I was energized as soon as I stepped onto the grounds of the Sycamore Stables in San Juan Capistrano. It was exciting for me to experience the buzz of activity as the horses were being exercised, groomed and loved up by their owners. I have always been in awe of horses. Unfortunately, my riding skills are limited to holding on for dear life and praying that the horse will not unexpectedly take off running.
Needless to say, I am so impressed when I see someone so completely comfortable and in control when relating to a horse. It’s even more impressive to see a young person who has developed these skills. At 16, Devyn exudes confidence, enthusiasm and limitless potential. What a pleasure it was to photograph her interacting with her sweet horse Sonny. She was a natural in front of the camera. She was definitely in her element and I had a blast capturing her love for Sonny.