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Wedding pics or engagement pics w/your horse?

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  • Wedding pics or engagement pics w/your horse?

    Hi all,
    My fiance and I are newly engaged and our horse was actually part of the proposal (my fiance tied the ring to his mane!).
    A friend of ours who is a great amateur photog is going to take some photos of us next weekend...for our Christmas card and possibly save the date card.

    I was wondering if anyone wants to share their pics so I can get some ideas. I'm contemplating wearing a dress but then again maybe just jeans and something nicer on top. Although I ride english (H/J) my fiance loves his cowboy hat and boots so he'll be wearing that
    My photog doesn't work with horses so i need to explain to him nicely not to use things like a fish eye lens which will turn my TB's face into a mule! It's hard to explain to non-horse people how one angle of a horse can look very very bad...even when the photography is beautiful!

  • #2

    Can you see these? That was part of my engagement shoot. The photographer had never worked with horses before, but he did a fantastic job.

    There were a bunch of running ones where we chased them around that turned out pretty cool. We also had a few where I hopped up bareback on my Arab (the QH doesn't *do* bareback).


    • #3
      The nicest shot I have seen was both people in jeans and white shirts, each on a horse, walking in a field, horses close together and they are holding hands.


      • Original Poster

        Thanks candysgirl, ys the link works and those are really nice!! Sport, I like your idea too. I think I'm gonna skip the dress idea and go jeans in case I hop up bareback


        • #5
          We used my horse in engagement pictures! I did wear a dress, but made sure it was long enough to work for when I got on bareback. We had my BO give my horse 1 cc of ace beforehand too. It was the perfect amount - he was alert enough, but not spooky, which came in handy when my non-horsey photographer opened an umbrella right in his face! I did ride bareback (no helmet, which was another reason for the ace!) and my fiance led me around for some shots. And then he hopped up behind me for just a minute or two for a couple more pictures. They turned out beautifully!


          • #6
            I just remembered my friends and I did a photo shoot a few years ago, you might get some inspiration. They're not engagement photos, just girls and their horses, but it was a fund day.


            These are my friends and I (my guy is Comokado). My pics are all on the ground because Mika wasn't broke yet, but the album with the white mare has some awesome wearing a poofy dress on a horse pictures.


            • #7
              I'm jealous. We were going to incorporate my then two horses into our engagement pictures, but we were short on time and they were camped out in the back part of a huge pasture.

              I was totally not happy with those horses on that particular day. We won't be able to do wedding pictures with my horse (new year's eve, hour and a half away) but I do plan on getting pictures done with horse, dogs, and hubby.
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              • #8
                Only one photo here that I found off of Pinterest. IMO, its an absolute must-do with your horse. So cute!