First off I want to thank everyone for your support, some very fun times and choosing me for your photography needs. Although photography is the way I pay my bills and have had a few not so great experiences- I love my job!
I thumbed through the images I took in 2011, which was close to 100,000. A majority of those were at equestrian events, but many were portraits, other events, practice shots and my own personal photos of family and friends. The images I chose weren't necessarily the best images, but ones that spark a memory, brought a smile to my face and a few "bloopers".
Please enjoy and I look forward to a great 2012!
|Texas is not really known for large snow amounts, but it seems the past few years we have been getting much more than normal. The horses seem to enjoy it for short periods of time, but I really think they were ready for our normal Texas winters.|
Its all about the kids! Several of my favorite moments. Starting at the top row a little on the images.
I watch this toddler throughout the whole show, never stopping and full of energy. Near the end of the days I think her batteries wore out.
We do snow angels, why not a dirt angel!
Doing some backdrop photos, I just thought this was the cutest team. Cute pony and one happy child.
Nothing like friends and a well broke horse for a good laugh and a great way to end the day.
I LOVE lead line classes. Great way to start your show career with high fives and blue ribbons.
Had to throw a non horse image in. Being a Dachshunds owner, I just loved this session with her new dog.
I photographed a local Equestrian Special Olympics and this youngster just won a medal. In this case the saying "a picture is worth a 1000 words" is very appropriate.
Last minute touch ups
|Had the pleasure of photographing some cool horses this year, so many colors and patterns. Was amazed at how many Leopards I saw. The Dressage image is an App/ Friesian cross!|
|Barrel Racing can make some interesting Hair-dos|
|I love the connection humans have with horses or is the connection horse have with humans.|
|This turned out to be a favorite spot for me to do photos. No traffic, good light and nice scenery. I only used it twice, but I did try to find similar spots for other photos. Larissa was working on a modeling portfolio and we got some great shots of her. Thanks to JJ's Designs for lending some awesome outfits|
|Once again I attended the Breeder's Cup. We also did some farm tours, watched some morning workouts, attended a luncheon and took a look at some of the horses in the Keeneland sales. Starting at the top and moving clockwise, yes that is Goldikova and she looked right at me ;[) , Sarafina getting a little excited in the post parade- I think she was trying to get all the photographer's attention that were behind her and had the cameras pointed else were. St Nicholas Abbey looking my way while in the winner's circle after winning the Breeder's Cup Turf. Euroears during morning work out, he is gorgeous. We had as special visit with the great Peppers Pride who was heavy in foal. My daughter had two hyperventilating moments-1st meeting one of her favorite racehorses; Blind Luck and second, meeting and even getting hug from Mike Smith. Center is Court Vision after winning the Breeder's Cup Mile as a long shot.|