A girl and her horse {Orange County Equestrian Photographer}

I had the most amazing  time this weekend with Misha and her gorgeous Connemara mare, Gem ( who is also a Reserve Champion for her breed) and he very lovely Arabian gelding, Willing.  We hit it off on so many levels – Misha is a Senior in High School with big plans to follow her father’s footsteps and go to Vet School (which was just like me at that age – I actually graduated with a 4 year degree in Veterinary Technology, not photography).  Misha also competes in hunter/jumper classes and has ridden dressage (also what I was doing at that age) and adores riding her grey Arab gelding (which I still do to this day!)  So I was having a blast the entire time – holding and playing with the horses as much as I was shooting!  Of course it was only natural,  given her love of horses and riding that she have her Senior portraits taken with her riding companions in equine form!  We met at the back end of Santiago Oaks  Regional Park in Orange where we enjoyed beautiful trails, gorgeous scenery and lovely light as well…I haven’t even had a chance to look through all of the images we took from this session, but a few leaped out at me as I was downloading them that night, and I couldn’t resist editing just a couple of them. This truly will be a “sneak peek” as I haven’t even seen all of the images yet, and there were so many fun ones that I am pretty certain to want to blog more of this session later.  But for now, here is a little tiny peak into the wonderful time that was had by all last Friday evening!


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