As soon as I heard that Gracie was expecting a baby I just knew that I needed to take her maternity pictures. When I suggested the idea to her, she was a little hesitant. As busy as she is all the time working a full time job and helping to run her cattle operation at Cavvietta Quarter Horse and Cattle Co. with her husband and parents, who wouldn’t be? When would she find the time in that packed schedule caring for cows, horses, dogs, and students alike? When I showed up with the stunning red gown she is seen wearing I think a bit of that hesitation melted away. I am so thankful that she trusted me to bring my vision to life.
“Gracie is a first generation cowgirl who has been riding since she was three. She ran barrels in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association with the NCSU rodeo team that she helped start, then went on to find a love of mounted shooting, ranch sorting, and ranch roping. She has a passion for teaching lessons and practicing traditional vaquero horsemanship with her husband, Pedro. Gracie fell in love with Pedro’s horse at a rodeo.”
Gracie and husband Pedro were married in 2017 in a beautiful ceremony. Together, they host many events a their working cattle ranch, such as both a Boys and Girls Ranch Academy, roping and cow sorting clinics, Ranch Rodeo events, open horse shows, weddings, boarding, private lessons, specialized clinics, 4-H meetings, Cowboy Church, and more. If it’s western and you can dream it, they probably do it at Cavvietta!
The two of them are beyond excited to welcome their new ranch hand into the family, and with the love and support they have already been shown there’s no doubt that this baby is going to be raised by a village with nothing but her best interests in mind.