Dorna Brown Photography
Ever since I can remember, I have loved horses. When I was four, my mother gave me a palomino plastic horse with a flaxen mane and tail. I carried it with me wherever I went. Next, my family gave me a stick horse with a forelock and mane. I galloped, neighed, and trotted for hours on end. It was only when I was in High School that I started riding almost every day with my best friend, Vivian. Her stepmother owned and bred racehorses. Vivian had a quarter horse named Rebel, and she taught me how to ride (kind of). We had no idea what we were doing, and it’s a miracle we weren’t injured. Our friend Gigi in the neighborhood had a huge white horse named Babe. We rode Babe, and sometimes Gigi rode double with us. We would gallop and trot through the neighborhoods on the dirt roads just like I had imagined when I was a little girl. I can honestly say those were the best years of my teenage life.
Later, when I had my grandchildren (a young grandmother), I took my granddaughter down the street to see the horses at a riding stable. It reignited my passion for horses, and I decided to buy my own. My first horse was a golden palomino with a beautiful flaxen mane (sound familiar?) named Dreamer. I have owned many horses since then, including a Morgan, Missouri Fox Trotter, a Quarter Horse, and a Fjord. I own Zephyr, a Tennessee Walking Horse, my forever boy. I have owned him for ten years; at 26 years old this year, he is now retired. I also own a Rocky Mountain 9-year-old Mare, and she’s incredible.
Zephyr inspired my logo, and I used a picture I took of him. I wanted to memorialize him, so I asked a graphic designer to make it into my logo, and my brand was born!
I began photographing horses 13 years ago when I boarded my first horse. The people at the ranch treasured their photos. My passion for equine photography started there and grew stronger every year. I am very calm and relaxed with horses; I work well with them because I understand them. I studied privately with a photographer instructor for a long time, I’ve taken a ton of online classes and have attended workshops.
I have a deep passion for equine photography and a solid devotion to capturing their personalities, beauty, and incredible strength. I think they are God’s most magnificent creations.
Another passion that I have is photographing children. Children are full of wonder and curiosity, and I enjoy capturing them in special moments. I make an adventure out of our sessions to take candid shots. Have you ever asked a child to smile or say cheese for the camera? What happens? A silly fake smile, right? LOL. I avoid those at all costs! I want their joy, laughter, and curiosity to be all-natural. Those are the moments their parents will treasure for a lifetime.
TEEN AND ADULTS PORTRAITS
Very few people like having their pictures taken; I happen to be one of them, even though I’m a photographer. I have never liked being told to smile as it is never natural and always forced. I strive to make my clients feel comfortable and confident during their sessions. I enjoy helping my clients prepare for the session and making the day special. There is typically a great deal of laughter and fun on our day together.
Animals and photography have always gone hand in hand. Through my lens and imagination, pictures capture their personality, funny and sweet moments, and layouts. If you are here, you share a love for animals and an interest in capturing beautiful images. You can catch your passion for your beloved dog or cat with timeless photos blended with high-end art.
I thrive behind the camera. It’s where I live, and it’s also what fuels my life. I do everything I can to get your pictures to you quickly! My sessions are always laid back yet professional, and I’m also ultra-efficient when it comes to the business side of things.