What to expect
I’m very laid back and flexible. As a horse owner, I understand that your horse may not want to stand still or keep his ears perked. Sometimes they wiggle, fidget, or get tired. This is all taken in to consideration during a session. I cater to the individual horse and their needs.
As a photographer, I don’t mind working to get the right shot. Part of my policy is never changing the shape or conformation of the animal. The best traits in your horse are highlighted using timing, angles and light.
My sessions are quick and painless, aiming to get what we want before your horse gets tired or sweaty.
Bringing out the best in your horse
Light is super important when it comes to making your horse look amazing. It brings that extra shine to their coat and dramatic shadows accentuate their best features. When it comes to scheduling, we aim for sunrise and sunset for all outdoor sessions. Indoor sessions can be done at any time.
Grooming & Prep Recommendations
To make your horse look their best, I recommend some sort of show sheen, hoof polish or conditioner and Vaseline on the nose. Make sure to test any new substance in small amounts just in case your horse is allergic and do not use anything that is known to cause skin irritation for your horse. Bathe the morning of or night before a photo session and either cover of braid the mane and tail. The horse should be clean and dry for the photos.
Check with your barn manager to make sure we're clear to use the turnout/arena/barn for photos. Any tack used in the photos should be clean and sparkly! Just like you're going to a show.
No need to lunge or work down a horse for sessions at liberty, we want the fireworks! For Black/White Backgrounds, we want them a little calmer. You can ride or work your horse a few hours before if you're worried about your horse being high energy or fidgety. If the horse is, it's not a big deal. You'll get some great expressions!
Trust me, I'm a horse person
When it comes to knowing good timing, expression and those perfect moments, I got your back. I've had horses over 10 years, shown competitively on the Andalusian, and Friesian circuits as well as completed the International Andalusian and Lusitano Association's judge's training. I can appreciate a horse as a rider, judge and artist and know what to look for to make your horse look top notch!