Winter Photo Shoot

Lydia and I were talking about doing a photo shoot in the snow this winter....since I am leaving this week we had to do it quick so I had Jesse Schwarcz come back to take photos for us. Of course it had to be extremely WINDY and cold but we are tough Mainer girls so we did it anyway!! I put those handwarmers in my little, thin gloves, fit a turtleneck under the corset and wore my thick winter breeches under my skirt. Lydia and I went shopping in Bangor to find some accessories and found some awesome fur shawls/hoods at JCPenney as well as jewelry. I wore an outfit inspired by a "snow queen" theme, blue and white corset with white shirt/fur, and blue skirt. Lydia was more rustic in a "red riding hood" inspired costume. She rode Valimar with a mixture of red/black/and brown costume pieces. We started with photos in the indoor arena, Jesse used the doorway silhouette for a lot of standing shots. I had Douwe rear in the doorway a bunch of times, hopefully she was able to get a good moment because he doesn't go very high yet. We also did spanish walk going out the doorway and she sent me this as a sample from the shoot: We went out into the big field and did a lot of trotting and cantering up the hill towards Jesse. That was when the wind picked up....and I mean PICKED UP!! It was an instant ice cream headache when you were face first into the wind and hard to see because the snow was getting blown around. BUT, the lighting was great and the wind will probably make for some wonderful effects with the snow. SO, it was definitely worth it! Here is a shot of Lydia and Valimar incorporating a red piece of fabric.

I am really looking forward to seeing the photos and I will certainly share them online. Please take a moment to visit Jesse's website...she is very talented and fun to work with. She currently lives in Bangor, ME and travels a lot to take photos. She is also active on Facebook.