Documentary Equine Photographer in Wisconsin
Ask any horse owner what their favorite part of their horse is and I guarantee you'll get a range of answers.
The way he curls his lips when I scratch his butt or withers.
The soft patch on her nose.
His nicker when I've got a carrot.
Her extended trot.
The little dark edges of his ears.
The way he follows me without being asked.
Color. Height. Movement. Personality.
When I found out that my days with Luxe were numbered I realized I needed to capture all of the aspects of him that I thought I would miss. His nose, his tail, the few little spots that made him a paint horse on his barrel. The way he'd walk towards me, the shape of his withers and back. His kind eye and spirit. I get it. I understand it. I live and breathe horse love. Now that he's gone I am beyond thankful I took the time to preserve those memories. I owned him for nearly 10 years and when I knew I was loosing him, I decided to memorialize him. I only wish I had done it sooner.
Now it may seem odd to most, but the photos on my wall that seem to be of fur, or a nose, or a hand and a nose spark the most intense feelings because of the weight they hold.
We become so dependent on our phones to capture our lives but often forget the details that slip by. Think about what you love the most about your horse. Think about your relationship and what goes on between you both when no one is around.
Now imagine if you invited someone in to capture it?