Me and my two horses, Catch and Hazel. Catch is 26 and I've had him for 11 years!
Photo by M.O. Photography
My knack for media and journalism became realized when I joined the yearbook staff in high school. I loved taking photos at school events and later writing and designing the yearbook pages. Having been a super involved horse kid, I was thrilled when I realized I could combine the two things I was nerdiest about, and soon I was on my way to college to pursue a career in equine media!
During my undergraduate years at Delaware Valley University, I joined numerous equine related clubs and extracurricular projects which allowed me to gain experience managing social media and creating content to promote club membership and events, as well as the Equine Studies department itself. I also had the irreplaceable opportunity to intern with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Press Office over a period of two years during the Pennsylvania Farm Show and Keystone International Livestock Exposition, where I photographed and wrote about various livestock shows and events.
In Spring 2018, I graduated with my B.S. in Equine Management with a specialization in Media and Communications, and was awarded runner up for the 2018 American Horse Publications Student Award.
After graduating, I spent nearly two years as a horse show photographer, shooting at some of the most prominent hunter/jumper and dressage venues in New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania, as well as working on a variety of marketing and website projects for clients out of the same company.
Most recently, I’ve worked with the Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show Association as a public relations and marketing assistant and continue to photograph happy horses and their people in the Chester County area.
I’ve professionally photographed an exciting variety of equine events over the years, from draft horse hitch and halter classes to Grand Prix's! My photography background as well as my hands on equine experience with numerous breeds and disciplines have made me a well-rounded and knowledgeable horse person, so you can ensure your discipline and relationship with your animals is captured and portrayed accurately.