In the dictionary, under the phrase ‘photo shoot’ it should say; a very long day. Don’t get me wrong, it is fun, but it always includes lots of work. The one ‘click’ of the camera that captures the image is the tiniest part of the whole day. It is also the end goal.

Today Newt and I did a photo shoot for the cover of Western Shooting Horse & Gun. Prep started yesterday with Newt getting clipped and bathed while the rest of the crew scouted the location. Today involved airbrushing (my face!) ironing, staging, laughing and lots of pictures. Jesse grabbed this photo from behind the scenes. We did a great group shot at the end of the day with everyone in it…thank goodness for a timer on the camera so Scott could run into the photo. Thanks to Julie for the amazing makeup and hair, Scott for working magic with the camera, Rick and Ann Pihl for choosing me for the cover and “Outlaw Annie” for modeling encouragement (I can’t wait to ride with you tomorrow!).

This is all being done leading up to the Road to the Horse in March where the Mounted Shooters of America will be presenting their MSA All Star Shootout…and I will be there telling my story of how I got involved in mounted shooting.

Photo shoot for Western Shooting Horse & Gun with Stacy Westfall