August 8, 2021

Equine Portrait with Pony Jackpot

I adore photographing equine portraits now that we are based in Virginia. I was introduced to this young lady who is a competitive rider in Warrenton, Virginia.  She was excited to have a portrait taken with her pony Jackpot. We wanted the session to be magical and dressed her for the occasion in a beautiful tulle pale pink dress. I met them just before sunset and we toured their property to find areas to photograph.

The hint of the moonlight provides a magical effect.  

While touring their property I found this dirt path in the woods. It was lined with ferns which were illuminated by the beams of the sun. I asked for brother and sister to walk together down the path. This enchanted image is one of my favorites from our session. It captures the innocence of childhood and the bond between siblings.

Its not always easy to look relaxed on a horse during a photo shoot. This young lady nailed this shot as she laid down on her pony’s back.  

I pride myself with making each session fun and unique. I have been known to make some interesting animal noises to change things up. I am happy to make a fool of myself if necessary. Anything for the shot!

This young lady looks like princess in this beautiful gown.

This young lady looks like princess in this beautiful gown.

The love between a girl and her pony.

“All horses deserve, at least once in their loves, to be loved by a little girl.” -unknown