Recently I wrote an article for the Paint Horse Journal about creating your own show clothes with James Saubolle of Elite Show Horses, Heather Lynn Meyer and Suzi Vlietstra of Hobby Horse Inc. I also took the photos with several Youth riders. The Journal published one of my photos on the cover too! Below are the photos and article. You can read the article HERE.
These photos are from a commercial shoot I did for JEH Equine Reproduction Specialists. The vet clinic has the latest and greatest in equine breeding technology, so it was really neat to learn about their business. Many of the photos from the shoot have been used in articles I wrote for The Reiner and the Paint Horse Journal, and JEH made brochures, billboards and even a calendar using the photos. Here are some photos from the shoot.
In 2011 I wrote an article for the Paint Horse Journal about social media for equine businesses. I'm excited to tell y'all that my article won first place in the Marketing Article, Association category at the 2012 Livestock Publications Council Awards Contest as part of the Agricultural Media Summit in Albuquerque, New Mexico, August 7. It's such an honor! Here's a press release from APHA about all the awards the association won at the contest. Below is my article.
One year ago today, I packed my office up at the Paint Horse Journal and said good bye to my assistant editor job of nearly five years to become a full-time freelance writer and photographer. It was a scary decision, but one I felt God led me to make and He has shown His guidance a lot in the last 12 months. I'm so thankful for the projects, clients, experiences and support I've received and I am excited about what the future holds.
- Future plans--I love every magazine I write for, and I'm excited to share the articles I have coming down the pike. I hope to write for even more new publications in the future. In the next year, I hope to write for other genres--women's interest, travel, lifestyle and even more equine publications.
- Future plans--I love every social media client I have. The variety of industries is exciting and I'm learning so much about each of their businesses. I've taken classes to enhance the skills I bring to my clients. I hope to improve performance on all platforms for my clients and perhaps gain a few new businesses.
- Future plans--Copy is a fun aspect of my job. I enjoy working with clients to make the words they print match their brand and goals. I am excited to see what businesses I work with in the future.
- Future plans--Photography is the area I'm most focusing on improving. I am shooting another wedding in 2013 and I have more portrait clients this fall. I'm doing event coverage and editorial photography in the next few months. I hope to expand my repertoire of genres and improve in every area.
2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the American Paint Horse Association. To commemorate this milestone, the Paint Horse Journal has run articles that take a look back--and more importantly, look forward. I wrote an article that shared predictions from industry professionals on the state of Paint Horse competition. I think it's really interesting, and I hope you do too.
Miss Mare-ners was probably my favorite article idea that I pitched and wrote while working at the Paint Horse Journal. The articles are about a horse advice columnist that gives advice to worried and annoyed horses from around the country. Miss Mare-ners appeared twice while I was at APHA and I got to bring her back for a third article this summer. Miss Mare-ners wouldn't be half as great a character--or article series--without awesome illustrations by APHA's Dave Clowers. Laren Dubin has been the perfect source for a wacky topic like a horse advice columnist. I couldn't have done it without either of them and I'm grateful that APHA let me bring back my favorite horsey character--pearls and spectacles and all. I'm excited to show y'all this article. I love it and I hope you do too!
Earlier this year I had the coolest opportunity. I got to visit Amsterdam, and on the flight over I was a groom for Nedpoint. Flying with horses beats the pants off flying normally, and the story I got from the trip was one-of-a-kind. During the trip, I also got permission to take photos of the transport facilities that have not been previously allowed. My story appeared in the June 2012 Paint Horse Journal. Let me know what you think!
You can read the full PDF of the article HERE.
Wounded Warriors Presentation Uses Horses to Honor Veterans full article
I've worked with Dan Files on several articles. I wrote a profile on the disabled war vet and devoted horse owner for the Paint Horse Journal that you can read HERE. Dan is a very special individual, so when the opportunity arose to write about a ceremony he was involved in that honored other veterans, I jumped at the chance. Gohorseshow.com was kind enough to publish my article, and I'm happy to share it with y'all today.
So here it is: