Lions and tigers and bears – OH NO! Horses and dogs and kids – OH NO! When preparing for this shoot, I chose not to tell my friends Dalen and Michele that (a) I am a teensy weensy bit afraid of horses and (b) I am allergic to them. No pain, no gain right? I braced myself for a challenge because all these factors combined were sure to create at least a mild amount of chaos. I was not disappointed hee hee. In fact, I was worried about managing the horse situation but when they drove up and Tanner says “Uh Mom. There is a dog in the car!” I then thought we might be done for (okay not “done for” but the crisis level was rising for sure). I was imagining the dog breaking free, chasing the horses, the horses running from the stables, the people chasing the horses…you get the idea. None of that happened! Score! Managing kids and 3 horses though? That is quite a feat (but we had some very sweet helpers and that was a must have!)
The main horse featured is a beauty named Hemingway and the dog is Alli. All were very well behaved!
Brayden was not quite so attached to the horses but he loves his long board.
Brenley and Brooklyn have been taking riding lessons for awhile and they are doing excellently! It is clear that these two littles live and breathe all things horse. Precious. I am so glad we could work together to capture that. Sweet time in their lives and these love affair relationships with the horses will be in their hearts forever. Awesome that they can enjoy this with their mama too.
So good to see you D and M! No offense D, but I am praying that I will NOT have a home visit from you again for a long while too!
Dalen owns a refrigeration company and it is never good when we have to put in emergency calls to him. However, he is awesome and if you need someone to come fix your Phoenix AC, call Dalen! If you live in AZ, go like his FB page right now so that you know where he is when you need him! FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Reliance-Refrigeration-Inc/128431840528512?ref=br_rs