The Quaranta Family + Horses = A Great Family Shoot

“Your girls RIDE????” I think that was my response to Vicky when she mentioned her daughters were girly but could also “ride and groom horses with the best of them.” I suddenly saw the whole shoot in my head and begged her to find out if we could do the shoot at their horse farm. I couldn’t have been happier when we were able to work it all out and found out the horse farm was more than happy to accommodate us. They even said we could use a horse for some pictures! I knew it was going to be a great session, not only because of our location, but really because Vicky always made me laugh in her emails. I recognized her dry sense of humor and totally got her. I also had a tip that her girls were completely gorgeous, because Vicky is cousins with my good friends, The Messina’s! And boy, was that not a lie! Bella, 9 and Maya, 6, are completely stunning and super sweet! When they saw my giant big filled with pettiskirts, tulle skirts, headbands and necklaces one of them commented, “I never knew taking pictures could be so much fun!” I was very quick to point out it was with me!

We were so lucky to have a gorgeous fall morning. It was a little chilly, but the sun kept it from being too cold and there was still some really beautifully colored trees as backdrops:

We started with some cute family pictures to warm everyone up to the camera. Is this one good looking family or what:

Bella and Maya were very excited to try on some pettiskirts and headbands:

Everyone smile:

This horse was one of the privately owned horses the stablehands had brought out of the stall for the morning. She was a little dirty but was so calm and sweet and we took lots of pictures with her:

She was very affectionate with Bella, who is so amazing with the horses:

Quick accessories change and another awesome family picture:

Tickle time:

Maya is such a sweet little soul:

I mean, seriously, how gorgeous are these two:

Ed, you are so in trouble:

This is Bayia, the horse we were allowed to pose with. She was a very calm old lady. I think she was one of their first horses and Bella had ridden her so they were really comfortable with each other:

After we had fun with Bayia, I decided to go visit our other horse friend, who was still hanging out at the fence. I think she secretly wanted to be a model:

Bella is amazingly comfortable with horses. This girl was pretty big and Bella wasn’t the least bit intimidated:

Bella, the camera loves you:

I love this picture so much, in color (above bottom right) and in every other finish:

Love this old pump on the property:

We ended our morning with some stunning pictures of Vicky and Ed:

Thank you Quaranta Family for my favorite family session of 2010! Your holiday cards look amazing!

  • Lee Ortiz - January 8, 2011 - 4:49 pm

    Absolutely Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Blackwelder - January 25, 2011 - 6:29 pm

    Its always a pleasure to view the latest in your portfolio. And Zoe is amazing. I look forward to what the spring will bring.ReplyCancel

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