Horse Crazy from the Start
Horses aren't a hobby. It's a lifestyle.
Hey! I'm Montana, the photographer behind the lens and horses have been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. My mom purchased a farm and bought a few horses that taught me so much during the first few years of riding, one of them in particular I still own to this day. After riding at home for a few years, my mom enrolled me in riding lessons at a local hunter/jumper barn when I was 5 years old. I took lessons and showed there for many years before trying other disciplines to broaden my horizons. I have competed in dressage and barrel racing as well over the years. I enjoy learning about all disciplines!
So for me, the horse obviously came before the camera but I have always loved taking pictures and in early 2016 I decided to buy my own DSLR camera to take pictures of my horses! This move sparked my creativity and interests in photography so much and in no time I was learning more and more about my camera and becoming more confident each day. I fell in love with photography instantly. Photography makes me feel alive and it fuels me to always strive to improve and be better.
Me & Whiskey
The Beginning of Montana Canter Photography
If you have been a long time follower of mine, you will know that I started my business out as Diamond M Photography, which is named after my farm, Diamond M Ranch. When I got married in October 2018 I knew I wanted to change my business name. In October 2018, along with the name change, the business also received a total re-brand with new logos and a new "look" to better reflect me and what I loved. What didn't change was my passion for capturing the bond between horse and rider and the beauty of the horse.
Over the years I have learned so much and looking back at the first horse & rider and black background sessions make me truly realize how far I have come and that if you put your mind to it, anything is possible! I am so thankful for the opportunities I have been given and the clients that love my work and support me. I wouldn't be able to do this without the support of my amazing clients, friends and family.