My approach to equine photography is different than your textbook version. You know the kind I’m talking about. The horse is perfectly groomed, they’re wearing a bridle with no reins, the background is completely black and their ears are perked perfectly forward.
Don’t get me wrong, there is absolutely nothing wrong with this photographs. In fact, they’re painstakingly gorgeous (and for a reason! So much work goes into them!), but they don’t represent horse ownership to me. Very rarely do things ever go that perfectly, so why should you only have photographs like that?
Just like with family photography (or weddings, or senior portraits, or boudoir, or any other type of photography), I’m very big on capturing moments. On locking down memories. So that when you look back on those photos, you’ll be transported to a specific place and time and you’ll be able to look back on that and smile.
So while these photos are a little old (February to be exact), they showcase perfectly my type of equine photography: horse and rider working as one to become a seamless team.