My equine photo shoots last between 90 minutes to two hours and will begin with me taking some time to get to know you and your horse, I want you to feel as comfortable as possible but most of all have fun! My aim is to capture the relationship that exists between you and your horse.
We will start the shoot in and around the stable or yard, sometimes it is possible to complete the entire shoot on the yard and in the surrounding areas, but we may choose to shoot at an alternative destination of your choice. We can discuss beforehand the different options for your shoot. I will send you a welcome pack which will include what to do to prepare for your photo shoot.
Some of your shoot will be with you simply leading your horse in it’s bridle and this is when we will capture some of the more tender moments between the two of you. I will also take a little time out to photograph some detail shots and close up images of your horse.
Once your images have been edited I will contact you with a link to your own online gallery. Whilst I love and embrace the flexibility of digital photography I firmly believe that beautiful photographs aren’t only for albums or, worse still, to be left forgotten on computers or hard drives. For this reason I would encourage you to mount and frame some of your favourite pictures so that you and your loved ones can continue to cherish them for many years to come.
1 hour on-location photo shoot with one horse.
5 high resolution images, via digital download.
1.5 hour on-location photo shoot for up to 2 horses.
10 high resolution images, via digital download.
2 hour on-location photo shoot for up to 3 horses.
All edited high resolution images, via digital download.
A 10x8 mounted print.
Get your whole yard or whole family involved in a fantastic day! If there are 3-5 of you at the same location you can book a "Yard Day Shoot". I will photograph you all individually for 45 minutes.
1 high resolution image image each.
An extra horse can be added to all packages for £50.
Travel maybe in addition to the photo shoot, this can be discussed upon booking.
If you are located outside my free travel "zone," a group booking will split the travel expenses between you all, making the shoot even better value for money!
"When Jade came to take pictures of my horse I had no idea what sort of images I wanted. Thankfully Jade had lots of ideas and the photographs are just beautiful! She has a real talent for capturing those natural moments - the ones when you forget that she’s there with the camera. I absolutely adore all of the photos that she took!"
What to expect
I will arrive at your yard or location of your choice at the agreed time.
I will spend a bit of time getting to know you and your horse so you feel completely at ease. Prior to my arrival, I will ask you to fill out a short form to point out any particular shots you may like.
Your horse should be turned out as if you were attending a show, a clean leather head collar or bridle would be recommended.
I will look around the yard and surrounding areas to see where would be best to begin.
I recommend different outfits for your photo shoot, wear something you will feel comfortable in. The more options you have on the day the better, we generally do a clothes change 3 times. I will provide you information upon booking but we can always discuss this further.
As a fellow horse girl and photographer, I know horses, some love to pose, others do not. Don't panic if your horse is more interested in the grass than standing beautifully, I have many tricks up my sleeve to get their attention. Ideally you should bring an extra pair of hands to assist in the holding of your horse as well as helping attract the horses attention. However, I do come equipped with polos & treats to get their attention and ears forward.
We are in England - and as much as I'd love it to, unfortunately the weather doesn't always play ball for us. In the event of horrible weather your photo shoot may be postponed, I want the experience to be pleasurable for you and rain will put a damper on your day. If we do need to postpone I will contact you as early as possible to reschedule your photo shoot.