Christie & Luciano

April 12, 2021

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Christie is my awesome new barnmate at Ingenium Farm in Moorpark, and her horse Luciano is a total dreamboat, so I was incredibly excited to shoot them in a recent sunset session.

girl in lace dress with bay horse

The farm is part of the Rancho de Las Palmas estate, used for weddings and special events, and the arena is surrounded by this amazing tropical landscaping.

woman in lace dress at sunset with bay horse

Thanks to the styling talents of Megan Muscarella, Christie easily outshone her surroundings in this incredible lace dress.

This is my favorite light – totally dreamy!

black and white image girl with horse in lace dress

Even unicorns have a goofy side every now and then! I’m obsessed with this next one:

Stylist Megan is also the founder of Solid Citizen Equestrian, a new equestrian clothing line that I absolutely love. I wear my SC pieces for riding, shooting, and even out for date night. They’re my favorite shirts! Christie was kind enough to model the new Blue Ribbon color of the popular Haley riding shirt.

equestrian in riding outfit with bay horse in sunset
blonde lady with bay horse

Luciano was literally perfect the ENTIRE session. Since he’s so trustworthy, Christie was able to hop on for a few shots! She’s a fantastic bareback rider.

beautiful girl on horse in sunset
beautiful girl on bay horse in sunset light

In a career first for me, Christie’s cat joined in the shoot. Yep, you read that right. Her cat! His name is Apollo and he’s a pretty cool little fluffball.

woman laughing at man with cat next to horse

Christie’s husband Ryan holding Apollo while Luciano gives him the full inspection (and a little side-eye). Ryan’s a great sport and pretty close to Luciano levels of unicorn-ness.

horse and rider photo shoot
man with cat and woman and horse and dog

Half dog half coyote Capone also made an appearance! #FamilyPortrait ???

woman in lace top with bay horse walking away in black and white

I love EVERYTHING about how these pics turned out! Special thanks to Megan for her hair, makeup, and styling expertise!

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