Growing up I always had such a love for horses. My affinity for these beautiful creatures turned into me sketching them all the time. Studying them through books, examining and memorizing every detail of their body to help strengthen my ability to sketch them accurately.
One day when I was 14, my Mother's boss held a work party at his ranch in Texas, where we were living at the time. They had a handful of horses that we were allowed to ride. Unlike trail riding, which I had done many times before, this was different. Not only were we able to ride freely all over their property, but for the first and only time in my life I was riding on a horse that was galloping!!! It was one of the most memorable experiences of my life.
Since then, my obsession with horses just grew. Like my passion for sketching them, I also had a dream of photographing them. Something about them is incredibly majestic to me, and I wanted to capture that. I know I will never have my own horse, but feel so lucky to at least live down the street from a few amazing horses. I have to say, I was so amazed seeing their personalities and quirks. These creatures are full of spunk, sweetness and affection.
C A P T U R E T H E S P I R I T
My approach to photographing these beautiful creatures is probably way different than any traditional equine photographer. Being a lifestyle photographer for people just transcends to being a lifestyle photographer for horses too. I love to just watch and observe them in their natural habitat. I am truly in awe of them.
Capturing horses in their natural space does require a little nudging. Releasing the horse into his or her field doesn’t always mean the horse will just stand there looking majestic. I will definitely need the help of the handler to give the horse nudges so the horse doesn’t just stand and eat grass. ;-)
T I P S F O R Y O U R S E S S I O N
First and foremost....have fun and be yourself! I don’t need to tell you that the horse will pick up on any sort of shift in nerves. Favorite snacks on hand will definitely help keep your horse happy! I want the photo session to be a very relaxed and fun experience for both the horse and for you! Sessions take place about 2 hours before sunset.
E M B R A C E T H E S P O N T A N E O U S
Sometimes the unexpected can make for the best moments. A gust of wind or a sprinkle of rain can add some life and excitement to your session.
P R I C I N G
1-2 hours of shooting
High-resolution digital images (a minimum of 30 images) delivered via direct download
Online, password-protected gallery active for 60 days
(fee due before or at the session)