I saw these photos and thought this was a great idea! I would have done it with Mama Tess for sure! What a lovely way to measure the different pregnancies and how your mare carries… and just a fun idea!
Unfortunately, this photographer (Ronel Breedt) is not in the USA. But I bet you could find an equine photographer in your area who would be willing to try a new niche! Also, I am attaching the only article I could find on someone doing this in the US. I’m sure there are more!
THE PHOTOS FROM Ronel Breedt THAT I FOUND ON FB.
THE ARTICLE I FOUND ABOUT A USA PHOTOGRAPHER WHO HAS DONE THIS, TOO!
Original article here.
Equine Photographer Strikes Gold With Pony’s Maternity Photoshoot
February 8, 2017Leslie ThrelkeldLeslie Threlkeld#HORSE JOBS, #PHOTOGRAPHY, PONIESLeave a comment
She carries so well…
Liz Lacroix does frequent maternity and newborn photoshoots for human clients, but she never expected equine maternity could become her new beat. A spontaneous photo session with her pregnant pony mare Paisley has been unexpectedly popular online.
“It was on a snow day so my daughter was home. She came up with the idea for our mare, who is very pregnant. I have all the props — crowns, jewels and wraps — so we trudged out and dressed her up. It was pretty spur of the moment,” Liz explained.
That spur of the moment idea certainly made an impression. Since posting the gallery last week, Paisley’s photos have been widely shared by horse lovers and photographers alike and Liz has found herself with a new niche service for customers.
“It’s a crack up! I’ve booked two horse maternity shoots!” she said.
As for the pony, she’s just glowing:
Paisley, a Section A Welsh, came to Liz as a rescue who “had issues she couldn’t overcome,” so while she would never be suitable as a lesson horse in Liz’s hunter/jumper program, her excellent bloodlines made her a prime candidate for breeding. Paisley was bred to another Section A Welsh and is due in six weeks. Liz assures us we can look forward to newborn photos, too!
Liz has been a lifelong rider but learned photography while she was stationed in Japan with the Marine Corps. After retiring from the military she apprenticed with a photographer in San Diego and started doing newborn and maternity photography in her garage studio. Now based outside of Reno, Nevada, Liz does family and equine photography with the surrounding high desert landscape and distant mountain range serving as a gorgeous backdrop.