Sam & Bruno | Calgary Equestrian Portrait Photographer

“We lose ourselves in the things we love. We find ourselves there too.”
-Kristen Martz

Growing up going to summer camp, I fell in love with riding horses. Even though I’ve lived most of my life in the city, there’s something about horses that calls to my country soul. On particularly hard days, I wish that I could just get on a horse and ride into the horizon; feeling the wind across my face and the rhythm of a smooth gallop under my feet.

I was so thrilled when Sam asked me to photograph her with her horse, Bruno. She has had him since he was a couple years old. They’ve grown up together. And while he bears the scars of being mistreated as a foal, Sam has gained Bruno’s trust and has cared for him so well.

Bruno has his own little barn on their property. If he starts to feel unsettled, Sam will take him in there and he instantly calms down. She whispers into his ear, feeds him from her hand, and blows kisses into his cheeks. He is loved. He is home.

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Photography by Carlin Anquist. I am a Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer based in Calgary, AB. I absolutely loved this relaxed equestrian session with Sam and her horse Bruno. If you are hoping to create memories like this with your horse, please get in touch at hello@carlinanquist.com. You can also follow along my most recent work on social media:

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