- 10/22/10 I'm gearing up for a wedding shoot that takes place on October 31, 2010...that's right Halloween! I haven't shot a wedding solo in three years so this should be fun. The bride and groom are gorgeous - I'm excited about that! To help prepare for the indoor shoot, I've purchased some wireless tranceivers for off camera flash. Here are some pics that I took of Cookie today wearing her Luans Leathers gear using the off camera flash! I will be using the pics for CowgirlMall.com.
She reminds me of Mr. Ed in the pic above!
This is the ad I made up (for fun) for Luans Leathers and I wish this could be plastered all over at the NFR!
(Cookie may not run there but she could be there in spirit ;-) I LOVE this bridle set and my new lights!
- 10/18/10 Eric Petersen asked me what I thought would be a good plan to keep his stud, Gettin Impulsive in the spotlight now that he's moved on to his breeding career. At the current moment I feel like the industry magazines are a little stale for how much they cost. What I like about Eric and his stud is that they are both respectable in the Western Pleasure industry, young and fresh. I had no idea if this idea would work or not but I ran it past him...the Quarter Horse Congress was coming up, it may have actually been going on but we had two weeks make this work. I suggested getting four color process, hot/cold cups and then contacting the Sweet Shop Restaurant to see if they would serve their products in them. It felt like a long shot but I was willing to give it a try. Sure enough both parties were able to work together and pull this off! Eric is sure giving his stallion a shot in this industry and I have no doubt he'll see a great return! Here are some photos from the 2010 Quarter Horse Congress with the Gettin Impulsive cups.
(Photos by Shannon Williams.)
- 9/20/10 Ever heard of a Testicle Festival? I hadn't either until a client needed a site and promotional materials for one! She brought in ONE TON of bull testicles, cut and fried em' up! Okay, that's not all...there was also a PRCA Rodeo, drinking (lots of it - the boot mugs ran out before 6pm), and live music. Fantastic music. Here are some of my favorite pics. My girlfriend and I (Mallory from ImpulsePhotographyMB.com) covered 12 hours of it and we can't wait for next year! View the rest of the pics here and visit MNTesticleFestival.com for next years details!
- 9/16/10 Gretchen Hachtel of g-eliteassistant.com and I have been working together this summer on designs and promotional products...we're making our relationship official with a really cute ad for the Congress issue of the Equine Chronicle!
- 9/12/10 I shot some reining video and photos today with Brian and Kim Welman! Always love working with them! Here is a sample from the shoot (It's a Half-Arabian!)
- 9/10/10 Because I live "in" the cities I observe many types of driving. I'm not a perfect driver but every day I am aware of the fact that my life or someone else's could change in a second. This video will engrain it into your mind (not for the light hearted)...View Video August 2010
- 8/22/10 - After a long rush of work, I needed to have some "me" time.
I decided to go to the barn and just enjoy the horses in the pasture and spend some time out there, check in, making sure everyone is okay. You know I can't leave my camera!
Here are some samples of my "quiet day at the farm!"
(View full gallery at www.melissabaus.smugmug.com)
Look how cute and happy Max is! (my dog)
- 8/16/10 - I've just returned home from the Reichert Celebration in Tulsa, OK and would like to thank Pat Heeley for showing my mare, Save My Spot In Heaven in the 3 & Over Maiden Slot Class!
- Congratulations to Mark Baus (my hubby!) & Save My Spot In Heaven on your first place finish in the 3YO Limited Color Breed Pleasure and your fifth place finish in the Open! (See Video Below)
- I also won a years use of this trailer, thanks to Coast to Coast.
- Here is a video I shot from Saturday night's Chuckwagon races at the Reichert Celebration!
No animals or people were hurt!
- Check out the rest of the videos and photos at www.facebook.com/ReichertCelebration or
- Youth World Shirts in ACTION!!
- This is an example of the MYQHA Youth World T-Shirts for 2010.
- This video is too funny! I love that these guys are so laid back.
I actually did not like this commercial when I saw it, but after watching this I think it is really funny!!
- Corporate Challenge 2010 was a busy one! Here are a few pics...
The rest of the photos can be seen here
- MBD has purchased an exciting piece of equipment! It's Sony's HDR FX1 digital video camera. We'll see what fun projects follow this!
- Congratulations to MBD client, Joni's Ponies for being named APHA's 2010 Summer World Show Artist!
- Congratulations to Mallory of Impulse Photography on your June APHA Journal cover photo!!
- MBD was able to join Mallory of Impulse Photography on a recent photography adventure to V2 Reining Horses in Davenport, IA for a Shawn Flarida Clinic! Here's a photo to show you how excited we were!
- On the way home from the Shawn Flarida Clinic Mallory had a fantastic idea to stop by a Rodeo!
- Is there a better way to celebrate mothers day then a Randy Travis concert? I think not :-)
- MBD has purchased the domain cowgirlmall.com and we have big things planned. If you know anyone
that has a unique, useful or just exciting product that is good enough for a cowgirl, we want to hear from you! Visit cowgirlmall.com to see how it works.
I would like to wish all of my clients good luck and hope you bring home some big titles! I myself will be taking a stab at the SPB Open Western Pleasure with my AQHA/APHA SPB mare, A Sudden Outlaw. My husband Mark will be showing in Senior Western Pleasure on a Fleet Machine mare that we adore. She looks just like her sire and is quite talented!
A Sudden Outlaw - photo left
- My college roommate came for a visit to the farm! I hadn't seen her in years and I got to meet her daughter who happens to share our love of horses! Adorable! Love ya Katie!
- With the demand for custom Web design on the rise, Melissa Baus Design has branched out with Lana Green to form a sister design company we call Mellan Solutions. Things are going to be crazy creative around here and I can't wait!!
- One more Senior with her lovely horse to photograph!
- Making more time for photography I've been able to sneak in some family portraits with the beautiful fall weather!
I would like to welcome you to the new site of
Melissa Baus Design!
This site was inspired by my summer trip to the great state of Texas. While in Texas I was able to spend time wandering around true Texas country and the Fort Worth Stock Yards!
The stock yards is always a MUST visit on my list!
- I've had some time to squeeze in senior photos of three girls.
One of the girls did a buddy photo with 10 friends! They turned out pretty cool...
- August 13, 2008 (Also my 4th Wedding Anniversary) GoHorseShow.com will announce the winner of the $2,000 Harris Leather gift card for the ad that was voted on the most in their July Issue. (Actually, I think it's a random drawing but either way it is still fun since my ad has a chance!)
- I was invited by DeGraff Stables and Pleasurehorse.com to attend and take photos of the 2008 DeGraff Open house along with the Kentucky Incentive Tattersalls Sale. View Photos
My compliments go out to DeGraff Stables for making the trip so welcoming and fun! Your farm is truly outstanding and I can't wait for another visit!