Horses are a big part of our lives and I believe in creating beautiful images that will help you remember not just to the way your relationship looked, but more importantly, how it felt. I want you to be able to remember vividly the love and friendship you share, so I focus on creating timeless, heartfelt portraits along with documenting those little moments that define your relationship. The result is a collection of quality photographs that will preserve the memory of your relationship for years to come.
In addition to beautiful imagery, every client receives a premium, personalized photography experience from start to finish. I have selected a variety of high-quality, hand-picked products to help you make the most of your photographs, and personally walk you through the ordering process so it is easy to enjoy and share your photos with others.
Real Life, True Beauty
I believe each one of us has been given a unique gift of beauty. It isn’t the kind of beauty you see in a magazine or on a movie screen; it’s the kind that comes from the inside, from the heart and soul. My heart is to create photographs that show this true beauty in a way that is natural and in harmony with the environment.
I aim to capture the essence and feeling of real life in photographs by creating a mix of candid and lightly posed photos. I keep it simple, working in a relaxed manner with both people and horses so everyone looks and feels their best in front of the camera.
A Gentle Approach
My 30+ years around horses allows me to work safely and quietly with horses to photograph them at their best and create a positive experience for everyone involved in the session. I am respectful of both horses and owners and use only gentle methods to get a good expression from the horse.
Customized, Relaxed and Fun
Portrait sessions are a completely customized experience that’s focused on you. I keep an open mind about each session so I can explore your unique relationship with your horse and portray that through the images I create for you. I usually travel to where the horse is most comfortable, and work in a way that is natural, relaxed and fun for everyone. Watch this short video for a behind the scenes look at how I work.
High School Seniors
I especially love it when seniors are photographed with their beloved horse before they head off to the next chapter of their life. In addition to photographing the senior with their horse, I also set aside part of the session to photograph just the senior by themselves, creating a variety of images to choose from. Don’t have a horse? I would still love to photograph you!
The relationship you have with your horse is one-of-a-kind. You have a beautiful story – how you became friends, how you’ve overcome challenges, the great victories you’ve won or crazy adventures you’ve taken. A personal portrait film is a wonderful way to preserve that story and the bond you share through the medium of video.
Portrait Photography Investment
Equestrian portrait collections start at $650 and include
- A personalized, on-location, photography experience
- Digital files
- Custom designed keepsake album
- Print credit
- In person ordering session
The session length, number of digital files, album and print credit sizes vary by collection. Contact me for more details.
I offer special “Remember Sessions” for people whose horses who are over the age of 24, terminally ill, or are being donated to a therapeutic riding program. These sessions are $200 and include one 8×10 print.
Portrait Film Investment
Equestrian portrait films start at $825 and include:
- 2-3 hour on-location film session
- filmmaker’s time and talent
- a complete, edited film with music
- video delivered online and on DVD
To Book a Session
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I just got your photos and oh my gosh! I was blown away!! At one point I started crying when I was looking at them because you captured the love I have for my boys perfectly! I expected this session to be amazing, but you have gone way above my expectations! Your ideas are so creative and I was very impressed on how you positioned my horses together, in particular the photo in a silhouette! I also love how a lot of the photos aren't "picture perfect". That holds true to my relationship with my horses as well. I am beyond happy with how everything turned out! I had an amazing time working with you again!
Rick & Jane
Thank you so much for the time you spent with us, and the "beautiful fruit of your labors". Working with you that day was fun, but after seeing your work, I can readily see that Jane found what she was looking for. You have an amazing eye for the subject, and the backgrounds that you managed to find made these photos come to life. You also managed to understand, and capture the essence of our horses uniquely different personalities. All I can say is Wow!... and of course THANK YOU!
The pictures get more perfect and beautiful every time I see them. Black and whites are breathtaking. My mom and I looked through them together and we were both just bawling over how priceless, timeless and beautiful you did. I really appreciate the work you've done, you're sincerity, warmth, genuine caring and everything you've helped me with heeling heartache in losing Jetta. I'll never forget how you've helped me with just kind words, hugs and these pictures. I'll never be able to repay you or thank you enough. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Words are inadequate to thank you for the beautiful job you have done on Keara and Harley's pictures. The album is so beautiful, and will be a lovely reminder of this time in Keara's life. We are really looking forward to sharing it these next few weeks. We are so impressed too with the beautiful way you present everything - no detail goes unheeded.
Thank you again, with all our hearts...
Shelley I absolutely love my photos! They are exquisite. I can't stop looking through the entire gallery, and each time I have another group of favorites. You truly have a gift, thank you for sharing it with me!
Thank you so much for taking my senior pictures. I love them all so much!!! All of them are so beautiful!!!!!!!!!! I think that you are an amazing photographer and I really am glad I met you, you are a wonderful person!