I've been asked before why I call my business Gypsy Mare Studios. Many reasons come to mind.
The palomino mare my mother owned when I was born was named Gypsy. My mom had bought her as a baby and broke her to saddle. When I was an infant she would take me for trail rides. I blame that mare for my horse addiction. Another reason is that I associate the word gypsy with something magical and romantic; a lust for life, a passion for the open road. I always strive to put a little magic in everything I make. Through photography I enjoy showing people that magic in the world around them that they may not have taken the time to stop and notice.
Lastly, I tell them, that I dream of owning a Gypsy Vanner someday.
It was my great fortune yesterday to meet a horse most magical, D' Artagnon, the beautiful Gypsy Vanner.
I spent two hours photographing this beautiful, intelligent boy. Truth be told I could have spent days.
Thank you so much to his owner, Carol, for sharing him with me so now I can share him with you!
I want to rock your gypsy soul
Just like way back in the days of old
And together we will flow into the mystic