Kylie has been a good friend for several years now… I took her senior pictures then she has worked for me the last few summers halter breaking colts here at the ranch. She is recently engaged to Jay, who has an incredible little boy named Tristan. We had a fun afternoon at her family ranch getting these fun shots. Here are a few of my favorites, then you can click here to see the rest of the session slide show!
Category: Ranch Lifestyle
Last summer I spent a couple days shooting out at Busby Quarter Horses in Millsap, Texas. Andrea & Jeff raise some amazing barrel and rope horses at their beautiful facility. They have a great staff that includes Ryan Lovendahl on the barrel horses, Shawn Darnall on the team roping horses, and Johnny Hudson on the calf horses. We got great portraits of their promising young barrel stallion Feature Attraction, as well as finished performance horses, mares, prospects and babies. We also got some action shots of several of their nice horses working under saddle. I always try to get fun candids, artsy images and shots of the everyday details of ranch life. Check out their new website Busby Quarter Horses! Here are a few of my favorites from their shoots….
Kayla is the niece of some dear friends of our family… she is an A&M grad and has a great job in the animal industry now, and was just wanting a fun lifestyle session to celebrate where she is today. She has some great horses that really mean a lot to her, so they were the initial focus of this session. Before them, we had to get a little creative around their property and used a neat old house that had some great afternoon light. We had some storms that skirted around us that day, but they made for some awesome blue skies to use. Here are a few of my favorites, then you can click here for the link to her slide show to music!
Last week I had the opportunity to shoot a great young sire in the performance horse world, Fiestas Gotta Gun. His bio reads “Curly (Fiestas Gotta Gun) is an own son of Playgun, who’s offspring have won over 7 million dollars in cutting, reining, and reined cow horse. His get are also making a name for themselves in the roping arena and in barrel competition. His dam is the great Firewater Fiesta, whose earnings exceed $800,000. She has already produced futurity, derby, and AQHA champions.” His owner Tammy Miller and her daughter Dani are very proud of him and look forward to raising babies and standing this horse to the public. Unfortunately he was injured before he had a chance to make it big in the arena, but they say his style on barrels mimicked that of his infamous mother! Keep an eye out for progeny of this great horse- he will certainly make an impact as a sire
We had a beautiful morning shooting for Jeff & Denyse Christiansen in Weatherford. They were needing some fun shots for a new website and advertising, and I think we accomplished that! I love the way his horses worked, so quiet and so broke….. After we worked horses we grabbed a few fun shots of them together before the arrival of their baby boy in a few months- doesn’t she look amazing?!?! Then we finished the morning working one of their nice dogs on cattle. Thanks so much guys for a fun session! To view the rest of the images click here!
This is Day 2 of our shoots at Clayton Eggers Performance Horses! We started the day shooting a few of family friend/client Janet, and her mare before she headed out to a show that afternoon. Then we had fun with the big stopping reiners! And finished up with some fun family shots around the barn. Thank you Clayton, Casey and Tyler for letting me document your wonderful life and passion!!!