I grew up on a ranch. I currently live on a ranch with my husband. I have had horses most of my life. I’ve competed in rodeo and showed in many disciplines and with many kinds of animals. That’s why McFarland Productions can produce amazing images of ranchers, riders and ropers – its my lifestyle, too.
I can see the unspoken, indescribable bond between horses and their riders. Even more, I can capture it because I’ve been there. I’ve been fortunate to find my one in a lifetime horse and we made quite the team rodeoing and showing for many years. I’ve started colts both good ones and the ones that make you work for it.
I’ve been part of the joys, wins, heartache, and hard work of ranching and farming. I’ve been through saving a calf in a hard pull with a heifer in the middle of the night in below freezing temperatures. I’ve been racing the next rainstorm with hay equipment that never seems to hold together when you are in a hurry. I’ve trained cattle dogs and processed new lambs.
Its not a job. Its a lifestyle. And those living it know what it means to be a rancher, a farmer, a cowboy.
Capturing the combination of people and places and perfect moments in time is also what makes wedding photography and videography so rewarding. Two people. One heart. One mind. One moment.
Ranch weddings are truly unique. Celebrating the lifestyle and the love between two people, two teammates, soulmates. A tip of the hat to heritage and generations. I love… love. I love creating photos & videos of a glance, a suggested move translated with a slight shift, or light touch. Instant. Subtle. Powerful. I love capturing real life, real love and how it felt to be there.
I have a passion for agriculture. The farms, ranches, and agriculture related businesses. Cattle ranches, sheep farms, leather workers, saddle makers, western fashion designers, hat makers, silversmiths… I love to work with them all. The marketing services McFarland Production provides through promotional videos, photos, designing, developing and maintaining websites and blogs, and social media marketing allow me to work with so many unique clients who are part of this lifestyle I am so fond of and to help educate the world on what agriculture really is. In today’s society, one that is so disconnected with the agriculture industry, this is so very important to me and I believe is the first step towards preserving our way of life that has been passed down from generation to generation.
Being able to give back and work with the cowboy and ranching community through photography, videography and providing marketing services is my way of staying connected through my work. It gives me the opportunity to help preserve this precious way of life.
A way of life not everyone appreciates or understands.
It’s a passion of mine.
It’s really who I am.
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