Horses, Wildflowers and Childhood Magic
Kids making magic in the San Diego wildflowers…
I was so excited to find that my favorite little wildflowers location here in San Diego was in full bloom. I talked to my friend and fellow photographer, Jessica, and we decided that it would be a perfect time to bring our little girls to the flowers for some spring (well, still winter, technically) photos. The conversation went something like this:
Me: It’s bloom time! Let’s bring our girls to the wildflowers.
Jessica: Totally. Should I get horses?
Me: Ummmm, YES!
Yes, horses. You see, Jessica is a phenomenal equine and family photographer here in San Diego. She was able to have two of the most beautiful horses join us for our upcoming session, so next was the fun in picking out the girls’ outfits. We went with two pretty dresses from one of my favorite dress designers, Dollcake Oh So Girly. Next came their hair accessories. I headed over to Michaels in town and bought some white feathers, gold spray paint and ribbon to make two DIY feather crowns and matching large gold-dipped feathers for the horses’ manes.
We were ready! We headed to our little spot and found that ever so beautiful field of wildflowers that blanketed the rolling hills. It was perfect! The horses were so beautiful and gentle, and one of them had my youngest daughter laughing hysterically as he kept trying to nibble the feathers of her crown. My daughter, Emma, was so excited about this session. She has recently discovered a love for horses so this session was just perfect.
Jessica’s daughter, Maisie, is eight years old just like my little girl. We were excited to get our two girls together for this session. They were instant best friends! They had such a great time and can’t wait until our next play date!
Here are a few of my favorite shots from our wildflower and horse session…