hi there! i'm michelle, southern california based photographer and curator of the coco gallery.

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Friday, September 17, 2010

mila | horses n billboards

what do i know about taking pictures of horses??  nothing.  they're gorgeous but it turns out it's like taking pictures of 3 year olds (which i have experience on) but trickier.

kelly, my fave gal, one of my very first clients ever called on me for photos of her horses.  she and her daughter ashley were getting ready for a horse competition all the way out in tennessee and they needed some shots of her, ash and the 3 horses.  the trainers were out with us one morning and i got the major education on how horses need to look in pictures.  it's for a competition after all and there are a handful of requirements, none of which the horses like to give me without some work.  but it was a fun morning!  then kelly tells me these are going on a billboard which i eagerly volunteered to design.  it's a lot bigger than what i imagined and a lot more work than i anticipated but i think it turned out beautifully!

congratulations on the win girls!!!  so proud of you both!

the photos i used:

the final product

on site courtesy of kelly:


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