"If your pictures aren't good enough, you aren't close enough."

Robert Capa

A photographer's journey...

As an equestrian photographer, I draw from a rich background in film photography and my study of the photographic arts at Columbia College Chicago to capture decisive moments in equestrian sport.

I’m a lifelong rider and horse enthusiast who competed in three day eventing up to the Prelim/Intermediate level while growing up in Louisville, KY. After graduating from Columbia College, I combined my passion for music and photography by working directly with musicians and music venues to  photograph live performances and lifestyle. While working as a contributing photographer for the Chicago Reader, I had the opportunity to photograph Lollapalooza, Pitchfork Music Festival, Riot Fest, SXSW, and Bonnaroo. I also worked directly with the Memphis label Goner Records. 

I returned to photographing equestrian sport in early 2017 when I connected with international equestrian photographer Shannon Brinkman. I’ve photographed the Land Rover Kentucky Three Day Event CCI5*, the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games, and many CCI events in between.

In my images, I shoot to connect with the action just as a rider connects with the rhythm of their horse. In this way, I am able to capture the millisecond moments that showcase the energy and drama of the horse. I truly believe that if the photographer doesn’t feel the emotions of their subject, no one looking at the images will.

As a three day eventing photographer, I know that working with incredibly talented, creative colleagues is essential; not only to cover all parts of the course, but to keep myself engaged and looking at different ways of doing things. Just like in riding, it takes a team to successfully get a horse and rider to the ingate, and that team philosophy applies to photography as well.