Last summer I held a model call on my people portrait business page Amanda Delgado Photography and met Jamie! We went out towards Gray’s Creek, just east of Fayetteville North Carolina for her equine photography session!
Jamie is a super sweet girl who works on a lot of Natural Horsemanship with her horses. This is her favorite horse Riata, an American Quarter Horse (registered AQHA) mare who is undergoing training.
They were super playful towards each other and a bit sassy, but I loved it! They are so cute together!
As I watched them interact with each other it was easy to see how much they loved each other.
Riata and Jamie met because Riata was in for training at her barn, but it was easy to see their bond and Riata’s owners gave her to Jamie for Christmas in 2010! Talk about a perfect Christmas gift!
They make such a beautiful pair!
As Jamie was changing horses, I snagged this cute picture of a Tennessee Walking Horse mare. I love her color!
Next Jamie brought out her Tennessee Walking Horse April.
April was so calm and relaxed the entire time I was shooting her. It is clear that she has an amazing foundation!
The more I got to talk to Jamie, the more I was so impressed with her! She has several degrees and was working on another!
She also does some photography and after looking through some of her photos I am impressed! She hopes to be able to open up her own photography business one day.
I love this one of her and April! So much love!!
Ok ya’ll. When Jamie brought out this next horse I was in tears. Jamie brought out the cutest flea-bitten Arabian named Satin out, and she looked so much like my Arabian Rose that it brought tears to my eyes!
As if I wasn’t already on the verge of crying, Satin was the first horse Jamie ever rode.
Satin was Jamie’s babysitter, her best friend growing up. Although Satin is now in her 30s, she seemed to have her attention on Jamie the entire time.
Jamie has so much love for Satin. Nothing beats giving a horse that you can no longer ride a place to retire and spend the last days of it’s life in green pastures and given lots of love.
At this point I had a few tears watching Jamie and Satin interact together.
It was wonderful hanging out with Jamie and getting to know her and the accomplished horsewoman that she is. She views her horses as her children and knows the special qualities of each one. I love working with people as passionate about horses as Jamie. I think the horse industry could learn a lot from people like her!