These photos make my heart full. Sadie, my youngest daughter, Red Man, that one special horse, and the girl behind the camera, Sydney. My beautiful, talented teenager, photographer in training. She amazes me with the way she completely captured the relationship between them. This was a special session, Red Man is a horse one of our good friends let us use to get the girls started in rodeo. We have had him for a little over 2 years and he completely raised Sadie and Sydney's confidence in riding. Best kids horse ever! It was time to graduate from him so Sadie could get started on her new horse "Barbie". We had to do some departing photos to make Sadie feel better.
I gave Sydney a little guidance in camera settings, but other than that, it was all her! I had a lot of favorites, but we narrowed them down to these. (and of course we had to mark them with her own logo…still under the CWilbanks Photography theme since she is on her way as a paid photographer assistant!)
"Every horse deserves to be loved by a little girl at lease once in their life"
"Best friends come in all sizes"
"I know one little girl that would rather tumble off a horse than fall for a boy"
And here is Sydney's signature shot. The first one is of their first horse, Sugar. (Sydney entered it in the SC BETA Club photo competition a couple years ago and got 2nd place) We had to do another one symbolizing Sadie's stages in horses with Red Man.
Seriously, their is nothing that makes me happier than these two girls and their horses. I am so grateful for the blessings we have been given with these special relationships and life lessons only a horse can give!
*Photos taken at our farm / S&S Farm*