About Me

Awarm welcome and hello!  Whether you stumbled upon my business or sought me out I'm very glad that you're here.  My name is Jennifer Rogers. My friends call me Jen so I hope you will soon feel so comfortable as to do the same.  I'm the owner of A Place In Time Photography, LLC. (click link to visit my other website & portfolio)

I am a professional photographer and photo tour guide here in Western Utah and I love nothing more than being able to spend time in the peaceful solitude of the range with the Onaqui wild horses. Whether it be creating special memories for my tour guests or creating new art pieces to add to my portfolio the time spent in this special place with these beautiful soulful creatures is never less than completely rewarding.

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you've imagined."

Henry David Thoreau

I have been very fortunate to spend 15 years or so working with countless clients in the Hawaiian Islands to provide them with personalized photographic services and products to fill the walls in their homes with reminiscent smiles and cherished memories of special times together.

Conservation efforts, including wildlife education and protection, have always been at the forefront of my mind even as a little girl growing up in a very rural country setting.  I spent unfathomable hours in the woods learning to identify tracks and understand behavior which I have carried with me through the years as I traveled across several countries to volunteer my time and photography skills as best I can to animal sanctuaries or private reserves. 

I'm so thrilled that all of my travels and life experiences paved the way for me to reside full-time in Utah and be able to pour my heart into creating a safe, eco-friendly and informative photo safari where I can guide my guests through such a beautiful landscape containing the always captivating Onaqui Wild horses.  During my private tours I'm so grateful to be able to get to know my clients and help you to not only meet the horses, but hopefully expand the way you will think about capturing images of them and understanding their place in the wild.  

I have been fortunate to be able to share my images with not only hundreds of special clients, but with

  • National Geographic 
  • Canon USA 
  • National Geographic Uganda 
  • WildPlanet Photo Magazine 
  • WildEarth Guardians
  • Alaska Chamber of Commerce 
  • Dwell Magazine
  • Luxury Home Magazine
  • Houzz
  • Christies International
  • The Hyatt
  • and various National Park Services just to name a few.
 


I am also the founder of a 501(c)(3) called Red Birds Trust which aims to preserve & protect the lives of the Onaqui Wild Horse both on the range and after adoption.  You can learn more and become a part of helping secure a future for our wild ones by clicking here.

 

Thank you for taking this moment of your time to learn a little more about me and I look forward to working together soon.  If you'd like to view other samples of my work please just click here.  If you'd like to meet my rescued mustangs please just scroll down a bit further.....

Mahalo Nui Loa,

Jen

ph: 808.214.6252

email: wildhorsephotosafaris@gmail.com

IG: @wildhorsephotosafaris and @aplaceintimephotosmaui

Local & International Projects Supported Include:

Red Birds Trust

The Cloud Foundation

Born Free USA

Defenders of Wildlife

Elephant Nature Park


BLM Permit #LLUTW01100-22-001

My Rescues

Cheyenne Grace: Unlike the Onaqui rescues, Cheyenne Grace’s story in the wild will likely never be known.  Because of her brand we know that she was once a member of the Swasey herd here in Utah and as of October 2021 is estimated to be 2 years old.  She was captured and removed from the range on July 24, 2020 then adopted to her first placement on September 8th, 2020.

She was then dropped off at the Delta, Utah Wild Horse and Burro facility in September 2021 after her owner could no longer care for her or the other pinto gelding they had adopted.

After her return she was temporarily housed with two returned geldings in the back of the facility while the 300+ Onaqui horses were readied for adoption.  Visitors of the facility had no idea she was there and she needed time to put on weight and recover because she was very, very thin and had no foot care whatsoever at her previous home.

As luck would have it, right before a week of closures at the facility, the Swasey horses were placed in with the Onaqui making them now visible for those who came to visit. 

Cheyenne Grace stole the hearts of several volunteers in no time and as with all things in life that suddenly become certain, it became certain to me that this very skinny mare with half her mane chewed off but bright, shiny, loving eyes needed to come with me to her forever home.

Cheyenne Grace was adopted the very second that the Delta holding facility opened once again for public visitation on October 18, 2021 and on October 20, 2021 she made the last departure from the BLM holding facility and began her journey home.

 

 Teton: Teton was born in the summer of 2020 into a band lead by the lovely grey band stallion known as Goliath.  Teton, Red Bird and Little Star were the Three Amigos of the Onaqui world and were never more than a few feet apart.  Little Star was born to mare Marley a tad later that summer, and Red Bird was the last to be born in early fall to a striking grey mare called Misty.

The Three Amigos were always such a joy to be around!  They were constantly trying to test boundaries with Little Star in the lead and Teton as her trusted backup.  And never to be left behind came Red Bird bringing up the tail end of the trio trying to be as brave as his two besties.   All three babies entered their gangly, fluffy teenage stage as winter began to envelop the west.  As spring brought with it warming temperatures and melting snow the babies began to shed their thick winter coats.

Months quickly passed and spring turned to summer all the while the three amigos grew and grew.  And as luck would have it Marley had become pregnant by a handsome, brawny roan stallion somewhere along the way and she gave birth to a little baby bay colt who would become known as Dreamcatcher far and wide.  The three amigos doted and fawned over the newest addition and while Red Bird stood guard while Dreamcatcher lay soundly sleeping under the summer sun Teton began exploring further from home finding friends in nearby bands to practice his sparing, tussling and grooming.

Teton has turned into just that – a mountain sized gelding but despite his size he never lost his sweetness or gentle heart.  There was absolutely zero question when the news of his capture and transfer to the Delta facility became known that he would be adopted and brought home to join Jen’s expanding fur family and stay safe in the West Utah desert where he’d been born and raised a short distance away.

 
 

Dreamcatcher: Dreamcatcher was just that – an almost ethereal little curious, loving, patient and kind bay colt that was absolutely loved and adored by the yearlings in his band.  He was born at the end of March 2021.  Red Bird took the role as Dreamcatcher’s lead care taker since his dam Marley had her hands full with now two babies – Little Star and Dreamcatcher.  Red Bird would groom him, stand guard over him while he slept and so very gently teach him the beginning lessons of how to stand and play.

Even as a wee one, Dreamcatcher had such a kind, curious nature about him and a quiet confidence which allowed him to carefully expand his horizons further away from his mom than most to meet new horse friends and assess new humans that may show up.  While careful, he was never unreasonable about his level of caution and took on new experiences with relative ease.

We’ll never know what must have gone through his mind during the July 2021 roundup where at only a little over 4 months of age he was chased by a helicopter with the rest of his band, loaded into a stock trailer and then inadvertently separated from his mom, sister and all the other horses he knew.  How this precious little soul slipped through the cracks will also never be known, but the second that the Onaqui release happened and Marley and Little Star appeared back on the range without Dreamcatcher alarm bells began sounding.

Although it was deemed unsafe by the BLM to return him to his mother and sister in the wild after 6 weeks separation in the holding pens, he has finally been reunited with one of the three amigos – Teton – who helped to guide him to being the wonderful little perfect horse he is today.

Dreamcatcher brings nothing but joy to anyone who’s fortunate enough to be in his presence. 

 

 
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