Ashley and Diva

by Shelly Williams

September 26, 2019

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Horse Lifestyle Photographer in Jacksonville

Ashley & Diva

Lifestyle horse photographer in Jacksonville takes photos of equestrian in large, shaded field.

Ashley and Diva are the sweetest pair! I do have to admit that I am not a huge fan of Arabians, but Diva might have changed my mind! The day of their session was very eerie at first. The forecast (as usual) called for no rain, but when I was about 20 minutes from Ashley’s home, it started pouring. I was immediately concerned considering there was lightning, but after driving almost two hours I was going to finish the drive! When I got off the interstate, the weather cleared up just enough for us to get a nice soft cloud coverage for their session. We all know that I’m a huge fan of bright sunsets, but cloud coverage can be pretty and moody at times. Diva made being a horse lifestyle photographer in Jacksonville fun, I mean seriously, she modeled the entire time. She was alert, but calm, the perfect horse for a photoshoot! Ashley’s property is just north of Jacksonville, Florida and it is adorable! They have a small, quaint barn that perfectly houses Diva, along with a small paddock full of gorgeous trees. Ashley and Diva have traveled the country together, literally from coast to coast.

While I was photographing Ashley and Diva as a horse lifestyle photographer in Jacksonville, I learned about their past. Ashley used to breed Arabians and Diva was her favorite mare. When she had to downsize her herd, it was an obvious choice to keep Diva. Together, Ashley and Diva have been all over the country. Ashley once traveled the country as a dressage rider, and later married into the military. Now, Ashley travels where her husband gets transferred to and Diva is along for the ride! Ashley recently had a gorgeous baby girl, so Diva has been taking a pasture break from riding. Ashley is excited to get back in the saddle and I hope to see them competing across our North Florida area in the near future!

Welcome to the south, Ashley and Diva! It was a joy getting to know you and photograph you. I cannot wait to see you two back in the dressage ring.

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