Whether you’re a high school senior excited for what’s about to come, or an equestrian with an indescribable bond with your horse, Painted Oak Photography is here to be sure that your memories are captured in a creative, timeless, and emotive way. Together we can create art that lives in your home for years to come, ensuring that your memories hold a vivid place in your mind.
One of the most asked questions by my clients is: “What am I supposed to wear?!” Trust me, I have been there too. I have been planning my own horse and rider session with my pony, and I’m even struggling with what I want to wear. Before we get started with recommendations, there are a few questions you can ask yourself to give you a starting point.
I have used Shelly with Painted Oak Photography twice and am always amazed and in awe by her incredible work. Not only is she talented but has an incredible eye on capturing the best pictures possible. The first time I used her in 2021, I unexpectedly lost my beloved horse a month after our photo session and was so glad I was able to have her capture one last memory with my horse before she passed. In 2022, I asked Shelly to take pictures with my new horse and she always amazes me with her talent. I love getting her photo albums and looking through the photos she took. She really takes the time to make you feel comfortable and have fun all at the same time during your session. She goes above and beyond to make your experience worthwhile and you get the most beautiful pictures/memories ever captured from your session. If you want the best pictures, Shelly is your girl! Not only do you get the best photographer in town, but you gain a very special and beautiful friend at the same time. I recommend her to everyone!
morgan, captain & sadie
Shelly is phenomenal! I reached out to her about doing an equine fine art session with my mare. She was so responsive and easy to work with. She not only captured beautiful images, but went above and beyond every step of the way, including helping me decide on photos and art for my home. I enjoyed the entire process with Shelly and cherish the photos she took of my mare.
Shelly is kind hearted, hard working, and has the most beautiful eye for light. She creates a FUN, personal dynamic during her shoots and is incredible at directing you. You will never feel awkward in front of Shelly's camera. When you contact her, she is responsive and very easy to work with. Her images speak for themselves, but when you get to know her as a person, you won't ever work with anyone else!