Hi, I’m Ceara!
My name is Ceara Hackman, the girl with the crazy curly brunette mane hiding being the camera! I currently reside in Boyertown, PA with my husband & our sassy little ginger cat, Hobbes. I’m originally from Pueblo, Colorado, where my love for photography began at a very young age & blossomed into this incredible experience I have now!
I work full time as a Planogram Expert / Merchandising Lead at Best Buy. I have a pretty set schedule, working early mornings & always having Saturdays off, which allows me to do photo shoots in the evenings and my favorite…horse shows on the weekend! Weekends are spent at local horse shows, pet fairs, and any other event I’m booked for.
Horses have become one of my main specialties over the years as I have furthered my career in the equestrian community. I have been around horses since I was 11 years old, and it is an unending passion of mine. I’ve had the amazing opportunity to photograph the 2016 (then) Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event, be the official photographer for many events such as Jana Steffan & Jec Aristotle Ballou Dressage Clinics & Saddle Up for St. Jude Charity Show & more. I have worked with professional photographers spanning from California, Colorado, & Pennsylvania, all of which helped shape me to be the artist I am today.
Being able to capture the elegance & grace of a horse & rider over fences or portraits together in the pastures they graze in is what I live for. Seeing how happy my clients are when receiving the photos that remind them of these moments, day after day, hanging on their wall or in their memories on Facebook, that's right up there with it! I pride myself on being able to capture the partnership, beauty, & love of all horses and their owners.
As it is with horses, I have found that no photo shoot or show is the same. Every shoot I find something new that challenges me and makes me strive to produce stunning new images. Horses are unpredictable, they are exciting and beautiful and strong. And that is exactly what I shoot for in my work.
Concert / Event Photography
Modelling & Studio Photography
Rodeo / Gymkhana Photography
Dressage / Jumping Photography
Equine Portraits (including conformation)
Studio Assistant for Lucas Huey Photography in 2013
Photographed the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event in 2016
Official Photographer for the Wild West Minis in 2014 & 2015
Official Photographer for Jana Steffen's Dressage Clinic in 2016 & 2017
Official Photographer at the Saddle Up for St. Jude charity horse show in 2016
Official Photographer at the 4H Summer Show in 2017
Photographer and journalist for the Pueblo Chieftain & Pueblo West View in 2017
First Place - Digital Arts - Fine Arts Emerging Artist - Colorado State Fair 2016
First Place - 15-18 years Amateur Arts - Colorado State Fair 2015
Second Place - Pet Photo Contest - Colorado State Fair 2015