Families Archives - Kirstie Marie Photography

2017 Blog

01 ST Jan, 2018

The most popular blog posts of 2017 – measured by number of total views: 1. Tuf Cooper & Tiffany McGhan Tuf Cooper, world champion calf roper & all-around cowboy, and Tiffany McGhan, owner of Fashion Posse, with their horses in Weatherford, Texas. This session took place in April, in the middle of Tuf’s record-breaking year. He […]

2017 Bloopers

12 ST Dec, 2017

I collect silly images all year long in anticipation for this blog post! I absolutely love working with gorgeous girls and their handsome steeds – but any horseman knows that an equine will make a zillion silly faces over the course of three hours. I always include the “bloopers” in my clients’ galleries because it is fun to […]

2017 Favorites

12 ST Dec, 2017

2017 was a whirlwind. The year began with a giant leap of faith to leave my corporate career and take this photography business full time. A pregnancy shortly followed. We traveled – a lot. I had morning sickness – a lot. We welcomed a gorgeous baby girl, we sold our first home, and we moved […]

Cooper Family

12 ST Dec, 2017

The Cooper Family in Decatur, Texas. Congratulations Tuf Cooper & Tiffany McGhan on their recent engagement at the NFR, where Tuf was recently named the 2017 All-Around Cowboy World Champion.


08 ST Aug, 2017

“SHESOUTTAYOURLEAGUE” (Lexi) is an AQHA palomino mare – winner of the 2015 NRHA Futurity and 2017 NRHA Derby – joined by Joy and Olivia Faith Deary at Deary Performance Horses in Weatherford, Texas. Lexi is owned by Curtis Performance Horses and trained & shown by Casey Deary.


07 ST Jul, 2017

Lieza & Liela Klein at their home in Center, Texas. Lieza and Liela compete in the Pineywoods Youth Rodeo Association with their AQHA, APHA and POA horses.

Kate Fleming

06 ST Jun, 2017

Kate Fleming with her paint mare “Lone Star” and new filly “Nocona” at Hughes Quarter Horses in Burleson, Texas.

Mark and Julie Law

06 ST Jun, 2017

Mark and Julie Law with their horses, cattle, and dog at their home in Lavon, TX.


05 ST May, 2017

Alexa, Mikayla & Keira Foster with their hunter-jumper horses at the Texas Rose Horse Park in Tyler, Texas. The Fosters show under the guidance of Comly Sport Horses.

Grant and Amanda and Cinco

03 ST Mar, 2017

Grant and Amanda May with their paint mare “Toby” and new addition “Cinco” at their home in Aubrey, Texas. See more from Grant and Amanda’s engagement session here.

Tonya Brown Quarter Horses

03 ST Mar, 2017

Tonya Liscombe Brown with her daughters Hailey & Alexa Brown in Escondido, California. Hailey is with her POA gelding “Pokey” and AQHA gelding “Talkin Investment” (Charlie). Alexa is with AQHA gelding “Call Me Interested” (Levi).

Samantha and Kelly Ihde

03 ST Mar, 2017

Kelly & Samantha Ihde with their AQHA geldings “Moonlit Hotrodder” (Rodney), “Call Me Interested” (Levi), and “Talkin Investment” (Charlie) in Escondido, California. Kelly & Samantha show under the guidance of Tonya Brown Quarter Horses.

Blake and Paige Fiveash

02 ST Feb, 2017

Blake and Paige Fiveash’s maternity session with their hunter-jumper geldings “Undercover” (Webster) and “SWS Presley” (Presley) at The Farm in Argyle, Texas, and Fiveash Farm in Denton, Texas. Paige shows under the guidance of Steve Weder.

2016 Favorites

12 ST Dec, 2016

It is hard to measure the success of a year. The financial analyst in me wants to look at the revenue goals that I beat, the profit margins I improved, the number of sessions that I booked, or the average sale that I raised. But 2016 was about a lot more than numbers. In 2016, […]


12 ST Dec, 2016

Colt and Haley Wright and their beautiful horses at the Johnson Family Cross Trails Boarding Stable in Alvord, Texas.

Serzanin Family

12 ST Dec, 2016

Ray and Logan Serzanin at the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens.

McFadden Family Album

11 ST Nov, 2016

High-quality, handmade albums are the perfect compliment to our photography session. Thirty to forty images from our session grace the pages of this expertly crafted album. Covered in your choice of luxurious European leather, this book is the perfect addition to your coffee table, dorm room, or a gift to your loved ones. The full-page album spreads […]

Casey Chambers

11 ST Nov, 2016

Casey Chambers – Class of 2017 – and the Chambers family with their trick riding geldings at their home in Granbury, Texas.

Ratner Family

11 ST Nov, 2016

The Ratner Family at their beautiful home in Boerne, Texas. Tamra and Rela were joined by their AQHA geldings “Cool Krymsun Zip” (Splash) and “Grand Slam Potential” (Jared). They show under the guidance of Michael Hunsinger Horse Training.

McFadden Family

09 ST Sep, 2016

The McFadden Family at their home in Rochester, Washington.

Heather Smith

07 ST Jul, 2016

Heather Smith is a professional barrel racer, best-selling author, and the creator of BarrelRacingTips.com. Several weeks ago we had a session with her two barrel racing horses for her new website (to be released in 2017!). At the end of our session, Heather was joined by her husband, Craig, her Aussie, Tess, and their AQHA […]

Naylor Performance Horses

05 ST May, 2016

Naylor Performance Horses at their new location in Cave Creek, Arizona. Brent, Brandy and Kaylee Naylor are joined by their AQHA reining horses All Natural Shine, Heeza Rowdy Whiz, Shiners Pale Face, Spookamatic, Peppy as Einstein, and Oakie Doakie. Brent Naylor is sponsored by: Nutrena PJ1 Ramard Andreas Maschke Kyle Tack PRO Orthopedic  Arenus The […]

Starkey Family

05 ST May, 2016

Endless giggles. Giddy smiles. Swirling, twirling and dancing into the sunset. The beautiful Starkey family at the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano, Texas. See more from our first session together here.

Sanders Family

04 ST Apr, 2016

The Sanders family at their new home in Collinsville, Texas. Gerri and Liz Sanders show on the APHA circuit under the guidance of Jeffery and Jenna Gibbs of Gibbs Show Horses.


04 ST Apr, 2016

Lieza & Liela Klein at their home in Center, Texas. Lieza and Liela compete in the Pineywoods Youth Rodeo Association with their AQHA, APHA and POA horses.

Gibbs Maternity

04 ST Apr, 2016

A sweet season of anticipation. At their beautiful home in Collinsville, Texas, I met Jeffery and Jenna Gibbs (trainers of Gibbs Show Horses) to document the moments before they meet Jackson, their first son. #JGx3   To see more images from their engagement shoot in 2014, click here.

2015 Favorites

01 ST Jan, 2016

As I assemble my favorite images over the last year, I am overwhelmed with gratitude. I can’t thank my clients, friends, industry peers, and sweet husband enough for all of the love and support they have shown me over this last year. Over the next several weeks, I will share my favorite images, most popular […]

Garza Family

12 ST Dec, 2015

The Garza family from Edinburg, Texas. Photographed in Forth Worth, Texas at the Stockyards Station.

Rogers Family

12 ST Dec, 2015

The Rogers family from Bakersfield, California. Photographed in Pilot Point, Texas at Highpoint Performance Horses.

Brittany Pottle

10 ST Oct, 2015

Brittany & Wesley Pottle Lake Oswego, Oregon

Shelley & Emily Tuma

09 ST Sep, 2015

Shelley & Emily Tuma and their APHA geldings The Perfect Machine “Bentley” & All That I Am “Frenchy” at Desert Wind Stables in Bend, Oregon.

Jenna Newbrey

09 ST Sep, 2015

Jenna Newbrey and her gorgeous family (including her hunter jumper gelding Caddy) in Fall City, Washington.

2014 Favorites

12 ST Dec, 2014

  An enormous ‘thank you’ to all of my clients in 2014 – it was an unbelievable year and every single session was SO.MUCH.FUN I am currently booking sessions for 2015. Please contact kirstiemarie@me.com for more information!

The Moores

12 ST Dec, 2014

The McCains

12 ST Dec, 2014

The Starkeys

12 ST Dec, 2014

The Chastains

12 ST Dec, 2014

Lawrence Ranch | Gainesville Texas Reining Horses | George and Chloe Lawrence

11 ST Nov, 2014

I was lucky enought to spend my birthday with George and Chloe Lawrence of Lawrence Ranch. George and Chloe breed and raise reining horses in Gainesville, Texas and their ranch is an equestrian PARADISE! I had so much fun taking photographs of Chloe with some of the weanlings and yearlings! This young crop with surely […]

The Chambers Family

11 ST Nov, 2014

The Chambers Family | Fort Worth Botanical Gardens | Fort Worth, Texas

Darcie and Family

10 ST Oct, 2014

Jason and Kindel Walter

09 ST Sep, 2014

I am unbelievably blessed to have Jason and Kindel as friends and long-time clients! I have had the JOY of capturing their engagement session, their wedding, Kindel’s baby shower, and now their maternity session! This session took place on the Walter’s ranch in Centerville, Texas with their beautiful yearling quarter horses, a broodmare named Diesel, […]

The Pottle Family

07 ST Jul, 2014

Barefoot and Horse Crazy

06 ST Jun, 2014

I was handed a saddled horse when I stepped out of my car… which I knew was a sure sign for an amazing shoot. “We need to take a trail ride to get to a meadow of wildflowers” Audrey informed me. What? YES! Best day ever! Audrey rode her four year old mare Gyspy through the trails […]

Diamond LK Counseling | Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

06 ST Jun, 2014

Lisa’s heart is pure gold. I am so blessed to have the opportunity to capture a glimpse into her career, her home, her family and her passion. Commissioned originally to capture photographs for her new website, www.diamondlkcounseling.com, I instantly fell in love with her business. From her website’s home page, “Diamond LK Counseling PLLC, is a […]

Amy and Tinkerbell

05 ST May, 2014

Ashton Gerrish

04 ST Apr, 2014

This extraordinarily beautiful couple is expecting a sweet BABY GIRL! I met Ashton at Texas Christian University, where we were both on the Women’s Equestrian Team. (Side note – Ashton is an incredibly talented reiner. I would DIE to take photos of her on a horse next!!) Ashton and Luke Gerrish are just the sweetest […]


03 ST Mar, 2014

I have been itching to do an all black and white blog post for months and Jill’s maternity session is the perfect opportunity! Jill and Stefan Jackson were my bible study leaders in college when I was at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. We documented this session at a park in Dallas, Texas […]

Baby Pottle

02 ST Feb, 2014

Portraits: Devin

12 ST Dec, 2013

Portraits: The Browns

12 ST Dec, 2013

Calli and Dianne Rouse

11 ST Nov, 2013


Ryan and Brittany Pottle

03 ST Mar, 2013