Kelsey & Kis Me Im Sensational | APHA World Champions

Kelsey just completed her last Youth World Show and sadly was putting her horse Itchy up for sale. Both had a successful final show by winning a American Youth Paint Horse World Championship and many other awards. Kelsey & Itchy shows under the guidance of Kristin Layher Show Horses Aubrey Texas.
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Argyle Family Pictures | Family Portrait Month

Did you know that October is the official Family Portrait Month. With so many families getting a head start on holiday planning having a professional photographer to do your family session is getting more and more popular. Much less stressful to get a jump on one last task before the Christmas rush. It also has some of the best weather, leaves are still on the trees and depending on where you live, you might have some beautiful fall colors.

I have doing the Dryden Family’s photos for many years. Ranch photos, Senior portraits, dog portraits, equine & equestrian photos, but this was the first time to do the whole family together.

Christina | Arlington Senior Pictures in the Country

Christina is very active at her Arlington High School and loves horses. She used my own personal horse, Pebbles, for her session. We also combined her favorite canine companion in the session too. Everyone deserves someone that looks at you the way her dog looks at Christina. Not to limit her images to her loves, we also added her talents which included her violin and she demo’ed a high kick, which really wowed me,

Brynna & Frankie | Springtime Equestrian Portraits | Celina Texas

Bryanna & Frankie train out of Stoney Glen and was a winner of one of my gift certificate I donated to the Dallas Hunter Jumper Scholarship Banquet. The weather was not very cooperative with heavy rains or gale force winds on the days we scheduled and rescheduled 4 times! welcome to Texas in the spring. we finally had a date that the weather was forgiving to us. Already started to get hot and humid, but we made it work.

The wait was worth it as Brynna was a natural in front of the camera, giving so many different looks and expressions it was hard for me to narrow down the favorites. Loving her pony as much as she does, doesn’t hurt either. They make a great team and you can tell Frankie loves and trust her completely.

Alyssa & Shane | Western Engagement Session

Alyssa & Shane where the perfect couple! Shane cracking jokes and Alyssa had everything perfectly planned made it a fun and smoothly running session. They wanted to include their dogs which sometimes can be difficult with multiple dogs, but all where so well behaved made it easy. Since they are getting married at their ranch in Milshap, Shane built a “hitching post” were they will have the ceremony and of course we used it for their Engagement session. Gave it a nice rustic feel and added to the theme.

Caitlin | Senior Portraits at Airfield Falls

This was my first time to shoot at this location. Although it was hot and humid we had a great time and some fabulous light. I did many of Caitlin’s friends from the Keller area senior sessions and she wanted a quick session with me as well. Although she already had session portraits done, I was honored when she wanted another session with me.

Mary's Senior Session at the Beautiful Bridlewood Equestrian Center

Not only was Bridlewood gorgeous, but we also took photos in her own backyard which is like stepping into a park. We started out with portraits of just Mary and Mary with her dogs at her Flower Mound home before heading out to do equestrian portraits with her 3 horses at Bridlewood Equestrian Center.

Arizona Equine Sessions & Equestrian Sessions

I enjoy my trips to Arizona, I was a little worried about this trip as it was in late May and I knew it would be hot. I was so lucky! An unusual cold front came through and was never warmer than 70. It was beautiful! I this visit, I photographed in Waddell, Cave Creek, Rio Verde and Peoria, AZ.

I visit the Scottsdale/ Phoenix area once or twice a year for equine and equestrian sessions. I have done some family portraits while there as well. Make sure you sign up for my newsletter for travel announcements to book the next time I am in the area. Available for equestrian, black background, ranch and farm calls, senior portraits and photography lessons or mentor-ships.

Family Portraits - Ranch Style

What a fun family and what perfect spring day! Although a few day later, they had a close call with tornadoes all around, they were blessed with perfect weather for their family photoshoot.

Kristyn Harris : 3-time IWMA Entertainer of the Year and her Mustang

This was my second time to photograph Krysten & Velvet. This one had a big Texas vibe and loved it. Mustang, bluebonnets , western clothes & music!