Saturday, December 12, 2009

Giles Gallery Richmond Kentucky

Image by Michael Seavers

Last week I had my first gallery opening. "Spirit Equus" made it's debut at Giles Gallery in Richmond Kentucky.


Richmond, KY


When I was four years old, I saw my first pony at a county fair in Massachusetts. It was one of those “live” carousel rides where the diminutive beauties were all tethered-up to a pony sweep that walked them in a continuous circle. I remember standing there, my hands firmly clutched to the metal fence, intently watching those ponies walk around and around. I was utterly mesmerized. Each pony wore a little western saddle and had a child riding blissfully on it’s back. The experience was a tremendously powerful one. From that moment on, my heart danced with excitement at the discovery of the equine world. The day after the fair, I pulled out my crayons and paper and began to draw a pony. I felt a deep desire to retrace every detail of this new magical creature that would forever be a part of my existence.

The magic of the horse has never ended for me. My endless passion for horses is embedded in my soul and is expressed through my photographs. Photography for me has always been about capturing the beauty of the equine world. The magnificent spirit of the horse and its enchanting presence has forever inspired my dreams and is the subject of my work.

“Spirit Equus” is a deliberate portrayal of the ethereal character of the horse. In this series, each image was carefully selected because it captured the dramatic expression and movement of the idealized horse.

The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire. ~Sharon Ralls Lemon

My husband and I at the opening.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

3rd Annual Fundraiser for Canine Cancer

Tis the season for me to start gearing up for our annual Canine Cancer fund raiser. Jennifer Munson Photography and the Bluegrass Barkery team up for their 3rd Annual canine cancer Santa portrait fundraiser. Jennifer Munson Photography will be donating a portion of the proceeds to the National Canine Cancer Foundation in memory of her beloved dog Spike. Spike lost her Six-year battle with cancer in 2007. The dates for the fund raiser are Nov 21, 28, 29 & Dec 5. To reserve your favorite pets photo shoot with Santa, sign up at the Bluegrass Barkery West Tiverton Store. Sign up now while limited spaces are still available. We had 3 long days of photo shoots last year and could not get to the people on our waiting list. It's better to sign up now instead of waiting another year for your Santa photos.

Monday, October 5, 2009

A night with the Baxter family!

I was so excited to photograph April Baxter and her magical Andalusians Tia and Indira. Even though the sunlight was less than perfect last night we were able to capture some beautiful timeless photographs of April and her amazing horses.

April's family was so much fun to be around, esp her husband Ronnie. The whole family had me laughing so hard that at one point it was difficult to hold my camera and continue to photograph all the fun! Even Tia the horse played into all the excitement by trying to eat the broom!

To see more of April's Andalusians and adventures just visit her website at

Website Finally Launched

It has been a long time coming... Check out my new website! We have a whole new look.

Saturday, August 8, 2009


I am in Japan. The above is a picture of a unique building in Nagoya Japan called Oasis Spaceship Aqha. Here's a link to a webpage that I found that has some more information about Oasis,

Japan is an amazing country. I am blessed that I have been able to travel here. The people are wonderful, so peaceful so quiet. The food is unique. If you love seafood you would be in Heaven...

More about Japan later...


Thursday, July 2, 2009

Downs After Dark

For the first time in history Churchill Downs has opened its doors for night time racing. If you have not been out to experience night racing at the Downs then put on your favorite dress/pants and head out the doors tonight. Churchill opened it's doors after hours for 3 separate nights - this being the last. It's such a unique experience. The above photo was taken last week from our box seats. What a view! I hope Churchill Downs continues to hold it's night races in the future. You never know Keeneland might just start catching on to this trend. How amazing would that be? Hey guys head on out and support the horse industry.

As for me... well, I am off to the races!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Kentucky Horse Park prepares for the 2010 World Equestrian Games

On a recent shoot for USDF I was contracted to photograph some of the new buildings at the Kentucky Horse Park. Folks, if you have not been to KHP in awhile you are in for a real treat. The New Rolex Stadium is truly amazing. I am willing to bet that It will knock your socks off! This new stadium is nothing less then a work of art. I had the privilege of photographing the first Rolex to be hosted in this stadium this past April. I have several other images to accompany this one so If you are looking to license these images just contact me at Please do not copy!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

In May I had the honor of photographing my dear friend Hayli Strickland's wedding. Hayli and I met at Eastern. We were lab partners in our Astronomy class. When we both showed up on the lawn at EKU with a large stack of flash cards in our hands to study- I knew we were going to become good friends. That is exactly what happened.

It's such an honor to be hired to photograph someone's wedding, especially a good friends. A wedding photographer experiences a wedding in such a unique way. We become almost as involved as the Bride & Groom. We have the privilege of capturing all the details of the day as well as the emotion in everyone's hearts...

Hayli and Steven... thank you so much for making me a part of your special day. Thank you for trusting me to capture the magical moments of your life.

I also want to thank my very talented friends who joined me on this journey. Kelly Brown of J.A.Y.S.Photography. All your endless hours of research and attention to detail made the wedding day go seamless. Your photographs are as beautiful as you are. Danita Rogers of Danita Rogers Photography. Your amazing creative ideas and ability put me at ease all day. You are one of the most talented and kindest people I know. I will swear forever that you are my gal pal soulmate. Thank you for hosting the wedding images on your website. Michael Seavers of Michael Seavers Photography. Your talent and endless devotion to the technical side of photography kept our gear running smoothly all day. Your pictures are beautiful. Never doubt yourself. Thank you guys. God has blessed me with your friendship. I hope you know how much you all mean to me.

Please click on the link to view all of our collaborative wedding images,

Images are available for purchase on the website.

Congratulations Stephen & Hayli. May GOD bless your marriage and your new life together.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Discover Horses 2009 Cover

Next time your at the famous Kentucky Horse Park be sure to pick up a copy of the latest Discover Horses magazine. I have the latest cover image. This is my second cover photo for the magazine!

Discover Horses is packed with some spectacular images taken from KHP. If your getting excited about the upcoming Rolex as well as the 2010 World Games - here's your chance to get a sneak peak of the changes happening at the Park in order to prepare for the event.

I am honored once again to have my photograph chosen as the cover image.


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Cover of Book

Better Rider Better Ride

Developed by USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist, Linda Schultz, this detailed program for rider fitness is designed to promote improvement in areas that one needs to be good at in riding, such as; better posture, improved reaction times, improved body composition, better balance and coordination, better discipline, and much more. This fitness program is great for riders of any age or experience level.

The cover image of horse and rider is my image. - Jennifer Munson Photography

This is a great book guys. Available online at places like USDF Merchandise, Amazon, Half Halt Press just to name a few...

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Rolex 2009 is just around the corner! I can't wait for the excitement to begin. To everyone who is coming in to town for this event I think you will be very excited to see all the new changes around the Kentucky Horse Park. KHP has been busy preparing for the 2010 WEG. If you haven't been here in a while you just might not recognize this place!

This will be my 5th year shooting at Rolex professionally and each year I get more and more excited for the event to come. I feel honored to be able to shoot some of the top riders in the world.

See you soon Rolex fans!

Jennifer Munson

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

I want to thank all my clients who helped make the year 2008 a success.

Happy New Year