The great thing about photographing animals is they can be a little unpredictable at times. You never quite know what you're going to get when you involve them. This is great, as you get to see and appreciate their personalities much more than with people, who can be quite stoic when posing, unless you encourage them a little.
These photos of Max and her horses were all completely unscripted and unposed, as she wasn't really the focus of the day at all. I was there to teach a friend a bit more about using her new camera. We just happened to be somewhere that provided us some subject matter! I love how natural these photos are, and they really embody the character of the horses, and how Max goes about her day looking after them and feeding them.
Pet photography doesn't have to be about dogs and cats, you can involve larger animals too if you like. Horses are great for this as they tend to be a bit more well behaved (though not always!) and I couldn't resist sending a few of these to Max as a thank you for letting Kim and I come and play for a few hours. Max even suggested I come back in the spring or summer and have a proper equine photo shoot with her horses, an Idea I am really excited about!
Id you would love some laid back and natural photos with your pets, or horses, or really any animal of yours, have a look at my pet pawtrait mini sessions and get in touch for more information.
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