Photography is my art. I have spent the better part of 18 years finding my voice, and communicating what I see into heirlooms and fine art that will be cherished for a lifetime.
I believe that we can connect with horses on a deeper level then words can explain, and my goal with my work is to capture that connection for my clients.
My approach is simple, I approach every session with a fresh mind, open eyes and my creativity flowing. I will often walk into a session with no idea how I want to shoot, but will leave feeling accomplished and having captured exactly what my vision was. The inspiration just comes to my while we are working, and that always yields promising results.
I am an artist, photography is my canvas and just like any artist, you are hiring me to create something for you; not just for a person to click a shutter button.
I have always had horses in my life. My mother has a photo of me on my first horse, Patches, before I was able to walk! I began training my first horse in 2007, and I began professionally training horses when I was 18 paying my way through college. I began connecting my photography passion with my client's horses that were in training and it just blossomed from there.
Photography and horses are a large part of my life, and I am so thankful to have these two passions cross paths. Not very many people can say that their job covers more than one of their interests!
I've tamed wild stallions off the range, imprinted on foals and helped horses and riders heal from broken bonds and trust. I've jumped, hacked and ran a reining pattern. I've traveled hours for a barrel race, then carried the American Flag for the grand entry for a PRCA rodeo.
Horses and horsemanship have been a large factor in my life and will continue to be until I can't swing a leg over a horse anymore. I am so blessed every day to be surrounded by my horses, my photography and those who love me.
My husband and I live near Wheeling, West Virginia and we have three Quarter Horses. I grew up in Montana, where I met my husband after he came home from a deployment in Afghanistan with the Army. We fell head over heels for each other, and we haven't looked back.
My horse is all serious, she doesn't have many quirks or weird traits- other than she is incredibly loyal and protective of me. If you think of it- ask me about the time she saved my life! But my other two; my paint gelding (Blanco) and my grey mare (Playgirl) are both quiet the characters, and their personalities really are something else.
I feel like I could talk about my horses for ages- so I will cut it short now before it's too late!
We also have two dogs, a hound named Tod and a lab mix named Presley- and our cat, Kitty. We are incredibly happy to be following the paths we are on, and to spend as much time in the saddle as we can.