Friday, April 22, 2011

Photo Session at West Point

This past week I had the unique opportunity to photograph five cadets at the West Point Military Academy.
These young ladies are all members of the West Point Equestrian Team and they wanted photos of themselves with their favorite horse, a handsome Dutch Warmblood gelding named Slinky.

Slinky had never been to this location before and he posed like a statue for us! When we were done with him we had some fun shooting at various locations. Although the weather wasn't optimal it was still a great experience to be able to photograph at this location and the five ladies really got into the spirit of it with their own ideas and suggestions.

Enjoy the photos from the shoot here.

Friday, April 8, 2011

New Orleans to Kentucky

On my last day in Florida I stopped at the Museum of Natural Science in Gainesville and spent some very enjoyable time in the Butterfly Rainforest there. I then spent a day in New Orleans visiting my oldest daughter Shelby. We had a perfect evening to stroll around the French Quarter and enjoy the sights, followed by a delicious dinner. I don't know when I will visit this wonderful city again as Shelby plans to move to Boone, NC for three years to achieve her Master's Degree, and I will miss it!

The following day I travelled to Tennessee to experience Mule Days in Columbia. Mules of all shapes and sizes were there and I stayed for part of the day to photograph the parade and wagon train. On the final leg of my trip I stopped in Kentucky for a really special photo session with the great horse Rhett and his partner Jim Koford. It was a real honor for me to spend some time photographing this pair and capture their special bond. It is sessions like this that make my job really special, and I think there will be some really great achievements in their future, so keep an eye on this pair!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Horsey Florida Fun!

In search of sunshine and warmth I was not disappointed during my week in Florida. From world class driving events to the top dressage horses in the country and a roster of equine activities and attractions to choose from it is easy to understand why this part of the country is a mecca for horse lovers when the rest of the country is just trying to get through another winter!

In Ocala I visited with friends at Beauty's Equine Rescue, Cottage Farm and Shangri La Lusitanos. From there I travelled south to Wellington to help fellow photographer Sharon Packer shoot dressage. On my way I stopped and visited the farm where my new Andalusian mare Novelera came from and as luck would have it was able to capture some special images of a foal just seconds old. What a treat!