is the most emotional shoot I’ve ever done, and therefore the most emotional blog post as well. Pfalzgraf and Degas were photographed for their owner as a rememberance as they were both laid to rest last week. Both had rapidly deteriorating health conditions that caused their vet to recommend that they not go through the winter. They both had full, long lives; Pfalzgraf was a 33 year old imported warmblood gelding and Degas a 27 year old Arabian gelding. Both were loved for a very, very long time by their owner Betsy – who wanted one last shoot by which to remember them.

We scheduled the shoot for last Saturday before I was due to go out of town on vacation; time was short for both geldings and we had days of cloudy weather forecast after Saturday morning – plus I’d be out of town all week. I found it beyond amazing that we had maybe one hour of sunlight all day Saturday – a cold, blustery day – and that hour was while we were shooting early in the morning. It was cloudy on my drive to their farm and as soon as we put them back in their paddock, it clouded over once again.

Thanks to the powers that be to give us sunlight for this shoot. I often feel my chosen passion pales in comparison to what some do for a living – but I could not help but realize how incredibly important my job was this day. To create something extraordinary by which Pfalzgraf and Degas could be remembered.

Godspeed.

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Diederik and Muriel du Bois

October 8th, 2009

A couple of Wednesdays ago, I did a quick evening shoot for Sheila Weinrich and Mary Forck with their horses Diederik (“Dee”) and Muriel du Bois (“Muriel”) at Pine Hill Farm. I know both well – Mary is my dressage instructor and after my horse’s career suddenly and unexpectedly ended due to an undetected injury last […]

 

A couple of Wednesdays ago, I did a quick evening shoot for Sheila Weinrich and Mary Forck with their horses Diederik (“Dee”) and Muriel du Bois (“Muriel”) at Pine Hill Farm. I know both well – Mary is my dressage instructor and after my horse’s career suddenly and unexpectedly ended due to an undetected injury last summer, Sheila and Mary generously allowed me to do an informal “half lease” with Dee and ride/take lessons on him a couple of times a week. Dee recently won both the Region 4 and Midwest Championships in 3rd level, open with Mary – and Mary’s mare Muriel was reserve champion at Intermediare II. So we scheduled this shoot with their ribbons at home after the show, and here are a few images from our session. Sheila and Mary – words can’t express how grateful I am to have the opportunity to ride/learn on a horse as talented as Dee. It’s fun to get to ride the more upper level stuff once again – it’s been entirely too long! In any event – here are the photos!

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