Every rider has that one special horse, that one horse who changes everything about them.
Capturing the personality of a horse on camera is a privilege, and watching how the owner and the animal engage and interact is a touching moment. As an equine photographer my aim is to provide an owner with images to treasure for years to come. If you’re potentially interested in an equine photography shoot then here’s an outline of the services I can provide.
During the booking process we’ll talk about and prioritise the type of shots you’re interested in capturing: from action shots; to a portrait of your horse; and perhaps images of the owner with the horse will also appeal. Upon arrival I initially spend a little time watching the individual horse and how it moves. Does it run in long bursts or short bursts, in circles or straight lines, and how does it react to noises and people? After I’ve got a sense of the animal’s outlook, physicality and personality we can get to work.
If you’re interested in action shots I tend to do these first to let the animal burn off energy and express itself. I aim to capture the movement, the facial expression, the muscle definition, the power and the beauty of the animal. These can be hugely atmospheric images; with the wind blowing, dust rising in the air and the animal in its element.
When we move onto the portraits I’ll be looking for details- from its markings to its eyes and plaits. What makes this horse memorable and stand out? We aim to capture elegant footing, revealing the definition and muscle tone of the animal. I also look for symmetry, allowing the horse to be as handsome as possible. The ears must be forward – in some photos we want an alert, attentive animal with bright eyes clear definition. We may equally wish to capture the horse at rest.
Lastly, I aim to sum up the relationship between you and your horse. These portraits will last a lifetime and will remind you of treasured moments and special memories. An equine photo shoot is an excellent gift for anyone with a passion for horses.
Photo shoots start at - £80 & Included:
Travel in the Grampian & Highlands area,
A photo shoot on location or at your home/livery.
5 Sample photographs for social media delivered 2 days after the photo shoot – 7-14 days for all photographs to be Edited and online.
Online Password protected gallery with all edited photographs in colour, black & white.
£10 printing credit to order prints.