I strongly feel that if you are paying for professional portraits, you deserve a customized and full-service experience from start to finish, and that includes professional, heirloom quality prints, wall art and print products. While each of my collections includes digital images, print credits give you the freedom to decide how you would like to display and share your portraits. At your pre-session consultation you’ll have the opportunity to see and touch the print products that I offer including albums, folio boxes, and wall art. When your images are ready, you will be sent a link to your password-protected online gallery where you can view and download your images and select your print products; your print credit is automatically applied to your order. If you wish, I am more than happy to guide you through the process and help you choose the best way to display your favorite images.
If the weather forecast for the evening of your session calls for rain or very strong winds, we will reschedule your photo shoot. Sunny, partly cloudy, and overcast conditions are all great for a photo shoot, but for your safety and the quality of your images I do not do sessions in rainy or very windy weather.
Horse & rider portrait sessions typically start about 1 1/2 - 2 hours prior to sunset; however, if you have added on a black background equine session to your horse & rider portraits, we will need to start around 3 hours prior to sunset. Black background sessions can be scheduled for any time of day.
The short answer is - anything you want! At your pre-session consultation we can chat about the look/feel you want for your portraits, and what outfits you have in mind for your session. I'm more than happy to help you choose your outfit. Your outfit will depend on the look and feel you want for your portraits - for instance a hunt coat and breeches with tall boots will have a very different feeling from a flowered sundress with sandals.
Before your pre-session consultation I will send you a detailed prep guide with tons of tips and suggestions on how to prepare your horse (and yourself) for your photo shoot. Prepare your horse as you would for a show - your horse should be bathed and dry, manes tidied or pulled or braided, whiskers and fetlocks trimmed if you wish, mouth, nose and ears wiped clean, hooves polished, and a light misting of show sheen never hurts! Tack should be clean, including bits.
Black background portraits take place at the end of a barn aisle or the open doorway of an enclosed indoor arena.
If you have any additional questions or you are ready to book your portrait session, please feel free contact me.