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 Truly and conversation with a friend is just about the best way I can think to end the day.
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.