2016: This is the beginning…by Michigan Equine Photographer Laura Adams of Laura Adams Photographic Art
2016: This is the beginning of anything you want. Go. Make it count!!!
Wishing you and yours an amazing new year from myself and everyone behind the scenes here. May 2016 be your best year ever. Go live your dreams, be surrounded by those you love, and don’t forget to include #shenanigans in the mix!
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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…