A magical collection of unicorn quotes and photos. I created these images for you to share with your friends, family, and fans on social media, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.Read More
We did a unicorn photo shoot with Douwe and this beautiful young lady, Aubrey, this winter in Florida. As always it was a magical experience to work with photographer Kimberly Chason. Douwe is available for Fantasy Photo Shoots if your daughter would like to create memories with a unicorn. :) Click here to learn more...
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It can be challenging to find a photographer that understands horses and also has a creative spirit. I created this resource guide to help you find a creative photographer near you. This guide will be updated regularly, just check back periodically for a fresh download. It includes multiple pages with photographers from the USA, Europe, UK, and Australia. If you are a photographer and would like to be added to the guide please email me at email@example.com.
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I have had many people ask questions about the photo shoots I have done with my horses.
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I love this quote, it reminds me to trust my intuition and remember that life truly is magical. Our relationship with our horse, a snowflake, a sunset, all of these things are special. The feelings we keep hidden, the skills and talents we possess, it's time to share them with the world. Please share this image and leave a comment below, what are you hiding?
I am having such a great time with my new Fantasy Photo Shoots Facebook group. People are sharing some amazing photos and ideas with each other. I will be featuring some of these creative equestrians on my blog to help inspire you with ideas. Featured in this blog post is Heather Hayes. Heather and I met when I lived briefly in Ashford, CT. I asked her to share the behind-the-scenes details of her recent steampunk photo shoot. The rest of the article is in Heather's words...
About the Rider
I grew up the daughter of horse-loving parents! My mom grew up around horses and my dad was a trainer for over 50 years. I was on a horse before I could walk and never looked back! My background includes reining, hunters, jumper, eventing, dressage and driving. I hold a BS in Equine Science and am certified for equine massage and myofascial work.
About the Horse
Cinta de Seda (Sadie for short!) is a 2003 Azteca mare that I found totally by accident in 2009. She's absolutely brilliant, has a huge personality and loves to work every single day! Sadie has top 5 national placings in a variety of disciplines and has shown through Third Level dressage and Level 3 in Working Equitation.
About the Photographer
I am NOT a fu-fu princess girl! My background outside of horses includes work for DOD (Department of Defense) and extensive exposure to firearms. I've been wanting to do a shoot that combines two of my passions and am glad to have finally had the chance! Additionally, I absolutely love the grit and feel of the TV series, Hell on Wheels and wanted to capture some of that vibe. I think we pulled it off pretty well!
The hat and accessories are homemade, antique firearms are from our collection and the corset and skirt are from Damsel in this Dress.
Hair & Makeup
I am the first to admit that I am incapable of hair and makeup. It's a good day if I wear lipgloss. Hair and makeup were done by Jillian Labrie, click here to visit her Jillian & Company Facebook page. I can't say enough how great she is to work with and her background in the horse world made working with her on something like this super easy.
The bridle is just a training bridle and the saddle was my mom's wedding gift to my dad. After helping them both through serious health issues the last two years...well...I couldn't have used another saddle for this. That simple.
We were allowed to shoot at the Antique Machinery Museum in Kent CT. This is a fantastic place and open to the public for the cost of a small donation. Wonderful people, loads of history.
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"We don't create a fantasy world to escape reality, we create it to be able to stay."
I can relate to this quote because I love to daydream and play fantasy dress-up with my horse. This photo was taken of Douwe on the set of Essential Realism, an indie film that we acted in a few years ago. I played the part of Queen's head archer riding a beautiful, black unicorn. The film is not yet finished but I will certainly share information when it is ready!
How do you resonate with this quote? Do you live in a fantasy world? Go to Renaissance faires? Collect costumes? If you do then we would certainly get along!! Leave a comment below so I can meet my fellow fantasy friends! Please feel free to share this image, especially on Pinterest.