How does an equestrian portrait shoot work?
Portrait shoots are designed to work around you and your horse(s). Once a date is confirmed, we can plan exactly what you would like to take away as memories. This includes the venue (your yard or on location), what to wear, how to get the best from your horse, photographing more than one horse, including your dog or children etc.
These are some helpful pointers:
1. Shoot Cost - I charge £50 per shoot which includes approximately two hours with your and your horse and includes travel within a 50 mile radius of GU32, thereafter it's 45p per mile. If you get a group of friends together (max five) I can organise a mini 45 minute shoot for £20 per horse. I ask that 50% of the initial cost is paid in advance as a non-refundable deposit. This can be done via bank transfer, cheque or PayPal. There are three options:
2. Images - I'll take around 450-500 photos, which will be whittled down to a selection of the best which will be fully edited to print quality. These will be uploaded to my website and password protected for you to view at your leisure. I will supply you with a small selection of low resolution images with my watermark for you to share on your social media channels. I ask that you DO NOT remove the watermark from these. I will use similar images for my business pages to describe our time together. I aim to get an initial review within three to four days.
3. Date/Time/Weather changes - As ever with the English weather, it can be difficult to guarantee it won't be raining. Ahead of the day, I will get in touch to confirm exact timing and venue. If you think you need to change these, do not leave it to the last minute as I often have more than one shoot on the same date. If the weather looks as though it's going to work against us, we can reschedule. Likewise if you get to your horse and discover it's ill or lame, let me know immediately. These things do happen, but as much advance notice as possible is helpful.
4. Turnout - It's important to look smart and that goes for your horse and tack as well as you. There's no need to be in breeches if you don't want to be, but be you as that is what will make you most relaxed. Think ahead a bit as to whether you want to be photographed riding/jumping/bareback etc so we have a plan in advance. If you want to plait your horse, feel free to do so; it'll look really smart in the photos. Likewise if you want to have a change of clothes, feel free to do so, but think about what you want to wear and if it will go with the setting, the colour of your horse etc. You don't want to be lost in the photos
Feel free to contact me if you have any other questions - firstname.lastname@example.org