Rodeo Committees

Welcome to 2021 As we look forward to what this year holds, let's hope it is better than last year. 

If you are new to Wayne Gooden Photography, let me first say I would love to be involved in your rodeo in 2021. I bring a bit more to the table than most ... mainly because I have such a wide and diverse social media presence. How does that effect you ... I market and promote your rodeo before, during and after your rodeo. Helping to drive folks to your website, Facebook or Instagram page. It gets peoples attention! 

I make my expenses by selling photos ... pure and simple. Your posts and announcements concerning photos and their availability before, during and after the performances can keep me coming back to your rodeo. 

If you have funds available for photography that would be great and I certainly would appreciate it. I provide the committee marketing photos for your use year round. 

What are waiting for? 

Let's get that rodeo on the books

-- W 


RODEO PHOTOGRAPHY

As a young boy growing up in a 3 generation farrier business, I quickly found myself being a barn brat. Hanging around show rings and arenas offering to warm up horses, clean stalls, sweep the barn and countless hours sitting on hay bales listening to cowboys talk about The Waggoner Ranch, Rodeos, Training, crazy horses and crazy women.

My grandfather tried to teach me the trade, but finally grew impatient when I would rather ride than be under a horse all day. I grew up in Dallas and my grandfather made the rounds to all the big stables in the area Glen Lakes Stables, Lover’s Lane Stables, White Rock Stables and Circle K Farms way out in Plano. Back then 75 was a two lane road out to Plano. I thought it was so far out there. My heroes were E.B. (Banty) Stewart who was the first man to ever let me ride his horses … Tex Oddson who let me ride a white dapple named Misty every week we came out. When we went out to Mr. Baker’s house to shoe his show Palominos … I would groom those horses until they shined.

My best friend was a hand at Glen Lakes Stables, Chico Rodriquez. He and his dad Mike had worked for Mr. Stewart for years. Chico took care of all the rent horses for Mrs. Stewart for all the city slickers that would come out and ride for an hour. Chico rode this awesome gray roan called Brandy. I dreamed of a day that I could ride that horse. Sadly, Chico went to Vietnam to serve our country and never came home. That was my childhood.

Later my wife and I bought a place out in Pilot Point, Texas and raised paint horses for several years. I would go to the neighbors for ropings and rodeos in the area.

Now, we’ve sold the ranch and I capture photos of bronc, bull, ropers and barrel races. Can’t get it out of my system.

Here, I will show some of my stuff or you can go to my rodeo photography page for more. 

I’m available for hire.


I’ll see you down the road.

Wayne Gooden

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