Welcome to What a Picture Photography Equine Portraiture.
The Equine portrait is something that many owners have never thought about. For most people, your horse is part of the family. Families usually have artwork of their members on display. This display of your family is why we recommend printed images rather than digital files, which get put in a drawer and forgotten, I’m afraid to say.
An equine portrait session gives you the opportunity to be photographed with your horse in a way that you don’t normally do on a daily basis. The session takes place in an area familiar to the horse so that there are no surprises.
How does it work?
The normal length of a portrait session is 1-2 hours. You chose a location familiar to your horse so that the horse is comfortable in its surroundings. Either at the time of booking or shortly before your session we will have a discussion on the location and what you should wear to get the best results. Usually 3 changes of clothes are a good look. I try and go for a casual, smart and glad rags look and therefore normal yard gear might not give you the best look.
It usually helps to have someone along to help with handling the horse and to rattle something to get the horse to bring his / her ears up.
Following the session, I will normally arrange a viewing session with you so that you can pick your favourites and discuss your needs for your order.
For sessions involving under 17’s, we do require the presence of a supervising adult for safeguarding purposes as our policy is to never be alone with a young person.
As we all know the British weather can be fickle. If the weather isn’t suitable to give you the best experience efforts will be made to reschedule with you for a better opportunity.
What does it cost?
Our reservation fee is £85 for a 1 1/2 to 2-hour session. After the session the reservation fee is used as a print credit
Print collection – 20 mounted prints in a presentation 20cm x 27cm box , – Price £399
Pony Collection – 20 page album 25cm x 25cm in size – Price £225 or 30 page £285
Hunter Collection – 20 page handmade Italian album in its own matching box – Price £285 or 30 page £340
Ultimate Collection – 20 page Favola wrap with 20 pages of cotton based Amalfi paper and a Cowhide leather wrap with suede interior. The ultimate way to display the most special images. – Price Japanese (stiched) bound £510, Lay flat £915
Wall installation comprising 1 x 16″ x 20″ and 3 x 9″ x 6″ £440 or Box frame £458
Wall installation comprising 1 x 30″ x 20″ , 1 x 10″ x 10″ and 2 x 10″ x 8″ £596 or Box frame £636