girl and her horse

Sierra, UII, and Hook | Integrity Sport Horses | Fallbrook, CA

Sierra, UII, and Hook | Integrity Sport Horses | Fallbrook, CA

The rain finally decided to let up and not force me to reschedule YET ANOTHER SESSION. Seriously California, I pay enough taxes I shouldn’t have to reschedule 9 shoots in the winter!!!! So on this fine February in Fallbrook, I got to spend a few hours with Sierra and her crew at her barn Integrity Sport Horses.

Sierra also models for Romfh Equestrian Apparel throughout the year because y’know she’s just STUNNING!

Noah + Eazy | Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center | Huntington Beach, California

Noah + Eazy | Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center | Huntington Beach, California

When I first left my job and moved to Orange County to pursue my business full-time, Jen was one of the first families to hire me for holiday photos at Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center which I hoped I would be able to call my new “ranch home.” Jen is who guided me to contact Kim, start riding for her at Fohrman Performance Horses and introduced me to practically everyone I now see at the barn every single day!

Lindsay + Star | Cornerstone Equestrian Center | Norco, California

Lindsay + Star | Cornerstone Equestrian Center | Norco, California

Took a trip back to Horsetown USA to photograph some of my favorites Lindsay + Star! I did Star’s black backgrounds last year for Lindsay’s holiday cards and I FINALLY convinced her that she needed to be in the photos too this year!

The Horses of Rosewood Equestrian | Windmill Ranch | Santa Clarita California

The Horses of Rosewood Equestrian | Windmill Ranch | Santa Clarita California

Rosewood Equestrian is located at Windmill Ranch in Santa Clarita California

Black Background Equine Portraits by Sara Shier Photography

Kendal + Lacy | Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center | Huntington Beach California

Kendal + Lacy | Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center | Huntington Beach California

Can you say golden light will make ya holla!

Kelly had stopped me at the barn back in MARCH about photographing her daughter Kendal with her horse Lacy! Kendal is going to vet school in Missouri, and Kelly wanted to make her weekend a special one when she was back home visiting in Huntington Beach! 

Emily + B | The Paddock Riding Club | Los Angeles California

Emily + B | The Paddock Riding Club | Los Angeles California

Every once in a while you get out of your “mojo” and finally have what I call a unicorn session to bring it all back! I absolutely loved the Los Angeles City vibe that Emily brought to her and B’s session, but more importantly, I just loved THEM!

These two had the GREATEST personality on them!

Ashley + Hook | All About Horses OC at Urban Forest | Huntington Beach California

Ashley + Hook | All About Horses OC at Urban Forest | Huntington Beach California

The goal was to capture cantering at dusk as if it was a beautiful autumn day without a care in the world. Instead, it was hot and humid like most summer days here in Huntington Beach, we had an adventure to get Ashley on Hook while up at Urban Forrest because “mom that’s not my good side”, and we were sweaty, dirty, and ready for a margarita after. 

Delaney + Ducati | All About Horses OC | Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center |

Delaney + Ducati | All About Horses OC | Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center |

When fellow businesswoman ask who my ideal clients are, I say they are girls who work for everything they have in the horse world. Every show they enter, every piece of tack they have, and every extra bag of grain they put in the car it’s because they have such a love for their horse that they’ll put in the extra hard work to make it happen.

Lauren + Gallon | Sun Kissed Fields Forever | Davis California

Lauren + Gallon | Sun Kissed Fields Forever | Davis California

Without a doubt one of my FAVORITE sessions on my recent Northern California trip! Not sure if its because Lauren is just my new favorite human or because the light fell so perfectly on the pastures of her barn, but I adored it!