Before Your Session
You and I will meet and make a plan based on your specific horse and artwork preferences. Think about the story you want your session to tell. When we meet, we will discuss this and it will help us determine the session location as well as give me an idea of poses to help tell your story. We will also discuss some clothing and tack options as well as the need for an assistant and any other details specific to your session. Time of day will be important to get the most beautiful lighting for your images, so we will need to schedule the session at the optimal time to take advantage of the natural light. I want to capture memories that you will cherish for a lifetime!
Also be thinking about how you would like to display your images in your home. Wall art or album? Or maybe a Memory Box? Think about what room you plan to put your new artwork in. Snap a photo or two of the room you have in mind. This will help me see the colors and get an idea of dimensions to be able to capture images to fit in perfectly.
During Your Session
This is going to be fun! So just relax! The more relaxed you are, the more relaxed and natural your horse will be.
Expect your session to last between 45 minutes and two hours, depending on the location, the weather and lighting, and the attention span of your horse. There will be a general workflow that we will follow to get a variety of different shots, but it will be flexible enough to change as needed. I will instruct you on posing and make small changes that will create completely different looks. I want you to relax and enjoy yourself and your time with your horse. This is about the two of you together and how much joy your partnership brings. If there will be riding images, those will be done last so there are no sweat lines or marks in the hair from the saddle and pad for the non-riding images.
After Your Session
Once your session is over, I will go through the images and prepare them for your big reveal! Images may take up to 4 weeks to be completed. I will get in touch with you to set up your Reveal and Ordering appointment where I get to finally share the images with you and we can work together to create the perfect display for your home. Once you have chosen your images and decided on your final order, I send it off to the professional print lab. I only work with labs who strictly work with professional photographers to ensure that you get the highest quality product possible. When your order arrives, I will check to make sure it is perfect and then get in touch with you to set up delivery.
I am looking forward to working with you and your dog and providing you with images to treasure for years to come!