Ma-Ha Photography Amador Photographer Photographs a Cowgirl in Valley Springs

May 18, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

To say that Jenni is a Cowgirl might be an under statement! She is country thru and thru. From he Roper cowboy hat, to her well used cowboy boots. She not only looks country, she lives country. I've known Jenni for a little while and i can say she is one of the most kindest young souls i have met in a very long time. She has a genuineness, coupled with the spunk of baby colt that is very refreshing to see. When i told her that i do photography i was surprised to learn that she had never been photographed by a professional of any kind. She was very nervous about it but i reassured her that if they turn out bad than that would be my fault. While she understood she wasn't very convinced. i promised i would give her pretty photos. We scheduled a date and decided to photograph at her Aunts house in Vally Springs. Her aunt lives on a little property and has several horses on the grounds. On the day of the shoot she was nervous but handling it well. I found the first location and set her up. I could tell right away that she was going to be too nervous to get the photos she deserved. We put some music on, Heavy Metal, (i am so kidding, country of course). It helped a little and we took a few photos. I decided that in efforts to help her more we would move on to taking some photos of her with some horses. This did two things. 1st it made her very comfortable and relaxed. She instantly had a glow about her. 2nd it made me very nervous. From three large animals to very expensive equipment, i wasn't as relaxed as i would like but i just sucked it up and did my thing. We got some very awesome photos in the corral. From there we moved on to several other locations around the property. In the end she had several photos that she liked and even talked about setting up another shoot with her and a friend. Something i look foreword to doing for them in the days to come.

 

This first photo is taken in the tree grove next  the driveway on the property. As you can see, Jenni has a huge smile and who doesn't like a horseshoe necklace. 

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As you can see, Jenni is very comfortable and very Happy to be with horses.

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To give this photo even more country feel, (if that is even possible) we had added a post process to it to give it a look that is old and over exposed. While it is not something that is done very much, it looks very good for some photos.

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When Jenni and i were talking about her photo shoot. One of the ideas that i suggested was to photograph her with her truck. You know any girl with a truck like that and a saying on the back is hardcore country. (and probably has the only truck a guy might not want to drive lol). She also had mentioned that she like sun soaked shots, meaning a lot of light coming in, causing the photo to look over  saturated and soft. We got to accomplish this with this photo.

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This last shoot is done in another small grove of trees a the entrance to the property. Although there wasn't that much to work with in this area, we managed to get this very nice shot, with the help of some special lenses and the use of an off camera flash.

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