Posts Tagged ‘equine photography’

Robin W’s equine photography session

November 19th, 2012

I recently met Robin and her boyfriend Brian, along with their equine brood, for a portrait session on a crisp fall morning. Here’s a sampling from the morning!

 

I recently met Robin and her boyfriend Brian, along with their equine brood, for a portrait session on a crisp fall morning. Here’s a sampling from the morning!

Missouri equine photographers

Missouri equine photographers

Missouri equine photographers

Missouri equine photographers

Missouri equine photographers

Missouri equine photographers

Missouri equine photographers

Missouri equine photographers

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St. Louis Equestrian Center Hanoverian Inspections

July 18th, 2010

I shot this event last year as well, which I truly enjoy despite the fact I get up at 2:45am to start the trek across the state to get there in time :). This is the American Hanoverian Society inspections held at the St. Louis Equestrian Center – this annual event (part of a national […]

 

I shot this event last year as well, which I truly enjoy despite the fact I get up at 2:45am to start the trek across the state to get there in time :). This is the American Hanoverian Society inspections held at the St. Louis Equestrian Center – this annual event (part of a national tour) is an important part of the process of registering foals as well as inspecting mares and stallions for approval and conducting performance tests. It is very interesting to watch, let alone photograph!

Saint Louis Equestrian Center Hanoverian Inspection photos

Saint Louis Equestrian Center Hanoverian Inspection photos

Saint Louis Equestrian Center Hanoverian Inspection photos

Saint Louis Equestrian Center Hanoverian Inspection photos

Saint Louis Equestrian Center Hanoverian Inspection photos

Saint Louis Equestrian Center Hanoverian Inspection photos

Saint Louis Equestrian Center Hanoverian Inspection photos

Saint Louis Equestrian Center Hanoverian Inspection photos

Saint Louis Equestrian Center Hanoverian Inspection photos

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Clanton Performance Horses farm shoot | equine photography

June 29th, 2010

My wedding business has grown SO rapidly that I’ve found myself moving away from having much of a chance to do any equine work anymore. I got my start shooting horse shows; I had no idea I’d end up where I am (I LOVE it!) and seldom get the chance to go get a ‘horse […]

 

My wedding business has grown SO rapidly that I’ve found myself moving away from having much of a chance to do any equine work anymore. I got my start shooting horse shows; I had no idea I’d end up where I am (I LOVE it!) and seldom get the chance to go get a ‘horse fix’ like I used to. Well, I got one at the Clanton’s farm last week on a VERY VERY hot day. I grew up showing on the arabian horse show circuit so this was right up my alley.

I am looking forward to doing some more farm work and equine portraiture yet this year. In fact, I’ll be headed to St. Louis in a couple of weeks to again shoot the American Hanoverian Society inspections at the St. Louis Equestrian Center.

In the mean time, here are some gorgeous arabian horses in training with the talented young trainer (I’m aging myself….) Alan Clanton.

Kansas City, Missouri equine photographers

Kansas City, Missouri equine photography

Kansas City, Missouri equine photographers

Clanton Performance Horses equine farm shoot

Clanton Performance Horses equine farm shoot

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Kansas City, Missouri equine photography

Clanton Performance Horses equine farm shoot

Kansas City, Missouri equine photographers

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Kansas City, Missouri equine photographer

Kansas City, Missouri equine photography

Kansas City, Missouri equine photographer

Clanton Performance Horses equine farm shoot

Equine photography Kansas City, Missouri

Clanton Performance Horses equine farm shoot

equine farm shoot Missouri

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William Woods Spring Dressage

April 22nd, 2010

we ended our brief show photography season with the William Woods Dressage show at William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri last weekend. Two VERY full days of rides. The show is posted in its entirety in the exhibitor galleries on our proofing site here. Here are a few highlights! Many thanks to my mom Nancy […]

 

we ended our brief show photography season with the William Woods Dressage show at William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri last weekend. Two VERY full days of rides. The show is posted in its entirety in the exhibitor galleries on our proofing site here. Here are a few highlights! Many thanks to my mom Nancy for manning the booth while I was shooting!

Erin Ackley and An Honest Request
Missouri Dressage Show Photography

Melissa Allen and Wies V/D Klumpert
William Woods Dressage Show Photography

Nicole Bellah and Waldor
Midwest Dressage show photography

Mari Jebens and Winter
midwest dressage horse photography

Aless Hall and Unze Funds
William Woods Dressage show photography, Fulton, Missouri

Brenda Zeitler and Wramielle
Kansas City equine photographer

Amy Stuhr and Dabadu Blue
Missouri equine photography

Anna Eklund and Rapture R
Missouri equine photographer

Kathy Yamaguchi and Simply the Best
Kansas equine photography

Meghan French and Foregone Conclusion
Kansas Equine Photographer

Erin Rhoades and Hemmingway
Kansas and Missouri horse show and equine photography

Melissa Allen and Cachet
Kansas City, Missouri equine and dressage photographer

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KCDS March Dressage Competitions: Midwest Dressage Competition Photography

April 2nd, 2010

I didn’t originally have this show on my radar this year, but when the Kansas City Dressage Society asked me to shoot their annual March dressage competition, held at Hale Arena at the American Royal Complex in Kansas City, I said why not? I did shoot this show last season, and coupled with the upcoming […]

 

I didn’t originally have this show on my radar this year, but when the Kansas City Dressage Society asked me to shoot their annual March dressage competition, held at Hale Arena at the American Royal Complex in Kansas City, I said why not? I did shoot this show last season, and coupled with the upcoming William Woods Dressage Show in April at William Woods University, will be the only 2 shows I’m planning to shoot this season, as all of my wonderful brides and grooms-to-be have taken over my photography world! 🙂

Here are some highlights from last weekend’s competition, now that I’m done editing and have fully posted images from the competition. Competitors and dressage enthusiasts alike, you can see the full complement of photographs on my proofing site here. I’ve concentrated below more on the portrait and candid aspect of the shooting I did – the good ol’ action shots can be seen on the proofing site.

Clare Krska and Romincka
KCDS March Dressage Competition Kansas City, Hale Arena

Cindy Fletcher and Fantoms Storm
KCDS March Dressage Competition Kansas City, Hale Arena

Colleen Church-McDowall on Patriot
KCDS March Dressage Competition Kansas City, Hale Arena

Melissa Allen on Wies Van De Klumpert
dressage photography

Lara Moody on Whisper
KCDS March Dressage Competition Kansas City, Hale Arena

Lori Emery on EA Chunky Monkey
dressage photography

Mary Forck and Muriel du Bois
KCDS March Dressage Competition Kansas City, Hale Arena

Emily Wagner and WakeUp
KCDS March Dressage Competition Kansas City, Hale Arena

Amy Stuhr and Dabadu Blue
dressage photography

Maggie O’Leary and Enchanted
KCDS March Dressage Competition Kansas City, Hale Arena

Erin Ackley and An Honest Request
KCDS March Dressage Competition Kansas City, Hale Arena

Emily Wagner and Riley
dressage photography

Jennifer Avery and Aeijolt Fan Walta during the Saturday night demonstrations
KCDS March Dressage Competition Kansas City, Hale Arena

Ciera Smith and Tarro
dressage photography

Colleen Church-McDowall on Espresso
KCDS March Dressage Competition Kansas City, Hale Arena

Melissa Allen on Daina
KCDS March Dressage Competition Kansas City, Hale Arena

Hannah Williams on Aurelia NSF
KCDS March Dressage Competition Kansas City, Hale Arena

Peggy Keller on Noncents LMP
KCDS March Dressage Competition Kansas City, Hale Arena

Emily Wagner on Riley
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St. Louis Equestrian Center Hanoverian Inspection

February 28th, 2010

I shot the American Hanoverian Society inspection held at the St. Louis Equestrian Center early last fall, and never had a chance to blog it. For those clients and fans of the wedding and (human) portrait variety, equine photography is how I got my start. I’ve moved in a TOTALLY different direction with my work, […]

 

I shot the American Hanoverian Society inspection held at the St. Louis Equestrian Center early last fall, and never had a chance to blog it. For those clients and fans of the wedding and (human) portrait variety, equine photography is how I got my start. I’ve moved in a TOTALLY different direction with my work, but I thought this would show a different side to what I do or have done. In 2010, as of now, I only have TWO equine events I’m shooting – the William Woods University Dressage Show April 17 and 18, and then this inspection again in July. Weddings, senior, engagement and other portrait sessions have taken up my entire calendar this year!

Here’s a peek into my “other life” as a photographer. 🙂

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Jennifer and Aeijolt fan Walta

October 21st, 2009

Ok, I won’t expect you all to try to say (or even THINK about saying) “Aeijolt fan Walta”, so we’ll call Jennifer’s Friesian gelding by his barn name, Magic. I met Jennifer and Magic at Pine Hill Farm on a very chilly but gorgeously sunny morning last Sunday. As I’ve boarded at Pine Hill, I […]

 

Ok, I won’t expect you all to try to say (or even THINK about saying) “Aeijolt fan Walta”, so we’ll call Jennifer’s Friesian gelding by his barn name, Magic. I met Jennifer and Magic at Pine Hill Farm on a very chilly but gorgeously sunny morning last Sunday. As I’ve boarded at Pine Hill, I have had ample opportunity to scope out the place from a photographic standpoint – and the pastures are gorgeous, with widely scattered, tall trees and rolling hills. We worked the morning light for all it’s worth. There are at LEAST 100 more shots that are just as cool as these.

Up next is Malorie and Matt’s engagement images – some great stuff from that shoot, later the same day as this shoot. The light was just as incredible.

Until then…here you go!

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Pfalzgraf and Degas

October 17th, 2009

This is the most emotional shoot I’ve ever done, and therefore the most emotional blog post as well. Pfalzgraf and Degas were photographed for their owner as a rememberance as they were both laid to rest last week. Both had rapidly deteriorating health conditions that caused their vet to recommend that they not go through […]

 

This is the most emotional shoot I’ve ever done, and therefore the most emotional blog post as well. Pfalzgraf and Degas were photographed for their owner as a rememberance as they were both laid to rest last week. Both had rapidly deteriorating health conditions that caused their vet to recommend that they not go through the winter. They both had full, long lives; Pfalzgraf was a 33 year old imported warmblood gelding and Degas a 27 year old Arabian gelding. Both were loved for a very, very long time by their owner Betsy – who wanted one last shoot by which to remember them.

We scheduled the shoot for last Saturday before I was due to go out of town on vacation; time was short for both geldings and we had days of cloudy weather forecast after Saturday morning – plus I’d be out of town all week. I found it beyond amazing that we had maybe one hour of sunlight all day Saturday – a cold, blustery day – and that hour was while we were shooting early in the morning. It was cloudy on my drive to their farm and as soon as we put them back in their paddock, it clouded over once again.

Thanks to the powers that be to give us sunlight for this shoot. I often feel my chosen passion pales in comparison to what some do for a living – but I could not help but realize how incredibly important my job was this day. To create something extraordinary by which Pfalzgraf and Degas could be remembered.

Godspeed.

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