Exploring the Beauty of the Outdoors
Abandoned, Wild, & Beautiful
Welcome to my world of photography art!
I am thrilled to take you on a journey through some of the most breathtaking sights and moments in nature that I have captured through my lens.
My passion for photography started with a love for adventure.
I love exploring new places with my husband and our furry friends in tow.
The thrill of discovering the hidden gems in nature
and the stories behind abandoned buildings and ghost towns is what drives my art.
There is nothing more majestic than the sight of wild horses running free in nature.
I have had the privilege of capturing some of the most stunning moments of these creatures in their natural habitat.
From the desert to the mountains, I have witnessed the beauty of these animals and their unbridled spirit. I first got a glimpse of these beautiful animals in Maricopa where we used to live. I kind of became the "lady that takes photos of the wild horses"
It was by chance you saw them most of the time.
My husband would call me on his way to work if he saw them,
and my friends would call me to tell me or honk and wave if I was already out there.
Everyone loved my wild horse photos there.
I sold many prints of them as well as having the honor of having them hang up at city hall.
Arizona highways also featured me from one of my many trips to the Salt River.
This feature was of the famous Sapphire and Diamond, which will be available in my shop!
(Diamond had to get rescued eventually because he got his hoof stuck in a cattle guard and had a long road to recovery from it.) from a protest I attended to try to save the horses from getting removed from the River. His Dad Shadowfax is also at the rescue. They were the faces of the Salt River and he is finishing his life at the rescue.
You can read more about him at the link below.
Now SImone and the Salt River Wild Horse Management team watches over these protected beauties.
I had quite the adventures out there at the Salt.
Once I was photographing an engagement session and a Stallion was trying to kill a baby that a Mare was giving birth to because he was now the lead stallion and it wasn't his baby. It was quite the scene, but that's how it works in the wild.
Some cowboys ended up chasing the Stallion away after he was trying to stomp on the baby
as soon as she was done giving birth.
After that, he ended up chasing the mare off and leaving the baby. You could hear her cries. He wouldn't let her come back.
Myself and some volunteers and some other photographers stayed until dark waiting for rescue to get there
protecting this sweet baby from the coyotes and the elements.
He also had no mother to feed from.
Soon rescue came and April (the horse) at the rescue was able to feed him and he is thriving there today. His name is Rosco. And you can see him pictured below.
You can learn more about the management team here: Salt River Wild Horse Management
Nature is a constant source of inspiration for me.
From the towering mountains to the cascading waterfalls, there is always something new to discover.
Photography has taken me on countless adventures, where I have captured the raw and untouched beauty of nature.
Flowers are nature's way of showing us its delicate side. I have always been captivated by the beauty of flowers, and my photography is a celebration of their vibrant colors and intricate details.
From the sun-kissed fields of wildflowers to the carefully cultivated gardens,
my photographs capture the essence of these delicate blooms.
There is something about landscapes that speaks to the soul.
The vastness of the sky, the rolling hills, and the winding rivers are all part of the beauty of landscapes.
I love to capture these moments in time, showcasing the natural wonders of our world.
There is a haunting beauty to abandoned buildings and places.
They are a reminder of our past and the stories that have shaped our world.
There is something about the essence of these forgotten places,
showcasing their beauty and the stories they hold.
Ghost towns are a glimpse into our past, a reminder of a time long gone.
My adventures have taken me to some of the most fascinating ghost towns,
where I have captured the essence of their history and the stories they hold.
From the dusty streets to the rusted remnants of a forgotten era,
my photographs capture the beauty and the history of these forgotten places
and some not so forgotten that are preserved and running today.
In conclusion, my photography art is a reflection of my love for adventure and the beauty of nature.
Whether it's capturing the wild horses running free or exploring the abandoned buildings and ghost towns,
my lens captures the essence of these moments in time.
I hope that my photographs inspire you to explore the beauty of nature and to embrace the adventure that life has to offer.