Black Background Sessions
Black Background Sessions are so popular. They are a timeless portrait of your horse, capturing those stunning features.
The dramatic studio-like portraits are created using only natural light, along with careful positioning and angling of the horse.
Photographs from the shoot will be edited and displayed online for you to order. There are a variety of different sizes and types of print including: mounted and canvas prints. If you have any questions, please do get in touch.
Gift vouchers are available for Black Background Sessions and can be ordered by emailing me or using the contact form.
The shoot price must be paid in full to secure your chosen day. Payment also confirms you are agreeing to the terms and conditions which will be sent to you at the time of booking.
Black Background Mini Shoot
The black background sessions are priced per horse, starting at £45 for just the one horse.
This reduces to £30 per horse if there are more than three horses booked in at the same location, for the same shoot day. It is always great fun to get everyone at the yard involved; help each other out, get some great photos; and maybe treat yourselves to a picnic on the yard afterwards when you are all together!
What to expect
To create the black background portraits I require access to a stable, barn or indoor school. Field shelters may also work, but I will ask questions about the location before the shoot. A building with three sides and a roof is all that's needed. The larger the "opening" on the front of the area the more variety we can add to the portraits. However, a stable usually does the trick!
During the shoot, we will work through a variety of different poses. Some people would just like head and shoulder portraits of their horse, whilst others would also like me to capture some more abstract, or arty poses, allowing their horse to bend, and stretch (with plenty of food bribery!) to create some beautiful pieces of artwork.
Your horse should be clean, well turned out and your preferred choice of tack should also be given a once over ahead of the shoot. There is the time during the shoot to swap and change headcollars to bridles, and if your horse is sensible and the location allows, some "naked" shots can also be captured.
It's also particularly helpful to have an extra pair of hands on call during the shoot to get the horses attention. This allows plenty of scope when it comes to positioning and posing the horse, to get the best results. Every colour of horse can be photographed in this style - I've had people worry that their dark bay or black horse won't stand out, I promise they will! In fact, in my opinion, the darker the horse, the more striking the portrait.
I also offer a discount for multiple bookings on the same yard.