The vast majority of the time, I photograph stock horse breeds, mainly Paints and Quarter Horses, mainly in Western tack. On the rare occasion that I get to photograph a different breed or sport—it’s a special day. So when I showed up at Susan’s barn and saw her grooming this majestic unicorn-slash-rescue horse named Chance in dressage gear, I was positively gleeful. I don’t think I’ve ever photographed a draft-type cross, much less one as flashy as Chance. These were shot in the heat of the summer, but they give such a nice fall vibe that I thought they’d be nice to share now. I had so much fun photographing Susan and Chance, and I hope you enjoy these photos.
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!
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!
I loved doing this shoot with my friend Jordan Gibson at Lyon Performance Horses. The light was stunning, I got to use a new lens, and the human and equine models were beautiful. Hope you enjoy these images!
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.
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!
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!
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.
I just posted photos of Diva's equine maternity shoot. Now, you can see what was in that bump! Meet Bradshaw, a precocious foal with a mind of her own! I absolutely love photographing babies--especially of the equine variety… so please sign me up if you have baby horses and you want portraits!
When my fellow Texas A&M Equestrian team teammate Kate Evans asked me to do a maternity shoot with her beloved mare Diva, I was all about it. When I found out that the HORSE was the one pregnant, I was even more excited. I began googling inspiration online and realized nobody does horse maternity shoots. I couldn't find anything! So that gave me a burst of creativity to try something new. Kate and Diva have been best buds for many years, and this foal means a lot to Kate. Capturing the mare and woman relationship was really special. I'm honored to have photographed the pair and I hope y'all enjoy the photos. I'll post pics of Diva's little baby in a future post!
This was a fun shoot with an outgoing family in Cibolo, Texas. I enjoyed getting to shoot them in the beautiful summer sun--hope you like the photos!