My name is Samantha Dawn Ebeling - known just by my first and middle name "Samantha Dawn."

I am a multi-published and award winning equine photographer from Kansas, United States. (Near Kansas City, KS.)

Horses are the absolute core of my life and my entire life has been molded around them. They are everywhere surrounding me at any given time. They've been the center of my world since I can first remember.

I, too, was that “weird horse girl" in school who was known for being *obsessed* with horses. Obsessed yes, but passionate is a better word. By having them in all aspects of my life, horses have taught me so much about life, myself, and simply how to “be in the moment.” In addition to teaching me in life, this enchanting creature has actually saved my life more times than I can count. Similar to how you can find the history on the back of the horse - horses have loaned me their strength and carried me through the toughest times of my life.

25+ years combined of owning, riding, helping train at times, studying, and enjoying them in my life has helped hone in my skills to be able to properly photograph them. I have an extensive amount of experience in many breeds and as well as breed standards.


I want to give people photographic ART of their horses that makes them remember why they fell in love with The Horse and never looked back.

It's no surprise that horses have been the center of ALL forms of art for CENTURIES. They are essentially living art. Through my photographs I want to show why...

The desire I have for my photographs is to evoke emotion and to offer a connection with each horse pictured. Bringing attention to their power, their strength, their heart and soul for the incredibly special creature they are. I want my photographs to be a testimony to the enchantment horses have had over humans since the dawn of time. Our world we see today was BUILT on the backs of horses. I hope to continuously bridge the gap between historical admiration and significance and the modern-day enchantment towards The Horse.

Producing half-hearted, mediocre, "just good enough" work is something I can't live with producing. Each photograph I take and present has a piece of my soul woven in with it. I never just want to be a photographer who simply “takes a photo of a horse” - I want to turn the horses that I meet into what THE HORSE has been for centuries....ART. I would love to see your horse be a part of my ART. ♥

header photo: Amy Rickford Photography | top photo: J. Todd Wilkins Photography | bottom photo: Rayon Photography

✈️Traveling Equine Photographer ✈️

You can find me traveling the United States at least 100+ days out of the year! While I live in Kansas there are very few states I've not visited clients for photoshoots!

I reside here in Kansas with my husband, Jonathan !! Jonathan is a 7 year US Army Combat Veteran who bravely served two tours in Afghanistan.

Jonathan is my anchor & plays the biggest "behind the scenes" roll in my business. Jonathan is a HEO (Heavy Equipment Operator) full time while also starting to build his own Heavy Equipment business: "JE Excavating LLC."

I wouldn't be where I am in my career without him. He has driven and pushed me to become the greatest I can possibly be. I've never known his type of selflessness and support in my life but I'm forever grateful.

We are blessed with 3 horses and 2 dogs. They are our only "kids."

Check out my photo carousel below to see more of my life outside of Photography.

-xo Samantha

My life inside and out of photography

My hope is with these photos you can get a visual for who I am with my camera and without it. I always want to share my world with others. ♥