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.

Kaitlyn and Her Four Horses!

We did Kaitlyn’s photos with each of the 4 horse’s separately for her to use in a variety of show ads. One of the ads, designed by EM Designs, had all 4 horses it and she posted on her Instagram feed “Too many horses??? No such thing.” Kaitlyn shows under the guidance of Gillespie Show Horses in Whitesboro Texas. Kaitlyn competes in both AQHA & APHA.

APHA Youth World Show Photos | Pilot Point Texas

I have been photographing Christensen Show Horse’s Youth Kids for several years now. I enjoy seeing these kids grow and how they improve each year. I always look forward to seeing each of them do at the Show . These are hard working kids and their accomplishments reflect that.

Cara!

Izzy

Emily

Katy & Zielger - Saying Good Bye Equestrian Session

This was a tough session for Katy, she was in the process of selling Ziegler and realized she never had photos with him. We did a quick session, she wanted some images of both of them together and some of just him. He was with her trainer at KB Ranch in Aubrey Texas when we did the session the trees did not have many leaves yet. I knew KB Ranch had plenty cedar trees so I tried to utilize . those for the background. In between the time when we took the photos and when we met to view the photos, Katy sold Zielger and I could tell she missed him as the tears welled up in her eyes. I have to admit, I did the same. I have been there, selling a horse is never easy no matter the reason. Ziegler is beautiful and loud colored American Paint Horse with tons of personality, so I can understand why the tears.

Rileigh | Argyle Texas Senior | Equine Photographer

To beat the brutally hot Texas summer day, we did Rileigh's session at sunrise.  Sunrise session can be hit or miss on what type of sky you can get.  It was a hit for her session and we had some beautiful colors. Rileigh's main horse was Texas so the main part of her session was taken with him, but she still wanted some photos with her other horses, Tess & Manny.
Rileigh attends Argyle High School where she plays volleyball. Her mom who is a professional stylist, did her hair & makeup. Loved this session!

Katie, Mercedes & Cutie | Pilot Point Texas | Equine Photographer

This was my second time to photograph Katie with her horse, but was at her trainer's new location. We started early in the morning and had some great light, but as the morning went on, it became overcast.  Katie did great and the outfits she wore gave an nice soft look that worked great with an overcast day so it all worked out fine.  Katie will be competing at the APHA World Show this fall under the guidance of Jacque Kennon Show Horses.  
Hair & Makeup by: Shelia Rybar- Horse SHow Makeup Artist,