I decided that it would be interesting to interview some of the cool equestrian and equine photographers that have come into my life since starting on this amazing journey of equine photography of mine. I find it fascinating how people end up where they are.
Plus, I have met some of my favorite people in the world through horse photography including clients, fellow photographers and even business people who work with photographers.
So, for the next installment of this interview series is Terri Cage of Terri Cage Photography.
Terri Cage Photography is based in the town of Ponder, Texas. Ponder has a population of about 1,400 people, is about an hour drive from the Dallas-Fort Worth airport and is located right in the heart of horse country.
I mean, seriously, in the heart of horse country. I’ve been out to Texas to visit Terri twice this year and I don’t think you can throw a rock without hitting a horse barn. Horses are BIG business in Texas.
How did you come to be Terri Cage Photography? What was your journey to becoming a horse photographer?
I learned photography while I was in high school.
I was really into art and wanted photos of my horses and horses at the barn so I had my dad teach me. He was a big photography hobbyist and we had a dark room in our house. I continued to always take photos for fun.
After 20 years with the same company wore me down, I decided to jump head on and go full time as a professional horse photographer and I haven’t looked back since. Terri Cage Photography has been in existence for 10 years now.
What type of equine photography do you do?
The majority of what I photograph is equestrian and horse portrait sessions, as well as, High School Senior sessions both with and without their horses.
What are your favorite things about being an equine photographer?
My favorite thing is meeting new people that have the same interests that I do. Horses! I also love to see people’s reactions when they see their images.
What part of the horse photography job/business do you struggle with? What is your least favorite thing to do?
I really struggle with saying no when I am already overbooked.
I also struggle with bookkeeping. I am horrible for keeping up with bookkeeping. Thank goodness I keep all receipts and write on them what they are for!
Who are some of the photographers, creatives, and/or business people that you look up to and why?
I always focused on my photography skills and nothing else when starting out. He said to make it in photography, you need to be a 6 in photography but a 10 in marketing.
What is the best way for a potential client to reach you?
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To read more about Terri’s thoughts on the horse photography industry, and some tips and tricks she uses to get her amazing images, make sure to check out the Horse Photographer: Tips and Tricks from the Professionals Series!