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I’m on a mission to help devoted equestrians like myself feel confident and beautiful in portraits with their heart horses. 

Inside this blog you’ll find helpful tips, encouraging notes and photographic proof of just how beautiful our horse girl joy truly is. Take a look through and know that you, too, can have such treasured memories with your horse exactly as you are right now. 

Because the partnership you & your horse share is too important to let anything keep you from celebrating it.

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Thanks to Cook Feed & Outdoor for inviting me to join Steve’s Horse Show. In this video, I share simple tips to take better pictures of your horse—even just with your phone’s camera!

Steve’s Horse Show: Take Better Pictures of Your Horse

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Every season is beautiful for its own reasons, but various factors might make one better suited for you than others. 

The right season for your equestrian portraits

A Turkish American woman looks down at her horse's lowered head and pets his forelock

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Of course we want to make sure he’s having a great time, too!

Help your horse have a great portrait session in 3 easy steps

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Beyond just creating beautiful pictures of horses with their riders, my goal is to illustrate specific emotions and details that mean so much to us equestrian devotees.

My 5 signature images

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Portraits, candid ringside images and show photos are all different, but each important in their own wa. To show you what I mean, I thought I’d take a moment to compare them.

What’s in a Photo? Selfies vs. Portraits, Candids vs. Show Photos

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The many choices you make when planning your session can help you customize your portraits to perfectly fit both your personality and the relationship you have with your horse.

This or that? Customize your portrait session

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Searching for the perfect photographer for you and your horse is a little like looking for that perfect pair of riding boots. Whether you ride English or Western, you need boots that are serviceable, sound and functional, not to mention so perfectly fitted that you can swing up into the saddle to go for an […]

4 steps to finding the right photographer

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When it comes time for your portrait session, grooming is critical!

My top 6 grooming tips

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Ready to find out everything you’ve ever wanted to know about black background images? Let’s go!

Black Background Portraits FAQs

Fine Art Sessions

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In the weeks before your session, try implementing some of my favorite practices

Six confidence-building tricks to try before your portrait session