Photo by Charlotte Lundum Starup
About the Photographer
Whether it be on stage, studio, barn, or show arena, I love what I do and feel honored to spend time with people and their passion. I held my first professional camera in 2013 starting out in landscape photography. With the help of my amazing tech guru husband and lots of practice I found love and freedom in creating beautiful images for myself and others. If you think about it, a photo truly is a gateway to our most precious memories.
Horses have been in my life for as long as I can remember. Growing up, my family had a beautiful black American Saddlebred named Darlin. I was absolutely in love with her and the day we had to say goodbye is still burned into my memory. I was very young and only have one picture to remember her which is where my passion for equine portraits began. I love to capture that special relationship between horse and human.
Ballet is what kept me sane in my childhood/teenage years... or maybe it made me crazy, I don't know! I've never been good with words, but always good with movement. I had a very short professional career due to injuries, but photography has given me the chance to stay in the dance world. Ballet is art and strength combined and I see people's hearts when they dance. I feel you can truly speak from the soul while dancing whether you are performing in front of thousands of people or just playing around in the studio.
Although most of my photography revolves around horses and dancers, I also love beauty portraits. So grab that beautiful dress hanging in the back of your closet, pamper yourself for a day and let's create some beautiful images!
Features and Awards
Accepted into San Diego County Fair 2015 - 2018
San Diego County Fair 2017 - Special Award by The Photo Arts Group
The Photo Contest 2017 - Finalist
San Diego County Fair 2018 - Honorable Mention
Published work in Equestrian Almanac