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!
Each year Shoot and Share throws a MASSIVE international photography contest, with over 300,000 images entered by hundreds of thousands of photographers, and this year I went all in and entered 50 images from my 2016 sessions. The winning images were unbelievably amazing and I am SO honored to have so many of my images place in the top 30%! Check out my personal results below, and you can see all the contest results here: http://shootandshare.com/photo-contest/