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"I'm not able to really find the words to describe what my horse means to me, but I know how it feels, and I know how to capture that feeling in your photographs."  

The bond between you and your horse is difficult to put into words. As a rider and horse lover/owner, I get it! Together we'll create portraits that capture the special moments between you and your horse in a relaxed, authentic, genuine way.  

I’ve had the good fortune to be mentored by one of the most amazing photographers in the business, Shelley Paulson, and her invaluable advice and guidance has helped me to cultivate my own vision. My photos are clean and simple - beautiful photos don't need elaborate posing, editing, or Photoshop effects. Just you, your horse, and some beautiful light. 

I like to meet my clients in person before our photo session to go over all the details and plan for your photo shoot. You'll be guided through the process – what to wear, what tack to use, all the good stuff. I have all the tricks for getting horses alert and ears forward - a literal bag of tricks! We’ll have fun and create some beautiful images together, and you'll end up with portraits that you love.

A little bit about me –  I’m a California native currently living in the Princeton, NJ area with my husband, two kitties, and my horse Ollie, a flea bitten grey Arabian. Ollie came into my life late last year, and in February of 2018, I was lucky enough to buy him and make him an official member of our little family. He's one of the most amazing things that's ever happened to me, and I cannot believe how lucky I am to have him in my life. He's my baby and my best friend - nothing makes me happier than to be with this horse. Ollie is the reason I decided to give up family portraiture and specialize in equine photography - I'm not able to really find the words to describe what my horse means to me, but I know how it feels, and I know how to capture that feeling in your photographs.      

While my heart will always be in Santa Barbara (go Gauchos!), I think New Jersey is a pretty wonderful place to live. When I'm not taking pictures, chances are I'm riding my horse. Or eating tacos. Or talking about riding my horse while eating tacos! 

woman kissing horse

photo by Jamie Baldanza

photo by Shelley Paulson

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