“Horses are predictably unpredictable.” ~ Loretta Gage

“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” ~ Winston Churchill

For the fall issue of Peachtree Papers (see this post), one of the family portrait sessions for the Board of Directors of the Junior League of Atlanta was held at Chastain Horse Park. For many years, the League has provided volunteers for the Chastain Therapeutic Riding Program, which provides equine-assisted therapies and activities for children and adults with disabilities and children at risk. What started out as a standard family portrait session on the lovely grounds of the horse park turned unexpectedly as we posed near the barn. One of the horses wanted to become part of the family portrait, which made for uncontrollable belly laughs!

For more than 14 years, I have been a proud member of the Junior League of Atlanta, having served on its Board twice, and for the past several years, as a League photographer and on the 100th Anniversary committee. This year I am thrilled that one of my dear friends is the President of the League, and I have the pleasure of capturing her throughout the year and to be featured in our League’s magazine, Peachtree Papers. For the fall issue, I shot the President’s Message Portrait, as well as several family shots for the Board of Directors. For this family session, the location featured is one of the League’s community partners, the Atlanta Botanical Garden. A beautiful session in the gardens culminated in some fun family portraits at one of my favorite Atlanta spots.