I think your BO would love that. I was fortunate enough to have some photos done with my late mare a few years ago. Now that I don't have her, I treasure those pictures.
I think the BO will be very happy as well. I know when I gave him a photo of his favourite goat, he was happy.
You can never have too many photos IMO. One of my sisters and her hubby constantly takes photos of their two kids just like I do with horses because they want to capture all the moments in their kids childhoods. Kids only grow up once and if I had kids, I would be doing the exact same thing.
You are truly talented at photography. Specifically equine photography. A lot of people think that any photographer could photograph a horse, but that's just not the case. You really capture something that a lot of other's don't seem to be able to do. Good job.
Thanks, that means a lot. Though for me, taking photos of horses is still new to me, though I've been starting to get more comfortable this past summer. Before this year, I've never taken a single photo of a horse in my life. I think being around them, learning herd instincts, horse language and just their tendencies has really allowed me to take photos of horses from a deeper perspective as if I didn't know anything about horses. Because from what i've seen, all the equine photographers here are also horse owners.
Taking photos of horses isn't easy, it's definitely a big change from taking photos of people (portraits was always my favourite), but there is nothing like it.
I could take photos of other animals and other things but I know with me, if I don't have interest in the subject, I won't find the motivation to do it. I only like to shoot things that are my life and a part of my life. Unfortunately for me, there is not a lot - there's horses and family. That's it.
There are a lot of photographers out there who can go take pictures of anything and everything. Not me. The subject has to mean something to me. And that is why photographer will always remain as a side casual hobby for me.
The number one thing that I've learned from taking photos of horses is that it's all about being in the right place at the right time. There is a lot of luck of the draw. For instance, I've been wanting to get photos of Fly and her mates playing, and I'm talking full on mode playing and running and chasing each other.
I've seen it, they will rear up at each other and try to get each other going. Unfortunately, most of the time when this happens it's during breakfast and I'm not at the barn at that time.
And like horse behaviour, no two days are ever the same. You can spend an hour watching them in the field on one day and they will be playing, and then next day, spend two hours in the field and they are sleeping and just being lazy lol.
And good for you for finally reaching out to your friend.
I feel better now. Hope she isn't upset about something regarding me. But something is forsure not right with her.