Our experience with Nancy Pierce spans many, many years and photo shoots. And ad layouts. And sales and stallion videos. And Eblasts. And our web site. She is kind. Amazing. Patient to a fault. Easy to work with. Professional. Talented. Talented. And did I mention talented?
Tim and I are two of Nancy's biggest fans, which is why we look forward to her stay with us every summer shooting horses. And, as all who've been around horses for a while know, the words "looking forward to" and "photo shoot" usually aren't used in the same sentence! Nancy somehow manages to make these shoots fun and enjoyable, all the while getting extraordinary photos of our horses no matter what their age or level of training. Mane rubbed out 3 days before the shoot, no problem. She'll shoot from an angle that makes it work. Won't stand still, we'll move the horse to another background and calm it down. Can't get that look? She's used everything from tarps, to other horses, to motorized cars with flags duct tapped to them. She has never failed us in getting incredible shots of our horses, no matter what the circumstances. Nancy has put together numerous ads, Eblasts, sales-lists, videos and our web-site with an intuitive style that has always exceeded our expectations. All within budget, which at times has been very lean. A joy and a pleasure to work with. We both would highly recommend her for photo shoots and advertising lay-outs of any type or discipline. She's one of the finest professionals in our breed and one of the sweetest people you will ever work with!
~ Jim Robbins and Tim Kelly
Oregon City, Oregon USA
"On behalf of Esperanza Arabians, LLC, I would like to express how fortunate we have been to have Nancy Pierce design, write, and photograph many of our horses, ads and articles. She is committed and strives to achieve the best possible results through her expertise, vast pedigree knowledge and her artistic talent. She has a natural eye to catch the essence of the horse. Her honesty and integrity, combined with her desire to get the perfect results, make her a champion in her field. We highly recommend her."
~ Jeannette Lane
Riverside, California USA
"Nancy has grown her skill set from that of a basic graphic arts professional into an authentic modern artist who utilizes computers, software and photography to capture the essence of her subject."
~ Carey Niman
"Have you have every dreamed of capturing your horses spirit and beauty in a photo? When you want to share your horse with the World, trust someone who sees your horses with an artistic eye, someone who understands you want a photo that needs no tag line."
~ Cynthia Petty
Blaine, Tennessee USA
(Om El Shahmaan x Insaana)
2011 Grey Stallion
(Imperial Shehaab x
2009 Grey Stallion
Hala El Dakar
(Dakar El Jamaal x Bint Solare)
2003 Grey Mare
"I have had the opportunity to work with Nancy on several photo shoots for our clients and she has always gotten the great shots and been great with our customers. Her eye and passion for the Arabian horse is evident in her work and personality. Thanks for all your efforts."
"Nancy Pierce has provided us with Photography and Web Design services since 2010. She is accommodating, professional, and her work speaks for itself. Her photographs are authentic, emotional, and I can always trust that I am seeing the true horse."
~ Amanda Mitchell
Troy, New Hampshire USA
(*Ecaho x S S Heiress)
2005 Grey Mare
(*Ecaho x BA Famous Lace)
2006 Grey Stallion
(Magnum Psyche x WF Jasmine)
2001 Chestnut Mare
"Whether your horse is a seasoned show champion or the unshown champion of your heart, you can always rely on Nancy to capture the essence and personality of each horse with expert reliability. Nancy has designed our stallion card and e-blasts and seems to magically "know" exactly what you're looking for based on her years of experience in the profession. I can't recommend her highly enough!"
~ Dina Wild, DVM
Chehalis, Washington USA
2001 Chestnut Stallion
"Every breeder has a vision of how a horse they love appears in their eyes. It is often difficult to capture this special look in a photo. But Nancy has gotten "thee shot" for me more often than any other photographer and I have used quite a few of them. My favorite picture of almost every horse I own has been taken by Nancy. Thanks, girl!"
~ Debra Geiser
DARA MEADOWS FARM
Lexington, Virginia USA
(Nabiel+/ x Akid Bint Hanelei)
1986 Grey Stallion
"Over the past several years Nancy Pierce has become both a cherished member of our extended family and an integral part of the solid foundation to the road back to worldwide visibility with our horses and program. In 1997 our Australian National Champion Stallion, *Fairview Klassique was named US National Champion Stallion, our Ali Jamaal son Ninjah el Jamaal (co owned with Senorita Andrea Barros of Brasil and Portugal), was named Brazilian National Champion Stallion and our beloved Australian National Champion Mare, *Simeon Shari was here with us in the US.
We thought we were “All Set!”, but shortly thereafter Peregrine Bloodstock partner Mark Wharton was seriously injured by a falling tree, Shari was lost and everything fell apart. For almost 10 years we were just fighting to keep the mares together, let alone effectively breed, promote and market.
As things gradually improved and we were able to start breeding again it was essential to have excellent photos and video. I had been watching the evolution of Nancy’s artistry, and right from her first shoot for us it was clear that we had found our Muse. Many years ago I had international name recognition as a photographer of Arabian Horses. During my time as a weekend “pro” I learned very quickly is that the client always has a vision of their horse, which, rightly or wrongly, will be the difference between a sale and a waste of time. Nancy, herself a very knowledgeable and successful breeder, takes the time to try and understand your vision, take stock of the realities, then render it digitally. We have found that this approach leads to photos and video with an “eye” which is both yours AND hers, resulting in beautiful and dramatic images, with the whole being greater than the sum of the parts.
We recommended her to all our clients and friends including major client Al Shaqab Breeding and Show, and many of for her photographs for them have featured prominently in their recent global advertising.
She is endlessly obliging, patient, quick and efficient and very happy to experiment. She is the only photographer and videographer we have used who, given the basics of Preparation, Location and Weather can pretty much guarantee a publishable image or video for every single subject. This is a quality which cannot be overstated. Magical, artistry shots are all very well, and we love them, but solid sales photos and video are what pays the rent and buys the hay. And her fees are very, VERY reasonable.
We look forward to 2018, with both its nuts and bolts images and working with Nancy to realize exciting concepts already discussed for Covers and Calendars."
~ Quentin Naylor and Mark Wharton
PEREGRINE BLOODSTOCK, LLC
Lexington, Kentucky USA
"Nancy first came to us in 2007 and we had the most amazing experience. We have used her photography services ever since. Nancy’s photography has grown over the years to be world class! We, at Kisra, are so thrilled with what she has done for us. Nancy has captured our horses beautifully with a natural, soft, and passionate depiction. Not only did we get a photographer with Pierce Graphic Design but a cheerleader, friend, and loyal supporter. "
~ Josh Lavorgna
Westtown, New York USA
Kisra Aliha Nafartiti
2014 Grey SE Filly
(Kamal Ibn Adeed x JPL Aliha Nafara)
I am pleased to have worked with Nancy on many occasions photographing horses. Through pure, hard work and dedication, she has become acclaimed in our industry. She is a lovely person and is easy to work with. Nancy is dedicated to her clients and committed to the Arabian horse industry.
Petrovkka and Kim
(*Muscat x *Pavlinka)
1985 Grey Mare bred/ owned by Suzann Vince
~ Tony Steiner
STEINER ARABIANS INTERNATIONAL
Pilot Point, Texas USA
(Hariry Al Shaqab x Skarlatti by *Fairview Klassique)
2015 Chestnut Filly
"Nancy I am not a client of course , But I did want to share with you what thrill it has been see your beautiful work . Especially of Sherri Soper's horses as I was privilege to be at Star's birth and helped him to a good start. Your photography has enabled me watch him and Rashad mature into the fine horses they have become. Forever Thank You!"
~ Mary Yarnell
Yuma, Arizona USA
Negm Al Sahra
(El Khaled x Almase Amira)
2010 Grey Stallion
"I was fortunate enough to be able to add my 2 fillies to a photoshoot Nancy was doing in Texas this past summer..This being my first experience having my girls professionally photographed, I wasnt quite sure what to expect. Needless to say I was over the top when I was able to view the proofs just a couple of days later..There were so many great pictures , I had a hard time deciding which ones I wanted. I wanted them all and there were well over 200 to choose from! I also have to say that I had a special request from Nancy that she get some group photos of the girls since they are full sisters. I know that is not an easy request, especially getting a yearling and 2 y.o to cooperate, but the photo she got of them together is definitely my favorite. I also had an eblast and flyer done and even though Nancy was out of the country, she responded to each and every one of my emails and requests without hesitation..Thank You Nancy!
~ Sarah Murray
Farmersville, TX USA
KA Champagne Affair and KA Champagne Treasure - 2015 and 2014 Exotic Pinto Fillies
"I've known Nancy personally for many years. I've been with her on several photos shoots and at many shows She's one of the nicest ,most honest people I know. I love her photography! She really captures the heart and soul of the horse Her creativity is amazing!"
~ Gina Dupree
Louin, Mississippi USA
WC Ali Gazal
(Gazal Al Shaqab x JE Ali Selene)
2007 Bay Stallion
wearing Arabian Fancy
~ Kim Morgan
Pilot Point, Texas USA
Thanks to all of those kind enough to contribute to my "Testimonials" page. To see my clients' thoughts, please scroll down, but first, here are links to many of my clients', friends' and other favorite links for your convenience!