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I had the pleasure of photographing my friend’s new horse, Annabelle, at Elysium Farms in Clarksville, TN. This beautiful girl is a 4-year old Friesian who had the sweetest disposition for photos! And y’all, she is seriously a stunner!! I love that Audra booked Annabelle for an Old Glory session too. These flag sessions are […]

I love when military clients book an Old Glory session for their horse! There is something so classic about combining the beauty of the horse and our American flag. And in my opinion, it’s the perfect way to honor someone’s military service who also is an equestrian. Jennifer booked Preston’s Old Glory session earlier in […]

Can we take a moment to just appreciate the gorgeousness of these two fine horses? Like seriously y’all, my sweet friend Amanda has put so much work, sweat and tears into these two and it shows. Ziva is a gorgeous Quarter Horse who spent some years as a broodmare and now lives life as a […]

When Alex reached out about doing a liberty session photoshoot with her horse Hoca, I was overjoyed! Alex has this natural way with horses that is just amazing to watch, and the relationship she and her mare, Hocaponthas, is beautiful. If you ever have the opportunity to watch a horse and rider do a liberty […]

As a Thoroughbred owner, I can personally attest to the squirreliness of their brains sometimes. I love my guy, but he can drive me insane with the calm in one moment, “prancing stallion” the next. Miss Dolly here totally threw me for a loop. As a Thoroughbred, and only four-years old at that, she was […]

Y’all…I’m at a loss for what to say about this session. My soul needed it, I loved every moment of it, and I’m so thankful for clients like Roberta and Frank! But really, this in-home cuddle session was something I had been dying to shoot for months now and I was over the moon when […]

I love the clean, timeless look of a good equine black background photo. You really get to see the lines of the horse, their expressive eyes, and their personality! I recently ran a special in the Clarksville, TN area for horse sessions, which brought me to Locust Run Stables in Adams, TN for Samson’s black […]

Let’s be honest for a second. Most inquiries I get come from moms who have to force, bribe or beg their spouse and kids for family photos. It’s the nature of the beast. But every so often, I get the pleasure of hanging out with a single parent and their kiddos. As a parent to […]

My favorite time of day is the 30ish minutes right before the sun totally sets. No matter what time of the year, that light always seems to warm my soul and wash away the stressors of the day. So after a particularly rough day, well rough few weeks if I’m being honest, I took my […]

I don’t think there is a more fitting word to describe a military homecoming than “finally.” Because it’s never just the deployment that is over. It’s the long months of training, the predeployment, the saying goodbye, the deployment itself, and the impatient waiting at a hanger, that is all finally over. So it was only fitting […]

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