I met Kate last fall when her good friends Tina & Nick got married. She was a bridesmaid along with Tina’s sister (Ana) and their other good friend, Rose. I had such a blast with these girls and fell in love with their super-sweet-and-fun personalities. So when Kate asked about doing a shoot with her pal, Fury, It was just a no-brainer!
Fury is Kate’s French stallion. A magnificent horse from impeccable lineage and winner of many-a-title in competitions with Kate. They’ve teamed up over the years and have formed a super strong bond. Kate is about to graduate law school and move to sunny California, and while Fury will be moving along with her, they won’t be competing anymore. Fury is actually retiring and looking forward to chilling like the Happy Cows. Before he does, we just had to get some photos done!
When we sat down to chat about this shoot, Kate told me all about what a great horse Fury is and how his copper coat seems to just catch fire with color in the setting sun. Naturally, after hearing all this I could not wait to meet him, and more importantly, nab some great shots of these two friends.
Here are a few favorites from the day. There were so many, I almost became a nail biter trying to pick!
Yep. That’s him in her lap. Humorous, yet sweet all in one. ;)
This is him “talking” - okay, in equine terms it’s called whinnying. I learned a lot about horses that day!
Fury was a little distracted and antsy at times…but you would not know it looking at this photo. His spidey sense was impeccable – not one fidget while Kate rested on his back.
Fury’s thing is hoofing the ground. And blowing his nose indiscriminately, which I learned back in the stables. Thank goodness for towels! Mike Rowe, I want you to know that I’m officially Dirty Jobs worthy!
Fiery-Copper. That’s what I call this color. What a stunning coat!
In this shot Kate has a giggle dancing around the corners of her mouth, but it wasn’t because of Fury. We had a quick cameo on the set by the playful Ezra, Kate’s pug. It seems he’d had enough of playing second fiddle and insisted in parking his rear in front of my lens as I kept trying to get a ground-level shot of Fury and Kate.
And so, we’ll leave this post with Ezra’s happy mug. Ain’t he a cutie-pie!?!