I have no way to describe how lucky I feel to get to photograph families who choose to share their lives with horses! Recently I photographed Marilyn and part of her horse loving family with their two horses, Patsy & Buddy. These beloved horses live a retired life on a gorgeous little farm at the end of a well worn dirt drive bordered by old oak trees covered in Spanish moss. I got there early enough to help with grooming and tacking up and then we started out with a few black background portraits in their barn. One of the best parts of equine & equestrian photography for me is spending time with people who treat their horses like valued members of the family. The connection between horse and rider always ALWAYS comes through in the final images and knowing that families will have archival quality, equine artwork, to share for generations to come is a beautiful thing.