About Kirstie Marie Photography

Some little girls never grow out of the horse-crazy phase. I played with Breyers instead of Barbies. I begged for riding lessons at the age of three. I have ridden and shown dressage, hunter-jumper, western pleasure and reining horses. Since opening Kirstie Marie Photography in Dallas, Texas four years ago, I have photographed over 43 world champions and been featured in dozens of the industry’s leading publications. But as an avid equestrian myself, I understand that your relationship with your horse isn’t about the trophies won in the arena. There is a story behind your love and a bond that I am longing to capture for you. Whether he won you the world, or just means the world.

Of course I want to give you a new Facebook profile picture – maybe even a new canvas on your wall. But my goal is more than that. I want to give you time to reflect on how much your horses mean to you. Several hours to cherish your pony and dote lovingly on your steed. And then deliver those moments in printed photographs that will last for generations and bring you right back to that memory, even if your horse is no longer with you…

Meet the team

Kirstie

  • Lead Photographer

Picture taker
Hair perfecter
Kisses your pony’s muzzle when you aren’t looking

Jake

  • Chief Financial Officer

Pack mule
Ear-perker
Checks the game score when you aren’t looking

Dion & Roxi

  • Customer Relations Team

Squirrel patrol
Comic relief
Rolls in manure when you aren’t looking

About You

"Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your relationship with your horse is something no one else can understand. Your horse is your best friend, your secret-keeper, your dream-maker. No matter what’s going on in your life, a nicker and a whiskery nuzzle from that soft velvet nose can make everything right again. You can see your innermost thoughts reflected in the calm, soft eye of your faithful partner. The healer of your broken heart, the calm whisper in a storm and the wings to your hopes…a horse like yours is one in a million.

Countless selfies on your phone just can’t fully record the bond you share with this magnificent creature. But you can’t help trying, because you want to bottle that feeling and keep it close, reminding you of the best times of your life.

A once-in-a-lifetime horse deserves exceptional images, photos that you’ll be proud to display in your home for years to come. Let’s celebrate your special relationship with the horse that has changed your life with images you’ll love forever.

What your friends are saying

Kirstie is tremendously talented and knowledgeable. Her photography is overwhelmingly beautiful and we could not be more thrilled about how our engagement session turned out. The cherry on top of her abundant and breathtaking photography is her friendly and fun personality. Our shoot was fun and easy!

​ Amanda Brooks, Google


Kirstie is incredibly talented and great to work with. The energy and fun she brings to every shoot is reflected in her work. Her attention to detail and excellent customer service is the best I’ve experienced. Very highly recommended!

Hillary Roberts, Google


Kirstie couldn’t be any better at creating a wonderful photo shoot! She is so wonderful around horses, knowing how to capture their true character and keeping them calm and collected during the whole shoot! She’s such a positive and upbeat person! I love her work and her beautiful self so much!

​ Sydney Scheckel, Google


We have had two photo shoots with Kirstie and each one has been memorable.  Kirstie is not only an accomplished photographer but she understands the special bond between a horse and rider and is able to capture this on film.  When I look at her photos it is like the horse and rider are carrying on a private conversation oblivious to all others around them.

I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to have photos to cherish for a lifetime.  Her photo shoots are fun and she is patient and adapts to the needs of the horse to get the best possible shots. The hardest thing about working with Kirstie is making a decision between all the amazing photos she is able to catch.  We look forward to our next shoot with Kirstie.

​ Keeley Hennington, Google


Kirstie is CALM and CREATIVE! She works well with so many different personalities at the same time and that’s not even bringing up horse personalities. We LOVED the pictures and the amazing moments she captured. She is extremely talented! We will use her again.

​ Adrianne Potwora, Yelp


We truly enjoyed all aspects of working with Kirstie Marie Photography and the fabulous photographs Kirstie took of our granddaughter Hanna Hart and her horse Teddy! We loved working with her, and were blown away by the gorgeous pictures we have now! A true professional, so thanks Kirstie.

​ Barbara Lipscomb, Google+


We went in for a family photo session and we left with so much more. We took our pictures but we actually had a really fun time too. Kirstie has a unique eye for what’s beautiful. What really makes her special, however, is her attention to your experience as a client. She immediately put us at ease and posed us in a way that was flattering and fun, and has stayed in touch with us to make sure all of our expectations were met and exceeded.

​ Christina Scalera, Google+


Kirstie Marie doesn’t simply take photos- she captures rare moments in time- a glimpse of just a look, a smile, an expression to keep as a treasured memory forever. She took the most beautiful photos of my daughter- capturing so many of her looks- her “I’m so in love with this horse-she means everything to me” smile, her “I’m dreaming” look, her “I am a feisty, strong-willed 13-year old!” smile… and so many more. I am so grateful that I have these moments from her 13-year old year. I can’t wait to schedule our next session so I don’t miss a single look of her 14 year old year! And next time, I’m bringing big brother along even though he hates horses. Kirstie is 100% professional, super easy to work with, & delivers everything in a beautiful keepsake box. She has an amazing way with her camera & her subjects…knowing just how to get that perfect look. I could not give her a better review!! Check out her blog & you’ll see so many amazing photos!

​ Heidi Banks, Yelp


She is the best, most accommodating photographer I have worked with! Kirstie is extremely professional while being fun and having great ideas! Kirstie did horse and family pictures that exceeded our expectations! I don’t have one negative thing to say! I could go on and on about what a great experience we had!

​ Suzanne Rogers, Yelp


Our experience with Kirstie was fantastic!  She worked fabulously with my daughter, and her two horses, for her senior photo shoot.  Only problem is deciding which photos we like the best.  If you are looking for a great photographer that knows how to capture that special moment with your four legged friends, Kirstie is your girl.

Theresa Donald, Yelp


Kirstie is amazing!!!! We absolutely LOVED LOVED LOVED our pictures. She is such a joy to work with and does beyond wonderful work. Would and will recommend her to anyone!

Shelley Tuma, Google+


I can’t even put into words how wonderful my experience was with Kirstie; from the emails and welcome package, to the ideas for dress, to the photo shoot, to the package your pictures come in and the thank you note. She really thinks through every part of her business and wants the customer to feel so welcomed and appreciated! These photos are ones I will treasure for a lifetime!

Elizabeth Bohling, Google+


Kirstie is so easy and amazing to work with! Great personality and energy, when it comes to taking pictures she captures each moment beautifully every time, by far my favorite photographer with reasonable prices as well!

Mackenzie Preston, Google+


OMGOSH OMGOSH OMGOSH. LOVE. LOVE, LOVE! Everyone says a picture is worth a thousand words.. well I’m just speechless and crying! Hard for me to see [my daughter] all grown up..but you captured that little woman side of her that I rarely see except in the show pen. The best money I’ve ever spent on my daughter! I’m going to start saving for the next time- it was SO worth every penny! My only regret is not having a session sooner!

Heidi Banks, Client Email


I had a great experience with Kirstie! She was flexible with locations and offered great suggestions, and I really enjoyed shooting Mother’s Day and senior pictures with her. I’ve recommended her to all of my friends!”

Alexi Child, Google+


I could not be happier with the photos that Kirstie Marie took of my daughter and her beloved mare. I had booked Kirstie in August 2014 for a blue bonnet photo shoot in April 2015,, anticipating a beautiful setting at her old barn. Unfortunately we had to retire the mare and the retirement barn did not have the blue bonnets the old barn did. It didn’t matter in the end, the photos were amazing and captured the bond between them. Kirstie was able to deal with a naughty horse who just wanted to get back to her herd and still have a relaxed feeling in the photos. The toughest part about using Kirstie is trying to decide which photos to have printed.

Denise Lemoine, Yelp


We have admired Kirstie Marie’s work for a very long time, so when it came time to take my daughter’s senior pictures, we of course, scheduled a photo session with her. Kirstie brings an element of trust, and engages her subjects, in this case, my daughter and her horse, to be comfortable and relaxed. Kirstie’s magic isn’t just in her effortless mastery of photography, but how she captures moments, feelings, and connections. We could not have been more pleased with our time with Kirstie and most importantly, the photos she created for us. She’s pure and brilliant!”

Terri Rise, Yelp


Kirstie Marie was a joy to work with, from beginning to end!!!! My fiancé and I did our engagement photos with her, and they turned out better that I could have ever imagined! She made us feel so comfortable, and understood our wants/needs completely! Thank you, Kirstie Marie, for the pictures of a lifetime….”

Jenna and Jeffery, Yelp


I have never had so much fun, nor felt so comfortable taking photos until I had a session with Kirstie. She knows exactly what angle to put you at and how to capture the most perfect moments. The entire session felt natural. I am so in love with my photos and am so happy I asked Kirstie to do them. She is amazing and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer! I will definitely be using her again!

Katie and Rourke, Yelp


Kirstie is an amazing photographer! She has an impeccable eye for how to capture the bond between a horse and rider. Kirstie is personable, friendly and makes you feel like a rock star throughout your shoot! I definitely plan on using her again in the future and I would recommend her to anyone!

Maggie, Yelp


Kirstie is absolutely amazing to say the least, working with her was a pleasure. She is excellent at catching all the perfect moments you would want in a picture, especially the bond between a girl and her horse.”

Lindsay, Yelp


I had the best time during my TCU Senior photo session with Kirstie Marie Photography. Kirstie had a way of making me feel so comfortable, relaxed, and beautiful -things I could only dream of feeling outside on a hot Texas day in a random, magical field of grass. She has vision and helped me with natural poses even with fake/awkward yet genuine laughs. And the photos turned out beautifully – they make me feel more confident every time I look at them! Very talented. Very fun. If you want to be magically captured, call her!!

Taylor, Yelp


Kirstie delivered the absolute best senior photos. The session itself was an enjoyable experience. She is down to earth and delightful to work with. Kirstie took our ideas, incorporated her professional opinions and the results were stunning. Every girl dreams about her senior photos and Kirstie understands that dream. She gave 100% of her efforts to the photo session and pulling off a custom designed portrait group. There are many photographers out there but this one does it mainly for the joy of delighting her customers. I highly recommend this professional photographer.”

Shannon, Yelp


Working with Kirstie was easily the best experience I have ever had when it comes to taking pictures. Saying it was fun and carefree wouldn’t be enough. My experience honestly had to be the closest thing to heaven on earth. I got to wander around gorgeous pastures with my two loves, horses and my fiancé, posing beneath a texas sunset. Kirstie was fun and professional; she made us feel comfortable, confident and created a great atmosphere. Aside from the
experience the pictures truly speak for themselves. They are beautiful, timeless and capture an unforgettable time in your life. I could not have asked for more in a photographer!

Katie Gray, Email


Everything about working with Kirstie Marie Photography was perfect! Working with her was enjoyable and easy. She captured my horse and his personality perfectly. Every photo was amazing and I would recommend her to anyone!

Lana Wirsig, Yelp


Kirstie took the most wonderful senior pictures with our daughter’s two horses. She made the event fun and most memorable. Kirstie’s way with horses made the process easy. The quality of photos are excellent. She is very professional as well as down to earth and clearly loves what she does so well!! Highly recommend her services.”

Cara Golden, Yelp

Press

Since opening Kirstie Marie Photography in 2013, Kirstie’s work has been featured across dozens of equine publications, as well as on coveted photography blogs. Click a logo below to see the full feature.