Let me just start this off by saying, this equestrian session may be my most favorite session of all time! Karlie and her stunning horses were nothing short of a DREAM to work with and they helped me bring my vision for this shoot to life so perfectly. Would you believe me if I told you Dillon, the chestnut, hadn't been ridden in TWO YEARS before this shoot, and he didn't even bat an eye when Karlie hopped on in a long flowy dress! Dillon and Kilo, the gorgeous Appaloosa, were SO well behaved, and Karlie slayed in that white maxi dress. Seriously, it doesn't get any more magical than this!
It's safe to say the only thing you can count on when doing sessions with horses, is that you can't count on anything! Jen and I had planned on using Zion, the gorgeous dark bay, but the day of the shoot he ended up being pretty anxious out in the field and didn't want to stand still. We snapped a few shots of him still because, hello, isn't he stunning?! Then, to not stress him out too much and to get some more images, we switched to her pretty mare Tilley, who is for sale! We ended up getting some truly gorgeous images at the amazing Waters Edge Farm, which is literally right on the water, despite having to switch horses. Jen and her horses were fantastic models for my styled equestrian shoot, and we were taught once again that when working with animals for photo shoots, you have to work WITH them and not against them!