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5 FAQs about a horse photography shoot: common client questions

Equine photography is a unique and exciting niche that captures the bond between humans and horses. However, I understand that clients may have a lot of questions before their photo shoot.

In this blog post, I will be answering some of the questions I receive from clients. From what to wear to choosing the right products to display your images, this post will help you feel more confident and excited for your upcoming equine photography session.

appaloosa horse muzzle with shank bit and brown halter. the background is a light beige-ish grey.

Q: What should I wear for my equine shoot?

A: When it comes to choosing outfits, I recommend keeping it simple and comfortable. Avoid anything too busy or tight-fitting, which can be distracting in the photos. Neutral colors like white, beige, or denim are always a safe bet, and make sure to wear comfortable shoes for walking around the farm or stable. Most importantly, wear something that makes you feel comfortable and confident so that you can fully enjoy the experience.

Of course, while simplicity is key, that doesn't rule out the possibility of a glamour shoot. If your vision for the shoot leans toward the more dramatic or glamorous, don't hesitate to communicate your ideas. Whether you want to wear a flowing gown, have a professional makeup artist, or include props, I can certainly accommodate such requests. I'd love to make it happen!

Q: Will my horse need to be groomed or trained for the photo shoot?

A: It’s always a good idea to groom your horse before the photo shoot, not only for aesthetic reasons but also to ensure their comfort throughout the session.

There’s no need for your horse to be trained in any specific way as we will work together to capture natural and spontaneous moments. Remember, the focus of the shoot is on your relationship with your horse, not your riding abilities.

I do, however, recommend having a short lunging session before the shoot. This process helps to get your horse into the right mindset, calms any potential nervousness, and smoothly transitions them into the environment of the photo shoot.

Q: How long does an equine photo shoot typically last?

A:  The length of the photo shoot will depend on the number of people and horses involved, as well as the location of the shoot. Generally, most photo shoots take around 1-2 hours, but I allow extra time to ensure that we can capture all the moments and emotions of the day.

Q: What type of products do you offer to showcase my images?

A: I believe that digital images are overrated and that photographs should be transformed into something tangible.

I offer a variety of high-quality products to showcase your images, which you can find here. I will work with you to choose the best products to suit your style and budget so that you can enjoy your photos for years to come.

Q: Do you photograph horses alone, or do you only take portraits of humans and their horses?

A: As my main focus is capturing the bond between humans and horses, I don't often take solo horse pictures. Instead, I'm drawn to creating meaningful portraits of people with their beloved equine friends. These portraits not only show the beauty and grandeur of the horses themselves but also capture the profound connection and unspoken understanding between humans and these amazing creatures.

I hope that this blog post has answered some of the questions you may have had about equine photography.

Remember, it’s important to choose a photographer who understands your vision and can help you create lasting memories.

If you have any other questions or would like to schedule a photo shoot, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I would be honored to capture the bond between you and your equine companion.


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