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-Kelly

I'm so excited that you are interested in choosing me to document your love!  Chasing sunsets and getting those gorgeous shots brings my soul to life. I want to create the kinds of images that remind you of the joy that can be found in the simplest of moments together with your horse. I believe in images that are itching to be printed, placed in beautiful frames and hung on walls for years to come. 

The moment I met my horse, I knew my life would never be the same. It was a mix of fear, questioning everything, and the deepest love. I know the roller coaster days all equestrians experience, and I want to capture it all for you!

I'm so excited you're here! Let's make some magic.  

GET TO KNOW THE PHOTOGRAPHEr

welcome

When I'm not sitting in my pajamas in front of my computer editing and eating doritos.

I'm cleaning up after these humans.

MEET THE ACS CREW

howdy, i'm PETER

yep, i'm POPCORN
(no, it's not my real name)

hi, I'm POMPOM

Hey guys! My name is Pompom. My sister named me that when I was in mom's tummy because she was obsessed with Pomegranates at the time (read: I didn't learn my real name until I went to school this year).

I'm a free-spirit, who's always the last to leave the party (like dad), I'm terrified of mini bows and stray hairs. People LOVE to take selfies with me for some reason (I think it's the cheeks). My favorite pastime is scratching the floors with my plastic princess high heels, eating chips, and terrorizing my sister. 

I'm Aniston. I'm a smarty pants with a very dry sense of humor and knack for all things horse riding. I can canter from a walk, and pop over a course of jumps with any pony in school.

I love drawing horses, kittens, fashion, and traveling!

I was named after Popcorn Sutton, the 80 year-old character on Moonshiners (Google it). Yes, you should feel bad for me.

Meet Peter. He's a Leo, a corporate pilot, is obsessed with tattoos (ask him about his life-size Buddha when you see him), and reads about aircraft accidents 24/7 (hence mom's aversion to flying).

But his FAVE pastime is asking you ridiculously weird questions about outer space so that he can tell you ALLLLLL about it when you say you don't know. 

He also rides horses and has just mastered sitting trot WITHOUT stirrups.

My grandma, Manou.

She is my baguette loving, Parisian soul mate. Manou is a 98 years young, classic French beauty, who's full of wisdom, and blooming with life.

I just can't get enough of her (or her life advice)...which I unfortunately ignored in my 20's when it came to tattoos and taking out school loans. She met my grandfather in Nice, France, and after three years of endless love letters, she took the leap and moved to NYC. The rest is history!

Manou adores pate, the Bretagne seaside, sandwiches in Coronado, sand dollars, genuine people, kindness, and cooking for everyone who walks in her door! If ya can, send her some positive energy and pink light cause she LOVES that!  

And my biggest inspiration...

SAN MARINO ACS

Meet our boy, San Marino Acs, a 17 hand, 18 year old Irish Sport horse that loves carrots, not working hard, rolling in sand, socializing with all creatures animals or otherwise, and slobbery kisses. We love him so much.

My grandma, Manou.

She is my baguette loving, Parisian soul mate. Manou is a 96 years young, classic French beauty, who's full of wisdom, and blooming with life. 

I just can't get enough of her (or her life advice)...which I unfortunately ignored in my 20's when it came to tattoos and taking out school loans. She met my grandfather in Nice, France, and after three years of endless love letters, she took the leap and moved to NYC. The rest is history! 

Manou adores pate, the Bretagne seaside, sandwich eating seagulls, sand dollars, genuine people, kindness, and cooking for everyone who walks in her door! If ya can, send her some positive energy cause she LOVES that!

And my biggest inspiration...

A Few MORE (Embarrassing) Facts

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01.

The night I met Peter, he somersaulted the dance floor in a Goth bar (totally sober). I turned to my then boyfriend and said, "Oh my GOD, I'd be so embarrassed to be his girlfriend." Eight years later...I married him. JOKE's ON ME!

02.

I once hired a photographer (for an obscene amount of money) to photograph us where my grandparents were married in Nice, france.

I was so excited, and then discovered I went to the wrong place. Pictures still turned out cute. I'm not known for my navigational skills. 

03.

I forced the crew to move to Lyon because I heard that they had the best croissants and macarons in the world. Thankfully, I was right (per the usual). Ask Peter.

04.

It takes a LOT for me to love a movie. But I've watched Pride a Prejudice (helllllllo, Mr. Darcy) and Midnight in Paris at least 2,345,349 times.

05.

I once stepped in a camel turd  during a photo session and had to act like that happens all the time. #desertlife

06.

I fall oFf my skateboard at least once a week, usually in front of a very large group of strangers who don't know if they should laugh or call an ambulance. 

07.

this is actually about miss brooklyn, since we're on the topic of embarrassing facts. you will not catch her in matching socks. e.v.e.r.

She may or may not get this from mom.

CONACT Kelly

I'm so honored that you're considering working with me to capture the love between you and your horse. To officially reserve your date, please send a note to Kelly (krains3@hotmail.com), with your names, stable, ideal date and anything else I should know. I can't wait to work with you!

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