Introducing ALBUMS!

I am so excited to introduce y'all to my new albums! I've searched high and low for the perfect album for my portrait clients, and here it is! Each album features an 8x8 leather- or cloth-covered flush mount album in your color choice, starting with a base of 20 pages of images. The pages are stiff and your photos will display beautifully on the archival quality paper. Each spread lays flat for easy viewing, and the cover contains a cameo image.

This album is included in one of my portrait packages or a la carte, and I'm offering this album to all my previous clients, so if you've had a session with me in the past, you can still get an album.

Here are some more photos of my sample album. Ask me about it if you want to see it in person! 

England Sisters Portraits

This is one of my favorite shoots I've ever done. I photographed Emma and Madeleine in 2014, and again last year, but I haven't published their images yet. The shoot was magical. The day was cloudy, which made the light soft and shadow free. These girls loved their horses and it was a joy to photograph that relationship. I hope you enjoy! 

High Octane Feed article for the American Quarter Horse Journal

I thought I'd posted this article already, since it was published in the American Quarter Horse Journal in 2013, but I don't think I did! It's January, and many of us (myself included) are trying to eat healthier, so I'm glad to revisit this article. It's really hard to eat healthy at horse shows. The cinnamon rolls at Will Rogers Equestrian Complex are just so delicious, and I know other shows have similar offerings at concession stands. So for this article  I talked to avid Amateur competitor and nutritionist Christine McWhorter, as well as fitness champion Monica Brant--her husband is AQHA Professional Horseman Brad Jewett. Both of my experts have spent many hours at horse shows, so they know the value of healthy food at competitions. I hope you enjoy the article!


Destination Down Under article for Chrome magazine

Australia is an incredible country. Zach and I visited Oz in 2012, and it was life-changing. One thing I really loved about it was the horse culture. We spent some time at a campdraft, among other things, and we had a great time. So writing this travel piece for Chrome magazine was a lot of fun. We got to do some of these things while we were there, but after writing this article, I've added a bunch more activities for the NEXT visit Down Under. :-) Hope you enjoy!

Show Clothes TLC article for the Paint Horse Journal

Proper care goes a long way in protecting your expensive horse show clothes, so I was glad to be able to work with great sources to write this helpful article for the Paint Horse Journal. How do you care for your show clothes?

Saddles and Sweat article for the Paint Horse Journal

This article for the February 2014 Paint Horse Journal was really neat to put together. I interviewed four Paint Horse enthusiasts to learn about their fitness passions. I talked to a cross country runner, a CrossFit junkie (Amanda Ryan--you've met her in other articles, like the January 2014 issue), a p90x warrior and a bikini competitor. I loved getting to learn about why they chose these activities, and how they related to horses. Hope you enjoy!



Fit to Ride article for the Paint Horse Journal

In January and February 2014, I wrote a two-part article for the Paint Horse Journal about rider fitness. "Fit to Ride" explains the importance of being in shape for better riding, and it also shares ways to achieve your fitness goals without going to the gym.

Being healthy, fit and strong is important to me, so I loved working on this article with my sources. I also collaborated with my former Texas A&M equestrian teammate Amanda Ryan for the photos! Check it out and let me know what you think!

Bits with Dick Pieper for Horse & Rider

I love learning from legends about their favorite pieces of tack. Each one has their own tried-and-true arsenal, and the reasons why those pieces work. I worked with the great horseman Dick Pieper a little while ago for Horse & Rider magazine and we chatted about his favorite bits. Hope you enjoy the feature!

Horse & Rider article with Colleen McQuay

Lyle Lovett has a palomino stallion that is a real-life Barbie horse. His mane is LEGENDARY, and he is so talented. Smart And Shiney stands at McQuay Stables in Tioga, Texas. Last year I pitched a mane and tail care story to Horse & Rider with Smart And Shiney as the model! The experience was so much fun. Colleen McQuay was a wonderful source and I'm really happy with how the photos turned out.


The story ended up winning first place as an instructional article at the 2015 American Horse Publications Seminar last weekend! Here's the article below:


Ponying feature for Paint Horse Journal

Training articles are always fun, and ponying is a topic I haven't covered before. After interviewing these experts, I feel better prepared to take on this challenge in the future. Check out this article for the Paint Horse Journal.

Paint Horse Journal August 2013 Cover

This sweet baby foal stole my heart while I was out at the Fulton Quien Sabe Ranch in 2013. There's something so special about foals! This photo was published on the August 2013 cover of the Paint Horse Journal, which seems a fitting tribute to Joe Fulton, the founder of the ranch and breeder of such greats as Peppy San Badger. He passed away August 1, 2013.

CS Ranch feature for Western Shooting Horse

One of my favorite shoots took place in Northern New Mexico. CS Ranch is picturesque, and despite a horde of monster mosquitoes, I captured some lovely images of the ranch's horses. Check out the feature that ran in Western Horse & Gun (formerly Western Shooting Horse) .

Cade's First Day of School Portraits

Last year, sweet Cade started kindergarten, and his mama Courtney asked me to take photos of his first day of school. I've had the privilege of photographing Cade every year since he was born, and it was so special to capture his big day. He's getting so big! Here are a few photos from Courtney and Cade's photo shoot.

Bartlett Ranch profile for Western Shooting Horse

Last year I traveled to a series of ranches for Western Shooting Horse magazine. Bartlett Ranch in Weatherford, Texas, was one of them. The ranch is spread across three locations in Texas, Alabama and Wyoming. I really enjoyed getting to talk to Mr. Bartlett and touring his beautiful Texas ranch. His home was so unique--I could write an entire article on its decor. I hope you enjoy the article as well!


Jana and Michael's Schroeder Hall Wedding

The Bittlebrun-Radwanski wedding was such a fun affair. Bright and colorful, with lots of fun details, the wedding was really a tribute to two wonderful people. Friends traveled to attend from all over the world. I really enjoyed seeing Jana and Michael celebrate their next chapter with all of their loved ones. Here are a sampling of my favorite photos!

Whoa & Go with the Paint Horse Journal

Speed control can be tough for youngsters. I definitely remember the days of ineffectively kicking my slowpoke gelding in hopes of getting somewhere a little faster. This article with Mason Lyons for the Paint Horse Journal was fun and I think it's great information for riders young and old alike. What do you think?

Jana's Gruene Bridals

Jana was the very first friend I made when I joined Texas A&M's Equestrian Team back in 2003. She was a team captain and she really made me feel welcome. We became close friends throughout all those practices, competitions, Aggie football games and especially nights out dancing at the Texas Hall of Fame. She's now a pharmacist (and pretty awesome at it). When Jana asked me to be her wedding photographer I was so thrilled. We shot her bridals photos in her aunt and uncle's beyond gorgeous home and at historic Gruene Hall--a honky-tonk where every Texan worth their salt should spend a night dancing. It poured down rain throughout our shoot, but Jana was a trooper and we had a good time!

     

 

 

Profile on Unbranded's Producer in Chrome Magazine

Last year I traveled to the wilds of South Texas to meet with Cindy Meehl, the executive producer of UnBranded, a documentary chronicling the journey of four young men from Mexico to Canada on mustangs. The trip was a success and the documentary is set to be released this summer, but when I met with Cindy, the men were preparing to begin their epic travels. Cindy was also the director behind the critically-acclaimed documentary Buck.

It was really neat to get to know her, and I love how the article in Chrome turned out. What do y'all think? Read the whole article HERE.

Julie and Chris's Napa Valley Headshots

Zach and I visited our friends Julie and Chris in San Francisco a little while back, and we had a wonderful time exploring Napa and Sonoma's fine wineries. Julie and Chris own an event design company called Yonder, and they needed some photos for promo materials. It was a great excuse to do a photo shoot in a beautiful vineyard! Check out a few below.