Ok, this shoot was everything. I’ve loved horses forever, but never really did anything with the love except for I went to horse camp when I was little and I used to have forest green wrangler riding boots. When Olivia told me she wanted her horse Figaro in her and Austin’s engagement shoot, I said yes yes yes!!!
When I got to the barn, Figaro was being groomed for his photos 🙂 A friendly barn cat came and supervised the whole operation. Seriously, I think every shoot should have a horse in it. They are such elegant creatures…needless to say, I was impressed.
From the barn we ventured over to Slate Run Metro Park where Olivia and Austin’s dogs joined us. They were both loves who just wanted to cuddle and get all the belly rubs. I love the unexpected nature of shoots with animals. It’s very much like shooting with toddlers. There’s not much control over the situation, and that in itself makes it perfect- it’s real. We finished the session with just Olivia and Austin deeper into the park itself. Their love of the outdoors was prevalent when we walked up to the wetlands area, and Austin confessed, “yea, this is more my speed”. He started talking about hunting and fishing right away. He’s an outdoors-man for sure. I’m so excited for their wedding next year, but equally as excited to share these photos today! I hope you love them half as much as I loved taking them! XO Jess