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Photo courtesy of Jeni Jo Photography. ……

What do you get when you cross western fashion with editorial fashion? A photoshoot in the Fort Worth Stockyards with the full brother to Shiney Outlaw, vintage accessories, and tack changes coinciding with each outfit.

Fashion Background

Behind the camera was Jeni Brunner of Jeni Jo Photography. The idea for this editorial shoot emerged from her background in fashion photography and love for equines.

“After buying my first camera in 2017, I went straight into fashion photography, working with models in Seattle, shooting for clothing companies, and had my work published in several fashion magazines,” explained Brunner.

However, her true passion is equine photography.

“I’m a horse girl myself and have been riding since I was 5 years old, showing in 4-H and in the AQHA circuit. I no longer show but still own my retired QH mare, and trail ride on my friend’s horses any chance I get!”

This led to switching her business to primarily photographing horses and their riders.

She still loves to incorporate “a fashion flare whenever [she] get[s] the opportunity.”

Brunner combined her experiences with her passion to create this exact opportunity!

Horse Show Influence

The model featured was Casey Temple, a medical student whose “been showing horses since [she] was nine.” She currently has four horses and a long resume of horse show success, including “over 20 world titles.”

Her horse, “REYKIN IN NICKELS,” also known as Turkey, was her partner in the photo shoot. He is a four-year-old full brother to the infamous stud, Shiney Outlaw, who was previously shown and trained by Million Dollar Rider, Jay McClaughlin.

Aside from his charming looks and obvious talent, Turkey has quite a personality. Temple describes him as “the only horse I’ve ever met that sits! He knows how to open stall doors and sometimes likes to take himself for walks at horse shows.”

Takes a Village

Temple and Brunner were not alone in their efforts.

Raul Esparza, a photographer known for his wardrobe styling, designed every outfit Temple wore. His designs emphasize cowgirl fashion drawing from retro and vintage influences.

According to Brunner, this was the first outside shoot Esparza had styled.

“Up until that point he had only done styling for his own shoots,” acknowledged Brunner with an air of appreciation for his help.

Jessica James was the genius behind the hair and makeup and whom Brunner credits as one of the best” bringing “the whole look together with her artistry.”

The Perfect Place

As the photo shoot planning process took place, the location quickly selected itself.

“I knew going to the Fort Worth Stockyards would add to the western feel of the photos and offer lots of variety for backgrounds.”

Brunner was right. Fort Worth could not have been more perfect! With the popularity of horse performance events, its chronicles of cowboy culture, and the significance of the Stockyards, Fort Worth brought the western overtone of the shoot altogether.

Without further ado, take a look at the cross between western and editorial fashion!

Look 1

  • Hat- Western Legacy
  • Scarf- Wild West Rag Co.
  • Top- Wrangler
  • Jeans- Driftwood
  • Belt- Vintage
  • Boots- Ranch Road Boots

Look 2

  • Hat- Western Legacy
  • Dress- Wrangler
  • Jacket- Vintage
  • Boots- Ranch Road Boots

Look 3

  • Dress- Free People
  • Bolo- Vintage
  • Boots- Ranch Road Boots

Look 4

  • Top- Free People
  • Belt- Vintage
  • Jeans- Rollas
  • Boots- Ranch Road Boots

Look 5

  • Top- unbranded
  • Jacket- Vintage
  • Jeans- Rollas
  • Boots- Vintage Cognac Boots

Look 6

  • Hat- Western Legacy
  • Top- For Love & Lemons
  • Belt- vintage
  • Jeans- Rollas
  • Boots- Vintage Cognac Boots