It doesn't get any more American than my friends Mattie, an artist and UX designer, and Travis, an Oklahoma Highway Patrolman. The two share a love for the Western lifestyle, and pursue equal passions for barrel racing and team roping.
Partners inside the roping arena, the pair pushes and encourages one another to be better -- I saw it firsthand during the Chafin roping reception.
Mattie requested a lifestyle shoot to capture their everyday life at their little ranch in Skiatook. This meant we had other players involved, as well. From the horses to the dogs, and a slightly jealous cat, all of the "family" played a roll in our engagement shoot.
The stereotype of the Western horseman is very real, and in this case, authentically true. Horsemen exhibit a strong work ethic in everything they do – a practice Mattie and Travis maintain in their relationship, inside their beautiful home, the arena, and beyond.
It's #goals, y'all.