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Time for a New Direction

Time for a New Direction

I have had a thought in my head for a long, long while in regards to an area of photography that has been a huge part of my life— Rodeo Photography……

Amazing Moments

Amazing Moments

I think as a photographer when one thinks of amazing moments they think of the time they have stopped in a photograph…

Trip to the Good Zoo

Trip to the Good Zoo

I have been lucky to have time with both my aunt and my niece as of late between my scheduling. On a down day my aunt and I took the niece to the Good Zoo about twenty minutes from where we live.

My Niece's Birthday Surprise

My Niece's Birthday Surprise

It seems to be a right of passage for a little girl to request a pony from her parents, and admittedly the majority of said little girls never actually receive the pony…

My Photography Story

My Photography Story

It’s been nearly a decade for me now as a professional photographer, and a lot has changed from when I started. I discovered my style to be…..

Pass the Torch Leadership Camp

Pass the Torch Leadership Camp

On the weekend of June 21-23rd, my talented equestrian and trick riding performer friends dream of a weekend camp to educate the next generation of equine performers became a reality. Sixteen riders ages 5-30 made their way to Belmont, OH to learn safety, technique, new tricks, and showmanship to be a performer….

Teach Them Young

Teach Them Young

…like anything in life, art, music, photography, business, or yes animal care it is time to teach her, for her to learn and put in the work to become good and capable. It isn’t overnight and it won’t be easy…. it’s time to teach them young.

Self Portraits or Selfies?

Self Portraits or Selfies?

As a photographer I am not prone to be up front of the camera often. But the question is when I am is for a selfie or a self portrait????

How to Travel with Photography Gear

How to Travel with Photography Gear

So traveling is expensive gear is always changing and fraught with anxiety. I should know I just got back from a trip to Alaska where my nerves were more on going through airport security than anywhere else.

GIVE AWAY-- GIVE AWAY-- GIVE AWAY

GIVE AWAY-- GIVE AWAY-- GIVE AWAY

So if you have been following along then you know I have been working diligently on a photo book now for about a year. It is almost release time and what better way to celebrate the release of my 156 page rodeo photo book than giving a copy away????????

Photographers Specialties

Photographers Specialties

Commonly in photography the men and women behind the camera niche. That is they select an area of preference and become an expert in it. It becomes the focus of their offerings and the subject they photograph the most.

Many new photographers will jump through many specialty areas trying to find the ones that they prefer and enjoy. Sometimes they inherently know and sometimes they are curious to try numerous areas and techniques to discover that perhaps what they thought they’d enjoy really wasn’t what they came to specialize in.

New Offering For Equestrian Clients

New Offering For Equestrian Clients

I have been batting around a new offering for my business and thinking over the clientele I service and interact with most often. Namely equestrians or performers who utilize equine companions. So I decided to develop a special package for them for their business/ performance needs.

Reminiscing About Semester At Sea

Reminiscing About Semester At Sea

As a college student a dream of mine had been to study abroad. My challenge was selecting the where, which I struggled with long and hard until Semester at Sea came on my radar. It was a semester long program on a cruise ship traveling the world!

Yep, that’s right multiple countries!

My dream come true, and in Fall of 2012 I embarked on that travel adventure, I made many friends, learned a lot about myself and photography (I was a photographers assistant on-board!)

Work in Progress...

Work in Progress...

So a few weeks ago I made available a free ebook which I hope you all have grabbed!…I have been hard at work on my physical book- Moments of Rodeo is set to be made available for purchase in June of this year! (Excitement, clapping, bouncing, and much dancing!) If you follow me on instagram chances are you have seen a lot of my rodeo photography work, as I have been very active on sharing it with the instastratosphere and as much as I love the digital world nothing beats holding a print in my hand.

Growing into the Photographer of Exposure One Studios

Growing into the Photographer of Exposure One Studios

For the most part my baby was born, my career as a photographer delved into rodeo photography, the beginnings of commercial shooting, and working with those aspiring to be models.  I have spent the last two years working through many different kinds of photography ….

Discovering Myself as a Photographer and Finding the NAME

Discovering Myself as a Photographer and Finding the NAME

In a burst of randomness and desire to travel and study abroad I applied for a program called Semester at Sea. One of my high school national honors societies was giving away a scholarship to a student accepted on the program

The Journey to Becoming Exposure One Studios

The Journey to Becoming Exposure One Studios

As a childly earliest memory is laying on my grandparents living room floor with orange shag carpet, is to late evening the tv plays cartoons as my parents and grandparents sit around the shiny wood dining room table cards in their hands, drinks to the side and the smell of my paps cigar smoke in the air. 

Coming to a Crossroad

Coming to a Crossroad

Some times in life we find ourselves at a cross roads, between passion and obligation, between love and survival. Choosing which path to follow is the hardest thing to do because sometimes the outcome of our choice isn’t as obvious as we would like it to be.