Equine photography with Anni and Vanity
I grew up around horses, my grandparents owned a farm and I was lucky enough to ride and attend gymkhanas. When Anni put out a request for someone to join her and Vanity at her equestrian centre and disappear into the woods to take some photographs of her young and unbroken horse I could help but jump at the chance.
Anni is a natural beauty, unassuming, shy, gentle and so much in love with her horse it was a joy to photograph her. Vanity - as her name suggests enjoyed it too but she was also a little bit of a diva and really let us know when she had had enough of being photographed in a particular place. She was ready for the next move and the next adventure.
Anni has taken her time with Vanity and as such she is a confident horse with much trust in her owner. Even my reflector (which spent more time under my knees than being used) didn't make her flinch.
I hope I get the opportunity to photograph them both in the future because doing so made my heart sing and that is why I do this!