I met Christina and her mom out at La Rose Performance Horses last weekend for a portrait session with her horse, Travis. I've been to La Rose PH before, and every time I visit, it's such a great experience. Carolyn, the owner, is so helpful and has created such a beautiful environment for all the animals. Seriously, the barn is absolutely gorgeous. If I had a horse, I wouldn't think twice about boarding it there.
Christina and Travis have such a wonderful bond and were great to work with. I loved watching them interact. This isn't my first time photographing a horse, and it can be a challenge to get "the shot," but I love a challenge. And to throw in another element of surprise, I wasn't expecting so much fog, but it doesn't always need to be sunny! The fog created a beautiful backdrop, I had beautiful models, and as I mentioned earlier... that barn. Gorgeous!
I call horses 'divine mirrors' - they reflect back the emotions you put in. If you put in love and respect and kindness and curiosity, the horse will return that.
– Allen Hamilton