The evening could not have been more perfect. The summer air was warm and the light was golden. We had been planning Taylor’s senior photo session for a few weeks and I knew we would be including her beautiful mare, Norah. I am so lucky to have been able to photgraph these two and the bond they share.
I asked Taylor to tell me something about Norah and I melted when I read her words. I hope you don’t mind me posting them here, Taylor. What you said was absolutely too perfect to even paraphrase.
“I got Norah when she had just turned 4, I was 11 at the time. Now she is 11 and I am 18. We’ve been together for close to 8 years now. Norah is my once in a lifetime horse. Which means different things to different people, but every horse person gets a once in a lifetime horse. To me, Norah is my once in a lifetime horse because I can do anything with her and feel totally comfortable because of the bond between us and the trust we share. I can ask her to do anything and she will do it (maybe with a little hesitation at first but will eventually will do it) even if she doesn’t know what to expect because she trusts that I won’t put her in a dangerous situation and I trust that she will take care of me all the same. She’s a super sassy and extremely quirky horse but I wouldn’t have her any other way, that’s what makes Norah, Norah.”
Take a look at Taylor and Norah 6 years ago…
And look at them now…
It is a special bond between a girl and her horse and I am so fortunate that I was able to capture these images for Taylor and her family. And of course, we got to do some fun senior photos as well!
I am excited to announce that I am now offering portrait sessions for you and your horse. These are not just for high school seniors! Everyone who has owned a horse knows that special bond that you share. I hope to bring my love of capturing connection, emotion and light to my equine portrait sessions. Contact me for details.