Real Estate & Property Photography + Fredericksburg, Kerrville, Comfort, Boerne Texas

During my last 12 years in the Professional Photo Business, I’ve had the priviledge of working with some great Texas Hill Country and Fredericksburg area Realtors, Brokers, Home Builders, and Ranch owners!   Not only just for portraits for their business cards & websites, but also for their property listings!

People are visual, and it just makes sense in this tough economy to have STRONG IMAGES (staged & professional) in your local or mls real estate listings which will help grab & hold potential shopper’s attention!   Realtors have told me before that the images SOLD the property!!!

For your convenience, I bundle together my time at the PHOTO SESSION  +  A DISK (both HIGH-RES & LOW-RES jpegs)  +  BUSINESS USE RELEASE which allows you to use the images as needed for all of your marketing/advertising needs!

Visit the website for more images … www.kathyweigand.com
Contact us to learn more!
(830) 342-7161

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Do not use without written permission.

‘Patterns in Nature’ + Fine Art Gallery Print + Fredericksburg Texas Art Galleries

For the last couple mornings, the Texas Hill Country around Fredericksburg, Harper, & Kerrville has had some wonderful foggy mornings!

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As a professional photographer, I am always looking for interesting weather and ‘patterns’ in Nature when I’m out and about with my Canon cameras.   When I went roadtripping down some backroads, I drove around a curve, & I had to practically slam on my brakes as soon as I saw these cattle grazing… good thing no other cars were around for miles!!!

This image is so simple, peaceful, and the fog really sets the mood in this image!

The birds were chirping, and the shutter was flying!  I don’t think a cow ever noticied I was there, but that’s ok! 😉

These small internet files doesn’t do it justice… this print needs to be BIG and be a showcase artwork!


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Do not print or use without written permission from the artist.

 

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High School Senior Outdoor Portraits: Fredericksburg, Kerrville, Harper, Junction, Tx Hill Country

Fall is the PERFECT time for your High School Senior Portraits!!!!

If your looking for something MORE than just your boring school photos…
FUN   +   OUTDOOR    +    CREATIVE   +    AWARD WINNING … with a twist of FASHION!

http://www.kathyweigand.com
Check out our CLASS of 2013 SENIOR REP PROGRAM … see link at top!

Available for TRAVEL in the Texas Hill Country!   Fredericksburg / Kerrville / Harper / Junction / Ingram / Boerne / Johnson City / Marble Falls / Horseshoe Bay / Llano /  Mason

2012 Portrait Holiday Cards + Fredericksburg, Kerrville, & Texas Hill Country

I just LOVE this time of the year!!!

I’ve been working on some new 2012 Christmas Card designs!   Just choose your favorite images from your 2012 portrait session!
So, what is your style?  Modern or Traditional?

 

2012 Holiday Cards:

5×7 flat (2 sides) or folded (4 sides) … package of 25 with envelopes.

 

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Fall 2012 Portrait Specials + Fredericksburg Kerrville Photographer

Did you know that we post online specials just for our facebook fans?   Well, we do!  They are also the first ones to know of any announcements and future promos!

So be sure to visit our studio’s facebook page, and click ‘like’ on our page!  Visit often!

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SEPTEMBER:  ‘CHRISTMAS IN SEPTEMBER’  SPECIALS

Friday, September 7th … 12 HOUR SALE  10am-10pm only!
50% off outdoor FAMILY portraits that are booked in those 12 hours!  LIMITED DATES are left for September/October!
Visit our facebook page for more info & CLICK ‘LIKE’!!!

The ‘J’ Family Wedding Vow Renewal + Fredericksburg Texas

What a great day this was!


Venue: Wildseed Farms Fredericksburg Texas
Photography:  Hill Country Images

It was a little windy, but the flowers were amazing at the Wildseed Farms just outside of Fredericksburg!  It was all so perfect for the J’s 40th Wedding Anniversary and Vow Renewal  – which was a surprise for them – put together & organized by their daughter!  The emotions were flowing high as this loving family shared this very special day together!!!

I am so happy that my own daughter Ashley could be my assistant on this day & together we could share in THEIR AMAZING DAY!  Great memories!!! Thank you guys!!!!

A huge congratulations to the ‘J’ Family!!!

Do you know? … Cloud the Wild Stallion

Cloud:  Ambassador of America’s Wild Horses

Cloud (the pale stallion on top of ridge), and his family enjoying the warm summer sun on top of Pryor Mountain, Montana.  Pryor Mountain BLM area is on the border between Wyoming/Montana.

When standing on Pryor Mountain, which is sacred ground to the Crow Nation, one almost feels like you’ve stepped back in time… its almost magical and its one of my favorite places!

I was able to again travel to the top of Pryor Mountain in 2009, and it was a wonderful day!    Later on that Fall, BLM had a Roundup, in which Cloud’s family (and many other horses) were pushed hard by helicopter 20 miles+ over very rough country, penned, handled, and forever seperated from their families.  Several of Cloud’s mares & the two foals (they are his grandchildren actually) in this photo were targeted by BLM and removed.  They were all adopted later, while Cloud and others were allowed to return to their mountaintop home.

Today, many of the mares on Pryor Mountain are darted with PZP birth control, but the BLM again has made plans to remove approx 30-40 horses from Pryor Mountain this year in 2012 via bait trapping, at a high tax-payer’s expense.  That is a large number of targeted horses (approx 1/2 to 2/3 of the younger aged horses), and its dangerous for genetics.  The BLM’s goal is to reduce the entire Pryor herd to 100 or fewer head.

The Pryor Wild Horse Range is comprised of nearly 17,000 acres (12,575 Montana & 4352 Wyoming).  In 1971 when the Wild Horse & Burro Act was passed, there was actually about 31,000 acres set aside for the Pryor Wild Horses, but today, much of that land has been fenced off from the horses, and is unused.    Advocates are asking BLM to remove the fence and let the horses return back on their native land and Custer’s Forest, that was originally theirs in the first place.

I hope that the fence will be removed soon!  It is a shame to split their native land in two, not to mention that its an ugly eyesore on the amazing Pryor Mountain.  Its sad watching the horses follow their old ancient trails to the fence, only to have to turn back around, or walk up and down the fenceline.

Many scientists, experts, and advocates say the BLM’s plans of continuing to remove so many horses is unsafe for genetics, and there should be at least 130-150+ horses left to preserve a good viable genetic group for future generations.  By expanding their lands back to the original designated land, the herd could grow to a genetically safer number.

Pryor Mountain is Montana’s only Wild Horse herd.  They are descendants of the Lewis & Clark expedition, and are living symbols of our nation’s history, and the wild west.

Cloud, sired by Raven (black stallion- deceased) & Phoenix (palamino mare), was born on May 29, 1995 on Pryor Mountain.  Because of Emmy winning filmmaker Ginger Kathren’s wonderful movies, books, and interpretation of wild horse behavior, many people can now better understand horses.  Her videos and narrations, which have recorded Cloud from birth to present, has made the pale Stallion famous, and the Pryor Mountain Horses are now the most photographed and documented horses in North America.  Its amazing what one photographer can do!

Browse through more Cloud and Wild Horse Photos in the Wild Horse Gallery.    (click on Fine Art Prints, & Horses).  Partial proceeds from all Wild Horse Print Sales will be donated to … The Cloud Foundation, helping to preserve safe numbers of Wild Horses for future generations to enjoy.

HONORING CLOUD, WILD STALLION OF THE ROCKIES

THE FOLLOWING WAS READ INTO THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORD ON MAY 25, 2011 BY CONGRESSMAN GRIJALVA OF ARIZONA:

Honoring Cloud, Wild Stallion of the Rockies
Hon. Raul M. Grijalva
Of Arizona
In the House of Representatives
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Mr. GRIJALVA.
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the wild horse stallion known as Cloud, born May 29, 1995   in the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range of Montana.This majestic stallion has become the most famous wild horse in the world, and serves as the ambassador and emblem of wild horses and burros living free and protected on public lands.

No other wild horse in United States history has had his life story known and shared throughout the world.

Filmed as a tottering newborn foal beside his mother, the citizens of our great nation watched him grown into a bachelor stallion living amoung other young males, testing his strength, honing the skills he would one day need to start his own family.

Eventually, Cloud became a band stallion, winning mares and fathering his own foals. Cloud’s history, captured on film and books by Ginger Kathrens, filmmaker and documentarian, has been shown throughout the United States on Public Broadcasting as part of the Nature Series, and throughout the world on numerous channels and networks.

Cloud symbolizes the spirit of the West and links us with our heritage. The study of his life has brought recognition and appreciation of wild horses and burros on our public lands. Cloud has taught us that what wild horses and burros cherish most is not so different than for all Americans, freedom and family.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP?   Become a VOICE for the wild horses, learn what is really going on and stay active on current Wild Horse issues & events.   Go to The Cloud Foundation’s website and subscribe to their newsletter!
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Read more about Cloud & current issues … The Cloud Foundation

First Edition Bridger Christmas Cards – benefitting Wild Horses!

Hi everyone!

As many of you already know I am a HUGE fan of America’s Wild Horses and over the years I have tried to help them out as I can.

This year, I’ve created new cards featuring BRIDGER, a beautiful Wild Stallion  who is living at the McCullough Peaks Wild Horse Range near Cody Wyoming.  Its one of my favorite places to visit along with the Pryor Mountain Wild Horses!
Check them out at www.westerngalleries.com