Horse photography with a Queen’s touch – Nashville

Erica is Tennessee’s Queen for AQHA & is headed to the world show in Ohio to compete for the overall title. I have to say that she fits the bill – she is an excellent horsewoman, absolutely adorable & full of poise with the ability to represent the AQHA organization as it would hope to be represented. I understand that hordes of young girls aspire to do what these State Queens have done & even line up for autographed photos! Erica is beautiful inside & out!!

Even my horse, Reba, wanted in on the action… Reba knows¬†a cutie pie when she sees one!
You’d never know it was about 98 degrees outside & thunder showers were eminent when we took these, Erica wore her leather musical note outfit representing Nashville with honor.
We were happy to return to the air conditioning to finish up. I’m glad Erica liked my old saddle for adding some character to the images she needs to submit to the judges.
Photographer’s tips – Using window light is one of my favorite ways to light a subject, & sometimes adding a reflector & a touch of ambient light from a fixture adds the fill light & warmth I’m looking for & no strobe is needed. Doesn’t that make it look more natural? I was actually standing on our dining room table for this angle, don’t tell our next dinner guests=P

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