Kinzie | Wheaton Warrenville South High School | Wheaton Naperville senior photographer

Be prepared, this is going to be a doozy.  When I was asked to photograph Kinzie and her horse, I was excited.  As a child, my family had Morgan horses, and I spent many hours riding.  It has been a long time since I’ve been around horses, though.  This session was originally going to happen in October, but on the day of their shoot, it rained.  We decided to wait for snow, and I immediately had an image in my head of a snow covered winterscape, a girl in white or cream on the horse and a flowing red scarf.  I got so hooked on this mental image that I decided to make it the main image in my viewing room at the studio (without even having taken the picture, yet).  Thank goodness it turned out beautifully.

This is being made into a 30×40 canvas to hang above my red couch:

girl on horse in snow


This day was COLD.  I photographed with snow boots, gloves, scarf wrapped up to my nose, hat, and snow coat, with two layers underneath.  LOL  Kinzie was certainly a trooper, and her beautiful horse, Shiloh was a sweetheart.  I have to say one more thing about the above image.  We left Shiloh’s pen to go into a large open area where several other horses were.  One was immediately nosey and wouldn’t leave us alone, but was gentle.  While I shot this, Kinzie calls over “watch out”.  I turn to see a large stallion trotting quickly  at me.  I stopped and held my ground and started backing away. That horse didn’t want me there and was making it clear.  I got thee shots in and quickly backed away and back into the safe pen.  Whew!

Ok, on to the rest of the session.  This high school senior was beautiful.  I loved every minute of the session.  I’m so excited to be able to be a Naperville senior photographer.


woman kissing horse




teenage and horse in snow



senior girl by barn


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girl on fence



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Lefty123 - January 20, 2012 - 10:33 pm

So ridiculously gorgeous! I wish I had similar photos of my horses. Simply amazing!

Sharon - January 21, 2012 - 3:29 am

There are NO words for this shoot Megan :-o Like, seriously???? I don’t know what was more beautiful? Kinzie, Shiloh, the setting or your skills?? I am in awe of this shoot!! And there are her SENIOR photos? And I got in ’91, was a stinking black drape around my shoulders :-( GEEZ…Senior portraits have certainly come a long way ;-) Good luck choosing your yearbook photo Kinzie…They are all stunning!!

Sharon - January 21, 2012 - 3:30 am

Sorry for the typos :-o I am just awe-stricken and can’t think straight :-P

Cari Smolarczyk - January 21, 2012 - 3:19 pm

I agree with Sharon. There are no words for this shoot. Every image is truely amazing! Absolutely Gorgeous pieces of art.

Kelly Johnsen - January 21, 2012 - 3:29 pm

Yeah…what Sharon said. Simply amazing.

Denise Eltrevoog - January 21, 2012 - 5:38 pm

I, too, was among horses as a child…. my grandfather was a livestock dealer. I always was very excited when I knew we were going to his farm for an extended visit because he always let me ride and be with the horses. This shoot’s pictures bring back some very good memories.

BEAUTIFUL shoot…beautiful girl. You have done yourself PROUD!!!!

Salina J - January 21, 2012 - 10:06 pm

Beautiful! Love the pop of color from her scarf. These have an almost magical feel!

Lisa Holloway - January 22, 2012 - 12:49 am

I am in awe of this session…these are so inspirational I don’t even know how to tell you. The first picture is STUNNING and you better post a picture of your canvas hanging over that couch when you get it! This is such a beautiful, jaw dropping, unique senior session…I am truly inspired. Beautiful work doesn’t really seem adequate…these are absolutely amazing.

Liz - January 22, 2012 - 2:28 am

Such a beautiful girl. These are stunning! And that first one is absolutely fabulous! Seriously, these couldn’t be any more awesome.

Rhonda - January 22, 2012 - 8:34 pm

wow .. i’m in love with that first shot .. amazing!! what a gorgeous session .. the color is just gorgeous in these!!

Jennifer - January 22, 2012 - 8:42 pm

SO jealous of your snow, lol! These are all absolutely amazing! What a gorgeous Senior! Really love the second to last one.

Janmary, N Ireland - January 22, 2012 - 9:02 pm

Stunning and perfect!

Liz - January 23, 2012 - 11:57 am

These are absolutely stunning! She must be so excited to have these! Beautiful work!

Yana - January 23, 2012 - 5:00 pm

These are beautiful! That first image is absolutely stunning!

dsr - January 25, 2012 - 1:55 am

Have already said how much I love these. That first one– the one that will be the big canvas– may be the best picture I’ve seen in a year. This is a VERY lucky senior with some VERY envious friends.

Lynda Coulson - January 25, 2012 - 2:59 am

These are simply beautiful. Breathtaking images, she is stunning, but you also captured this amazing relationship between the two of them in such beautiful art, love them all.

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