Denise & Sundance – A Portrait Session

May 5, 2016


Mother’s Day was this past Sunday, and it’s been a long tradition of mine to honor my late mother by doing something “horsey” to feel close to her again. We are of horse blood and no amount of protest from my father could keep me from having horses in my life somehow. So, what better way to celebrate Mother’s Day my way than to work on an awesome Mother-Horse photos?!

That leads me into this awesome portrait session with my friends Denise and Sunday.

Denise’s daughter wanted to surprise her mother with a portrait session for her birthday, but her birthday gift turned into a Mother’s Day present too! I had such a blast hanging out with Denise and her sweet paint horse Sundance. These two have a beautiful bond and it didn’t take long to notice that Sundance knew he was having his picture taken. You may notice a few of his own “poses” thrown into the mix of my favorites. Sometimes he would just flash a glance that seemed to say, “Yeah, I know we look good,” or “This is my good side”. It’s not easy to be the center of attention for an hour or so, but Sundance helped Denise fall right into the groove of things.

On Mother’s Day, Denise’s family unveiled the photos from her session and surprised her with some prints too! I hope my son is so thoughtful one day when he’s older. Hint Hint. 🙂

<3 Sam


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