When I was asked to take some portraits of Marissa and her horse I wasn’t sure what to expect. Animals can always add an element of surprise when it comes to taking photos. Fortunately Marissa and her horse were both totally natural in front of the camera. That mixed with the perfect weather, light and location made for an amazing shoot. We had tons of room to move around and get shots in different spots and from different angles. The shoot took place at Willow Creek Stables in Almonte, just outside of Ottawa.