Last year I photographed a short story in Oklahoma Today about Gerald and Erika Halverstreng, written by Sheila Bright. They are a friendly couple from Germany who, after attending horse shows in Oklahoma for many years, decided to move here from their native land and start ranching, raising horses, and hosting other European visitors to our great state. It seems a lot of people from Europe are interested in our heritage. They love to attend rodeos, horse shows, tour Route 66, visit the Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, attend Indian pow-wow’s, and basically indulge in things Oklahoman. The Halverstreng’s host about 50 visitors per year to their ranch near Pauls Valley and provide guided tours to their visitors. This was a short piece in the magazine and only one picture was used for the story. I had the opportunity to ride horses that day with the Halverstreg’s and grabbed a few photos along the way. They are great ambassadors for Oklahoma.
About James Pratt
I am an Oklahoma based writer, commercial photographer, editorial photographer and adventurer based in Oklahoma City. I love telling stories about people. A motorcycle is my preferred means of travel, and I have over 5,000 hours piloting small airplanes. My editorial photography has been published in hundreds of magazines and my commercial photography has been used by dozens of companies worldwide.