THE EQUESTRIAN LIFESTYLE
facility photos: around the farm inside and outside, the ring, the paddocks, etc
horses being ridden and trained in your everyday program
your team at work: horses being groomed, washed, etc
any important features that make your barn unique or a selling point: Water treadmill, TheraPlate, horse walker, etc
The equestrian lifestyle revolves around more than just showing up to the ring to compete and earning some ribbons. The equestrian lifestyle takes a village to bring your equestrian business to life and to success. Let me capture the moments it takes leading up to the show ring, the time it takes to get the barn functioning each day, the horses prepared for show performance, and the place you call home. Maybe you need some new social media content, or you’re revamping your website, let these photos tell your story.
This service is more than just a photographer coming to take your photos. These photos are to be intimate, giving a more insight feel on what it takes to make your business what it is. Photographs include your facility, inside and outside, horses being ridden and trained, the time it takes in the wash stalls to get prepped, to the quiet(and not so quiet) moments in the barn you live and experience everyday.
session time - up to 3 hours of coverage - $100/additional hour added
private gallery to access photos, edited and sized for social media and website use
release of images to client for personal use of social media and website use
photos delivered within the same week of session
Every session requires a $100 non-refundable deposit to secure your date and time.
Deposits are only transferable up to two re-scheduled dates
The Client will be emailed a photography portrait contract and invoice after selecting their date and time. The Client will receive a follow up email prior to their session, receiving session tips, suggestions, and to answer any questions to prepare for the session.
SESSION TIPS & HOW TO PREPARE
Plan for the session to be in the morning, sunrise - mid-morning/noon.
Use this opportunity to have your logo on everything you’d like photographed(Saddle pads, t-shirts, tack trunks, etc.)
If you, the original inquirer, cannot be there at the time of session, please be sure to have the next person in charge know what is going on and what to expect.
Provide me with a summary of your typical, everyday schedule so I can plan accordingly.
What to expect: I will free roam the property for the first hour, capturing the facility, the horses being turned out, groomed etc. Then I will follow you, or whichever of your riders, out to the ring and capture action shots of several horses being worked.
Let me know ahead of time of any special requests, such as equipment you’d like photographed, decor in your barn, special ribbons, special horse, etc.
Select a morning you think would suit your schedule the best, I understand the horse show goes from Wednesday - Sunday. I schedule sessions for Monday - Friday mornings.
I do not follow you to the horse show, this session is solely done at your own private farm. Horse show photography is a completely different service - beginning at $600/week.
A little insight on how this idea started: Over the summer I connected with an active sales barn who stays year round in Wellington, Florida. Yes, that means in the brutal heat of summer of south Florida, and where it rains every day. I was there often to do some portraiture work and tag along on some trail rides, when I had a sudden idea to bring my camera by one of the mornings that I didn’t have a shoot. I wanted to capture photographs of what it takes to keep an active, fully operating sales barn going during the off-season. So, I arrived early one of the mornings to get beautiful shots of the facility(which is owned by Andrew Bourns) while the sun came up. I photographed the riding, the grooming, and everything in between the operation of Quail Run Partnerships, LLC(owned by Mary McKenzie.) The end result was rewarding… the feeling that everyone involved had felt after seeing the photos, of what to them is just their job every day, was caught perfectly with emotion of why they do it.
Fast forward a few months, Andrew had me come back to re-shoot his farm once he and his team were back in Wellington, Florida for the winter season. We worked together to create the same vision, to create content for his website, social media, and to create some artwork for his walls.