I still vividly remember the moment as a kid when I decided I wanted to be a photographer. As the local veterinarians daughter I'd gone to work with daddy and we'd been vaccinating heifers on a rural New Mexico ranch. As usual we had been invited inside for lunch by the ranch wife and I was standing in their rustic living room when I looked up and saw a picture above the mantle. It was a picture of a cowdog working cattle and the horseback cowboy in the background. That photo made such a huge impression on me I thought "I want to take pictures like that!"

And so began my journey into photography. At that age, I could never have dreamed just how far photography would take me! Now I get to travel the country (and soon the world) photographing cowboy weddings and the ranch lifestyle! And I am just as excited about it now as I was then. 

We just wrapped up our spring works here on the ranch. I had to work double-time to stay on top of all my weddings I'm working on in order to be able to spend the days outside photographing the cowboys branding calves. But the lack of sleep and sunburns are always worth it.  

Ps. Who else can't believe this was already Paisley's THIRD branding! She looooves being daddy's big helper. 

Cowboy Photography | Branding Calves 2016

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