Summer has ended, the leaves are changing, and the hooves are galloping. This Fall, Katie and her silly horse Retro shot senior portraits with me at their stable in Loudoun County, Virginia.
Like Savannah (who I photographed with her horse earlier this Summer), Katie has been riding horses for years, and now competes in equestrian showjumping events. Katie is a Senior at my high-school alma mater, and will be graduating with the Class of 2017.
These horse themed portrait sessions are so much fun; I have so much respect for these beautiful animals and the people who love and take care of them. I still, unfortunately, have never ridden a horse, but hopefully I will soon change that. Who knows; someday maybe I'll be an avid horse person too!
Retro is another very well trained and obedient horse, and he was actually so comfortable during shooting that he even began to doze off with Katie on his back! He and the other horses in the stable were very friendly, and between shots even nuzzled, licked, and followed me for a bit. I felt right at home!