When I found out Alicia wanted to do senior portraits with her Thoroughbred, Leo, out at Hidden Creek Stable, I knew we were going to make some magic. I’d photographed at Hidden Creek before, late this summer, so I’d already seen what a perfect place it is for pictures. But take one high school girl with a glowing smile, one handsome bay gelding, and one glorious fall afternoon and you have a recipe for something really special.
Really, really special. I mean, really! The picture above was a combination of my idea and Alicia’s — a collaboration that Leo went along with once Alicia’s mom, Cynthia, came up with the idea of hiding Leo’s treats between Alicia’s fingers.
See what I mean about Alicia’s smile? Her eyes almost flicker when she smiles, and you just have to smile back. Alicia, you are just as pretty on the outside as on the inside.
We pulled Mom and Dad in for a few family portraits. With Leo, of course, since he’s part of the family.
To end off the shoot, Alicia made a quick change into her riding clothes and schooled Leo over some cross rails. He seemed to think we should all just call it a night and go have dinner, but he went along with the plan without too much grumbling.Alicia, I loved spending the afternoon with you and Leo and your family! Here’s to a great senior year!
Hairstyling: Grace Cobb
Makeup: Sarah Graff