Taking photographs and video of equestrians around the East coast is what we do day to day. Those photos we take tell a story and document all of their joys, dreams, accomplishments, triumphs, love and interactions with their animals, family and friends. This new venture combines my strengths with Annies strengths for a great partnership continuing on as Official photographers at some of the greatest shows on the East Coast, while also offering portrait sessions and personalized commissioned private client photo packages.
Vicci Valenti- I grew up with a passion for horses and photography. I was able to ride and work at a local barn where I learned how to ride and care for these amazing animals while also establishing a great work ethic. I decided to use this to my advantage and go to college and get a BS in equine business. I was fortunate to find a job with horses that would take me to work at WEF in Wellington, FL. After a short while I was able to move into the photography industry at the Horse Shows. Now after 15 years of working for others taking photos and helping run a top notch official horse show photography business it is easy to say I have a lot of experience and supporters and love for industry.
Annie Patterson-I have two passions in my life. My love and passion for horses began early as my mom had me on the back of a horse before I would walk. My love for creating came next. In high school I joined the yearbook staff and couldn’t be stopped. I constantly was checking out cameras from the school to shoot horse shows on the weekend, while working myself up to the editor in chief position to design my schools 426 page yearbook. When college came I knew I wanted to study photography, so I attended Savannah College of Art and Design with a major in photography and a minor in graphic design. After two years I transferred to the University of South Carolina to switch my major to graphic design and focus on the creation process of design full time. Then came the “real world”. After graduating in 2014 I joined the team at The Book LLC. Thanks to The Book LLC my dreams of traveling, photography, and designing all came together. That’s where I met Vicci. After returning home for a few years to focus more on wedding and portrait photography, the calling of the horses kept coming back. So here I am. Getting a second chance at living my dream of all the things I love while spreading a little bit of kindness, one smile at a time.