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About

I'm obsessed with horses and beautiful light

I can’t remember a time when I didn’t love horses. I was that horse-crazy girl who spent summers on horseback, falling in love over and over again with these beautiful creatures.

Now I have my own little farm and get to be with my horses every day. I can’t help but take photos of them as I watch warm summer light stream into the barn and kiss their fuzzy ears or see perfectly formed snowflakes land on their velvety winter coats.

Horses are a centerpiece of my life. I bring that intimate knowledge of these magnificent creatures to every photo I create.

What I Believe

I believe in creating photographs for brands and publications that want more than just pretty pictures. They want images that captivate their audiences with depth, emotional impact, and meaning.

I believe in the power of photography to tell a story. Whether that is the story of a brand or product or an editorial story in a magazine, quality, heartfelt photographs can move our hearts or compel us to action. This is a business for me, but my passion for the craft of photography and my love for horses mean I will never be neutral about the work I do. Because of this, my clients always get my best work, done with the greatest of care.

I believe in providing professional, yet personalized service to all my clients which means I am committed to honesty, efficient communication, being on time, delivering what I promised (or more!), being flexible, and doing all things in a spirit of cooperation, generosity, and kindness.

My Life with Horses

I am blessed to own two sweet mares, Maggie Sue and Fritzie. Maggie Sue and I have been together for 26 years. She’s sweet, gentle, has a carrot addiction, and is my heart horse. We showed Western Pleasure in local shows, but now I just love to ride her down the road on warm summer afternoons.

Fritzie joined our family when we moved to our farm. She is my #supermodelhorse and can be seen frequently in ads and magazines because she literally smiles for the camera! We are learning dressage together and she is intelligent and very sensitive. Fritzie has become a great teacher because she doesn’t let me “do it wrong” for very long and is a dream to ride when everything clicks!

Awards & Accolades

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Equine Media Awards 2020

1st place in Freelance Editorial Photo
Published in The Competitive Equestrian

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Equine Media Awards 2020

2nd place in Editorial Action Photograph and Freelance Editorial Action Photograph
Published in Horse Illustrated

Equine Media Awards 2020

1st Place, Horse and Human Bond
Published in Horse Illustrated

Equine Media Awards 2020

2nd place in Equine-Related Editorial Series (writing and photography) Published in Horse Illustrated

Equine Media Awards 2020

Honorable Mention in Editorial Photograph
Published in Chrome Magazine

Equine Media Awards 2019

1st place for Best Equine Related Non-Fiction Book Published by Amherst Media

Equine Media Awards 2018

2nd place in Editorial Human-Animal Bond Photograph Published in Horse Illustrated

Equine Media Awards 2018

1st Place Business Equine-related Advertising/Marketing Photograph
Farnam Horse Ultimate Horse Care Guide

Shoot & Share 2020

8th out of 24,952 Category: Documentary

Shoot & Share 2020

15th out of 6635 Category: That Just Happened

Shoot & Share 2020

18th out of 6635 Category: That Just Happened

OTHER AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

  • Speaker at 2021 Animal Image Maker’s Conference
  • Speaker at The 2020 Equine Photography Retreat
  • Speaker at WPPI in 2015 Trade Show Speaker at WPPI in 2013 and 2016
  • Named one of the Top 50 Wedding Photographers in the US in 2014 by Weddzilla
  • Published widely in Equine Magazines
  • Guest on many industry podcasts