Hi, I'm Meg, a Jersey girl livin in Georgia. I'm based in Roswell with my husband Sam Sower, our German Shepherd Ash and my two horses: Reina, a 14-year-old Andalusian mare and Silver, a 21-year-old Quarter horse gelding.
While dressage isn't the only thing I shoot, my background and enthusiasm as a dressage rider shapes the way I shoot. Like many dressage riders, I can be a meticulous perfectionist. This translates to me being focused on my precision in-camera. I specialize in timing the most flattering and biomechanically correct moments of any given movement. My goal is always to highlight connection and expression - whether down centerline, at a clinic or during a private shoot.
I absolutely love clinics and workshops. To me, the most rewarding aspects of horsemanship surround the patient process of physical and emotional development. Currently, I'm super interested in the works of Kathleen Lindley Beckham, Mary Miller Jordan, Warwick Schiller, Mark Rashid and Anja Beran.
I'm a total sap and frequently get teary watching freestyles (I'm not kidding; I recently caught myself while shooting a Katy Perry-themed freestyle... Katy Perry, I hear you saying, Is she serious? Yes, I wish I wasn't, but it was really that good). Nothing is more satisfying and magical than when music aligns with a horse's gaits or personality. It's like fireworks start going off in my brain... anyone else?
I graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 2014 where I studied English, Geography and Film. While there, I was an active member of their Intercollegiate Dressage Association Team. Shooting team practices and shows sparked my serious pursuit of equine photography. Since 2014, I've lived around the country following my husband in the Air Force, and in that time I've been fortunate enough to work with (and continuously learn from) Susan J Stickle Photography.