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Diederik and Muriel du Bois

October 8th, 2009

A couple of Wednesdays ago, I did a quick evening shoot for Sheila Weinrich and Mary Forck with their horses Diederik (“Dee”) and Muriel du Bois (“Muriel”) at Pine Hill Farm. I know both well – Mary is my dressage instructor and after my horse’s career suddenly and unexpectedly ended due to an undetected injury last […]

 

A couple of Wednesdays ago, I did a quick evening shoot for Sheila Weinrich and Mary Forck with their horses Diederik (“Dee”) and Muriel du Bois (“Muriel”) at Pine Hill Farm. I know both well – Mary is my dressage instructor and after my horse’s career suddenly and unexpectedly ended due to an undetected injury last summer, Sheila and Mary generously allowed me to do an informal “half lease” with Dee and ride/take lessons on him a couple of times a week. Dee recently won both the Region 4 and Midwest Championships in 3rd level, open with Mary – and Mary’s mare Muriel was reserve champion at Intermediare II. So we scheduled this shoot with their ribbons at home after the show, and here are a few images from our session. Sheila and Mary – words can’t express how grateful I am to have the opportunity to ride/learn on a horse as talented as Dee. It’s fun to get to ride the more upper level stuff once again – it’s been entirely too long! In any event – here are the photos!

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Volker Farm shoot

August 19th, 2009

Last Sunday Jim and I had the pleasure of photographing the equine members of the Volker family – all five of them. We took the Bonanza and flew up to Tarkio, Missouri – just south of the Iowa border – where Marvetta and her husband Steve picked us up at the airport and took us […]

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Last Sunday Jim and I had the pleasure of photographing the equine members of the Volker family – all five of them. We took the Bonanza and flew up to Tarkio, Missouri – just south of the Iowa border – where Marvetta and her husband Steve picked us up at the airport and took us to their gorgeous farm, surrounded by a golf course – I had it easy in finding good areas to shoot on their property! We did portraits of each horse individually, and then turned them loose in the pasture to get some “action shots” of them playing. After we were done, Jim and I were treated to two HEAPING bags of sweet corn, which we are STILL enjoying every night! Thanks you guys for your hospitality and I hope you LOVE the photos! Here is but a snippet of the nearly 500 shots I fired off in the matter of about 4 hours….

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Shots of hubby Jim assisting (note the “attention getter” broom…)- I am very lucky to have a husband that supports my business like he does 🙂
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GKCAHA Pony Express Horse Show

August 19th, 2009

I brought my wedding photography game to this show at Longview Horse Park last weekend and played around with the amazing light! For the exhibitors that were showing around sunset, there are some fun photos in the galleries (of course there are great photos from ALL of the classes! 🙂 ) Here are a few […]

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I brought my wedding photography game to this show at Longview Horse Park last weekend and played around with the amazing light! For the exhibitors that were showing around sunset, there are some fun photos in the galleries (of course there are great photos from ALL of the classes! 🙂 ) Here are a few quick highlights as I get on to several portrait sessions (both equine and human) that need to be edited.

We’ll next be at the KCRFTHA show at Longview this Saturday night – you can order photos from the GKCAHA show and even Pony Express shows from earlier in the season right at the show so be sure to stop by our booth (most likely in the gazebo) and say hi to Nancy!

Also. A side note: I am working on a massive blog redesign that will be launched as soon as I catch up on orders and editing (so basically, when pigs fly) and the new interface will be much more segmented so you can search out the posts YOU want to see – whether it be my equine work, weddings, or whatever. Right now, my posts are all mixed in. For those of you who ARE looking to see some of my work in a particular area, visit the tags in the column on the right and click on the subject you’re interested in. That’s the easiest way to see what you want! (either that, or visit the galleries on my main site, though they are in need of updating AGAIN.)

Thanks to everyone for your patience with emails, phone calls, orders, and session editing. This studio has grown WAY faster than I ever anticipated – and with a full-time job, I spend my evenings – my ENTIRE evenings, playing catch up with the SDP side of things. So PLEASE bear that in mind if I don’t get back to you right away – I’m doing the best I can and clawing my way out of a HUGE July and early August! (which means THANKS to all of you for your business and support!)

So….here’s the pics!

Hello, cute kid and pony alert! I mean, cutest. pony. ever.
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A mildly photogenic pair 🙂
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the kids got even cuter. I’m a sucker for leadline classes!
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looove the sheriff’s hat!!
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the light. it got better and better.
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Oak Knoll Farm shoot

August 19th, 2009

Last weekend, I had a farm shoot during a dressage clinic at Oak Knoll Farm with judge and clinician Maryal Barnett of Michigan. Numerous clinic participants signed up to have portrait sessions done of their horses…and even dogs! I am uber backed up on editing right now and trying to claw my way out of […]

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Last weekend, I had a farm shoot during a dressage clinic at Oak Knoll Farm with judge and clinician Maryal Barnett of Michigan. Numerous clinic participants signed up to have portrait sessions done of their horses…and even dogs! I am uber backed up on editing right now and trying to claw my way out of the hole (can you say late nights?), so while I’m working my way towards catching up and getting the entire farm shoot edited, here’s a sneak preview for you all!

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Missouri Dressage Classic

August 19th, 2009

I have all exhibitors posted to my proofing site, including the Prix St. Georges and Missouri State Games awards presentations (those folders are at the very end of the gallery). Thanks to everyone who has already placed orders, and for those of you who haven’t been to the proofing site yet, go take a look! […]

 

I have all exhibitors posted to my proofing site, including the Prix St. Georges and Missouri State Games awards presentations (those folders are at the very end of the gallery). Thanks to everyone who has already placed orders, and for those of you who haven’t been to the proofing site yet, go take a look! This was a fun, albeit large show and it is going back on our calendar for 2010. And speaking of calendar – show managers, if you are interested in booking me for your show in 2010, give me a shout. I will be sending out packets to a few show managers shortly with 2010 information, but the wedding inquiries are rolling in at a steady pace for next year already, so act now to secure your date if you want it!

Below are a few images from the show. I couldn’t even begin to select ALL of my favorites for the blog, as there were a LOT of images to sort through from the weekend.

On to the first of THREE weddings this weekend at the Uptown Theater tonight with Amanda and Drew!

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UPWHA Pony Express Show

August 19th, 2009

All photos from the UPWHA Pony Express Show at Lone Star Ranch are now in my proofing gallery! I love shooting the Pony Express shows as it challenges my versatility as a photographer – Missouri Foxtrotters, Tennessee Walking Horses, western pleasure, hunter pleasure, saddleseat, halter classes, driving classes – these shows have it all and […]

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All photos from the UPWHA Pony Express Show at Lone Star Ranch are now in my proofing gallery! I love shooting the Pony Express shows as it challenges my versatility as a photographer – Missouri Foxtrotters, Tennessee Walking Horses, western pleasure, hunter pleasure, saddleseat, halter classes, driving classes – these shows have it all and sometimes in the same class! It can get confusing going from a walking horse class to a foxtrotter class and remembering the correct timing for each breed! But it is a blast.

We were blessed with wonderful light for this show – although the dust proved problematic for a few of the classes (in between arena waterings), the light made up for that difficulty. Here are a few images. Well, more than a few. I had a very hard time narrowing them down!

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The vintage costume class was fun!
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