Posts Tagged ‘black and white photography’

A couple of months ago, Carole, one of the ladies from the barn, asked me to do a photoshoot of her with her horse, Soñador. I’d taken pictures of them in the past, but this time she wanted an official photo session – paid and everything. Of course I said yes. 🙂

The shoot was quite a success, if I say so myself. Here are a few of my favorites:

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Last weekend my sister and I went to visit some friends up north, and we discovered that winter was not quite over in that corner of the country:

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Hi everyone! Apologies for another long silence; I don’t even really have a good excuse this time, except possibly that I’ve been spending a fair amount of time working with “my” horse. I mentioned a while back that Mountain Blue had basically become my project horse. Well, as of October, that is officially what she is. I’m leasing her, as is another lady, who, incidentally, happens to be the other resident French-American at the barn. What are the odds? Anyway, we each work with her 3 days a week, and between the two of us, we’re making quite a bit of progress. We still have a long way to go, but Fred and Lucie (and others) have said that she’s improved significantly over the past year, so we’re on the right track at least. If nothing else, this will teach me more patience.

All right, I know you probably want pictures now, so here you go:

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Ahh… freedom! My job at the rest stop ended two weeks ago, and I am thoroughly enjoying getting to sleep in every morning, among other things. I’m also able to spend more time at the barn and take pictures (weather permitting), and I can’t tell you how much I’ve missed it. Here are a few of my most recent shots; enjoy! 🙂

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Hey everyone! So, after months of icky, wet, cold weather, spring is finally upon us. Which means… outdoor photoshoots! A few weeks ago Sissi drafted me for a photo session with her (and brought in her fiancé partway through). The result was a boatload of pictures. Here are some of my favorites:

We started off in the back yard:



Naturally, Lucy wanted to participate:

"Hey, what about me?"

“Hey, what about me?”



Then I decided the yard didn’t offer much in the way of backdrops, so we packed up and headed for the park.




Oh yeah. Much better.

At this point Olivier joined us, and he and Sissi proceeded to be disgustingly adorable for the camera:





All together now: aww…

A couple more pics with just Sissi:




More to come shortly…

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I’m cutting it extremely close, I know (and my all-day sci-fi marathon didn’t help), but it’s not midnight in the States yet so it still counts, right? Right, thought so.

So, without further ado, a sampling of pics from the last few months:


Dressage show at home on the 6th:

Laurélia on Nénuphar, waiting their turn

Laurélia on Nénuphar, waiting their turn

Manon on Saho

Manon on Saho

Drill team

Drill team

Justine on To Moon

Justine on To Moon

Lucie on Voltaire

Lucie on Voltaire

Me on Naika "Hi Mom!"

Me on Naika
“Hi Mom!”

Fred on Beauwaldie

Fred on Beauwaldie

Warming up

Warming up

Océane on Naika

Océane on Naika

Eventing competition on the 13th:

Elise getting some last-minute tips

Elise getting some last-minute tips

Caroline on Tosca

Caroline on Tosca

Manon and Saho, ready to go!

Manon and Saho, ready to go!

These kids were utterly cute :)

These kids were utterly cute 🙂

Halloween jumping show on the 27th:

DSC_0492csTJ was going to be part of my costume, but with the massive puddles that was a muddy bear waiting to happen, so Sissi wound up hanging onto him for me all afternoon.




Pony in the mist

Pony in the mist







Jumping show on the 17th:









Jumping show on the 8th:







Christmas with the family:

I think she likes them ;)

I think she likes them 😉

He likes. Muchly.

He likes. Muchly.

This is called putting your gift to good use immediately

This is called putting your gift to good use immediately

Lena, the newest addition to the family

Lena, the newest addition to the family

"Here, this one's for you!"

“Here, this one’s for you!”



DSC_0300csAnd just for giggles:

"Of course I'm not using your computer to post pictures of myself online; whatever gave you that idea?"

“Of course I’m not using your computer to post pictures of myself online; whatever gave you that idea?”

Happy New Year, everyone, and may 2014 be a very blessed year for all of you! 🙂



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