757 642-0937 . M Brown horse photography
My company is born from a love of the stories, the beauty of the horse, an appreciation of the journey of you, your horse, your dog, and your life.
I started in 1981...I had received my design and photography degrees from college, experience life in a big product studio in a big market, and got married in 1991 right before I was to " Go out on my own" My husband and I settled in to raise our family leaving my 4 x5 film cameras behind. That was in 1991 over the next 22 years we raised our children and loved every day. They are great people, our best work ever. After 22 years spent raising our children they left for college.
They were the ones who got me involved in horses again after I had ridden in my youth. I loved the life.
When I purchased my first camera in so many years, photography had moved from film through bad digital cameras to great digital cameras. Even Adobe Photoshop did not exist before , it had been created in a rudimentary form, then gone through several updates. Learning all this new technology was a blast. I started at my barn, my kind friends would bring their horses out and we would play. Those friends just keep coming and calling me to share their horses, their dogs, their kids. I will forever be grateful to those friends as they believed in me and helped me in every step.
I learned the most important lessons with them.
My goal at every shoot is to capture what is in your heart.
It is always an honor when you share that with me and to be a part of your life story.
Publications/ Awards /events :
2013 - 2014 - covers - American Association of Equine Practitioners
2015 - Pub Year - American Horse Publication Media Awards - freelance web design
2016 - The Story of the Horse - exhibit Tar Roof Gallery, Virginia Beach Va
2016 - Pub Year - American Horse Publications Media Awards - Editorial Portrait Finalist
2017 - Art of the Horse - Colorado Horse Center - juried show 2 images selected
2017 - Pub Year - American Horse Publications Media Awards - Freelance Editorial Image - second
2017 - VHSA - 25th Anniversary VHSA poster- image
2017 - Wild Horse Rescue - Posters/fund raising
2017 - Photo Expo - Javits Center NYC, image representing Fuji papers
2018 - USDF Connection - May, - written by L.A.Sokolowski, Best Face Forward
2018 - EQUI- Kids & EQUI - Vets - Stall Ball Therapy horse gallery show,
2018 - EQUI - Kids & EQUI - Vets - Stall Ball Poster design and image,
2014-2018 - VBHSA Cooler Show prize list Covers
2019 - the Horse, April - Cover
on going projects - The Horses Story - Book - images and stories
2019 - Kentucky Equine Products- print and social media product advertising