Laura Cotterman - equine photographer

About Me

I am a photographer located in the horse country of Northern Virginia. I am a lifelong horsewoman having been in and around the horse business for 30 years breeding and training race and sport horses. I know horses inside and out and can photograph anything to do with horses.

I am a website application developer, building and maintaining sites for businesses in both the corporate and non-profit sectors.

I have been self-employed for over 20 years and have launched many small businesses. I consult on advertising, marketing and fundraising. In the course of my careers I have picked up many guerilla marketing techniques that are useful to the sole-propreitor. I produce print materials including program booklets, flyers, postcards, posters and other signage.

Commercial Photography
I am available to shoot on assignment and I license stock images for commercial and editorial uses through through

Christina Handley Stock is a respected provider of rights-managed equine, farm and agriculture stock photography. The site was established in 2006 and represents an extensive library of unique stock images available for licensing. New and unique images are being added continuously. There are currently over 16,000 images available online at

Online Photography Courses
I teach online photography courses at with Canadian photographer Christina Handley. The courses are targeted for equine and outdoor photographers. Students learn photography, get to know new people and share ideas in a fun, encouraging and supportive environment. We have an ongoing series of equine photography courses.

My images along with Christina's, are represented by and available for stock licensing at Christina Handley Stock, Alamy and Masterfile agencies. Some of our clients include: Horse Illustrated, Petsmart, Horse Sport, United States Equestrian Federation, SmartPak, SSG Gloves and Back in the Saddle. Our photos can be found on the covers of numerous equine and lifestyle magazines throughout North America on a monthly basis. Our photos also appear regularly in countless articles, catalogs, calendars and other advertising campaigns. Stock photos: