Virginia Beach Equine Senior Photography
Madi & Charlie

Virginia Beach equine and senior photographer

Looking for Virginia Beach Equine Senior Photography? Catherine Michele Photography specializes in capturing the bond between horse and rider.


In the heart of Virginia Beach, where the coastal breeze meets sprawling farmland, we had the privilege of creating exquisite equine senior portraits for the radiant Madi and her graceful partner in crime, Charlie. As an equestrian photographer specializing in capturing cherished moments, I was thrilled to embark on this journey that would forever encapsulate the bond between a horse and its rider.

From the moment I arrived at the picturesque farm Madi & her mom’s enthusiasm radiated. It’s always a pleasure to work with clients who share the same passion and energy as I do. Madi’s dedication to her beloved horse Charlie was evident, and their synergy was a sight to behold.

We started this beautiful session at the barn and then drove to the beach at Sandbridge to finish up portraits of Madi by herself. We had an absolutely beautiful evening!

Charlie, with his regal stance and gentle demeanor, was the epitome of a well-behaved horse. As Madi guided him gracefully through the session, it was clear that they shared an unbreakable connection. The sun-kissed afternoon provided the perfect lighting, enhancing every nuance of their relationship.

Madi’s choice of attire was impeccable, and it beautifully complemented the serene backdrop of the Virginia Beach farm. She elegantly wore a teal blue dress from The Teal Eagle Boutique, a local shop in Virginia Beach. Her second outfit was a timeless white dress from Free People.

However, life’s journey sometimes takes us down unexpected paths. With a heavy heart, we remember Charlie, who has since crossed the rainbow bridge. The portraits we captured that day have become a cherished tribute to his memory. Each photograph tells a story of love, companionship, and the beautiful connection between a rider and her horse.

As an equine photographer in Virginia Beach, I am grateful to have had the opportunity to create lasting memories for Madi and her family. The images that were frozen in time on that special day now stand as a testament to the deep bond between a rider and her beloved equine companion.

In conclusion, our equine senior portrait session with Madi and Charlie remains a poignant reminder of the power of photography to immortalize love and connection. Madi’s radiant spirit, combined with Charlie’s dignified presence, was a joy to capture. The serene Virginia Beach farm setting provided the ideal canvas for this enchanting story. As an equestrian photographer, I am honored to have played a part in celebrating Madi’s senior year and preserving the memory of her cherished partner. Through every lens click, we salute the bond that remains unbroken, even as time moves forward.

Remember, these images are more than just photographs; they’re a tribute to the journey Madi and Charlie shared—a journey that will forever remain in our hearts.


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You know I’m a sucker for big beautiful trees for a wider landscape shot!

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When Madi changed outfits, Charlie wore a rope halter that the family got in Argentina. It was beautiful added a unique aspect to the portraits.

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We wrapped up portraits at the barn and headed to the beach to finish the session.

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Madi plays volleyball so we also wanted to include that in her portraits.

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Madi, thank you for allowing me to capture this special time in your life.


Location | Whispering Miracles – Virginia Beach, VA

& Sandbridge – Virginia Beach

Looking for a Virginia Beach Photographer?

Catherine Michele Photography is available year-round for senior portrait sessions and specializes in seniors who want to include their animals in their portraits.

Find more information on booking senior sessions here.


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