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The snow is sparkling… by Michigan Professional Equine Photographer Laura Adams

The snow is sparkling like a million tiny suns. ~Lama Willa Miller

Our days have been brutally cold, but they’ve come to us bearing some incredible sunsets – which is rather unusual for the lower part of Michigan in the winter. On rare days like this, I sometimes muster up enough fortitude to venture out into the elements for a few moments, armed with a camera, so that I might capture a bit of the beauty that would otherwise go unwitnessed.

Such was the case the evening this was shot. There was an amazing sunset happening just behind a horse pasture, lending an amazing orange-ish red glow to this handsome little chestnut gelding. As the sun spilled out from behind the trees and illuminated his form, I waited for him to pick his head up and look at me. With all of the warm light in the frame, you wouldn’t guess that we had temperatures in the single digits. Being chronically allergic to snow and cold temperatures, I make a habit of not going out into the weather as often as I can get away with it – but capturing magical moments like this does make it worth the pain.

A Winter's Sun

A chestnut horse is lit by the warm light of the sun on a chilly winter’s day in Michigan, by south east Michigan professional horse photographer, Laura Adams, of Laura Adams Photographic Art. ©All rights reserved. http://www.LauraAdamsPhotographicArt.com, 2016.

This image is available as a gallery wrapped canvas or a matted and framed fine art print on my web site BY CLICKING HERE, just navigate to my equine fine art gallery, where you’ll find a wide variety of framing options to match an decor. This makes a stunning statement piece of wall art.

©All rights reserved, http://www.LauraAdamsPhotographicArt.com, 2015.  This image is protected by US copyright laws.  Images on this blog may NOT be duplicated, saved, captured, screen captured, scanned, printed, right-click saved, modified, altered, used, displayed, entered into competitions, shared on the Internet, shared with third parties, used on web sites, used in publications (whether in print or via the Internet), or otherwise obtained or used WITHOUT the express written permission from the artist and creator, Laura Adams.  Licensing of images for many of these purposes are available through Laura Adams with a contract and for a fee.  Any intent to circumvent the artist’s revenue through use, display, and/or print will result in legal ramifications and violates US Copyright Law. Contact Laura@LauraAdamsPhotographicArt.com for purchase, use, and further details.

 

 

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Be Fearless by Michigan Equine Photographer Laura Adams

Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your #soul on fire. ~Jennifer Lee

 

Don’t be afraid to kick up your heels and make 2016 the most amazing year of your life!

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A beautiful gray horse canters through a forested pasture during a Michigan snow storm, as captured by professional equine photographer, Laura Adams. You can view more of her work by clicking here.

©All rights reserved, http://www.LauraAdamsPhotographicArt.com, 2015.  This image is protected by US copyright laws.  Images on this blog may NOT be duplicated, saved, captured, screen captured, scanned, printed, right-click saved, modified, altered, used, displayed, entered into competitions, shared on the Internet, shared with third parties, used on web sites, used in publications (whether in print or via the Internet), or otherwise obtained or used WITHOUT the express written permission from the artist and creator, Laura Adams.  Licensing of images for many of these purposes are available through Laura Adams with a contract and for a fee.  Any intent to circumvent the artist’s revenue through use, display, and/or print will result in legal ramifications and violates US Copyright Law. Contact Laura@LauraAdamsPhotographicArt.com for purchase, use, and further details.
 

Don’t you love it when…

…snow flakes stick to muzzle whiskers, and you can see their breath in the air?

 

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Wishing everyone a safe, happy, and prosperous 2016. Go forth and party like rock stars, but please, do so responsibly. I’ll see you all on the other side of 2015!

 

©All rights reserved, http://www.LauraAdamsPhotographicArt.com, 2015.  This image is protected by US copyright laws.  Images on this blog may NOT be duplicated, saved, captured, screen captured, scanned, printed, right-click saved, modified, altered, used, displayed, entered into competitions, shared on the Internet, shared with third parties, used on web sites, used in publications (whether in print or via the Internet), or otherwise obtained or used WITHOUT the express written permission from the artist and creator, Laura Adams.  Licensing of images for many of these purposes are available through Laura Adams with a contract and for a fee.  Any intent to circumvent the artist’s revenue through use, display, and/or print will result in legal ramifications and violates US Copyright Law. Contact Laura@LauraAdamsPhotographicArt.com for purchase, use, and further details.


Summer Horse Photography by Michigan Professional Equine Photographer Laura Adams

Ahhh, it’s that time again.  Time when we can go outside in just a t-shirt and enjoy warm breezes, blowing manes, and the sweet scent of carrot breath.  It’s also the busiest time of year for me as an equine photographer.  This is when everyone wants sessions of and with their horses – the ponies have (finally!) shed their wooly winter coats in favor of a slick, glossy ones, owners keep them groomed to perfection since it’s also show season, and we can move around without contending with layers of clothing and feet of snow.  It also brings our local, county, and state fairs, which mean opportunities to shoot horses engaged in things I don’t normally get to enjoy.

 

These images were taken during a driving class.  I initially went to take images a friend’s Percherons who were in classes with these Belgians and other draft breeds, and I had a lot of fun admiring the athleticism of these gentle draft giants.  It’s easy for me to feel like a 17 hand saddle horse is big, since I’m around 14-16 hand horses all of the time, but these horses were well into 18 hands and taller – WOW!  That just seems huge, and forget about standing next to one, they definitely made me look tiny.  I don’t mind large horses, but I think I’d have to build a walk-way system in my barn just for general grooming and handling if the draft bug ever bit me!

 

As my calendar fills up during the summer with horse sessions, family photos, and graduation pictures for Class of 2015 high school seniors, I try to remind myself to schedule some time off to just do what I love for the sake of exposing my skills and mind to new environments.  Fairs, horse shows, and clinics are the perfect place to do that, so I’m fitting in as many as possible!

 

Enjoy the rest of our spring, friends…

Driving Drafts by Michigan Professional Equine Photographer Laura Adams

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Cowgirls, Horses, and Working Vacations

If it seems like things have been quiet here the past two weeks, you’d be right.  I had plans for a long overdue vacation with a wonderful group of my closest friends at a beautiful state park in Indiana, and thought that I’d be posting on here and Facebook while I was gone, but the remoteness of our location meant that we had no cell phone or internet service.  For the record, it did make me twitchy now and again, but eventually I was able to get over it and enjoy the old feeling of being completely disconnected from social media.  I’m not in a hurry to try it again, but it was refreshing in it’s own right!

 

But back to my vacation: picture a few days of fun and relaxation with your besties.  One of my very best friends (and sometimes photo assistant extraordinaire) has another friend who lives in the area we were visiting.  That amazingly beautiful young lady contacted me a while back on my Facebook business page (HERE: http://www.Facebook.com/LauraAdamsPhotographicArt) to inquire about a photo shoot and how to schedule it on my next trip down there.  We touched base a few times, exchanged e-mails and FB messages, and made plans to get together when I got down there.  Flash forward to Easter Sunday, and she arrived for her photo session.

 

She’s stunning.

 

AND…

 

…not only is she stunning, but she showed up with a wardrobe that would make any stylist for a western living magazine envious.

 

JACKPOT!!!

 

Oh, what I would have given to have had more time to work with her while I was down there, but we had some pretty specific images we wanted to capture during our session, and our time was limited.  During her shoot, we were able to create some fantastic images of her with her barrel horse, Buggs, and her sweet little Jack Russell Terrier, Skip (doesn’t he have one of the sweetest faces ever?)  We practically had the place to ourselves, and she is sooo gorgeous, she even had someone stop by our shoot to ask what magazine she was being photographed for!

 

I know I don’t say it enough (insert sarcasm there, because you’re probably sick of reading me say this), but I LOVE what I do, and helping people capture moments in their lives with their loved ones is by far the best part of it.  Combining my vacation with a little bit of work was a lot of fun, and I’m always happy to consider travel to a destination to help YOU capture your moments, memories, and loved ones!

 

I’d also like to send a huge shout out and loads of gratitude to my photo assistant for this session.  She always makes things easier for me while I work, and her never-ending support and constant encouragement are appreciated and cherished more than she will ever know.

Heidi with her barrel horse, Bugs, and Jack Russell Terrier, Skip.

Heidi with her barrel horse, Bugs, and Jack Russell Terrier, Skip.


Another Reflector Example by Michigan Professional Photographer Laura Adams

So a few days ago we discussed using reflectors and other lighting equipment around horses (see the post by going here: http://bit.ly/1iJ2ZUZ ).  In the mean time, I came across another shot that is a good example of how interested horses are in lighting equipment.  This Andalusian mare also really wanted to touch the reflector and check it out in great detail.  The reflector in this shot is big enough to light a horse, so just because it’s bigger doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll be more frightened of it!

 

Another example of how to using lighting tools and modifiers when working with horses, by Michigan professional equine photographer Laura Adams of Laura Adams Photographic Art in south east Michigan, serving Ann Arbor, metro Detroit, Detroit, Manchester, Saline, Chelsea, Jackson, Lansing, Howell, Brooklyn, Tecumseh and Washtenaw, Wayne, Oakland, and Lenawee counties in Michigan.

Another example of how to using lighting tools and modifiers when working with horses, by Michigan professional equine photographer Laura Adams of Laura Adams Photographic Art in south east Michigan, serving Ann Arbor, metro Detroit, Detroit, Manchester, Saline, Chelsea, Jackson, Lansing, Howell, Brooklyn, Tecumseh and Washtenaw, Wayne, Oakland, and Lenawee counties in Michigan.

©All rights reserved.  Laura Adams and Laura Adams Photographic Art, 2014.  Images and text on this site may NOT be duplicated, saved, scanned, screen captured, used, altered, posted, modified, or otherwise captured or used in any manner without express written permission from Laura Adams.  (You may use the FB share button OR pin this on Pinterest using the button below!)


Mini Brag Books by Michigan Professional Photographer Laura Adams

These have to be one of my all time favorite products that I offer to my clients – who are crazy about them – so I include them in several packages and also offer them for a la cart ordering. These mini brag books are filled with images from your shoot, and are custom designed to fit YOUR style. They come standard with a protective slip cover to keep them perfect for a very long time, and at 3 X 3 inches, they’re portable, adorable, and can be displayed in a multitude of fun ways. They are perfect for your desk at work, your purse, and they make wonderful gifts for grandparents, horse moms, and in-laws!
 
The quality on these both from a printing and construction standpoint are amazing, and they’re so unique, you’ll find yourself showing them to everyone (anyone!) who will look.  Contact me now to get on my spring schedule, as session space is limited, and find out how you can get your own collection of mini brag books to share with your friends and family!
Mini albums or mini brag books featuring images from your professional photo session are just one of the many products available from Michigan professional photographer Laura Adams of Laura Adams Photographic Art based out of the Ann Arbor area of south east Michigan.

Mini albums or mini brag books featuring images from your professional photo session are just one of the many products available from Michigan professional photographer Laura Adams of Laura Adams Photographic Art based out of the Ann Arbor area of south east Michigan.

©All rights reserved.  Laura Adams and Laura Adams Photographic Art, 2014.  Images and text on this site may NOT be duplicated, saved, scanned, screen captured, used, altered, posted, modified, or otherwise captured or used in any manner without express written permission from Laura Adams.  (You may use the FB share feature using the FB button below, OR pin this on Pinterest using the button below!)