Your horse deserves to be displayed and remembered beautifully. Portray the true elegance of your horse with classically styled portraits on a pure black background. These images are ideal for sale or stallion ads, artwork for your barn or home, or personal portraits of your horse to be admired for years to come. They make for stunning custom wall art when printed on a large canvas or metal print.
This fee covers all time spent shooting and carefully hand-editing your final images, as well as a private online gallery where you can download your images. You will receive 5 final high resolution images.
Please note, Equine Portraiture sessions require a covered area, such as an indoor arena or barn aisle with three walls.
Discounts are available for 4+ horses booked in one location.
What do I need to reserve my session?
A 30% retainer is due upon booking to reserve your date and time. You will also receive a contract, which must be signed and returned to solidify your session date.
Where & when should we schedule my session?
These sessions require a covered area, such as an indoor arena or barn aisle. Please have the area swept and clear of debris prior to the session.
These sessions can be held at any time of day, and usually require only 20-30 minutes to complete.
How should I prep my horse?
To prepare for your session, your horse should be show prepped - including working them beforehand if necessary to get out any pre-session jitters!
The horse should be freshly bathed and well-brushed to a healthy sheen. I highly recommend braiding for a more polished look, but it is not required. Clip muzzle and ears as desired. Have hoof polish available to apply and reapply as needed.
I recommend using your horse's show bridle, well cleaned and with the reins removed (we will attach a lead rope which will be edited out in post-production).
What if the weather is bad?
Equine Portraiture sessions can be done in virtually any weather, as long as conditions are safe to work in. These images work well whether it is sunny or cloudy.
If the weather is unsafe to work in, we will reschedule at no cost to you.
How soon will I see my images?
3-4 weeks after your session, I will have completed your final images and I will post your private online gallery. You will have immediate access to your images online. If you choose a Premium Package, products included in your session fee will arrive as soon as they are received from my lab.
Can I share my images on social media?
I know you can't wait to show off your gorgeous horse to your family and friends! When you purchase any portraiture package, your images are provided to you in a web-sized format for easy sharing online. Credit is always appreciated, but not required.
the fine print
Upon booking, a 30% non-refundable retainer is due to reserve your date and time. The remaining balance is due the day of your session.
In accordance with Connecticut state law, a sales tax charge of 6.35% will be applied to all services and products, and is not reflected in the above prices. All prices subject to change. Due to the custom nature of photography, all sales are final and nonrefundable.
I am happy to travel to any location. Sessions further than 25 miles from Hartford, CT 06101 are subject to a small travel fee of $0.50/mi. after the first 25 miles.
Contract with model release must be signed and returned prior to all sessions.