𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗺𝘆 𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝘀𝘁𝘆𝗹𝗲?
I didn't have any connections really within the equestrian space, I had taken four years off in college, I was starting from scratch, I was hunting on Instagram and facebook. I really just found a bunch of brands and reached out via instagram or email and started as many people as I could. My husband and I were wedding photographers to make extra money and knew we could add that with professional photography for the brands.
𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐚 𝐣𝐞𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐫𝐲 𝐬𝐭𝐲𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐞 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐚 𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐬𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐬?
I had worked in Los Angeles as an intern for a Jewelry company, loved my boss and the company. I had the end of the internship they offered me a job. I worked seven or eight months. I went back to them ready to make big waves in their business and loved the idea of doing something big in the fashion industry. I felt there wasn't much change from when I first worked there as an intern. I didn't feel any movement and I didn't feel like my voice was heard. Looking back it makes sense I was just this young kid, but at the end of the day it just wasn't a good fit. I just found I wasn't happy. I realized I loved fashion but really missed being around horses. I never imagined I would work in the equine industry. I reached out to barns in California and a month or two after searching I found a barn where I worked as an exercise rider.