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a glimpse of the soul

Portraits of women, yoga and the equine soul For the last decade, every spring and summer finds me photographing for Cowgirl Yoga Retreats. My job is to capture portraits of women, yoga and beautiful horses. IT’s a tough job… smiles! Actually, it’s not tough at all because I have always admired women, I relate naturally […]

Winter riding and Ariat boots

snow ride in Montana

Just got my images edited for the next installment of boots from Ariat and Cowgirl Yoga fashionista Margaret Burns Vap. We got together on the ranch south of Bozeman in a couple feet of snow with my buddy Sky Walker… such a handsome and lovable equine soul. Margaret did an amazing job of styling for […]

Cowgirl Yoga at the B Bar ranch July 2018

The relationship between the human soul and the equine soul has always fascinated me.  I grew up on cowboy stories, movies and TV.  As a boy, I spent time on my Grandfather’s farm nearly every summer and although he did not have horses I was always intrigued by the neighbor’s horses.  It wasn’t until I […]

Cowgirl Luxe Retreat June 2018

It never ceases to amaze me how many beautiful moments I can see in a short 1 hour session with 6 lovely yoginis and horses.  Being around horses is somewhat of a mystical experience.  The size of the horse and the stature of the equine soul is something to experience.  I photographed with these beautiful […]

Cowgirls vs Cancer 2018

It’s always a joy to share the images of our Cowgirls vs Cancer participants.  So valiant and lovely are these souls that have been through the physical, mental and emotional trauma of cancer.  These survivors are warriors indeed.  This year I got to teach a short class on the art of seeing, sketching and making […]

Portraits of yogini

“LUXE behind the lens” a glimpse of Cowgirl Yoga portrait sessions From the first weekend in June until the last weekend of September I make personal portraits for the attendees at Big Sky Yoga Retreats .   Primarily the retreats are held at the Double T River Ranch in Clyde Park and the B Bar […]

Cowgirl Yogatography 2018

Cowgirl Yogatography is coming up again in September this year. Ladies… if you love yoga, photography, creativity, meditation, horses, great food and wine, 3 days and 3 nights in the beauty of a rural mountain valley on the banks of the Shields river   THIS RETREAT  is for you! Here is a short little glimpse […]

Cowgirl Yoga goes fly fishing!

Well, it was just the normal ‘run of the mill’ photo shoot with Margaret Burns Vap of Cowgirl Yoga Retreats.  This year she is offering a new retreat…  yoga and fly fishing!  Which will feature the lady fishing guys at Gallatin River Guides in Big Sky, Montana.  I’ve been kind of cooped up this winter […]

Cowgirl Yoga Luxe B Bar heaven

Back at the B Bar ranch, the sun was hot, the showers were delicious, the grass green and the yogini were loving life.  Henry and Molly provide the amazing equine friends for riding and photos… such kind animals.  Margaret kept the pace with excellent yoga practice, and the meals… well  —  the meals at the […]

Cowgirl Yoga Luxe B Bar Ranch

I visited the beautiful B Bar Ranch last Friday evening to photograph with Margaret Burns Vap and Cowgirl Yoga Retreats. It was a stellar evening photographing with amazing women.  And I have to mention Molly and Henry … they are the master wranglers that bring the horses and share their years of experience and  deep […]

Cowgirl Yoga Luxe

Another season of Cowgirl Yoga Retreats with Margaret Burns Vap has begun. This one is the Luxe version held at the beautiful Double T River Ranch in Clyde Park, Montana. Special guests the ‘Fjord’ team accompanied by their donkey buddy from the neighboring Sunny Side Ranch made for some colorful and amusing wagon rides. The […]

Cowgirls vs Cancer 2017

Well, I hope words serve me well at this late hour, but this is the hour that I have.  I will say again that it was an honor to spend time with you courageous and beautiful souls.  Personally, I have no idea of what it must be like to walk the path that you have […]

Yellowstone River + Yoga

Yellowstone River in spring + Yoga There is nothing more powerful than spending time by the swollen Yellowstone River flowing at  over 13,000 cubic feet per second!  Yeah, think about how much water that is rushing by.  Standing on the bank you can tangibly feel the power of that volume of water flowing by.  This […]

Photo Workshop for aspiring professionals

Montana Photo Workshops with Larry Stanley In April of 2011 I worked with 6  aspiring photographers at the Double T Ranch  in Clyde Park.  It was a creative and technical workshop for aspiring professionals and serious students of photography.  Somewhat a boot camp with lot’s exploration, shooting assignments, critique and sharing.   We had two great […]