Sunday, May 15, 2011

Workshop, Derby and Dogs

I can't believe it's the middle of May and I haven't made a single post this month!

I've been a bit busy...

First was the photography workshop.  We had a GREAT time with our students for 3 days.  Just look at the work our students put together at the various bluegrass destinations we took them - Workshop Participants Gallery.

Then we had Kentucky Derby Weekend! 





and the Derby winner was Animal Kingdom! Trained by my good friends at Herringswell Stables!! Woo hoo!!


Matt and I are very psyched about Animal Kingdom winning.  I've been friends with the Herringswell crowd for several years and have always kept track of their horses.  Earlier in the Keeneland meet, we had gotten some shots of Animal Kingdom galloping early on in April.  He liked getting his pick of grass after his gallop so much that he didn't want to go back into the barn.  My friend Heather, who is his exercise rider, had to back him into the barn until one of the grooms got a lead line on him.  Funny guy!


Matt, Alex Evers, Jessie Holmes and I had a great time shooting all weekend, enduring the ever changing weather and lack of sleep. We even had one of our workshop attendees help us out! Thanks Heather Smith! You can see our work here

Even after the Derby, Matt and I have been going full out with work.  It's been great fun!  And I'm continuing to get my pet photography business off the ground. 

Most recently I had the privilege of shooting photos of a bunch of labs that belong to Bloodhorse Magazine writer, Lenny Shulman.  Besides writing, Lenny has a very entertaining video show he does with Steve Haskins called "And They're Off".    At any rate, I got to photograph Lenny with his 4 labs at his property which has the most lovely creek running through it...



Then last night, Matt and I went to the Lexington Legends (Minor League baseball team) game.  It was "Bark In The Park" night where everyone was allowed to bring their dogs to the game.  It was highly entertaining.  If you're into dressed up, fun loving dogs then these pics are for you.

I apologize for the long post... and I'm leaving stuff out for next time! 


  1. Wow, you really do have a lot of racing connections! :-) Love the pics, and love Animal Kingdom (although I do NOT love his name!).

  2. LOVING your dog photos, Wendy! Looks like an action-packed May for you. Great work as always. Sarah Andrew

  3. love, love, love your photos!

    I saw your blog title from another blog and my interest was piqued, so glad I found yours posts and photography!

    happy mid-week! corinna