Natasha Douglas, “Nat” for short, is a professional photographer with more than 25 years experience both behind the lens and as an animal enthusiast and amateur/owner horse trainer.
A graduate with honors from the National Art Honor Society from Thomas Walker High School in 2001, Nat originally pursued a career in architecture. In September 2001, she got her first camera and decided to see if she could take photos ‘just like the ones in the horse magazines.’ She headed out to a small show in southeastern Kentucky to shoot for fun and that was all it took. She was hooked and her career as a horse show photographer was born.
In the last few years, Nat has become one of the top equine photographers in the gaited horse industry. She was the youngest photographer to photograph a World Grand Championship event and has held official photographer credentials at three World Grand Championship shows including the Racking Horse Breeder’s Association of America World Celebration. She has also stood in center ring at the largest outdoor show in the world, the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration World Grand Championship show for official show photographer, Shane Shiflet.
Her images and designs have graced the covers of many national equine magazines and publications, and she continues to be published weekly in several different breed publications.
Nat’s true love and passion has always been creating art that revolves around animals. And whether she’s working in the studio or on location at a farm shoot, she creates incredible images for her clients! Nat's unique way with animals, both large and small, and her ability to make friends easily, gives her portrait experience a unique edge.
Because Nat's horse show schedule allows her to crisscross the country several times during the spring, summer and fall months, the chances of getting a shoot with her are pretty good!
Nat resides on her farm in southwest Virginia near the Tennessee/Kentucky border with her own spoiled, canine companion, Sadie.