5AM! Already!!

Today Missy Hannah & I  had our wake up call at 5AM. The glamorous life as an equestrian photographer sometimes doesn’t shine so brightly at 5. We are taking care of “the Herd” at Foxwater Farm for a couple days and they must be cared for as priority then off to our Equestrian Portrait Session at Cavallo Farm in Monticello FL. This morning would prove to be a success, with two handsome horses, a Thoroughbred name Indy and a Quarter Horse named Houston. and their beautiful owner Erin. This team performed so well today through the heat and humidity that even makes my hair frizzy ~ says a lot from a bald guy ~
They give me fantastic variety of expressions and the boys gave me good ears and the most expressive of eyes we could have asked for. We are so excited to to share with you a few excerpts from today's adventure! 

Equestrian Model - Hollie

Of any of our Equestrian Model shoots, I was certain we were going to get rained out on this one. On the way to the session it was black clouds and sideways rain. Upon our arrival at the plantation however, it was overcast and 80 degrees. The weather didn’t dampen the spirits of this young rider. This Photography session was quite the family affair, we had parents, grandparents & hair and makeup friends to make sure all things went as best they could. Missy, Hannah & I are very appreciative for all the hands on deck. We believe the results are absolutely worth all the work! Please enjoy a small sampling from this Equestrian Portrait Session.

Barrel Racer & Pole Bender Life - Sophia & Rascal

On the Kevin Lamb Photography 2017 Equestrian Model entry form we ask our entrants for a couple sentences about them & their horse. It is so helpful to Missy, Hannah and I to know this before we arrive to our photographic session. By studying the entry form we actually feel as if we have already met. Sophia our 10 year old model had this to say about her horse "I have had Rascal for 2 short years and in that time we qualified for Finals in our first year with Southern Junior Rodeo Association and finished in 6th in poles and 7th in barrels and qualified for NBHA youth world in Perry GA at the end of this month. Rascal is not only my competition horse but my best friend!!" Having this in mind while making images takes it to an entirely different level. We’re not simply making images of a beautiful young lady & her Quarter Horse, we are photographing Best Friends and that“no words needed” bond between her and her best friend. Its up to the Kevin Lamb Photography Team to tell this story with images. Missy & Hannah roll our trunk of Nikon cameras, lenses, Elinchrom flash gear, light stands and Westcott SoftBox's all over fields and paddocks to make sure we are not limited by any technical restraints.

Kari & her Leopard Appaloosa, April - Fox hunter

Kevin Lamb Photography recently had the opportunity to photograph Kari & her Leopard Appaloosa, April. We are very fortunate to have an active Fox Hunting community here in the Thomasville GA / Monticello FL. area. Missy, Hannah and I wasted no opportunity to make the best of every location, hauling lights and camera gear to places I'm sure they were never intended. The resulting images produced however, make all our efforts worth while. We made images in casual apparel - jeans and black shirt,  a formal as if prepared to attend the Foxhunters Ball, and of course in "Full Cry" Fox Hunt apparel.


2017 Equestrian Model - Lauren

Lauren & her horse Winston were such troopers yesterday. Of course our typical Thomasville GA afternoon rain, you can almost set your clock by, showed up just before our session. We simply decided to hang out in our trucks for a little while and wait for it to pass and our patience was greatly rewarded. We took advantage of the break in the weather and set up our lighting equipment and camera gear double quick and made the very best of the 15 minute break. What do you do when you have a beautiful young lady, her amazing horse and the threat of rain all around? Make as many images as possible, keeping everyone safe from missteps, horse hoofs on the ground and off of Laurens feet, Missy running along side with lighting praying Winston wouldn't think it was Lightning, spook & bolt. Exciting & Rewarding! Lauren & Winston handled all of it like the champions they are!!  Please enjoy a sneak peek from our session.