I recently had the pleasure of photographing Sophie and her adorable horse Fibby at the barn in Saanichton where Fibby lives. This was a first for me! I had never photographed horses professionally before and wasn’t sure what to expect.

I came prepared with all these awesome ideas, but quickly realized that Fibby had a ton of energy and was pretty much exactly like a toddler, wanting to do his own thing! Luckily, my years of experience of photographing families with toddlers came in super handy! Looking at these photos, you’d never think that Fibbs was not interested in posing for us or standing still even for a few seconds, and just wanted to eat all the grass!

All that said, I’m quite happy with how these photos turned out. And what a beauty Sophie is! Her choice of the red silk dress was perfect for this photo session. I adjusted my normal light and airy editing style to highlight the rich colour of her dress and her sun-kissed skin in the glowing evening light.

Sharing some of my favourites from this session!