Branded For Success
Calving season is nearly done and area ranchers are celebrating their calf crop at brandings throughout the Park. This time honored tradition is a bucket list experience for photographers. The images caught on camera represent a classic piece of western heritage and the yearning to capture this living history is sought by many. Morgan Smith Photography has the perfect opportunity and just the right eye.
This aspiring young photographer has a talent for capturing the western way of life in a modern way. Morgan Smith is a Kersey, Colorado native that has captured the heart of a lucky North Park cowboy. She's been shooting portraits and lifestyle imagery as an amateur for several years, but the quality of her work is far from amateur. She has the eye of a seasoned photographer and has shared her talents with our community.
Morgan grew up in an agriculture lifestyle and is a livestock showman extraordinaire. That experience has been the perfect backdrop for her training in a photography career. As a showman you learn that details set you apart. That eye for detail is notable in her work. From the show ring to the branding corral she captures images that are prize winning and stunning.
She just finished her Freshman year of college where she majors in Agriculture Business and Accounting at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, CO. She credits her photography skills to her experience in 4H Photography. She won the 4H Photography class at the Weld County Fair every year she entered since she was a junior member (Juniors are 8-11 years old) and twice in the Open Photography show. Her 4H career peaked when she won the Colorado State Fair in 2016.
The western way of life isn't the only subject that Morgan focuses on. She specializes in Senior and Newborn photography as well. She enjoys livestock event productions such as brandings and has had her backdrop set the stage at livestock shows such as the Little American Royal. Not even 20 yet, this young lady has a very bright future ahead of her. I met her as a leader in the FFA program representing her chapter at State events. She is now an upcoming leader in the photography industry as well. "What I love about photography is capturing images that people want to remember forever," shared Smith. Her images do that; leave an impression that you can't forget. Keep your eye on this aspiring artist, for soon you will see her work in magazines and galleries! We encourage you to follow Morgan's work on her business Facebook page.