Behind the Scenes

Have you ever seen a photo and wondered how it was done, what work it took to get the shot? My shoot with Rock was one of a kind, and so I wanted to take the time to talk about the journey to the final image.

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If you haven't put two and two together just yet- Rock is the beautiful stud in the photos. I've seen many a photos in Vogue, Gap and Polo ads with horses; and wanted to do something of my own. I set out to the Internet, Facebook to be exact to try and find someone with a horse I could use. I posted an ad and found the sweetest woman in the area willing to let me come look at her land and horses.

Once a week, for a month leading up to the shoot I would drive twenty minutes to go play with Rock and get him used to me. The day before he was stomping around, not letting me get close to him and I was so nervous it wouldn't work out. But the day of, after feeding him an apple he was all cuddles.

I pranced, sat, knelled, danced, and walked around for an hour with this beauty- the outcome was more than I could have asked for. Hopefully next summer Rock will be broken and I can try my hand at actually riding him.

Till next time. Happy Friday lovelies!

Photographer: Arctic Rose Dress: Silk Fairies