• Vanessa Hansen

On the Ranch

The Santa Ynez Valley is a gem in Southern California, known for it's ranch lifestyle and well established wineries. The country drive sets your mind at ease passing by oak trees, rolling hills as you're surrounded by various mountain ranges in the distance.

The equestrian lifestyle shoot with Jalene and her spunky Arabian Stallion, Renegade was incredible. I can admire the work and dedication it takes to manage the care and training of these beautiful animals. With an educational background in equestrian studies, Jalene is well beyond her years in experience and knowledge. She is so sweet and has the deepest passion for her work with these gifted animals.

We shot at various locations on the ranch, beauty is abundant in the valley. The arena showcased Renegade's fancy foot work, he ran in open grassy spaces with the picturesque Santa Ynez Mountains behind and walked through the grape fields into the sunset. If this isn't the most peaceful definition of "the country life" I don't know what is. I mean, it definitely has it's challenges, but certainly has great reward.

I loved being a part of this shoot and the dreamy sunset speaks for itself.

#ranch #santaynez #horse #stallion #equestrian #lifestylephotography

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