Welcome to Fern Valley

Here in central Alberta prime farm country,my husband Martin and I work together raising beef cattle and Appaloosa horses. Fern valley appaloosas have long been known for their quality of temperament conformation and color.I have recently rediscovered a love of writing and have published 2 collections of poetry. "Telling Tails" and Tails Trails and Campfire stories" . I look forward to a future spreading my wings as an author and as a horse woman .

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Photo Shoot

A while back I mentioned I had agreed to do something a little out of my comfort zone, no not the presentation , which was also out of character for me , but by the way went very well! 
Not quite ready to join Toastmasters, but I got the job done and had great reviews .
No this was something a bit different.  
  I got a message some time ago , that there was a photographer looking to take some photos of Appaloosas and their person. 
Well I am not a huge fan of having my picture taken but you all know how proud I am of my beauties!
 So I signed up.Small world , I actually know this gal, I gave her riding lessons when she was a child. So what a great time I had visiting and catching up, didn't feel like a photo shoot at all!
She emailed me the link to the photos yesterday, and I am very pleased! The horses look great, and actually I think so do I! 
Not really the cover girl type, but I think Megan captured me and who I am quite well 
 My boy Johnny! 
 My beautiful girls 
 Annie with a guest appearance by Johnny
 Oh my! Andee looks like a big girl here! 

this is a sampling the link to the rest is Here

ANd I Am not avoiding telling you about the new horse  I mentioned in the last post, I just need time to take a few pictures of her so stay tuned! 
and as always stay safe !


Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh my goodness you are beautiful these shots are beautiful I think she captured your passion for what you do and what you love. Beautiful she is indeed a wonderful photographer to capture the spirit of someone like that. Awesome. Hug B

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos ! Hubbs and I have done a few photo shoots of horse and rider and at the horse shows to of them in competition and did an Amish photo shoot for their sales of a few horses , it is fun . Just look now you have all kinds of lovely photos of you and your horses ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good week !

Anonymous said...

Really great pictures - capture the spirit.

Can't wait to hear about the new horse . . .

aurora said...

Great photos of you! The photographer did a wonderful job capturing the special relationship between you & your Appy's!! I clicked through to view the rest of your gallery, and then tried to see more of her work but wasn't able to find a way. I like a more natural approach to photos with feeling, and she does that well and with such wonderful subjects!!

Shirley said...

Nice job on the photos! I really like the second last one even though it has a horse nose photo bomb- nothing like a horse hug!

Mama Mess said...

Beautiful pictures!

C-ingspots said...

Oh Sherry they're beautiful! I agree that she captured the true "you" and in your glory amongst your gorgeous babies...I'd love to do that someday too. Isn't it amazing how good our horses make us feel, and look?? :)

4RRanch said...

How lucky is that, what a great photo shoot. All's I could think when I saw the second picture was, "Do these spots make my butt look big?"

Ami said...

Those are GREAT pictures!!

Sherry Sikstrom said...

To the poster who's rude comment I have deleted. You sir, are an ass, and your comments are not and will not be welcome here

GoLightly said...

Sorry I've been so absent. LOVE these pictures, and LOVE Johnny's expression in all of them.
He sures loves him mom.
You look absolutely beautiful, btw.

Nicole said...

It's definitely good to step outside your comfort zone and it was worth it!!