Everyone believes that photoshoots should be relaxing, enjoyable days where everything goes just right - and to an extent they are! But, we all know that in reality there will be at least one photo where your horse is pulling a silly face or towing you out of shot for the juicy green grass. But that's what makes the day even more special. Photoshop is here to help remove those pesky flies in the summer or stubborn stains in the winter and we'll definitely have a good laugh about your horses unique personality.
Understandably, I'm sure you'll still have lots of questions to ask to help you plan for your day, but I can assure you that no matter what happens we'll definitely have fun and you'll always come away with a selection of photos to treasure forever.
Here are of few of the most popular questions people ask before a photoshoot. If you have a different question, you're welcome to send me a message anytime and I'll be happy to answer it. I look forward to meeting you and your horse or horses for a photoshoot one day.
What should I wear?
The choice is yours. However, I’d recommend choosing something comfortable that you feel confident in. There’s nothing worse than looking back at the photos and thinking “why did I wear that?”. Also, if you choose a dress or skirt, I’d recommend not wearing one that’s quite short. Horses do like to make shoots interesting and you’ll need to be able to move freely if your horse decides to tow you towards the juicy green grass – of course I will help as much as possible!
What happens if the weather looks bad for my photoshoot?
I appreciate that British weather can go from one extreme to another pretty fast and therefore I won’t force you to go ahead with the shoot if the heavens are going to open all day. I’ll always send you a message a few days before the photoshoot to check that everything is still ok and I’ll check the weather. If the weather looks miserable, this is the time to decide whether you wish to reschedule the shoot. There is no charge for rescheduling the photoshoot due to bad weather or unforeseen circumstances, but if you decide to cancel the photoshoot all together, and give me less than 72 hours' notice, then some charges will apply. Please contact me to find out about my cancellation policy.
Can I do outfit changes?
Of course you can! I allow for plenty of time in all my equine photoshoot packages for multiple outfit changes. In my opinion, a good set of outfits would be one casual riding outfit (such as a polo shirt and some nice breeches) and one non-horsey casual outfit, such as a maxi dress or jeans and top. But you're welcome to choose more outfit options if you wish.
What looks better, a headcollar or bridle?
My personal preference is a nice clean bridle. However, if you have a funky, colourful headcollar or a special leather one then that works just as well!
Can I create my own photoshoot package?
I offer three different photoshoot packages that all provide you with the freedom to pick and choose what photo products you'd like to purchase after your session. This way you're in control and can have as many photos as you wish from the photoshoot. Each package comes with either digitals or prints included so that your session covers the cost of some products, but the freedom to buy more photos is still there and there's no time limit to place orders.
However, if you are looking to buy a photoshoot as a gift, I appreciate that you may like to include some additional products with the voucher. This is no problem at all, simply let me know which products you'd like to add and I will get back to you with a bespoke quote.
How do I pay you for the photoshoot?
For my photoshoots, you will be required to pay a £50 deposit when booking to secure your chosen date, with the remainder to be paid at least 24 hours before or, if you choose my payment plan option, your first instalment will be taken on the day (fees apply). I can accept bank transfer payments or payments via a secure link (fees apply) and I will provide you with an invoice when booking. Please note that if for some reason full payment is not received before your chosen date or the payment plan is not set up correctly, no previews will be available or editing will be conducted on your photos until payment has been received.