On Monday, the weather gods were with us and threats of rain dissolved into nothing, allowing me to meet up with the very fantastic (and kindred spirit) Ashley, who is a senior at my own alma mater of Mount de Sales Academy. Ashley loves horses, especially her horse Bo, who is the other essential subject in this shoot (and he was an awesome subject!). Being a total sucker for horses (they are my favorite animals), I was soooo excited to do this shoot with Ashley and she was completely wonderful to work with! As we wandered around the horse farm where Ashley rides, she told me all about how she started riding at eight and how much she loves horses — and her passion for them shows! But more than that, Ashley is truly a happy person with a beautiful, bright smile, a sweet laugh, and a genuine love for life. She is so creative, coming up with some of my favorite poses of the shoot, and an absolutely great subject. I could not have loved this shoot more. So (because I know she’s waiting!) here are a few of my favorite images. Enjoy!