I thought I would share with you all a snippet of  “A Day In The Life” of a photographers child….

So the day starts with dropping the eldest child at school, then it is off for some boring errands – this day had better get more interesting quick – then it is off to see a Lady about a Horse – now things are looking up – a few “are we there yet’s?” just to keep Mum on her toes.

Yes, Ash, we are there now….. First things first – say Hello to Lovely Horse Lady – who promptly offers Child a ride – NOW this day is looking up!

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Ok, Child, this was meant to be about the Horse, remember? Now off you get.

This stunning mare is Idolizeme or Ida for short and apart from being great with kids, Ida is a fantastic Western Pleasure / Hunter Horse.

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Isn’t she beautiful?!

Ash thinks so

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Whoops, turn my back for one minute and he is back on…

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Now it is time for Ida to change into her Hunter tack – so that means using bribes to get the child off the horse – if you get off now, you can have a ride again in the next saddle –

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Ok, Ash it’s time to go, Ida has more training to do – ‘I’ll get off if I can just ride down there to the arena’ – now the Child is bribing us!

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Bribery will get you everywhere!

Now it’s starting to rain and Ida has to go to the indoor arena, off you get child…. ‘I’ll just ride her to that arena’….

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Remember child how this was meant to be about the horse?

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‘I’ll get off if I can just go once around the arena’ – really child!!?? OK

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I absolutely adore this next image, both Ida & Ash checking out their reflections in the mirror…

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Ok, child, this is really time to get off and go now, we have to pick your sister up from school.

One last cuddle for Ida…well sort of

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A huge thank you to Kobie for indulging Ash today, it is now 5 hours later and he is still talking about riding Ida!

Of course an even bigger thank you to Ida for being such a gracious mare and looking after my little guy today. I hope you got extra carrots in your dinner xoxo

S.

A little while back now (yes I am late in blogging again) I met Nikki and her beautiful Family of dogs.

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Nikki opted for a sunset session in the paddock behind her home – a lovely spot with a beautiful view over the valley.

I will introduce you to the two ‘little’ members of the Family first – these guys might be small in size but they both have big personalities…

Peanut a 7 year old Chihuahua & Manly a 12 year old Miniature Pinscher

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Next there are the Whippets, 3 year old Coco & 5 year old Summer

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(and as a bonus you get a ‘photo bomb’ from Manly)

 

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And then we have 5 year old Whippet x Poodle – Milika

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(Milika earns the gold star for holding pose while a fox crossed the valley below us!)

Moving up in size we have the Greyhounds – Bindi & Crickey

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It was really hard to choose which images to showcase in this blog post – all of Nikki’s dogs are just such beautiful souls and so very well behaved! On top of Nikki’s own dogs (and Children) she opens her home and her heart to foster dogs who need some love and care before they find their new Families. It is no wonder that Nikki’s dogs are all so beautiful when they have a Pack Leader like Nikki setting the way for them.

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Thank you Nikki for inviting me into your home and introducing me to your Family – it truly was a pleasure xoxo

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S.