A Photoshoot With A MUA

Sometimes the stars align just perfectly and the result is something more beautiful than you’d ever imagine it would be. 

That was the case for this year’s annual school portrait photoshoot that I do with my niece. I think we’re on year four or five of taking her school pictures, and doing a “senior” type session.  But this year, we had a ranch intern here who is also a Professional Make-up Artist.  Abby is one of the funnest people I’ve ever hung out with and she’s a gorgeous person too.  She makes my list for “favorite people ever”, and I’m pretty sure she’s my  sister-from-another-mother. Just sayin’. 

I’ve never had the privilege of working with a MUA, but dang, now that I have, I don’t want to ever do another shoot without one. Seriously.  I had to airbrush one, tiny little speck of sweat off of one photo. That was it. It saved time, and the girl, well she looked phenomenal. She’s already gorgeous, inside and out, but this… Wow.  She starts her freshman year this week. Where did the time go? 

Abby Prather, MUA. Photo by The South Dakota Cowgirl on Location at The DX Ranch, Eagle Butte, SD. Abby Prather, MUA. Photo by The South Dakota Cowgirl on Location at The DX Ranch, Eagle Butte, SD. Abby Prather, MUA. Photo by The South Dakota Cowgirl on Location at The DX Ranch, Eagle Butte, SD. Abby Prather, MUA. Photo by The South Dakota Cowgirl on Location at The DX Ranch, Eagle Butte, SD. Abby Prather, MUA. Photo by The South Dakota Cowgirl on Location at The DX Ranch, Eagle Butte, SD. Abby Prather, MUA. Photo by The South Dakota Cowgirl on Location at The DX Ranch, Eagle Butte, SD. Abby Prather, MUA. Photo by The South Dakota Cowgirl on Location at The DX Ranch, Eagle Butte, SD.

Please make sure you head over to Abby’s Facebook Page and follow along as she works her magic! 

Time Magazine Top 50

A few weeks ago I was notified via a comment on one of my Instagram photos that Time had chosen me as one of the most interesting Instagram Users in the country. They asked for permission to republish my photograph.  I did a double take and in a matter of moments said yes. To say that I was shocked, was pretty much an understatement. 

 

Monday this week, the list was released and before I knew it I’d picked up another 500 followers in less than 24 hours.   

I love sharing my life with the world, that my life is revolves around agriculture is pretty cool, and even cooler yet that someone involved in the Ag Industry was chosen.  You do realize this means they’ve been stalking me, and that they’ll continue to do so, right? How cool is that? 

To check out the full list, click here.

Happy Trails!

From the Rodear

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We have two brandings on our place, as a general rule. Our big Father’s Day party, and another, smaller branding around the Fourth of July.  This year, I spent the entire July 4th branding, horseback, either roping or holding herd, so I don’t have photos of that little party. I do, however, have photos of us […]

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A Girl, Her Horse and A Guitar

Senior, Dylan L. by South Dakota Cowgirl Photography

A couple weeks ago I had the privelege of photographing a young woman who is embarking upon her last year of high school. She’s gorgeous, a handy, handy rodeo competitor and a beautiful spirit all around. I hope you enjoy these images as much as I enjoyed taking them! Happy Trails!

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life in photos…

DX Nuklear IronMan, 2015 Colt by WDX Nukem out of Streakin Iron. Photo by The South Dakota Cowgirl.

I can barely keep up with going through my Mail, let alone my blog… But I’m still taking lots of photos! I photographed a senior last week. She’s gorgeous and I’ll share those soon. I have some beautiful branding day photos to share too, and of course my colts are getting huge. The photos below […]

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Genie In a Bottle

If you know me, you know it’s no secret I’m a fan of Red Dirt or Texas Country Music. And while it may be that as a former Texan I feel the need to support those artists, I think it’s more that the current state of what’s played on the radio is simply trashy pop […]

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The Wreck

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I’ve been getting to barrel race a little bit this summer, and Avie and I are really clicking! Thursday before our Father’s Day Branding, I took him to the local Jackpot, where Gump and I have won a couple buckles in the summer series. I love running on a standard pattern so this arena is […]

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Foals on Film

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I thought, since I’m behind, I’d take a moment to share the cuteness that has been Tony and Issimo growing up this summer. Here’s Issimo getting scratched, and feeling the need to scratch back… Issimo loves his scratches! #foals #thedxranch #horses #ig_equine #lovehim #love #ranchlife A video posted by Jenn Z (@thesdcowgirl) on Jun 24, […]

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Generalissimo

Issimo. Day old colt. Photo by The South Dakota Cowgirl.

Some of you who follow me on Facebook and actually get notifications from my South Dakota Cowgirl Page, or who follow me on Instagram, have seen that my second (and last) colt for the year was born on June 13. This his how behind I am in in sharing my life. You have my apologies. His […]

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Photos from the Branding Pen

The Branding Pen. Photo of Jesse Clement, Taken by The South Dakota Cowgirl.

I’ve been uber busy this summer, as evidenced by the lack of posts here (but you can still read what I’m writing about horsemanship over at Cavvy Savvy).  I’m so behind, I didn’t realize until this morning that I hadn’t shared any of my branding pen photos from this Spring.  We just held our annual […]

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