Every now and then, you meet someone by chance and instantly feel like you could be best friends with them. That is the case with Ashton. We connected on Instagram through her idea of a western styled maternity shoot. It took me like 3.6 seconds to say Y E S. Her style is absolutely beautiful and I could tell through her posts that we would get along great!

We had Ashton meet us in Checotah down a dusty dirt road on a hot August evening and she didn’t complain one bit! We trailered the horses there (Wren’s new colt Roscoe being one of them) and began shooting around sunset. She captured 2 hours worth of photos. During that time we jammed to Cojo, got to know one another and laughed at Gus’ model behavior. (I think he enjoys being behind the Iphone camera/drone better – #InstagramHusband)

It was literally my dream shoot. Ashton organized floral arrangements for my hat and for the mare from The Flower Shop in Pryor. She also collaborated with Calli Co Silver so we were able to borrow some gorgeous authentic turquoise jewels that were out of this world! She rented the most rad dress from Reclamation Design Company. She bought Wren the cutest horse onesie and stuffed animal AND brought a dozen cheesecake cupcakes that were to-die-for (hello pregnancy lady cravings)! She certainly did not have to do any of it, yet she did and I appreciate her so much!

These photos will be cherished forever because they portray my immense love for Gustyn and my sweet little babe, Wrenley. In just a few short days we get to welcome her into this world and the bump will be gone but these photos will last us a lifetime.

Ashton – I am so incredibly thankful for you.

Apologizing now because y’all may get sick of seeing my bump and husband but truthfully IDC because I’m just so happy with how they ALL turned out!

{Some favs below}


Velvet Brumby

Suzie Crooch



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