Last week, I headed down the road to photograph Maria and her gorgeous horse, Paddy. With the constant rain we have had for the last two weeks, I was doubtful that any shoots could go ahead. We managed to reschedule the shoot for the only day we have seen sunshine in days.
With the sun shining, Maria and I set about creating some beautiful images. Upon arriving at her yard, I promptly set my eyes upon one of the most lovely barns I have seen in a long time. The barn has an upper level, making it look quite American.
We started our shoot by posing in the doorway of the barn. I really wanted to take advantage of the barn, in guess you hadn’t guessed. From the off, Paddy knew exactly what he was doing with this posing business. As soon as we rattled a bucket, the ears pricked and remained that way for the rest of the shoot.
Once I had filled my boots with images in the gorgeous barn, Maria mentioned that there was a track on one of her hacks that she really liked. As soon as any clients mention a ‘track’, I start to grin. My mind instantly thinks of long leading lines, grass that will blur out in the foreground and shadows! Any photographer will know that shooting in the bright sunshine is very difficult, so a little bit of shadow is always appreciated.
This track provided ALL the goods. We had shadows which made for some flattering light as well as a long track which had those lovely leading lines. Paddy was an absolute gem throughout the shoot, but especially this part. Maria’s dog, Caoimhe, joined us for the shoot and was having a total hoot in the long grass, Paddy didn’t bat an eyelid whilst Caoimhe ran about.After we took the images on the lane, we headed back into the yard to photograph in a patch of poppies! Having a patch of any wildflowers is a photographers dream! So to have a mound of poppies, well I was in heaven.
We rounded our photoshoot of with some gorgeous shots of Maria and Paddy, with the poppies in the background. Would you believe that these shots only took about 90 minutes? I often hear from clients, that they are worried that a photoshoot will take hours and hours. I can promise you that this is not the case, at all.
Thank you so much to Maria and Paddy for being such sports throughout the shoot. It was an absolute pleasure to photograph them both and create such beautiful memories for them.
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