Saturday, October 18, 2008

A Girl and a Horse

One of my biggest passions outside of stamping, probably even more than stamping, is photography. I'm sure that doesn't surprise many of you since I like to share some of the photographs I've taken on my blog once in a while.

Yesterday I had the chance to take some shots of my niece Jessica, who is a senior this year. One of her passions is horses, so she wanted some senior photos of her and her horse Victory. It was a gorgeous day...we had so much fun playing! By the end of the photo session though, Victory was acting like a little butt, so we called it quits. He kept turning around and nipping at her leg to show her was the boss-man in charge and that he was FINISHED with this modeling thing!

Here are of the shots I was able to capture. All of the photos have been touched up in Photoshop Elements a tiny bit. I am SO happy with how they turned out, and the few shots I emailed to Jessica for a sneak peek were a big hit. All in all, I took nearly 500 shots (!), and at least 100 turned out really well. The one thing I'm most excited about is the emotion I felt I captured in the shots. You can really see that Jess loves Victory, can't you? Oh, to be young and beautiful again....now I just have to settle for beautiful, HA!!!! Just kidding....

This week has been absolutely crazy, so I didn't get the chance to stamp, nor have I felt like stamping. The creative juices are starting to stir again though, so I imagine I'll be stamping this weekend before long. The Hubster got a last minute freelance gig for ESPN Radio again. He is currently in Columbia, South Carolina preparing for the South Carolina/LSU football game. We were supposed to go out of town for a little get away this weekend, but not surprisingly, work and money won out!
Hopefully I'll be able to share a card with you Monday, that is if I get my butt to the stamping table. Keep your fingers crossed.
Until then, here are a few more parting shots of Jess! The one of Jess gazing into Victory's eyes is one of my favorites.
Hugs,
Amy

17 comments:

  1. these are amazing! perhaps this should be the side work you're looking for! i like the one of her laying on victory's mane best, and the one where she's not looking at the camera. fall really hasn't arrived down here yet, and may not, with the drought.

    thanks for sharing!

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  2. Happy Day Amy! I don't think I've commented on your blog in awhile, but you're on my google reader and I'm a faithful follower of yours. These photos are OUTSTANDING! You've got skills girl! If you hadn't told us this was your niece and I know you have two sons, I would have thought for sure she was your daughter. There is much resemblance to her beautiful Aunt Amy!
    Also, want you to know I look forward to seeing your card creations and hope you find time to stamp something for us this weekend. Smiles, Pam :)

    "Give yourself a perfect day. Do what makes you happiest. Look upon what gives you joy. Speak to those who warm your heart. Listen to that which lifts your spirit. Surround yourself with sights and sounds and people who give you pleasure. For all the happiness you give to others all year long, give yourself a perfect day." ~Author Unknown

    And then tomorrow, repeat the process. :)

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  3. Stunning pictures, Amy. What a lucky girl to have an aunt who has these abilities and will take 500 pictures of her and her horse!!! Beautiful!

    barb

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  4. Love your photos - the lighting and the colours not to mention the great models!

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  5. Wow, Amy! These photos are all just gorgeous. Hope you have a fantastic weekend. :)

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  6. What lovely photos! Nice job on them.Your niece will treasure both the photos and time spent with you as you took them as the years go on even more.
    Thanks for sharing them with us;->.

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  7. GORGEOUS photos!! My absolute favorite is the 2nd from the last. :) But they are all so great, and I'm sure she'll treasure those for many many years to come. :)

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  8. Have a wonderful weekend, Amy - these photos are just amazing. I love that you've captured the obvious affection between the girl and horse. Gorgeous!

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  9. Amy, your pictures are always so perfect. I am at a loss for words to describe how it makes me feel to look at these beautiful pictures of your neice and her horse. They are just stunning.

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  10. Anonymous10:47 AM

    Amy, WOW love the pics. You do wonderful works with the camera. Your niece is beautiful as well. Have a nice rest of the weekend and TFS.

    Kathy Brown

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  11. beautiful photographs, I wished you lived nearer to Vermont - I'd hire you to take my daughter's pictures - so natural and the lighting is wonderful ♥

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  12. I so agree with what everyone else has said. Your pics are gorgeous! I love the second to last one too...I think that is the one that shows the true passion between both the horse and Jess. BEAUTIFUL colors in it too. How much fun is this. Thanks so much for sharing!!!!

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  13. Love the photos - especially the last one!

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  14. These are amazing pics Amy!!! The shots will be treasured forever!

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  15. What gorgeous pictures! I am always amazed at the pictures you take. What a talent! We are taking family pictures this coming weekend -- I wish we lived close enough that we could hire you to take them!

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  16. Stacy7:46 AM

    These pics are gorgeous. Your niece is beautiful and so is her baby. I was in love like that when I was a teen. How I wish life could be that simple again. You really captured the innocence and her love for the animal. Great job! Stacy

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  17. Oh wow....the pics take my breath away. You are a talented photographer and blessed with such beautiful scenery & model. ~Rebecca

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