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lauramcclure@me.com (Laura McClure's Photography Work) https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2021/4/domains-for-sale Sun, 18 Apr 2021 13:06:26 GMT
Cowgirls In Style https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2018/4/cowgirls-in-style I was unable to actually shoot Taci's wedding but we shot portraits back home... CGIS wanted to use them - so of course for Taci I said yes!

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We Ride Sport and Trail Magazine https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2016/11/we-ride-sport-and-trail-magazine See Magazine HERE. Images to post soon.

Cover and article photos for Mark Alan Keyser and his stallion Crue

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Dressage Today July 2017 https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2016/7/dressage-today-july-2017 The Freisen and the Andalusian doing the spanish walk and the same Andalusian one the second page

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Cowgirl Beauty https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2016/5/cowgirl-beauty 2013_02_07__DSC2592-Edit2013_02_07__DSC2592-EditLAURA MCCLURE

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lauramcclure@me.com (Laura McClure's Photography Work) https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2016/5/cowgirl-beauty Tue, 10 May 2016 14:46:27 GMT
Professionals Choice https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2016/4/professionals-choice My photo of Tomas G appears in the Professionals Choice ads in the Quarter Horse publications "America's Horse" and the "American Quarter Horse Journal" May of 2016

 

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lauramcclure@me.com (Laura McClure's Photography Work) https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2016/4/professionals-choice Tue, 26 Apr 2016 21:27:36 GMT
Sable Ranch Friesian Horses https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2016/2/sable-ranch-friesian-horses sable ranchsable ranch

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2016 Girls For Animal Rights Calendar https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2016/2/2016-girls-for-animal-rights-calendar animal rights calendaranimal rights calendar

Buy calendar here: https://www.createphotocalendars.com/Store/Girls+For+Animal+Rights+2016+Calendar-2378946875

 

Read about Girls for Animal Rights here: http://www.girlsforanimalrights.com/

Locally, nationally and internationally, Girls For Animal Rights is a vocal advocate for the abused and neglected Animals of Our World. We realize we are their voice and are not afraid to speak out against inhumane treatment of any and all animal kind.

 

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2016 Cowgirls In Style Media Kit https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2015/12/2016-cowgirls-in-style-media-kit Although I have stopped pursuing fashion cowgirl photography and getting published. I received a message for Cowgirls in Style Magazine wanting to use my image of Taci Schaffer for the Media Kit cover. If Taci wants to do it - I'm in.

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lauramcclure@me.com (Laura McClure's Photography Work) https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2015/12/2016-cowgirls-in-style-media-kit Thu, 24 Dec 2015 15:51:23 GMT
American Cancer Society: Bark For Life Valley Center, CA https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2015/9/american-cancer-society-bark-for-life-valley-center-ca I donated my time and photos for this great cause. Please join us next year at Bark for Life part of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Valley Center, CA and bring your pups! Don't forget to check out their FACEBOOK page!

 

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lauramcclure@me.com (Laura McClure's Photography Work) https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2015/9/american-cancer-society-bark-for-life-valley-center-ca Mon, 21 Sep 2015 14:35:16 GMT
Singing Moon Wolfdogs https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2015/9/singing-moon-wolfdogs Singing Moon Wolf Dogs. I often forget my camera and regret it when I go visit. I am helping them set up a new website.. it's not live yet - but check it out! 

   

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lauramcclure@me.com (Laura McClure's Photography Work) https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2015/9/singing-moon-wolfdogs Thu, 17 Sep 2015 23:30:48 GMT
San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles Sept 2015 https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2015/8/san-diego-home/garden-lifestyles-sept-2015 Use www.sandiegohomegarden.com. For now, on the right, click on Digital Editions and go to pages 62-63. The article and photos cover 8 pages.

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lauramcclure@me.com (Laura McClure's Photography Work) https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2015/8/san-diego-home/garden-lifestyles-sept-2015 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:10:35 GMT
Bucket List Cow Camp Photos Up! https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2015/7/bucket-list-cow-camp-photos-up Click through to see and go here to gallery: http://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/p967784944

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lauramcclure@me.com (Laura McClure's Photography Work) https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2015/7/bucket-list-cow-camp-photos-up Sat, 25 Jul 2015 16:28:14 GMT
June 2015 Success Magazine for La-Vel https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2015/6/june-2015-success-magazine-for-la-vei My photo of Tilly Jenkins and her horse in Success Magazine!

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2015 June/July Cowgirls In Style Magazine https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2015/6/2015-june/july-cowgirls-in-style-magazine Thank you:

See the online magazine here: http://cowgirlsinstyle.com/june_july15.htm

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lauramcclure@me.com (Laura McClure's Photography Work) https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2015/6/2015-june/july-cowgirls-in-style-magazine Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:23:08 GMT
Green Ridge Ranch Branding 2015 Album https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2015/5/green-ridge-ranch-branding-2015-album

I need model releases from:

  • Jake Gibbs
  • Sean Hansell
  • Jama Mccluskey
  • Garrett Butler

I have signed releases but I need these people to contact me to complete:

  • Jesse Spencer

I have completed model releases from: 

  • Megan Reardon
  • Tina Denmark

 

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lauramcclure@me.com (Laura McClure's Photography Work) https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2015/5/green-ridge-ranch-branding-2015-album Tue, 05 May 2015 15:20:04 GMT
2015 Cowgirls In Style Wedding Issue https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2015/4/2015-cowgirls-in-style-wedding-issue To see actual digital online issue go to: http://issuu.com/cowgirlsinstyle/docs/bridal_2015ones1

Thank you Hidden Hills Equestrian Ranch in Bonsall, CA and Nichol Payne for modeling for me with her Arabian horses! The wedding dress is vintage, mine from 1988. Necklace is Shuzi. 

Kendall Gibbs modeled for me with her husbands rope horse and her Ashbury hat, DD Ranch/Lane Boots.

Jess Harper of HoofBeat Equine Therapy is my hotel at Bandy Canyon Ranch ad and Mellissa met calf is my Cowgirl Fit promo while Jamie Frontz rounds out the bunch in the new Cowgirl Fit ad with her horse Barbie

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Horse Family Magazine Interview! https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2015/3/horse-family-magazine-interview

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Buckle for my Cowgirl of the Year Contest 2014 https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2015/3/buckle-for-my-cowgirl-of-the-year-contest-2014 Thank you Sierra Custom Leather and Rolano Leather for the sponsorship! Paige O'Byrne loved it!

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Cowgirls In Style Valentines Issue Online https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2015/2/cowgirls-in-style-valentines-issue-online

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lauramcclure@me.com (Laura McClure's Photography Work) https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2015/2/cowgirls-in-style-valentines-issue-online Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:18:35 GMT
Dressage Today Cover and Inside Pics https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2015/1/dressage-today-cover-and-inside-pics Thanks Sarah and Joy for choosing me to shoot for your article! We got the cover! yay! Check out Sarah's training at Sunhill!

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lauramcclure@me.com (Laura McClure's Photography Work) https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2015/1/dressage-today-cover-and-inside-pics Thu, 01 Jan 2015 23:58:24 GMT
Cowgirls In Style Winter Print Edition https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2014/12/cowgirls-in-style-winter-print-edition More photos coming soon! My photography is featured in the Cowgirls In Style Magazine Rodeo Runway with Taci (Miss Rodeo Arizona), necklace by Olav Jules Designs by Cat Sandstrom, inside is Amanda and my ad with Jess. The background for taxi's photo is the place I board, The Ranch at Bandy Canyon in Escondido, CA. 

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Cowgirls In Style Winter Online Issue https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2014/10/cowgirls-in-style-winter-online-issue
  • Cowgirls in Style Magazine: Online, in Barnes and Noble bookstores, the Tractor Supply stores, and other western wear stores.  Issues given at the CMA Country Music Fair in Nashville in June, Miss Rodeo America Pageant and the NFR in Vegas each December not to mention advertising on Country websites. CGIS is featured on Salt Lake City’s “Daily Dish” morning television show which is seen in Utah, parts of ID, NV, WY and AZ. recast our publication will be averaging over 100,000 in readership.
  • NFR Winter 2014 Edition - cover and article on Taci Schaffer, Miss Rodeo Arizona - read it here!

  • OTHER ISSUES I HAVE DONE!

    • Summer 2013"Around the Barrel" section: I campaigned to get my model Jordan featured. Table of contents and feature article photo on "Bling". My own advertisement

    • Spring 2013Spring Fashions. Rodeo Runway editorial, four pages of my photos. My own advertisement

    • Winter 2012: The issue that gets heavily distributed at the NFR. Article on Meredith Lockhart Midwest Model contest winner. My own advertisement

    • Fall 2012"Around the Barrel" section: I campaigned to get my model Taci featured (2014 Miss Rodeo AZ). Table of contents Image. My own advertisement

    a special thank you to Olav Jules Designs. :) I did not realize they were choosing photos with your designs in them too! 

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    lauramcclure@me.com (Laura McClure's Photography Work) https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2014/10/cowgirls-in-style-winter-online-issue Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:02:27 GMT
    Cowgirl Fit with my Photos of Mellissa! https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2014/7/cowgirl-fit-with-my-photos-of-mellissa Thanks Cowgirls In Style!!! See online magazine here: http://cowgirlfit.com/summer2014.html

    Please join me on my facebook for more updates than on here! https://www.facebook.com/photosbylauram

    I  had been telling John Kealy how I was always looking for girls to shoot for free to practice and to submit to magazines, who sometimes email me asking if I have anything to submit. He had a friend coming in from Florida, Melissa, "Let's set it up!" I said! So, we touched base via text and Facebook, planning a shoot around their team sorting event during her stay.

    Melissa was so nice, we met the day before the shoot while riding, we talked about the shoot the next day and what to expect, what to bring etc. I was immediately happy, she's not only beautiful but a very VERY nice and open person. I was surprised to find out she was a police officer! Not sure why I was so surprised.. I have worked with a lot of very beautiful professional horsewomen, maybe it's all that comes with being a police officer... it just impresses me!

    Melissa spent the morning grooming up the horses - she had several ready to go by they time we met, they looked great. For the horses, I particularly  wanted to use the cute little blue roan mare that john had brought back from Montana (was it Wyoming?). She's for sale I believe for those interested. I think she has great lines and sorts, is really handy!

    Melissa and I  "winged it' as I often do... shooting, sorting through outfits and locations at San Pasqual Valley Ranch (where I board and John rides for Lynn Devenport). It was fun, a lot of fun!

    I was pretty happy with the results. Melissa got copies of all the unedited as well as edited images to keep... and I submitted for the magazine. I still have lots I can go back and edit - so many good ones! Watch my facebook page for more!

    I am always looking for models, both experienced and non-experienced - in and around Escondido for free shoots. I have lots of contacts at the magazines to submit... so contact me! It will be fun!

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    lauramcclure@me.com (Laura McClure's Photography Work) https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2014/7/cowgirl-fit-with-my-photos-of-mellissa Wed, 09 Jul 2014 01:11:22 GMT
    Reading and Writing With Gina McNight https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2014/6/reading-and-writing-with-gina-mcnight
    Friday, March 1, 2013

    Laura McClure


    Laura McClure has traveled the world loving horses. A famous photographer of the Western lifestyle, Laura has photographed for well known Western designers and retailers such as Cowgirl Kim, Meredith Lockhart Collections, Brit West, and Olav Jules Designs by Cat Sandstrom, to name a few. She is a key photographer for Heritage Brand horse tack. Her award winning photography has been showcased in magazines including, Country Life, Cowgirls in Style and Cowgirl Magazine. She is an all-around equestrian and knows how to capture the soul of the horse and the heart of a cowgirl…
     

    Welcome, Laura!  
     
    What was your first encounter with a horse?
     
    I have a few really early memories that stand out.
     
    When I was little, I was horse crazy - briers not Barbies… the earliest memories I have of being with horses was when I was three in Houston, Texas, where I am originally from. My dad used to take us to a place called Kiddie Wonderland on weekends. Kiddie Wonderland was one of those little home town kid amusement parks with carnival and pony rides. The pony rides was all I did. There was a row of horses and ponies of all sizes and three half tracks, one for walk, one for trot, one for running. I can remember doing the running. You'd give your ticket and choose your speed. They would put you on a horse with the reins tied to the saddle, you held onto the horn. Once they got you in position they'd hit the horse with a cut off rubber hose to make him go… I assume the more/harder they hit meant faster - and/or they knew to go whichever speed according to the track they were in.
     
    In 1970, when I was about four, we moved to England and lived/stayed at the Selsdon Park Hotel , a great country estate hotel. They had a proper British cobblestone stable and Pony Club. I took lessons and trail rode until we moved to our home in Epsom. The home my parents bought had a backyard overlooking a race horse stable. I used to run, climb the back fence every morning to watch the trainers work out the horses. When they were done, they'd hand walk them down our street (called the Ridings). Every now and again one would get loose. I had a plan to catch one and keep it. Well, the day came I saw one loose and, at six, I ran out into the street in front of the running horse and caught it. There were witnesses and I guess the handler and neighbors were about to have a heart attack watching a six year old run into the street to catch a young, runaway thoroughbred. I  I also used to trek down the bridle paths and hop cross many fields to go play with the gypsies horses in their fields near their caravans.
     
    What is your favorite breed?
     
    I am partial to American Quarter Horse. I love their versatility and build. I lived with my uncle in New Mexico who bred and raced them. He got me hooked.
     
    What is your riding discipline? 
     
    I ride Western. I used to barrel race (rodeo) and have dabbled in reining, ridden friends cutting horses etc. I used to take English lessons when I lived in Hong Kong since that was all they offered. I really developed a good seat, had great instructors, but went back to Western when I moved back to the states.
     
    Where do you like to ride?
     
    I love arena work. Good ground, you can get in the zone when working on exercises. I also like to be around working ranches and play with cattle. With that said, I love trails… desert, mountains, trees or plains… it’s all beautiful. I have ridden my horses on the beach several times too - looking forward to that when I get back to the coast.
     
    Why did you leave corporate America to be an equine photographer?
     
    The main reason to leave corporate America was to get my daughter to a small town and out of the city. I used photography to supplement my income short falls initially. 
     
     
    Do you have a favorite photo shoot anecdote?
     
    Yes! Kimberly G and I were shooting in a ghost town in Nevada. We were done with the shoot, had wrapped it up. Kimberly was walking in front of me and I heard a gasp. A little girl, she had to be about 10, saw Kimberly's mare and was in love, mesmerized, in awe. I heard her say to her mom, "Do you think she will let me pet her?" I then heard her mom nicely tell her to not ask. I totted ahead to Kimberly and told her what I heard. Kimberly turned around and called to the little girl, "Of course you can pet her, her name is Sadie!".  You wouldn't believe how that little girl’s face lit up! She looked at her mom for the OK (and got it) and skipped over to Sadie and Kimberly. Kimberly asked if she wanted to get on her (Sadie was saddled). We lifted her onto the saddle and oh my… I can not even explain how much joy it brought us to see the joy in that little girls face!
     
    Traveling to location must be thrilling. 
    What has been your favorite location?
     
    My favorite location so far has been the desert, both in Nevada and Arizona. I spent many, many years living there and I just love it.
     
    You've worked for many magazines and fashion designers. 
    Do you have a favorite shot?
     
    My favorite shots have to be the ones Taci and I did on the Salt River outside Mesa, Arizona. We were shooting for Cowgirl Kim and had borrowed a Rockin Vintage guitar. It was the first time Taci and I met and it was the hottest day on record in Arizona by that day in May 2012. It was evening and over 105. Coming from the midwest, it might as well have been 150. Taci was great to work with, as was her mare Diva. A fellow photographer was nearby and actually lent us a hand for the last hour. He was really nice. The wild Mustangs apparently watered near where we were and a band of mares and foals filtered in. The favorite shot from that day was probably when Taci was sitting on a log, looking like she was playing guitar with her buckskin mare standing behind her.


    Taci at Salt River, Mesa, Arizona, USA
     
    Your photography is gorgeous. 
    What is your trick to making horse and rider look their best?
     
    Thank you! Lighting is key. I shoot with off camera flash… in the sun, in the shade - all the time. To look best I usually shoot in the shade or into the sun, both the model and horse are more comfortable that way. Another big tip - don't fight the horse and don't stop modeling if horse acts up. If a horse gets mad, it's all over for the horse and model. Let the horse dictate the pose and keep a model face on… inevitably, if you are making faces while pulling on the horse, that's the shot where the horse looks good and now you don't. Fake it!
     
    What are your goals as an equestrian and a photographer?
     
    I am training my now four year old filly. She is/will be an all around horse but she is bred for barrels. I gave up barrels years ago… so, maybe I'd like to win a couple more buckles and saddles with her. Mostly just to enjoy the ride and not take it too seriously.
     
    As a photographer, I will probably get more business minded when I go to California. Right now, with the move on the horizon… I am kind of coasting. I'd like to be known as the go-to for Western and Cowgirl fashion/High End Portraiture. Working on it!
     
    What is the best way to contact you for a portrait?
     
    Through my website http://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/ 
     
     
    For Laura's complete bio, visit  http://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/

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    lauramcclure@me.com (Laura McClure's Photography Work) https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2014/6/reading-and-writing-with-gina-mcnight Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:24:23 GMT
    Midwest Model Search Covered By Western Glamour https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2014/6/midwest-model-search-covered-by-western-glamour Calling All Cowgirls…. http://www.westernglamour.com/2012/07/02/calling-all-cowgirls/

    I have featured her amazing work and obviously hit a lucky streak when she agreed to shoot  our fashion spread for our first Style Guide and now Laura McClure is giving a few lucky cowgirls a chance of a lifetime. Laura is holding her first of hopefully many model searches. After hearing her idea, I just knew WG had to take part in it. WG has the privilege of getting to feature many of the finalists as well as special feature for the winners. And that’s not all…….we are working on some special prizes!.  So you get to shoot with probably one of the most talented photographers around, we get to help make you famous here on Western Glamour, and you get prizes! This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss.  Visit here for more details! As we get going, you will be seeing a special tab here with all the latest news straight from Laura herself!

    Good luck and I can’t wait to see all the beautiful entries!

    Interested in being a sponsor of this contest? Please contact us for more details.

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    lauramcclure@me.com (Laura McClure's Photography Work) https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2014/6/midwest-model-search-covered-by-western-glamour Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:22:03 GMT
    Western Glamour Blog About Cowgirl Kim Featuring My Photos https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2014/6/western-glamour-blog-about-cowgirl-kim-featuring-my-photos Cowgirl Kim: http://www.westernglamour.com/2012/06/04/cowgirl-kim/

     Nothing inspires me more than meeting boutique owners or designers who are truly passionate about western fashion. These people are the ones responsible for breathing new life into fashion and pushing the envelope when it comes to how western fashion is perceived.  They fearlessly showcase their passions and in turn make us fall in love with this style time and time again. One of these people is Cowgirl Kim.  Cowgirl Kim Unique Western Chic has raised the bar when it comes to showcasing styles that are both timeless and high fashion. After seeing her  stunning photos on Facebook. I was struck by the almost Vogue quality of her presentation and styling. I just knew I had to feature her here on WG.

    Kim kindly shared with me the story of her wonderful online store, her passion for the western style, and who inspires her.

    Gorgeous Cowgirl Kim and Tasha Polizzi

     

    The beginning.. 

    My husband of 25 years and I were having financial issues and concerned about paying our bills and I had very expensive taste in clothes, so I bought a mannequin and dressed her up with my clothes and jewelry and belts and started selling my stuff on eBay.  People went nuts!  They wanted everything.  The entire outfit.  I had been a commercial artist before God blessed me with two daughters and once they placed those babies in my arms, I quit work to raise them.  This eBay thing was an avenue to express my creative side again.  And really it just grew from there and my customers grew and wanted more.  Probably my biggest reason for success is the personal service I give each customer from matching things together and taking photos for them and providing measurements.  People need help putting something together for a Cattle Barons Ball and they call me.  It’s fun and I’ve grown to love these ladies on a real personal level.  They share their lives with me.  Their problems, their joys, their families and more.  It’s a precious thing.  I’m a strong Christian woman and I feel God’s right smack in the middle of all this bringing blessings in my life with these ladies and allowing me to love on them as well.

     

     

    Kim’s personal style..
    I’ve always been a non-conformist and dressed a little bit different and more edgy than my friends….and always showing my love for the cowgirl way of life by adding a hat, a pair of boots, a big honkin’ concho belt or turquoise jewelry.  It’s all about the attitude when it comes to pullin’ it off!

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    As for trends impacting western fashion.  These cowgirl women are independent, free thinking and free spirited.  They carry themselves in a way that makes others look.  And that is was I feel impacts fashion.  When we see a confident, well dressed woman that’s unique, we cowgirls aren’t threatened.  We admire her individuality and take it all in.  We share fashion ideas with each other and somehow they work~because these women have a presence and a dignity about them that makes others want to emulate them.
    Inspiration…
    When I go to market I visit the woman I respect, not just for their eye for fashion but for the amazing women they are.  Women like Patricia Wolf, Pat Dahnke, Tasha Polizzi, the DD Ranch ladies etc… They are true trailblazers that took a chance on something that wasn’t mainstream and created a style all their own.  I look for that.
    Photographer of these AMAZING photos: Laura McClure
    Passion is at the heart of all cowgirls and Kim’s talents help western loving woman show case their own unique styles in magnificent ways. And I must say if there was a woman I would love to play dress up with Cowgirl Kim is one of them.
    Please take a moment to go visit Cowgirl Kim’s website, Facebook, and Twitter!

     

     
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    Country Life Magazine Summer 2014 https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2014/5/country-life-magazine-summer-2014 Thank you so much Country Life Magazine! My photo appeared in the wonderful article about my friend Marrika Nakk - who I shoot for! The cover is by the talented and well known Dianna Volk and is here as reference as to which magazine it is. Thank you Madeline, Sophia, Leah and Tressie for modeling for me. A HUGE thank you to Olav Jules Designs by Cat Sandstrom for the jewelry use in the photos! Also thank you to Lane Boots for the DD Ranch/ Ammunition boots Tressie is wearing in the blue pic! Heritage Brand for the headstall Cisco (my horse) is wearing.

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    lauramcclure@me.com (Laura McClure's Photography Work) ad brand celebrity cowgirl cowgirl couture cowgirl glitterati dogs equine escondido fallbrook famous fashion heritage horse laura mcclure magazine marrika nakk model model portfolio olav jules designs by cat sandstrom photographer photography. portrait print queen rdoeo royalty san diego san pasqual valley san pasqual valley ranch tear sheet wedding https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2014/5/country-life-magazine-summer-2014 Thu, 15 May 2014 14:29:39 GMT
    Western & Rodeo Lifestyle Magazine Summer 2014 https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2014/5/western-rodeo-lifestyle-magazine-summer-2014 Western & Cowboy Lifestyle Magazine Summer 2014

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    lauramcclure@me.com (Laura McClure's Photography Work) ad brand celebrity cowgirl cowgirl couture cowgirl glitterati dogs equine escondido fallbrook famous fashion heritage horse laura mcclure magazine marrika nakk model model portfolio olav jules designs by cat sandstrom photographer photography. portrait print queen rdoeo royalty san diego san pasqual valley san pasqual valley ranch tear sheet wedding https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2014/5/western-rodeo-lifestyle-magazine-summer-2014 Sat, 03 May 2014 23:46:36 GMT
    Cowgirls In Style Spring/Summer 2014 Print Issue https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2014/4/cowgirls-in-style-spring/summer-2014-print-issue Please share and pass the word along! They are shipping out the latest issue of Cowgirls In Style Magazine this week! Thank you Marriak Nakk, Olav Jules Designs, Heritage Brand Tack, and my models Mellissa and Leah!
     
    Single issue or subscription? Go to www.cowgirlsinstyle.com/subscribe.html
     
    Preview issue here: http://issuu.com/cowgirlsinstyle/docs/spring_summer_onlinesample/3?e=2864341%2F7644781
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    lauramcclure@me.com (Laura McClure's Photography Work) ad bobbi brand brit west celebrity cowgirl cowgirl couture cowgirl glitterati cowgirl kim cowgirl magazine dogs equine escondido fallbrook famous fashion heritage horse jeen laura mcclure magazine marrika nakk maverick Style model model portfolio olav jules designs by cat sandstrom olsen photographer photography. portrait print queen rdoeo royalty san diego san pasqual valley san pasqual valley ranch tear sheet wedding https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2014/4/cowgirls-in-style-spring/summer-2014-print-issue Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:06:21 GMT
    Marrika Nakk at Up Your Alley https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2014/4/marrika-nakk-article 10001069_584140361683056_1606473416_o10001069_584140361683056_1606473416_o

    When visiting beautiful Temecula wine country, don’t forget to stop by this world famous destination boutique! 


    Up Your Alley
    28480 Front Street
    Temecula, CA 92590
    (951)308-1930
    www.marrikanakk.com

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    lauramcclure@me.com (Laura McClure's Photography Work) https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2014/4/marrika-nakk-article Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:43:56 GMT
    Marrika Nakk Photography & Ad Creation https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2014/4/marrika-nakk-photography-ad-creation Cowgirl Magazine Winter 2013

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    Thought I would share the ads I designed and also shot for the designer Marrika Nakk that appear on facing pages in Cowgirl Magazine Winter 2012! Pages 28 and29! Marrika was so kind as to insist I put my name on the ads too. We used some of Olav Jules Designs by Cat Sandstorm jewelry on the model, Tressie, on the left.The model on the right is Leah. Both ride/show reining horses. Thank you also to Heritage Brand Tack, San Pasqual Valley Ranch,

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    lauramcclure@me.com (Laura McClure's Photography Work) ad brand celebrity cowgirl cowgirl couture cowgirl glitterati dogs equine escondido fallbrook famous fashion heritage horse laura mcclure magazine marrika nakk model model portfolio olav jules designs by cat sandstrom photographer photography. portrait print queen rdoeo royalty san diego san pasqual valley san pasqual valley ranch tear sheet wedding https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2014/4/marrika-nakk-photography-ad-creation Sat, 12 Apr 2014 16:33:00 GMT
    Senior Session Outside Las Vegas nevada https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2014/3/senior-session-outside-las-vegas-nevada More coming soon! Ask about YOUR senior session!

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    Maverick Style Blog about my Photography Feb 2013 https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2014/2/maverick-style-blog-about-my-photogrpahy-feb-2013 MS3MS3

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    lauramcclure@me.com (Laura McClure's Photography Work) ad brand celebrity cowgirl cowgirl couture cowgirl glitterati dogs equine escondido fallbrook famous fashion heritage horse laura mcclure magazine marrika nakk model model portfolio olav jules designs by cat sandstrom photographer photography. portrait print queen rdoeo royalty san diego san pasqual valley san pasqual valley ranch tear sheet wedding https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2014/2/maverick-style-blog-about-my-photogrpahy-feb-2013 Mon, 03 Feb 2014 20:38:49 GMT
    Maverick Style Blog on Marrika Nakk, Olav Jules and My photography! https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2014/2/maverick-style-blog-on-marrika-nakk-olav-jules-and-my-photography MS6MS6

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    lauramcclure@me.com (Laura McClure's Photography Work) ad brand celebrity cowgirl cowgirl couture cowgirl glitterati dogs equine escondido fallbrook famous fashion heritage horse laura mcclure magazine marrika nakk model model portfolio olav jules designs by cat sandstrom photographer photography. portrait print queen rdoeo royalty san diego san pasqual valley san pasqual valley ranch tear sheet wedding https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2014/2/maverick-style-blog-on-marrika-nakk-olav-jules-and-my-photography Mon, 03 Feb 2014 20:36:56 GMT
    Cowgirls In Style Online Valentines Issue https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2014/2/cowgirls-in-style-online-valentines-issue Click this link to see a lot of my Marrika Nakk images in the valentines issue!!!

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    lauramcclure@me.com (Laura McClure's Photography Work) ad brand celebrity cowgirl cowgirl couture cowgirl glitterati dogs equine escondido fallbrook famous fashion heritage horse laura mcclure magazine marrika nakk model model portfolio olav jules designs by cat sandstrom photographer photography. portrait print queen rdoeo royalty san diego san pasqual valley san pasqual valley ranch tear sheet wedding https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2014/2/cowgirls-in-style-online-valentines-issue Sat, 01 Feb 2014 17:43:52 GMT
    Country Life December 2013 https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2013/12/country-life-december-2013 I made the cover and another article about me in Country Life Magazine! thank you Cat Sandstorm for your wonderful jewelry designs!!!

    Model on cover is Tressie Childs.

    In article are the photos of Mark Alan Keyser on Trigger.... Lauren on Blitz (a special thank you once again to Spur Cross Stables in Cave Creek for allowing us the use of horses and a trail guide!).

    My friend Leah Lane and Kazan, her reining horse are on the right at Poway Equestrian Center.

    Next page is Tressie again in Marrika Nakk Vintage dress on her horse Hank at where she works: Brenda Brown Reinigng Horses in Temecula.

    To the right is Jamie Frontz and her horse in Sierra Custom Leather chinks in Las Vegas.

    Taci Shaefer (Miss Rodeo Arizona 2014) is in my ad and the past cover of Kim bery Gora and her horse Sadie was taken at Nelson Nevada ghost town.

    I also included the page of past covers... Taci is wearing Brit West form a shoot I did for Brit early in 2013 and Kimberly Gora graced the cover with her barrel racing mare Sadie in 2012 shot in Nelson Nevada ghost town.
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    ESCONDIDO! https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2013/9/escondido I made it to Escondido! Our caravan of truck, trailer, horse, two dogs (Aussies), our car and my husband... took us 3 days to do 2,300 miles and we were tired! I did find two very nice stops where you can keep your horse over night AND there is a place for people to stay too. One in Tulsa, the other in Albuquerque. See the links below on top of the images from each place. SUCH nice people!

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    Tel: 918-245-6839
    Email: vickithurman@hotmail.com
    Website: theranchok.com
    Facilities: Two bedroom furnished apartment with two queen size beds. Kitchen, laundry facilities, direct tv, internet access. Inside stalls or out side area with loafing shed. Shavings available for additional cost.
    Location: Located 15 minutes from Tulsa Fairgrounds ( Expo Square). We have easy access to Highway, 75, Interstate 44 or 244. One mile north of 412, 51-64.

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    Tel:  Ranch - 505-877-9433
    E-mail:  brokenmranch1@comcast.net
    Web Site:  http://www.broken-m-ranch.com

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    Cowgirl Kim Misc https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2013/7/cowgirl-kim-misc In addition to the advertisements, catalog and website work I did for Kim, my work has appeared in many of her banners. Here are a few.

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    People Weekly Country Edition Cowgirl Kim Ad https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2013/5/people-weekly-country-edition-cowgirl-kim-ad My two images of Lane Boots

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    Cowgirls In Style Spring 2013 Rodeo Runway Feature https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2013/4/cowgirls-in-style-spring-2013-rodeo-runway-feature Check out my photos in the Spring Issue of Cowgirls In Style (cover is not mine, put here for reference)

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    Country Life Magazine April 2013 https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2013/4/country-life-magazine-april-2013 My image was on the Country Life cover and several mages were in the article about Brit West. 

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    Cowgirl Magazine Cover january 2013 https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2013/1/cowgirl-magazine-cover-january-2013 My image is on the cover of Cowgirl Magazine January 2013 and I am in the contributors page!

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    I am on the cover of Platinum Performance Equine! https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2013/1/i-am-on-the-cover-of-platinum-performance-equine I am on the cover of Platinum Performance Equine with my filly Fergie Fire Water!

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    My Western Glamour Interview https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2012/11/my-western-glamour-interview Capturing the Beauty of Cowgirls: Laura McClure

     
     

    I am a believer of signs. Last week I was knocked down in awe by the beauty of Cowgirl Kim’s photos and not two hours later received an email from my good friend at Rockin’ Vintage about a wonderful talent I just had to feature.  This was my introduction to the immense talent of Laura McClure. Laura’s photographs hands down have to be some of the best I have seen showcasing the western woman. They are truly indescribable.

    Now it does not require words to showcase just how fabulously Laura captures cowgirls. But I asked Laura to share with us the passion behind her work and she so kindly agreed. Prepare to be inspired and fall in love with Cowgirl Glitterati!

    Tell us a little about you and your amazing business
    Well, it’s just me. I started shooting photos in about 2003 in Wickenburg Arizona.. I was working in Las Vegas, wearing suits and heels, raising my daughter and barrel racing on the weekends. I decided to move back to a small town for my daughters high school and to get back to my roots, somewhere I could breathe but wasn’t sure where to go. I was driving though Wickenburg one night on my way to a friends guest ranch in Tuscon when I decided to stop, water my horse, stay the night and leave early in the morning for the final leg of my trip. I woke up, had breakfast at the cowboy cafe and was in awe of the small town I was in. I picked up a paper at breakfast, saw the job on the ranch, applied, checked out the high school and found a place to live before I called my friend and told him I wasn’t going to make it. I stayed for a long weekend and explored with my horse. Within two weeks I was living in Wickenburg with my daughter.

    The salary on the ranch wasn’t near at all to what I had been making in Vegas and really hard to live on. I decided to supplement my income by creating opportunities for myself. One was a website calledwickenburghorse.com and one was photographing horses. My camera was not professional grade and I worked real hard but I did ok. Mostly shot events and horses I was marketing. I did shoot my daughter and her friends to practice my people shooting, but it was mostly horses. I moved to Prescott after Wickenburg and eventually back into the city, this time Phoenix, once my daughter was out of high school. I started office work again and hung up the photography, and horse, for awhile.

     
    Fast forward to 2008. I had met my husband and we were moving to Chicago in a few months. I splurged on a new camera, a nice one, and started shooting again. This time I decided to pursue every and any means of photography education and study different styles and experiment with lighting. I started shooting models. The horse bug reemerged and so I began shooting horses again. It was only natural that I mix the two eventually. If the model didn’t have a horse, I used my own in the shot. I ride western and was trying to find those kind of cowgirls in the Chicago area. I wasn’t easy. I also found out you can’t just dress someone like a cowgirl… there was something inside that makes them different. With that said, I don’t think real cowgirl HAS to work on a ranch, or even have a horse. There are many types of cowgirls… it’s in the heart and in the blood.
     
    Since I still travel back a couple times a year to Vegas and Phoenix to visit family, I decided to find my shots there. I still knew some friends who  barrel raced and knew they knew other cowgirls. I started setting up shoots when I was visiting of friends via friends offering trade (they get free images for letting me shoot them). It was a win-win. I found it is what I loved to shoot and at that moment I stopped shooting most everything else and made the decision this is what I was going to do.
     
    I do have to say meeting Cowgirl Kim and working with her has really helped my work and I appreciate her so much. She styles many of my shoots and provides the outfits for the girls to wear. We really have developed some cool stuff as a team. Rockin Vintage is another company I approached before a shoot. They let me use some fantastic guitars as props. It’s amazing what direction things take with a prop like a flashy guitar!
     
    My work? It’s about not only shooting but the whole experience. When I shoot you may get a whole wardrobe, bling for your horse (Heritage Brand is sponsoring me, lending me great horse gear for the shots) and you are the star of the show. Reminds me of that song, “whatever makes you feel like a rock star”. My models are Western rock stars when shooting. It’s really fun, I give instruction on how to move if they need it. By the time we wrap, I think the girls feel like a million bucks and that ‘s important to me. I’m in this to make people happy while creating something special.
     
     What inspired you to specialize in photographing cowgirls?
    The whole imagery around cowgirls. They can be glamorous, beautiful yet tough, strong and have these fantastic relationships with their animals, which is one thing I often try to capture. The animal relationships mean a lot to me. They can dress down or dress up, doesn’t matter. I do like shooting cowboys too but I think the difference is I can project my feelings/imagery more into the cowgirls. I guess I put myself or what I’d like to have or see myself into the image.
     
    I also really REALLY want to do my share to promote and save the Western heritage we have. I grew up watching Dale Evans and Roy Rogers. I’d have to say they influenced me. If my images keep some part of the West alive or spark a little girls imagination to want to be that glamorous cowgirl in the picture, I have done my job.
     What is it about the western style do you feel is so appealing and glamorous?
    I got the word “Glitterati” from the old Hollywood days when there was that touch of glamour in the whole feeling around the Hollywood cowboys both in how they looked and what they wore. I think there are many types of Western Style but I like to try to add that “Hollywood” or “rock star” appeal. Look at he the clothes today. It’s like the days of the Rhinestone cowboy are back but with a modern twist. Cowgirls are glamorous again! Bling with rock and roll and a little boho on the horse and off. It’s also that sense of freedom, not far from the sense of freedom that the image of the Harley rider gives you. It’s glamorous,a bit wild and free both tough and strong while feminine.
     
    What can we expect from Cowgirl Glitterati next?
    Well, I am hoping to find some companies to create relationships with be it product placement in the images or shooting for ads / websites. I would love to do some win-win situations as partners and work for them not once, but develop a relationship. I’m really in no hurry. I’d like to meet more fantastic people and have more amazing experiences. I mean from the models I meet, the places I go and the people in the companies. There are so many incredible people behind the scenes. I am still hoping to move back to the SouthWest sooner than later. It’s where my heart is. There is a chance San Diego might be in the plans. Keeping my fingers crossed. Being half Mexican myself, I’d love to be able to throw a little more Spanish influence in!
     
    Any parting words such as favorite quotes or the #1 style tip you have for cowgirls
    My favorite quote has to be the classic

    “Cowgirl is an attitude, really. A pioneer spirit, a special American brand of courage. The cowgirl faces life head on, lives by her own lights, and makes no excuses. Cowgirls take stands. They speak up. They defend the things they hold dear. A cowgirl might be a rancher, or a barrel racer, or a bull rider, or an actress. But she’s just as likely to be a checker at the local Winn Dixie, a full-time mother, a banker, an attorney, or an astronaut.”
    Dale Evans Rogers, Los Angeles, 1992

     

    What is your best style tip?hmmmmm, get a good vintage looking concho belt. It’s so versatile, non bulky and can even be thrown over a tank top and instantly dress up an outfit.

     

     

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    Cowgirls In Style Winter 2012 https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2012/11/cowgirls-in-style-winter-2012  

    Check out my images in the Winter issue of Cowgirls In Style!

    Thanks you Cowgirl KimHeritage Brand TackMeredith Lockhardt CollectionsAmanda McKenzieClair Latronica Hair & Makeup and Royal Lusitano Farm in St. Charles, Illinois and especially Cowgirls In Style Magazine

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    Cowboys & Indians Cowgirl Kim ad December 2012 https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2012/11/cowboys-indians-cowgirl-kim-ad-december-2012 603535_350336901711467_1858832493_n603535_350336901711467_1858832493_n Check out the current issue of Cowboys and Indians! My two images of Lane Boots/Double D Ranchwear appear in an ad!

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    Cowgirls In Style Fall 2012 https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2012/9/cowgirls-in-style-fall-2012 Check out the current issue of Cowgirls In Style Magazine! I have my shoot with Taci as the feature photos in “Around the Barrel”. I believe it’s three full page photos. Waiting for my hard copy and will update the post

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    The 20th Annual Western Design Conference.

    Check my image out on the bottom of the article on Maverick Style & photo credit (which I appreciate)

    Meredith Lockhardt Collections was in Jackson Hole for the Western Design Conference 2012. My image was on the poster for the conference (see other post) and I just saw this. I guess she won an award. In the photo you can see my image of Bobbi Jeen Olsen behind her. :)

    Looking forward to copies of all the products they printed my image on!

    Here are some candids with my photos on the posters and hand outs by display….

    Hey! You can see my image of Bobbi on the poster for the 2012 Western Design Conference. As I understand it, in the next year it will also be on many marketing materials for them

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    Platinum Performance Ad! Southern Nevada Equestrian Magazine

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    Cowboys and Indians March 2012 Cowgirl Kim Ad https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2012/11/cowboys-and-indians-march-2012-cowgirl-kim-ad

    Cowgirl Kim ad March 2012 Cowboys & Indians Magazine

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    Ford Models Scottsdale https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2012/11/ford-models-scottsdale ford modelsford models

    I had a privilege of working with Jennifer Monge in Arizona a couple weeks ago. She was just signed with Ford Models in Scottsdale. We were shooting for Cowgirl Kim… a Double D Ranchwear dress. She submitted this image and they are using it on their website. Yay!

    I REALLY don’t want to forget to thank Cowgirl Kim! I am lucky to photograph for her and her beautiful clothes and everything she does to help promote my photography!

    Ford Model Site - look for Jennifer Monge

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    Platinum Performance Canine 2012 https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2012/11/platinum-performance-canine-2012  

    Platinum Performance Canine Calendar 2013 Mr. July

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    World of Horses Book https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2012/11/world-of-horses-book horse kids bookhorse kids book kids bok my pagekids bok my page horse kids book coverhorse kids book cover

     

    World of Horses Book – Featuring my image of a Lusitano Horse 

    In 2013 by image will be used in a children’s book.

    The series is World of Horses and the edition is about Lusitanos

    Reprinted with Permission from Publisher

    Here is the publishers site: http://www.rosenpublishing.com/index.php

    To Kay Laake, IALHA, V.P. and to Lisa Diersen and Dr. Nancy Holman from

    The Royal Lusitano Farm in St. Charles, Illinois

    Published in 2013 by The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc.

    29 East 21st Street, New York, NY 10010

    Copyright © 2013 by The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc.

    All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing from the publisher, except by a reviewer.

    Editor: Amelie von Zumbusch

    Book Design: Kate Laczynski

     

     

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    Horse-Capades at Illinois Horse Fair Tear Sheet

    My photo of an Andalusian side passing (image above) is in the television ad, mailer and website…

    Mailer: http://www.horsemenscouncil.org/HorseFair/PDFs/PromoMailer.pdf

    The Illinois Horse Fair 8-page promotional brochure has been mailed to 30,000 horse owners in Illinois and parts of surrounding states.  It’s just one of the tools we use to produce more than 10,000 attendees — bona fide horsemen all!

     

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    2012 Popular Hotrodding Photo Contest - Second Place! https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2012/11/2012-popular-hotrodding-photo-contest---second-place IMG_1391IMG_1391 pophotrodpophotrod scarabscarab

    Popular Hotrodding Magazine 2011 Photo Contest Second Place!

     

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    2011 WPPI FJ Wescott Shoot Out Second Place https://www.lauramcclurephotography.com/blog/2012/11/2011-wppi-fj-wescott-shoot-out-second-place wescott1wescott1

    2011 WPPI Las Vegas Wescott Shootout Second Place!

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    Reiner Magazine Tear Sheet – Smart Like Juice LLC

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    Tear Sheet from Cowgirl Magazine

     

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    1800-watt Spiderlite TD5 2-Light Perfect Portrait Kit

    See on Wescott Site

    SKU: 4894 | Retail value: $1,799.90

    • 1800 watts of daylight power
    • Cost savings kit
    • Our most popular portrait kit
    • Adjust light output
    • Built in adapter ring

    All metal construction.

    The Spiderlite TD5 is constructed of all-metal, no plastic to break.

    Built in adapter ring.

    No need for additional brackets as this unit incorporates a built in adapter ring. Simply insert the soft box rods into the four openings. For easier set up, one softbox rod insertion point is cut out at the top. This allows the last soft box rod to simply slide into place.

    180-degree rotation.

    Using the oversized handle and lock-down turn knob, rotate the light head 180-degrees and turn your softbox from a vertical to horizontal position in seconds.

    True daylight color.

    Here at Westcott, we only offer the best. This lamp is true daylight color temperature. Don't settle for imitations that can shift color up to 400-degrees.

    Long lasting results.

    Unlike photofloods that only last up to 60 hours, this lamp is rated for over 8,000 hours of consistent performance and color.

    Stay cool.

    No need to worry about your subject being uncomfortable by the heat of your light, this lamp stays cool while generating very light heat.

    Shallow depth.

    The 30% reduction in depth of the 36" x 48" Shallow Softbox compared to a standard softbox provides a greater punch of light.

    1/4-Stop Front Diffusion.

    Designed to be a perfect fit with our Spiderlite TD series, the 38" x 48" Shallow Softbox features a 1/4-stop front diffusion front compared to a standard full-stop diffusion front. When combined with the soft diffused nature of the fluorescent lamps, it provides just enough diffusion to make the light soft while still offering a punch of light to create depth and dimension with specular highlights.

    Perfect for small spaces.

    Due to the shallow nature of this softbox, it is ideal when working in cramped conditions.

    Create separation & depth.

    The included 40-degree Egg Crate Grid for 12" x 36" Stripbank are made up of cells that control off axis light in four directions while maintaining the soft quality inherent in a large light source. They allow you to create separation & depth such as a hair light where you want to control just the light going onto the hair in order to separate it from the background.  Additionally, as light is focused into a forward direction through use of an egg crate grid, it can help to eliminate spill light or lens flare.

    Durable construction.

    These high-quality light stands incorporate tubing that is 2x thicker than most tubing commonly found on market. This will provide extra durability as well as product longevity.

     

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