Libby is a fellow member of the Central Tennessee Dressage Association and shows her senior Shagya Arabian, Scherzo, at the schooling shows.  Here’s a snapshot from this last weekend…, the day before our scheduled equine photo shoot.160507-008Shagya Arabians are much more substantial than most other Arabians, I think Scherzo looks a bit like an Andalusian…very handsome, with many expressions as you will see. Libby wanted photographs of just him but I convinced her that she will love the memories if she is in some of them too. This is what she had to say after seeing her horse’s photography –

“Kathy, I am so happy! I am crying and smiling all at the same time! You did an awesome job and it’s just him to a T. They are so natural – that is what I was hoping for!”

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Who doesn’t love to see photographs of little girls & horses?! I’ve had the privilege of sharing my 2 wonderful mares with a couple of young girls that wanted equine photography sessions but didn’t have their own horses.  Little Lily was the latest and was such a good girl, doing whatever I suggested & my girls just went along with her. Most horses are so precious and trusting with children because children haven’t developed any predatory traits yet, they trust so the horses trust them.

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  • Michele Masser - December 31, 2015 - 9:58 pm

    Would love to do this with my daughtersReplyCancel

Getting the call be the wedding photographer for my good friend, Kara, from San Diego was a huge honor! We had shared our horse habit when I lived in San Diego & I had done many a family photo shoot for her adorable, lovable family. Because we were all so familiar & comfortable with each other it was an exceptionally fun wedding to shoot. Meeting her new in-laws was just as special since they were as open, friendly & fun as Kara’s family. She is bound for a successful marriage with a groom like Grant & family like his to add to hers, I love them all!Nashville Wedding Photographer

151016-040151016-059151016-086Meeting Grant for the first time was so easy, I felt like I had a good idea of his playful personality, as well as the the perfect love they had between them, from seeing Kara’s FB posts. I love this kind of man – playful, open, loving & adorable!151016-087151016-089151016-121151016-145151016-177151016-179151016-183151016-209151016-310151016-387151016-397Many thanks to my 2nd shooter Cassandra Kendall for capturing the 2nd angles I love so much as well as so much more!151016-414151016-419151016-425151016-427151016-440151016-444151016-450151016-455151016-483151016-485151016-520151016-585

 

Andrea & Art are as infatuated with their animals as we are so it was only fitting that we woke Layla up from her relaxation on her ball to participate in a group photography session of horses & dogs with them. Although Tanzi, the pup, was a bit harder to control, Layla was one of the best trained dogs I’ve had the opportunity to work with in quite awhile. I’d never heard of AussieDoodles until now, what a combo of a couple of the most intelligent breeds! And pretty darn adorable too, wouldn’t you say?151030-001151030-100151030-094151030-087151030-081151030-072151030-069151030-065151030-062151030-061151030-057151030-046151030-043151030-041151030-039This one below has to be one of my favs, the pup looks like a little teddy bear!151030-037151030-033151030-029151030-024151030-020

Elise & her horse Chris were perfect subjects to accent “Nature’s Fireworks” taking place in our back yard. Doing photography that involves horses is my passion & in this environment it’s heaven, especially a chestnut with a gorgeous coat! Although Chris was a bit scared initially by being in a new place in Nashville, Elise’s talk with him seemed to help. I’ve been riding at Elise’s Barn Full of Equines and appreciate that she was willing to haul over to my place for this beautiful backdrop, even if it wasn’t at the golden hour.

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150731-002Erica was one of the first horse people I met when we moved to Nashville from San Diego. We obviously hit it off & I trusted her enough to hire her to care for our horses when we traveled. We saw her & her horsey sisters at our other good friend’s house many a Sunday for dinner. When she needed professional photos with her horse when she won Miss TQHA (Tennessee Quarter Horse Assoc.) I got to do the honors of my favorite work thing in Nashville – “Equine photography with the women that love them!” Needless to say, I was so pleased when she approached me about photographing their upcoming wedding. Erica & Clayton were truly great sports, doing whatever I asked of them on this hot July evening!150731-011150731-014150731-016150731-019150731-022150731-023150731-024150731-028150731-031150731-034150731-035150731-038150731-040150731-043150731-047150731-048150731-051150731-053150731-057150731-062150731-070150731-072150731-076

A picture speaks a thousand words when you are trying to sell your horses. If you post beautiful images from many different angles, buyers will be attracted immediately. Let me help you get top dollar for your horse by investing a small amount up front, it’s like staging your house before listing it, it pays off in the end.150528-003This pretty boy is appropriately named Prince, he certainly is a Prince in beauty & disposition! He’s a Paso Fino & was such a glowing subject for his equine photography session=)150528-005150528-006150528-010150528-015150528-016150528-019