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I had been telling John Kealy how I was always looking for girls to shoot for free to practice and to submit to magazines, who sometimes email me asking if I have anything to submit. He had a friend coming in from Florida, Melissa, "Let's set it up!" I said! So, we touched base via text and Facebook, planning a shoot around their team sorting event during her stay.
Melissa was so nice, we met the day before the shoot while riding, we talked about the shoot the next day and what to expect, what to bring etc. I was immediately happy, she's not only beautiful but a very VERY nice and open person. I was surprised to find out she was a police officer! Not sure why I was so surprised.. I have worked with a lot of very beautiful professional horsewomen, maybe it's all that comes with being a police officer... it just impresses me!
Melissa spent the morning grooming up the horses - she had several ready to go by they time we met, they looked great. For the horses, I particularly wanted to use the cute little blue roan mare that john had brought back from Montana (was it Wyoming?). She's for sale I believe for those interested. I think she has great lines and sorts, is really handy!
Melissa and I "winged it' as I often do... shooting, sorting through outfits and locations at San Pasqual Valley Ranch (where I board and John rides for Lynn Devenport). It was fun, a lot of fun!
I was pretty happy with the results. Melissa got copies of all the unedited as well as edited images to keep... and I submitted for the magazine. I still have lots I can go back and edit - so many good ones! Watch my facebook page for more!
I am always looking for models, both experienced and non-experienced - in and around Escondido for free shoots. I have lots of contacts at the magazines to submit... so contact me! It will be fun!