Rusty Hale’s Family Session at the Kentucky Horse Park and Spindletop Hall.
I’m a volunteer photographer for the Kentucky Horse Park. I met Rusty, also a volunteer, while photographing one of the Park events. We got to talking a bit about what I do and my photography. She was curious to see more of my work. At the time I didn’t have this website or a Facebook business page set up. That kind of stuff takes longer than you might think. I didn’t have any good way of showing my work then.
Thankfully we bumped into each other the following year volunteering for another KHP event. This time I had everything in place and we were able to get in contact through Facebook. She was interested in hiring me to photograph her grandchildren, Josie and Nate, at the Horse Park and at Spindletop Hall. Of course, I was excited to do so! I love giving people high-quality memories through photography of the people and places they love.
We walked around some of the prominent statues of the KHP then headed to Spindletop. We took advantage of the classic curved staircase and lovely window light at the entrance to get some timeless photos. Spindletop has some lovely opportunities for symmetry and I wanted to use that when photographing the outside porch.
Josie is a natural in front of the camera. In the soft light, she looked like she came from a Bouguereau painting. She has such enviously long hair that I couldn’t resist asking her to give me a hair flip at the end.