Portrait of a Photographer
As a child I was almost thrown off a horse when my mother went to snap a photo of me riding. The camera flash spooked the horse and the animal took off running with little me helmetless and clinging on for dear life. I wasn’t thrown, and more fortunately wasn’t hurt but since then horses have always been…well…a little bit SUSPECT. When fellow photographer Melissa proposed doing a portrait session on a horse farm, I definitely was intrigued. Shooting horses!? and another photographer?! No pressure there! Ha! She talked to me about her long time love for horses and riding, and how shooting in this environment would really reflect something personal and important to her. I was in! We traveled to Gathering Farm in Hamilton, Mass. and what a beautiful farm it was. Two lovely and well behaved horses, Joe and Pewter helped us out that day. I think when you take someone’s portrait while immersed in something that makes them truly happy, you can’t lose. I’m thrilled with the way these came out, and had such a great time with Melissa that day.
*No photographers or horses were harmed in the creation of these photos, I cannot say the same for the bundle of carrots.