Storyteller Style Equine Imagery Filled to the Brim With Southern Hospitality

Carefully Curated Equine Imagery


South Carolina Equine Photographer, Jessica O'Connor

Head shot of Paint horse in show halter on fine art black background. Photographed by South Carolina equine photographer

Before I found hunting dogs, I lived and breathed all things horse. I’ve been riding since before I could walk, and before I could read I always looked forward to the days when a family friend would bring me a hefty stack of The Quarter Horse Journal back issues.

Horses have been a part of my world since my earliest life memories, so I know what equestrians want. I've also pored over every equine publication I could put my hands on just as long, so I'm well versed in industry standard for equine photographers.

Most importantly, I've lived this lifestyle, which enables me to authentically document the true, raw emotions associated with life as a horse show exhibitor or a horse owner in general.

I'm so excited to put my knowledge to use as a Charleston, South Carolina area equine photographer.

I'm also a freelance writer within the equine and outdoor/hunting industries. My work has been featured in magazines such as The Paint Horse Journal, Chrome, NCHA Chatter, Aiken Horse, Carolinas Equestrian, and Southern Hound Hunting. If you're interested in learning more about my work as a writer and what I can bring to your publication or business, please click HERE.

Bay Quarter Horse walks over trail poles at South Carolina Equine Park in Camden, SC. Photo by SC equine photographer.

Whether we work with each other while I'm serving as your official horse show photographer or we're crafting a private photo session, I pride myself on building relationships with my clients. Getting to know you and your horse on a personal level is always my ultimate goal.

Want to know a secret? Being comfortable with your photographer is what helps me craft the candid, documentary style images I'm known for. They're real, raw, and capture all the little things that make you and your horse unique.

Whether you plan to decorate your home with images of you and your horse or you're crafting this season's show ads, we'll tailor your session to create your dreams.

Bay and white paint horse photographed in fine art style, Summerville, SC by SC equine photographer.

Let’s plan your day.

I’m committed to providing you with true southern hospitality, from the first point of contact until I deliver your gallery and/or wall art. I’ll be there to help you every step of the way so all you have to worry about is enjoying your day!

I'm based in Ridgeville, SC but I service all of South Carolina from the Columbia, to Florence, to the Anderson and Greenville area. I'm also available for travel in North Carolina, Georgia, and occasionally Tennessee!

Black & white paint horse at APHA show in Camden, South Carolina with youth halter exhibitor.

Ready to get started?

Visit my investment page to learn more about my equine photography services and contact me today so we can start getting to know each other. I can't wait to meet you and your horse!

Serving all areas of South Carolina as your equine photographer, from Charleston to Florence and Columbia to Greenville.

Fine art style equine portrait with paint horse, border collie, and dachshund in Camden, SC.
Bay AQHA horse shows in ranch trail at APHA show in Camden, South Carolina. Photographed by SC horse show photographer.


Young lady in white dresses kisses chestnut AQHA gelding in portrait taken by horse photographer in Columbia, SC