Aussies and Minis and a Border Collie – OH MY!

As promised, here are the rest of Pryce puppy’s lovely canine (and equine) family! I’m missing little Zoe, the papillon, but since she wasn’t feeling too great the morning of our session, I didn’t get too many images of her. Hopefully she forgives me. : )

First up are Owen (left) and Nike – both have awesome and highly contagious smiles, but I think Owen wins the “most likely to be a cartoon character” award.


Owen is also in charge of watching *his* two miniature horses.

Next up is Zeke. His expressions crack me up and I can’t help but to think that he knows something that I don’t…and he’s not telling!

This little guy (I forget his name) has a rockin’ hairdo!

And finally we have sweet Trace and his puppy friend, Pryce. I am so sad to report that Trace passed away the week following our session, just shy of 13 years old. I had the pleasure of knowing Trace for several years; he was a remarkable dog and I know his family is missing him terribly.

Toby + Duke | Equine Photography

I hope everyone’s year is off to a great start! These past few months have been a blur, but now that the holidays are over, I’m ready to take on 2011! I have lots of exciting plans for this year, but before I leave 2010 completely behind, I still have a few more images to share.

I had a family session back in early December and I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect shoot – a lovely family, beautiful setting, gorgeous light, and *horses*! Even though our primary goal was photographs for the family Christmas card, I couldn’t resist sneaking in a few shots of just these two. I have to add that I was warned in advance that they would most likely *not* cooperate, but not only did they cooperate, they were absolutely perfect models!

I believe that’s Toby on the left and Duke on the right…

Such a fun session! Stay turned for more fun from *last* year (I’m still getting used to saying that!).

Meet Tardy | A Horse of Course!

I will freely admit to not being much of a morning person, but give me some lovely morning light and a gorgeous horse to work with, and I’m all yours! Meet my new friend Tardy – not only is she strikingly beautiful, but she has *the best* personality. She’s sweet, smart, and just a little sassy! I had such a lovely time working with her and her mom, and enjoyed reminiscing about my horsey days back in Indiana.

These two make such a perfect match! Tardy clearly adores Leann, and without a doubt, the feeling is mutual. Although Tardy is beautiful all on her own, I just *love-love* the images of the two of them together – simply gorgeous!

Thank you Leann and Tardy for a fabulous morning!

Polo Ponies!

I thought I’d share a few more pictures from my afternoon at the Sarasota Polo Club. These really make me miss my horse days! I’ve never attempted polo, although we did have a college team when I was at Purdue. I read that the Polo Club offers lessons so maybe one of these days I’ll have to try it out, just for fun. Sadly though, I’m pretty sure my horse riding muscles are long gone…not to mention my apparent lack of coordination!

Sarasota Polo Ponies!

Clydesdale Photography

Sarasota Polo Club

Sarasota Polo Club

Polo Photography

Sarasota Equine Photography

Clydesdales | Sarasota Polo Club

I had a great time at the first annual Woof Gang Bakery Cup at the Sarasota Polo Club this afternoon. I can’t believe that after almost 6 years of living in Sarasota, I had never been to a polo match! Since I was very busy judging the Woof Gang Bakery contests, I didn’t get a chance to watch much of the action on the field, but will definitely have to make a trip back!

There were so many cool dogs who came out for this event – we had such a hard time judging. Congratulations to all of the winners! I’ll be posting more pictures soon, but thought I’d start with these beauties – the Lake Run Farm Clydesdales.

Sarasota Polo Club Clydesdales

My Old Friend T-Go

I’ve been a bad blogger lately – Lot’s of fun stuff in the works, but I’m *still* trying to get caught up on posting pictures from my Indy trip! Today I thought I would share a few pictures of my old horse “T-Go” from Indiana. Sadly, I had to give him up when I moved down to Florida, but at least I still get to visit him when I go back for visits. He’s a big bay Thoroughbred and I’m guessing he’s around 13 years old now. And although he’s still recovering from a recent injury, he’s now back in training and I think he looks great! Sure does make me miss my horsey days…

Horse Photography

T-Go Jumping

T-Go - Indiana