Kelly & Rio | An Equestrian Photo Session

Kelly is one of my equestrian models and I love how much preparation she put into her photo session. Each outfit was thought out for her horse’s color, the location and the look she wanted. Kelly made a beautiful floral wreath for her horse, Rio. She did an instructional video on Instagram how she made it too. We her session at Bay Yard Farms in Bartonville, Texas.

Bailey & Pepper | Byron Nelson High School | Senior Photographer

Despite the wind and the 1st cold snap of the season, Bailey had a great session.  So much personality and energy!  We did her most of her session in Argyle  at her trainers where her horse, Pepper is kept before moving to Lantana for some photos without her horse.   

Anelise & Addy | Keller Photographer | Equestrian Portraits

Anelise won a gift certificate I donated to the North Texas Fair Horse Show.  Her session was scheduled they day after she returned from the Texas State 4H Horse Show. All recommend doing sessions following a show since your horse is clipped, cleanand tired.  Addy was well- behaved, but still very attentive.  Both were great to work with. 
Anelise and her horse Addy ride under the guidance of Kimberly Young of Fancy Pants Ranch in Keller Texas. 

Mattie | Equestrian Model | Equine Photographer | Weatherford Texas

Mattie is one of my equestrian models for 2017. Mattie and her horse Guns R Spooky "Avatar" have been having a great year and I am always seeing their names pop up winning many titles in Reining. Including a recent World Championship at the AQHYA World Show in Oklahoma Texas.
Mattie trains under the guidance of Deary Performance Horses in Weatherford Texas.  Mattie had some great images and already has been on the cover of CR World Magazine
Hair & Makeup by Shelia of Horse Show Makeup Artist.

2017 North Texas Equine Photography Workshop

The 2017 North Texas Equine Photography was held last May.  Had some great photographers attending and I love the photos they took.  The 3 day workshop was full of some great locations, beautiful models, both horse and human.  We all met Thursday evening for a meet & greet at Barley & Board located on the Denton Square.  We meet at one of my favorite Ranches, XO Ranch,  early Friday morning and photographed a young lady and her horse.  After lunch Friday we returned to my studio for some Lightroom and Photoshop tutorials.  Friday evening's shoot was just up the road and we had the opportunity to photograph a beautiful quarter horse stallion, mare and foals.  Along with a newly married bride in her wedding dress.  One of my equestrian models volunteered her time giving us one more subjects to photograph.  Saturday morning we headed north to Sebastian Petrols Reining Horses and shot some reining horses in action as well as some casual shots.  After lunch we did more classroom work at the studio.  Saturday evening we visited Sergeant Ranch in Pilot Point.  We photographed and Danish Warmblood and did black background photos and some Dressage photos.  The big treat was a half Friesian that was converted into a unicorn!  Sunday morning we had some rain (with lots of lightning) delays so we decided to grab breakfast first.  When the rain passed we went to Cardinal Ranch in Aubrey and photographed some mares and foals.  They put on a great show.  Our last stop was Dryden Ranch and we did some conformation and liberty photos.  I think all the attendees were tired when we were done, but come back with some great images and everyone learn a lot.  Not only from me, but from each other.  I started a Facebook group for them and everyone still keeps in contact giving tips, advice and words of encouragement. 
Upcoming workshops are coming up this fall and spring 2018.  Visit the Workshop page for more info. 
Please enjoy photos taken by workshop attendees
Ruth Gray - Derby Kansas
Caitlin Demura Photography - Terrell Texas
Rebecca Keith Photography - Collinsville Texas
Sweet Sentiments by Lynn Schwab - Cornith Texas
Chelle Ann Photography - Houston Texas