The Business of Capturing Equine Memories


Equine Portraits and Horse Show Photography is something all horse owners and lovers need throughout their journey of horse ownership and competition. Melanie Sutton Shinault, Owner of Kindred Spirit Photography, discusses the photography business and how it has evolved. She also discusses the joy of her equine photography niche as an equestrian herself.

Welcome back to Horse Talk! On this episode host, Lauren Abbott, Publisher of the Horse Review, talks with Melanie Sutton Shinault, Owner of Kindred Spirit Photography.

Lauren and Melanie discuss the world of equine portrait photography and horse show photography. In this digital era, Melanie discusses how she has evolved her photography business to not only include beautiful digital portraits, but also beautiful prints that are printed through her shop, and timeless videos of horse and rider, in and out of the show ring. She also discusses how she has worked hard to find a balance photographing horse shows while riding and competing herself. 

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Lauren Abbott

Lauren is a lifelong equestrian. She was born and raised in Memphis, Tenn. Lauren has worked in Journalism for over 20 years and has served as a staff writer, designer, photographer, audience and business development consultant, & advertising senior executive. She is the Owner & Publisher of MSHR, and CEO of Ford Abbott Media, LLC, the parent company of the Horse Review and Hunt & Field Magazine.

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