Saturday, January 6, 2018


I've started to enjoy my self projects so much that I am too the point that maybe I shouldn't photograph except to just work on self projects.

Don't get me wrong I'm thankful to be able to make a living taking photographs for the public in the form of event photography and portraits, but I've become so obsessed with improving and lining up models to work on this or that that I either need to get a day job or win the lottery.

Last year I worked on self projects but would fall behind and then worked so much I never had time to work on them.  I told myself a month ago, I WAS GOING TO IMPROVE and I couldn't do that if I didn't practice.

I've been working alot on headshot and my main market is the barrel racing community.  What better way to work on something to improve than adding in your local barrel racers.

Trinity Smith is one of the youngest trainers in our area, and a very successful young barrel racer.  She has just picked up 2 additional sponsors and I will be adding her to my team in 2018.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Work Hard

Davie King is no stranger to winning barrel races, if you ask anyone in North Central Texas they will tell you "She's a Hand".   One of the biggest compliments you can give someone around ranching or horses.

Barrel Horse trainer, Davie King, 28 of Decatur Texas has an arsenal of horses that she is currently hauling to rodeos and jackpots or has them in training.

Forty degree weather won't slow this lady down and even colder this past weekend in Graham when the temps hit 24 degrees.

If you ask her how does she keep her horses fit in the winter when it's so cold and she will tell you "bundle up, a lot of clothes and just get out there and keep riding".

I respect someone who will work for the things they want to accomplish and Davie happens to be one of those people.

I've had the pleasure of photographing her the past 4 to 5 years in the great sport of Barrel Racing, and I've posted a lot of her photos because she does win quite a few.

Motto:  If you want something you have to work for it, no matter what the conditions are, Hot, Cold, Rain, Snow, or Rain Barrel Racing trainers are like the post office, they don't slow down for the conditions - they work thru them.

Jo H Photography