There are a lot of steps you are going to need to take to prepare your horse for their photo session. I will tell you that this is THE NUMBER ONE thing you need to do and should be a step you DON’T SKIP!
Thirteen years ago I fell in love with a long-legged, goofy, and slightly uncontrollable 5 year old Thoroughbred they now call Marco “The Lion Man.” Although EXTREMELY terrified of this 16.2 hand giant that could run as fast at those wobbly legs would carry him, I knew I had one hell of an adventure on my hands as we became inseparable. I was eventually able to call him my very own after 3 years. Over the years as our partnership excelled in the arena and our bond grew stronger each and every day, I realized all I wanted to do was share mine and Marco’s story with those who mattered the most to me. I quickly became known as the girl at the barn with the camera and the rest of the story is history!
Odds are you're probably like me and have about 50 different Pinterest boards of wedding inspiration for your big day and more then half of them involve your horse in some way, every single venue you take a tour of you ask "Can I trailer my horse in" and I'm sure you asked your dad if he'd be mad leading your noble steed while you rode in to meet the love of your life.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: Where we have 2 seasons...winter and summer. Its either (what we think) freezing cold or hotter than the Shara desert. Whats even more of a struggle when it comes to these two extremes? Helping our horses along with the transitions.
I get a lot of questions to clip or not to clip when it comes to horses and I always say it depends on the horse and the discipline you are choosing to ride or specialize in. A lot of hunter/ jumpers clip for the clean sleek look while competing, while barrel racers clip to prevent horses from getting tot hot while working.
This year with me diving head first into this entrepreneurial journey, I decided to dive head-on into a marketing and branding course for photographers. Part of the process is for us to assess our businesses and help brand and define the work that we created using three words. My words took me a while to figure out, my two favorite services are so completely different besides the fact that they have pretty ponies in them!
There's a lot that goes into photography. You're not only wearing multiple hats of being your very own accountant, web designer, marketing manager, social media manager, photographer, and editor... but at the end of the day you're hired to capture beautiful moments and create memories that leave your clients wanting to come back for more. Any photographer reading this is going yasssss girl I feel ya! My rebudle to them is: have you ever tried adding in a 1200 pound animal to that picture?