Hey y'all! I'm Maureen.

I'm a wife and mom of two who started life in Illinois but now warmly calls Texas home. I'm a multifaceted person who wears a lot of hats; Marine Corps veteran, homesteader, advocate, musician, dancer, and cowgirl (just to name a few). I love American history and could binge listen to true crime podcasts all day. On nights when I get the TV to myself I'm likely watching true crime documentaries or reruns of Bob's Burgers and eating ice cream out of the carton. If you make me dinner, please, anything but spaghetti (bad boot camp memories). And a cool night on the porch with a glass of whiskey and a conversation with a friend is just about the best way I can think to end the day.

Photo of Maureen Friedly (Fox Trot Photography) and her horse Chap. Texas equine photographer.

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How did I get here?

When my daughter was born I wanted something more than just my phone to take pictures of her, so I bought my first DLSR camera. I've written, danced, played an instrument, sang; I've always tried to find ways to express myself artistically. So picking up a camera was fairly natural. I quickly found myself diving head first into photography, but just for my own pleasure.

I entered several local county fairs while living in Connecticut and found that I had a bit of a knack for capturing some beautiful moments with animals. All my friends and family urged me to take it further, to make it a career. I finally took the chance when we moved to Texas and started as a family portrait photographer. After a year I realized that, while I enjoyed taking photos of families, it wasn't my passion. I thought about what made my heart happiest when I was taking photos, and without a doubt it was taking photos of horses. I took a leap of fait and decided to exclusively photograph the human/horse connection. I'm so happy that I did because hanging out with horses and their amazing owners all day is just about the best life I could live.


My Family

Husband of Maureen Friedly (Fox Trot Photography). Texas equine photographer.

Garrack

My wonderful husband. He's a patient man who doesn't blink when I show up in our driveway pulling a trailer with a new "family member" inside or surprise him with something fuzzy when he walks in the door. He's always been supportive of my dreams and, though he may not be the loudest, he is my biggest cheerleader.

Daughter of Maureen Friedly (Fox Trot Photography). Texas equine photographer.

Arlette

My horse crazy 7 year-old cowgirl. She's an emotional kiddo, but she is caring, smart, and braver than she knows. You'll often find her spending time with her horse, Mando, climbing the felled trees in our pasture, or reading to her stuffed cow, "Cow".

Son of Maureen Friedly (Fox Trot Photography). Texas equine photographer.

Paxton

He's 3 years-old and already has just about every female who makes eye contact with him turn to puddy. He loves to share his snacks with our dogs and play in the dirt with his Hot Wheels. He's pretty much just your textbook definition of a little cowboy.

And Our Fur Babies

Mini schnauzer owned by Maureen Friedly (Fox Trot Photography). Texas equine photographer.

Demolition

Our "old man" mini schnauzer. He's the OG in our family and everyone comments about what a great dog he is.

Cocker spaniel owned by Maureen Friedly (Fox Trot Photography). Texas equine photographer.

Katana

The crazy cocker spaniel. She'll literally run herself ragged over a tennis ball (seriously, she has given herself heat stroke before).

Great Pyrenees owned by Maureen Friedly (Fox Trot Photography). Texas equine photographer.

Noble

Her name tells you everything you need to know about her. She is a quintessential Great Pyrenees; big, gentle, and caring.

Pony owned by Maureen Friedly (Fox Trot Photography). Texas equine photographer.

Donut

Every little girl dreams of getting a pony for Christmas, and that is how Donut came to join our family. She is a real unicorn with her gentle nature and extreme patience with young children. She is currently teaching Paxton how to ride. Everyone loves Donut and Donut loves birthday cake.

Quarter horse owned by Maureen Friedly (Fox Trot Photography). Texas equine photographer.

Mando

Mr. Steady Eddy here is the first to greet you at the gate with his big soft nose and kind eyes. We had to drive all the way to Mississippi to bring Mando home, and he was worth every minute of that 20 hour trip. Right now he and Arlette are teamed up and taking on the barrel racing world.

Mustang owned by Maureen Friedly (Fox Trot Photography). Texas equine photographer.

Chap

My tall, dark, and handsome. Chap came off of 80 acres in SE Texas basically untouched. He's come a long way in his training and is always improving. He has a sweet demeanor toward children and will do just about anything for a carrot.

Scarlet

Scarlet is an old barrel horse who found her way to us in retirement and is now Garrack's mount. This sassy redhead is no fan of the ponies in her herd, but she loves to have her booty scratched and has ears so big you honestly would think she were part mule.


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