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haflinger with christmas wreath
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Mane Stream Fundraiser | Limited Edition Holiday Portrait Sessions CLICK HERE to contact me and get your holiday portrait session scheduled! It’s that time again! I’m so excited to present the 3rd annual holiday fundraiser for Mane Stream NJ! Please see below for all of the details and email me at jessica@jessicasandersphotography.com to get your […]

3rd Annual Holiday Portrait Fundraiser | Mane Stream

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Kristi riding Kona as the sun sets
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Meet Kristi & Kona, the next gorgeous pair from The Second Chances Project! Kristi’s horse Kona is a beautiful example of a rescue horse finally finding a loving forever home. I photographed Kristi & Kona at the beautiful Cavesson Corners in Manalapan, NJ, where Kona has finally found much-deserved happiness and security. Since this shoot/interview, […]

Kristi & Kona | Cavesson Corners | The Second Chances Project

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Allyson giving Poncho a kiss at Legacy Riding Stables
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One of the main reasons I found Allyson and Poncho’s story so compelling was that Poncho was rescued solely to be rescued. At 11.2hh, he is the smallest pony to be included in The Second Chances Project. All of the other horses were rescued to be ridden – Poncho was only rescued to be rescued. […]

Allyson & Poncho | Legacy Riding Stables | The Second Chances Project

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Mallory in a white dress with Cappy at Cedar Creek Equestrian Center
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Seeing Sarah’s submission to The Second Chances Project for her paint pony, Cappy, I knew immediately that they’d be the perfect fit for this project. Talk about a rags to riches story! Cappy went from the kill pen at auction to the jumper rings of HITS Saugerties! Mallory was the rider that piloted him to […]

Mallory & Cappy | Cedar Creek Equestrian Center | The Second Chances Project

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Emily and Lola at Pandora Stables
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Get your Kleenex ready. Every time I reread Emily and Lola’s story I tear up. From the slaughter pen to the Dixon Oval at Devon – that’s Lola’s trajectory. Now living her best life at the beautiful Pandora Stables in Perkasie, PA, Lola has been a constant in Emily’s life throughout her teenage and adult […]

Emily & Lola | Pandora Stables | The Second Chances Project

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Liam at Hidden Farm Hunters
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In 2020 I set up a holiday fundraiser to benefit Mane Stream. These limited edition sessions with a holiday twist were so much fun! I packed up my holiday garlands (full of glitter, per the usual) and started hopping around farms all over NJ and PA. Hidden Farm Hunters in beautiful West Chester, PA was […]

Hidden Farm Hunters Holiday Portraits | Hans, Raisin & Liam

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Dianna and Daunus enjoy the sunset at Amy Howard Dressage
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I photographed Dianna & Daunus at Amy Howard Dressage in Ringoes, NJ and the facility is just stunningly gorgeous. I mentioned multiple times that evening that I’d likely eat off their barn floors, because they were just so clean! Forget the 10 second rule! But as I was saying – Amy Howard Dressage is just […]

Amy Howard Dressage | Dianna & Daunus

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Gianna poses with Ziggy at Hay Fever Farm
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If someone asked me to go back and choose one of the most impactful sessions I’ve ever done, Gianna & Ziggy’s shoot at Hay Fever Farm immediately comes to mind. Never mind that Gianna is one majorly bad ass rider – SHE DOES IT WITH ONE HAND. Due to a car accident when she was […]

Gianna & Ziggy | Hay Fever Farm, Robbinsville, NJ

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Emma with Brightness & Zeus at Bergen Equestrian Center
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If you ever have to sit in the back seat of my car during the holidays, I will apologize in advance. You will be covered in glitter by the time you exit my vehicle! But look at the payoff! How cute is Emma with her pony Zeus and her mom’s mare, Brightness, in their festive […]

Emma, Brightness & Zeus | Bergen Equestrian Center, NJ

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Alissa with her Arabian horse Hizzy
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Alissa & Hizzy are the second to last pair from The Senior Horse Project! Alissa and her family own and run Laurel Nobilis Arabians in Newtown, PA, and I was so excited to tour their gorgeous farm and meet their Arabians. As someone who has owned and loved an Arabian, I know it takes a […]

Alissa & Hizzy | Laurel Nobilis Arabians | The Senior Horse Project

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