If you know me or any of my work, you already know… I. Love. Animals.
It’s that simple. I love to photograph critters of all kinds in all of their glory whether they are monkeys hanging out at La Senda Verde in Bolivia for Photographers Without Borders, horses at local barns or Saratoga Race Course. I also love photographing my own beloved 4 legged kids, Mr. Moose, Sydney, and Roxy.
Collaborating on styled shoots with crazy talented area professional is one of my favorite things to do! We always have so much fun planning and executing these shoots. These artistic ladies are not just my colleagues, but friends.
I certainly take any chance I can get to photograph my furry friends. When I was asked by Saratoga Bride to photograph an equestrian and dog friendly wedding magazine cover- I jumped at the chance!. Saratoga Today recruited JoAnn and Mark Pepper of Old Friends at Cabin Creek and the rescue dogs of H.O.P.E. and Homeward Bound Dog Rescue.
This was a fun and creative way to spread the message about these three amazing charity organizations, while working together with a great team of professionals in the area to create something truly memorable.
Together we styled a bohemian bride’s dream wedding shoot complete with a flower crown from Native Farm Flowers, an incredibly romantic lace gown and veil from Claire Pettibone and a strapless stunner from WToo, both available at Something Blue Bridal. Jaysie of Hair Creations created soft natural looking tousled waves and Erin and Leah, of Erin Marzilli Make Up completed the look with fresh faced makeup. Despite the dazzling styling details, I sincerely believe it was the retired and rejuvenated horses of OFCC and the innocent and gentle pups of H.O.P.E and Homeward Bound Dog Rescue that made this shoot meaningful.
As always, I enjoyed working with the talented team of professionals involved on this project, and I am so thankful to have been able to work with and include astounding animal rescue organizations.
And I always love when couples include their horses and dogs in their wedding day. Wedding horses and wedding dogs always make me smile!