Hannah Holland ” Holly” Shook is one of the top young dressage riders in the country right now. She was in Kentucky during my visit, as she is currently riding with Jim Koford, who rides my friend Shirley’s horse Rhett, an Olympic hopeful for the 2012 US Olympic Dressage team (photos of them will be posted on Monday!). They were in the for a month doing a few clinics and having some fun down time with Shirley and her family. Holly is talented, beautiful and wonderfully feisty! Shirley, her friend Jeanene and I photographed her together as a mentoring session.
Photographer’s Notes: For some reason, I photographed this session mainly vertical. I am normally more of a horizontal composer, and I am not even sure why I saw this session in vertical. Time will tell if this is a new trend for me (I kind of hope not), or if this session just flowed in such a way that I saw it vertically.
Once the light faded, we just photographed Holly. She has such a confidence about her, it was truly delightful to photograph her.