Jasmine and I had worked together a few times before and had been recently talking back and forth about ideas for what kind of a new shoot to do since the last time we had worked together had been almost two years ago. I knew that she owned horses and that she really wanted to incorporate her horses in the shoot if at all possible. For me it was a big yes, because I don't often get the chance to incorporate horses into my shoots. So getting a chance to incorporate them into these shots is ultimately what I think really made them so great.
I knew before we even shot that I wanted these photos to convey the essence of a free spirited woman but also have a sense of fashion to them. So with the general idea of what kind of shoot we wanted to do and no expectations on how they would actually turn out we went ahead and set a date to get down what we had been talking about.
When the date had finally came to actually put down what we had talked about and actually do the shoot, I still had no expectations on what I actually wanted to create. It wasn't until I pulled up to Jasmines house and saw the barn and pasture and how the evening light just covered everything so beautifully that I became inspired. Every detail of that moment was perfect, the perfect lighting, the perfect location and the perfect subjects with yes the perfect outfit.
After getting everything set the way I wanted it to be I could tell that these photos were going to be better than I had expected. The term Free spirited The term "free-spirited" is often used to describe a complex person with an extraordinary mind, a beautiful soul with an unconventional passionate approach towards life and Jasmine could not have embodied the part any more perfectly than she did and made it almost effortless for me to photograph her with her horses. Seeing how she interacted with her horses I knew that I wanted to capture that in its rawest most natural form. So I pretty much just stepped back and photographed her interacting with the horses. We had ended up shooting for about an hour or so and honestly I could have probably kept shooting until dark but it was getting cold and dark so we decided to call it good after we went over the photos and talked for a bit before leaving.
On the drive home I began getting pumped all over again to truly see what we had captured from the shoot and see if we captured what we had set out to do and upon loading the images on the computer I knew we had done what we set out to do. So I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I did creating them.