West Midlands Equine Portraiture | Warwickshire Equine Portraiture
West Midlands Equine Portraiture – I provide professional horse and rider portrait sessions for you around the UK.
After reading this page you might like to view a couple of photograph collections collections for specific regions, in this case Leeds and Warwickshire. There are buttons below and repeated at the bottom of the page.
Why an Equine Portrait by West Midlands Equine Portraiture
An Equine portrait is something that many owners have never thought about. For most people, your horse is part of the family, the four legged friend that you visit every day to tend and care for and who looks after you on a ride out.
Photographs are intended to be your aid in remembering all the great things that happen during your lifetime and to pass on to the next generation. Families usually have artwork of their members on display your horse is no different and is another priceless long-lasting memory that you should document.
Selfies won’t really give the same memory nudges that bigger images do as there’s a limit to what you can include. Don’t miss out by saying “I’ll get around to it”. Most times you won’t and then it might be too late.
Take every opportunity to get things printed. It’s great to be able to either sit and browse an album or just see the picture on the wall. No need for the internet or a device other than the mark 1 eyeball. That’s why I recommend printed photographs or products rather than digital files, which get put in a drawer and forgotten.
My job is to create those memories for you. I love to see the look on clients faces when they see their photographs.
I offer a great range of ways to display the work that we create for you from your mantlepiece to the wall to books.
The 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 and so I provide you with a selection of photographs that show you and your horse as a pairing that doesn’t just appear in mucking out gear.
Show off how good you can look together.Sessions take place in an area familiar to the horse so that there are no surprises.
Whilst you’re here have a look at some of our equine photography (opens in a new browser window) EQUINE PORTFOLIO
How does it work
Your portrait session normally lasts 1- 2 1/2 hours.
You and I choose a location familiar to your horse so that the horse is comfortable in its surroundings.
Next time you are at the yard with your horse or out and about look around you and think about the potential for location images with the two of you. Trees, solid fences and gates all give something unique to your horses home
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.
Things to consider at the planning stage. What are the great points about where your horse lives that we can use?
What is the time of year that the location looks its best. I like to use your local knowledge.
How do you view your clothing style ? Let’s look at that more in the next section.
Usually, 3 changes of clothes are a good look. Bring 4 or 5 varied outfits and we can discuss which are the best ones to choose for the session.
Are you a fun clothing, smart casual or dress up person or prefer a more laid back Country Style? Try them all at your session. I try and go for a casual, smart and glad rags look in your chosen style and get you to be different for your session to how your friends at the yard see you. Do you want to knock ’em dead with a prom dress, ball-grown or even your wedding dress? For the guys super sharp casual or the full on tux?
A couple of suggestions that you might wish to consider. If you compete for example you might wish to have some photographs of you and your horse in your competition gear. Another option might be if you are doing an outfit in your going out clothes fit in a little time at the end for some shot of yourself dressed up. These are great for prints for parents at Christmas or birthdays.
Viewing your pictures
Following the session, I will arrange an ordering session with you for you to pick your favourites and discuss your needs for your order. I prefer to have a face to face look at the images with you but a zoom meeting can be arranged if we are some distance apart.Being choosy I only use quality companies to provide your products. I want you to be able to trust me and my top of the range suppliers to give you products to be proud of that you will be proud to look through or hang on your wall.
For sessions involving under 17’s, I do require the presence of a supervising adult for safeguarding purposes as my 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 I will reschedule with you for a better opportunity. I can work in wet weather but it’s no fun for you or your horse when you would rather be in the warm. The week before the session I will arrange a backup date in case we need to use it then we know in advance that we will both be free.
Products from West Midlands Equine Portraiture
As you can see I put great store in printed items.
Print is archive quality that you can touch and if cared for well lasts a lifetime.
My Initial suggestion is the session and a 12″ x 8″ canvas, acrylic or metallic box style product. If you would like to purchase one of our other products instead I can quote specifically for that for you.