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 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.
I believe in creating photographs for brands and publications that want more than just pretty pictures. They want images that tell a story 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, an editorial story or article, 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 for photographing horses means 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 husband, Tracy. I am blessed to be married to a great man. He is my business partner, personal comedian, and best friend.
My horses, Maggie Sue and Fritzie. Maggie Sue and I have been together for 25 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!
My miniature schnauzers Toby and Charley. Their unconditional love and their zest for life make my life rich.
My kitties, Five and Casey. I never had a cat of my own until we moved to our own farm, and now I can't imagine life without them. I find cats to be a great form of entertainment, and I melt when they purr just upon seeing me.
Most of the photos in the above slideshow and in the page header were taken by my talented friend, Jessica Annalee.