Hi there! I’m thrilled you’re here! Some little girls never grow out of the horse-crazy phase… Can you relate? I played with Breyers instead of Barbies and begged for riding lessons at the age of three. I have ridden and shown dressage, hunter-jumper, western pleasure and reining horses. I picked up my first camera in college while riding for the TCU Women’s Equestrian Team and studying finance at the Neeley School of Business. To practice my photography, I took pictures of my riding buddies and the horses in my front pasture. As an avid equestrian myself, I built a brand around capturing the story behind the love and bond between a girl and her horse. Since opening Kirstie Marie Photography seven years ago in Dallas, Texas, I have photographed over 100 world champions and been featured in dozens of the industry’s leading publications. 

I built my DREAM business, and now I want to help you build YOURS.

In 2015, I began offering mentoring services to other photographers and small business owners. In 2019, I developed on-demand courses on popular subjects at a more affordable price point. As one of the leading teachers in the equine photography niche, I am regularly asked to speak at industry conferences, appear on podcasts, and be featured on blogs and in magazines. My goal is simple: to help others establish a profitable, sustainable business that becomes the career of their dreams. 






Married my high school sweetheart, the love of my life


Moved to Texas and opened my business

Left my finance career and went full time with photography



Welcomed my daughter, Sadie


Committed to helping you!


behind the photos

I had a once-in-a-lifetime bond with my horse, Tahoe. He was my “heart horse” – my “equine soulmate.” I had to sell him when I left for college and realized that while I had images from horse shows, I had no images that showed our relationship. Since 2013, I have been delivering to clients the images I wish I had for myself.

A few recent covers

from Kirstie Marie Photography

recent press

recognizing Kirstie Marie Photography

Chrome Magazine

FEI Global

Young Rider Magazine

commercial + Editorial clients

working with Kirstie Marie Photography