Jaime and her horse Sunny

This first image is one of my favorite equine images of 2010. I can’t tell you exactly why, I just really like how it makes me feel. 🙂

Jaime’s family owns a boarding facility in Watertown called Luce Line Stables. I had been there earlier in the year for another session, and Jaime really liked the photos and wanted to hire me for a “Remember Session” for her 26 year old quarter horse. For those of you new to the blog, “Remember Sessions” are for those who have aging or terminally ill horse and would like photos to remember them by. These sessions have become very meaningful to me and I look forward to doing even more of them in 2011.

Jamie and Sunny have a long, sweet history together and I don’t need to write a lot of words about how close they are, as I think it will be obvious to you in the photos.


One of Jaime’s other goals for the session was to get a photo with her boyfriend, horse and dog that she could use for Christmas Cards. Mission accomplished! 🙂





Sunny had a big yawning fit that got us laughing pretty hard!




Pretty late day light entering the barn…


I’m in love with the beautiful gradient of color just after sunset. I found myself working with this color a lot last year. 🙂



  1. Kymberly Janelle

    January 17, 2011

    These pictures are phenomenal!
    Loving the pictures of the horse by itself especially.

    Beautiful work

  2. Dennis Bullock

    January 17, 2011

    These are all so amazing Shelley! You are such a blessing to your clients!

  3. Jaime Rockney

    January 17, 2011

    Thank you so much for these Shelley! Last night was a scare… i was so worried i was going to lose Sunny. He was colicing really bad with an impaction. The vet oiled him and we had to wait for him to go “#2”. Well, after 8 hours, he still hadn’t. So i called the vet again for the second dose (which might have been the last chance), and about 2 minutes after i called him, he pooped!!! I’ve never been so happy in my life to see poop! 😀 But the incident also REALLY made me appreciate the pictures i have that you took… they are so beautiful! I will cherish them forever. I enlarged and framed a couple and they look so awesome in my house and i’m so proud to show them off! 🙂 THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!

  4. Candace

    January 17, 2011

    Ugh, Shelley, seriously, amazing. I love love love that I can FEEL the texture through your photos, I just want to reach out and touch that smooth beautiful coat. The 2 b&w images, wow.

  5. Leanne

    January 18, 2011


  6. Mariah

    February 9, 2011

    How did you do those last couple pictures?

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