What to Expect

After you have contacted me regarding sessions, we will talk about what you dream of capturing, I am ALWAYS open to new ideas and thoughts regarding capturing your perfect photos.


Once we have talked and you are ready to book, I will send along a client contract and print release, as well as an invoice to let you know what to expect regarding payments; I do require a retainer and signed contract to hold your date!


After you are all set to go regarding the contract and paid retainer this is where the fun begins! I am here to help with any questions, you will receive a welcome guide that outlines what to expect and how to help get you and your horse ready for photo day!


On the day of the session, I arrive a few minutes early so we can get to know each other a bit more, so you end up feeling as comfortable as possible. We walk around a bit and discuss the best location to take your photos.


These sessions are fully guided by me, I will help show you how to stand, what to do with your hands, and where to look. You won't ever have to worry about not knowing what to do, this is part of my job and I am here to help YOU, I will also help you stand your horse and to deal with any antsiness that may arise.



What's Included:

ALL PACKAGES INCLUDE

Assistance in preparing for your session

Travel to your location

Professional photo editing of your images

Private online gallery with the option to purchase prints



ALL PACKAGES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR FLEXIBLE PAYMENT PLANS


Regular Session- Print Options

1-2 Horses
1.5 Hour of coverage
2 Outfit changes
25 fully edited high-resolution images

Add on Print options available


$425

Mini Session- Digital Files Only

1 Horse
30-45 Minutes of coverage
1 outfit
15 Fully edited high resolution images


$200

Equine Portraiture- ADD ON ONLY

1 Horse
30 Minute session- added on to your package.
5-7 Fully edited high-resolution images.
Option to do without Bridal (naked), with a bridal, or fully tacked.

Each additional horse please add on $75


$150

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Equine FAQ

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE MY HORSE?

For the best images, the horse should be as clean as possible, think show-ring ready! They will be shot typically in a bridle with the reins removed and a lead rope attached to the bit (which I will edit out in the final image). Simple metal snaffle bits are recommended for the best overall look. I recommend for Western horses a curb bit and a show halter for a few poses. Having a full Western or English tack also makes for some great photos! I recommend we shoot some in a leather halter, or with nothing on (this can be achieved with a special photo halter that I own).

RECOMMENDATIONS TO PREPARE YOUR HORSE:

- Entire body brushed and dirt free

- Completely dry

- Green spots removed

- Mane and forelock brushed straight

- Nose, mouth, and eyes wiped clean

- Hooves painted

- Bridle wiped down and clean

- Bit shiny and wiped

- Braided (looks stunning when possible!)

HOW DO YOU HELP ME NOT LOOK SO STIFF?

You will find during the session that I will have you petting and interacting with your horse a lot, as well as doing head turning. Not only does this help me capture genuine moments between you two, but also helps you both relax. I will direct you how to stand with your horse and will do different poses with horse interaction. I will also show you where to put your hands and whether to smile.

CAN YOU GET THIS PARTICULAR SHOT?

I typically have a set number of poses at the ready, however, if you have something specific in mind that you'd really like please let me know! If you have more than one horse, I will also edit them together for a few shots as well for an extra fee.

WHAT IF I HAVE MULTIPLE HORSES?

Despite contrary belief group images are actually shot separately and the images are edited together, so don't worry if your horses don't get along or there isn't enough space to fit them. I do my best to create believable compositions afterward!

WHAT DO I DO IF MY HORSE IS MISBEHAVING?

I highly encourage clients to lunge or ride their horses before the session to release extra energy. I have had a few too many horses that were a bit squirrelly and made it a bit difficult to get good photos. You don’t want to be frustrated with your horse while trying to capture those perfect moments!

DO I NEED TO BRING ANYONE WITH ME?

While you don’t really need someone with you, I highly recommend you bring someone with you to your session. It will make things run smoothly. This person can help with the horse or with any clothing issues. Plus having a familiar face around will help you feel more relaxed.