Horse Christmas Session | North Texas Equine Photographer

For the past 6 years, I have been doing Christmas Wreath Session in the North Texas Area. I did more this year than ever before. When I 1st started doing these sessions, I used an actual wreath that we put over the head. Believe it or not most horses had no problem with it. The problem with the wreath was, it was hard to put on a few horses and I did not like the way it laid on the shoulders on smaller horses, as it was one size fits all. Also if the horse but their head down, the wreath would slide down. I switched to garland a few years ago and now have 4 different ones. I use premade garland from Balsam Hill I thought about making my own, but by the time i bought every it would of cost the same as buying one already made. Plus I am not very crafty. I also added black back ground with out the wreath as an option.

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Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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