Allison and Ryan – Engagement Session #2

I was so excited when Allison and Ryan asked me to do a second engagement session for them.  When Allison and I met initially she told me all about her horses and how she’s been riding since she was a kid.  I really wanted to incorporate them into the shoot.  But, at the time, the horses weren’t boarded locally.  I’m kind of glad we saved the horses for the second shoot though.  Working with horses is much more challenging than I anticipated!  The horses couldn’t be ridden because Lacy, the older horse, is injured.  And Bach, the younger horse, is too young.  It’s funny because Bach is two and having a two year old at home you can see the similarities between the two.  They are both stubborn, energetic, and don’t like to follow direction!  The main difference is that Bach is so big he usually wins the battles!

Although we had all worked up a sweat at the end (and poor Ryan had rope burns on his hands) I’m really, really happy with the results from this shoot!  Beautiful location, beautiful people, and a beautiful love!  Can’t wait for the wedding in September!  Here’s the slideshow!

*** Thanks to Carina from Flawless Faces for doing an awesome job on Allison’s makeup!

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7 Responses to Allison and Ryan – Engagement Session #2

  1. Evie Perez says:

    Ok, so I think these are one of my favorite sessions by far!!! These are so crisp and clear. I love how you incorporated the horses in this session! Good Job :)

  2. Denise says:

    Love these! Love the light, love the setting, and – well – love everything about them! My favorite is the one of them kissing with the horse peeking through : )

  3. Carrie says:

    Stunning photos Drew. I follow your blog religiously and love all your work but these really, really captured me!

  4. Bobbie Brown says:

    WOW! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE every single one of these! They are stunning! I know how hard it is to shoot with horses, so I can look at these with a different – more knowable – “wow!” You did a fantastic job Drew! These are truely a work of art!

  5. annie says:

    I absolutely love this session! Beautiful Drew!

  6. elizabeth says:

    beautiful lighting! i want her hair!

  7. from someone who specializes in equestrian portraiture…I TOTALLY agree with you on the “its more difficult than you expect” mentality. It certainly is!! (but I enjoy the challenge). Nice shots.

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