I have to go ahead and admit that I stole "Ponies and Peonies" from Niamh's blog post title. :) I have been dreaming of a gorgeous floral shoot with a girl and her horse. Obviously, my sweet friend Niamh and her horse Tucker were perfect for this styled shoot. Valerie Kaiser of Terra Cotta Gardens (also a dear friend who I met through Style My Ride) created the gorgeous floral garland and headpiece for the shoot. I'm so grateful for everyone who made this shoot happen (including my neighbors who helped my and husband and I out when our car broke down on the way to the shoot)!
Tommy is back! Like I've said, Tommy is a popular boy. Jackie rode Tommy back when she was high school. Currently, she is stationed to Arizona so she wanted to get some pictures with Tommy before she moved earlier this month. We decided to tie in a little bit of a theme of going on a journey and the Air Force for a few shots as way to merge her passions and past and present. This is the very reason why I started taking equine portraits. I love being able to create a tangible memory for people like Jackie. It not only reminds them of their horse but also the experiences and memories they made together! Ok, I'll stop with my sentimental mission and show you the pictures. :)
I have been anxiously waiting for Style My Ride to release this look so I could share it with you! These are some of my favorite pictures, and a large part of that has to do with our gorgeous equine model, Gus. Isn't he gorgeous?!? To top it of, he was as sweet as could be and so patient with us. Plus he shares the name with my beloved cat, Gus. :) And, aren't those browbands beautiful? They are made by Australian company, Elite Canes and Browbands.