The Photoshoot Process
What to expect & tips for your shoot.
The photoshoot process doesn't start when the camera comes out and certainly doesn't end when the camera goes back in the bag. I want to make the process as smooth as possible. The shoot is yours - I love to hear any ideas you have and always try my best to make those dreams a reality. On the other hand, if you have no specific ideas, that isn't a problem and I can happily provide guidance and posing tips to get the perfect shot. No shoot is the same as another and that's what makes them so unique.
Before The Shoot
We will have a chat about the type of photos you'd like and if there are any specific shots you'd like to achieve. For portraiture shoots, this is a great time for you to have a think about any specific locations you'd like photos taken if it will be at your yard.
During The Shoot
Before I even get the camera out, I'll spend a minute greeting you and your pony. While shooting, we can work through the locations you chose earlier on, with a variety of poses and backgrounds for the best variation. The shoot never feels rushed so we can take our time and really think about what we want to achieve.
After The Shoot
I will then edit a gallery of the best photos from the shoot (it's usually about 50+ photos). I have a 3 day guarantee - your gallery will be completed for you to choose from in no more than 3 days unless stated otherwise. Then it's the tricky part for you - choosing the photos! Once you've chosen your images, I'll finalise their edits and transfer them over.
Top Tips For Your Shoot
Just a few tips to help the shoot run as smoothly as possible - and to help create the end result you will love.
- Jewellery - necklaces, bracelets and accessories help to make photos look elegant and take them to a new level, even if they're dainty.
- Keepers - make sure that all the keepers are being used on the bridle to stop straps from sticking out.
- Hairbands - remember to remove that hairband from your wrist!
- Treats - especially if your horse could be stubborn with having their ears forward, it helps to have someone else on the ground to shake some treats or nuts in a bucket. We will wait until the right moment to take the photo but food usually solves all issues.
- Relax - having a photoshoot doesn't have to be a big deal, just be yourself with your horse and I can capture some genuine, unprompted moments between you :)