Marty and the Photoshoot

A few weeks ago, I saw an advert for a very reasonably priced photoshoot by local photographer, Krsphotography. Ben and I got engaged three years ago but we haven’t got around to planning a wedding yet let alone an engagement shoot, so I decided that this was an excellent opportunity and a good excuse to get some nice photos taken with our herd. Ben and I take a lot of photos of each other with our respective steeds, but we very rarely get pictures with all of us in.

Of course, the herd had their own thoughts about this idea.

Things I learnt from this experience:

  • Getting three equines to pose for the camera is a lot harder than I’d thought.
  • It’s even harder to get them to pose nicely if you want to hug or gaze lovingly into your partner’s eyes.
  • There is a REASON all the ‘engagement shoot with horses’ photos that I Googled beforehand only featured one horse, usually grazing.
  • Give the photographer a flag or something so that the awful mule won’t continuously ignore her attempts to get him to put his ears forward.
  • Iris does not like having her tail washed, as evidenced by our broken tie string.
  • Marty has an inexplicable hatred of wooden gates.
  • If Cash can get poo on himself, then Cash will get poo on himself. And Cash can always get poo on himself.
  • The kraken who lives in the pond below the hill has still not been vanquished.

Ben’s summary of the experience: “It was like trying to have a family picture taken with three giant, idiot children.”

I love this picture. Marty is on kraken lookout. 

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Cash. Why are you like this.

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Lovely shot of Ben and his horses. If it looks like he’s trying to separate bickering kids, it’s because he is.

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Probably the only photo where we were able to engage in any kind of pose that made it look as though we actually loved each other.

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Marty: “I hate you so much right now. I wish I was still in Devon with Anna. Anna understood me.”

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“Fine, I’ll do what you want and put my head over this stupid gate. But I’m not going to enjoy it.”

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“I SAID I’M NOT GOING TO ENJOY IT.”

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This is probably the single greatest photo of all time. It sums us up very well.

Photo © Katie Spicer

Marty: Are we done yet?
Me: No.
Marty: Are we done yet?
Me: No.
Marty: Are we done yet?
Me: No.
Marty: Are we done if I bite your face.

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He’s a cutie when he actually puts his ears forward!

Photo © Katie Spicer

My overall review is 10/10, would do again. It was a lot of fun, we’ve got some great pictures, and most importantly of all they tell it how it really is … this family owns a mule. Of course we’re a little crazy. 🙂

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Mulographer Sari

Sari was raised by cats which accounts for her solitary nature, occasional mania, and attraction to shiny objects. After riding and being around horses for 22 years, she discovered that she was, in fact, a mule girl and fell hopelessly in love with these extraordinary creatures. She lives in England and is married to Ben, who is potentially the best Ben who ever Benned.

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