I'm Kelsey Hellmann other wise known as either #CowHorsePhotographer or the lady with Mr. Gibbs. (Mr. Gibbs being my blue merle Aussie who is at 90% of the shows I photograph.)
For those of you who might not already know High Cotton Promotions is so much more than just an show photography company. We actually started out as a marketing company and show photography was just something extra we provided to our small horse show customers...but that soon grew in to an addition branch of HCP!
I graduated from Texas A&M in 2012 and knew I wanted to create a business where I helped agricultural businesses with their marketing needs, from social media, to graphic design to commercial photography. At the same time I had been second shooting for equine and livestock photographers to learn more about photography and to help build contacts. I fell in love with this gypsy lifestyle of traveling to shows and capturing incredible moments. With a little push from some very supportive clients, friends and family I added show photography to the roster of HCP services!
The name High Cotton Promotions originated from my childhood growing up on one of the largest row crop farming operations in the Coastal Bend area of Texas. One of my favorite crops my family grow is cotton and I wanted to incorporate that in to my business some how! In addition, I didn't want to only appear to provide services to just horse people, just ranchers or just anyone so I wanted to be a totally different brand that might stand out to people and peak their interest when seeing our watermark on a show image or out logo on an ad design.
In 2019, I added creative editor / publication services to my every growing list of services! My magazine and design knowledge coupled with my youth years spent at high level dog shows helped to make this a possible venture. We now create or layout the magazines for several AKC dog clubs and are fielding other clients too!
When you are ready to take your business, ranch, association to the next level please don't hesitate to give me a call!
Thanks & Gig 'em!