Daniella Fairytale Portrait Session - Sergey Bidun


“My daughter is turning 4 and I want her to have a fairytale photo session with a pony….” with these words Daniella’s mom contacted our Bidun Photography Portrait Studio. After meeting up with the mom in our Sacramento fine art portrait studio, we learned that mom wanted to have a special photography session for her favorite little girl. We talked through many ideas together, discussed outfits and accessories for children portrait photography at the Gibson Ranch park. (Daniella’s mom Natasha is a very talented stylist and accessories maker ). After everything has been agreed on, the only other task left to do was to find the perfect pony at a local ranch for our child photoshoot. Both of us did a lot of research, trying to find a pony that would be suitable for a 4 year old birthday girl, and finally found the perfect pony at a perfect location! JB Ranch is located only 20 minutes away from Sacramento Downtown, and JB Ranch and Gibson Ranch   was a convenient location for our birthday girl portrait photo session. JB Ranch and Gibson Ranch offers a wide variety of horseback adventures portrait photography, lessons, trail rides, as well as pony rides for family birthday parties. The owner of the JB Ranch Jerry Bestpitch is a super friendly and agreed to let us take children photography portraits at their property. To check out JB Ranch webpage for more information, you can follow this link: http://www.jbranch.com/

When the day of portrait photo session arrived, we started off our children photoshoot at Gibson Ranch Park first. As Sacramento premier children photographer, I knew it’s best to get some great relaxed portraits at Gibson Ranch park first, before going for the super creative photos with the pony. Gibson Ranch Park is one of Northern California’s great family destinations, and spreads on 325 acres of pristine natural countryside in Elverta area. Gibson Ranch park - an amazing natural resource park, offers a world of fun and relaxation in a gorgeous natural setting, and we thought it would be the perfect children photography location to start off our session.

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Daniella and her mom came extremely prepared for children photography, with lots of unique personalized outfits and headpieces. Mom Natasha is a talented artist and makes very unique and beautiful headpieces and flower crowns for her daughter, as you can see throughout this photo gallery. She also has her own online shop which you can find at www.etsy.com/shop/sonne4kashop The quick portrait photo session at Gibson Ranch Park was a great warm up for our little birthday girl, and now we were ready to head out to the Gibson Ranch park.

I have photographed many families portraits and children portraits with their family pet included, and believe that pets give their images a certain personal touch and a sense of completeness. This was my first time photographing someone with a pony, and I must admit I was pretty excited about it! When we came to the JB Ranch, we were told that we can pick any pony or two, to photoshoot with. It didn’t take us long to realize that we were all drawn to one very beautiful and special mini pony named Cody. He had the perfect color of the fur, his mane and tail was so clean and puffy, and Daniella just fell in love with him at first sight!

After Natasha put on a special pony rider outfit on Daniella, it really felt as I’m photographing some professional little actress! Daniella was so gentle with the pony, and so natural in front of the camera, making my job as portrait children photographer super fun and easy. This child photo session took place right at the ranch, and we received so many gorgeous images with many different and unique backdrops. As the photoshoot was during spring time, the weather was splendid, and we still had a good amount of green grass around. Daniella had a fun time feeding her pony Cody with some fresh grass, and I think he really enjoyed it! There’s nothing more gorgeous than kids interacting with their surroundings, nature, animals, and showing them care and respect. These beautiful childhood moments should be treasured, adored, captured and remembered!

A good pony is priceless when you're a child and are learning about horses. It seems like kids are naturally drawn to ponies, and some ponies are naturally drawn to kids as well. When kids and ponies pair up, you get to see the depth of friendship, love, and trust, and we can capture these children portraits for your memories. If you are looking for children photographer near me, look no further. Our Sacramento photography studio will take care of all of your needs - whether you are looking for children photographer, family photographer, or a photographer for your creative photoshoot with a pony. Bidun Photography fine art portrait studio is here for you, and we are ready to take on any adventurous photography challenge!