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SHOOT PREP

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YOUR PRESTIGE EQUINE SHOOT DAY 

Please aim to arrive with plenty of time to have your horse ready for their 30-minute slot. Much like you would arrive at a competition or lesson ahead of time, I encourage using the same principle. 

When you arrive please look out for me (the photographer) I'll most probably be in the arena or barn area. Below is a little CHECKLIST that might be useful when preparing for your shoot. 

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Horses must be super clean and look their absolute BEST in order to get the ultimate image. We use the term "competition ready" to express how CLEAN and SHINY they need to be.

Please have your horse dry and not just bathed. Do paint hooves and whiten areas that aren't at their whitest. All these aspects will add to the final image.

It's best to photograph without a saddle on their back and if your horse allows it, a leather head collar is ultimately the best thing to put your horse in. 

 

It is the responsibility of the owner to ensure the horse is completely comfortable with our studio lights and the backdrop, some horses will be unphased but there are some that might find it scary.

 

 If your horse has an off day and will not stand where required, you are more than welcome to wait until there is a free moment to try again, if there is a slot available.  Every slot is 30 minutes long and the venue will only be booked for a specific amount of time, I will do my best to accommodate tricky horses but unfortunately, time will limit how generous I can be with regards to time allowance.

Please be reassured that this usually isn't a problem and even for the most trickiest horses I've photographed, I've always been able to complete a shoot to a high standard with high quality imagery despite photographing a tricky character. 

 

Alternatively,  if time allows within your own schedule, you are more than welcome to arrive early and show your horse the equipment if you think this could be a problem. 

 

Due to the venue being pre-booked and time spent by the photographer, all shoots are non-refundable

WHAT WE LOOK LIKE BEHIND THE SCENES.

AT PRESTIGE EQUINE PORTRAITS

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If friends book as a group, they can come in to the arena and watch each others shoot. It helps keeping the horses calm and also gives them something to look at when it's their turn. It makes your shoot not only a fun occasion but a memorable one at that. 

YOUR CLASSIC OUTDOOR EQUINE SHOOT DAY.

Classic Outdoor Equine can be shot at the location of your choice. This can be at your stables or your favourite hacking location, ie the beach or somewhere very picturesque. 

 

Horses must be super clean and look their absolute best in order to get the ultimate image. We use the term "competition ready" to express how clean and shiny they need to be.

Please have your horse dry and not just bathed. Do paint hooves and whiten areas that aren't at their whitest. All these aspects will add to the final image.

It's best to photograph without a saddle on their back and if your horse allows it, a leather headcollar is ultimately the best thing to put your horse in. 

Owner/rider outfits can be anything from dresses and suits to smart competition wear or smart casual wear. Please do make as much effort with yourself as you do with your horse.

It is recommended that you bring someone to help assist with handling. I can not assist with holding horses due to holding my equipment, this is your responsibility and bringing someone with you will help with alleviating any stress.

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CHECK-LIST FOR THE DAY OF YOUR

 PRESTIGE EQUINE SHOOT & CLASSIC OUTDOOR EQUINE.

- Bring a friend to help assist. 

It is recommended that you bring someone to help assist with handling. I can not assist with holding horses, this is your responsibility and bringing someone with you will help with alleviating any stress.

- Bring treats such as polos or horse treats.

This can be a handy tactic to get your horses ears forward but it may obviously make them a  handful and fidgety, so only use treats if you think your horse will stand still and quiet.

You know your horse best so bring what you think will work.  

-Some grooming equipment for last-minute adjustments. 

Brushes, combs, baby wipes and a clean towel are all essential items. Especially if you are treating, your horse may develop green or white saliva around their mouth. This will happen if they are in a bridle so a cloth or towel is a MUST

 

-Handy sprays, oils (baby oil & hoof oil), horsey make up for last-minute touch-ups.

-Something to rattle or squeeze to gain your horse's attention. 

Plastic bags, crisp packets, squeaky toys, only you know what your horse will respond to so please do bring whatever will work for them

Lastly but MOST IMPORTANTLY…...

-CLEAN YOUR TACK AND YOUR HORSE TO PERFECTION

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AFTER YOUR SHOOT

After your photoshoot I will edit through your images and have them ready for you to view at a convenient time, either at my studio or a special home visit. 

 

STUDIO VIEWING 

 book a time that is convenient for you to revisit the studio. This is where you can view and purchase your images. This session is included with your shoot fee. Any further sessions may incur a fee to cover extra time.

 

 HOME VIEWING

this appointment is ideal if you are unsure of sizing or if you'd like to have a feature wall designed for your home but are unsure of how to go about it. You are welcome to book this bespoke session at your convenience. I can offer this service also if you are based further a field and would find it hard to revisit the studio. There is a mileage charge for this service which is 80p a mile from my home address (payable in advance). 

PURCHASING

Purchases must be paid for at the time of your viewing appointment.

Orders over £350 qualify for instalment payments (minimum monthly instalments are £100 per month until the balanced is cleared, Minimum weekly instalments are £50 per week until the balance is cleared.) A deposit of £75 is due at the time of your purchase and is deducted from your balance.  You will also be required to sign a contract to agree terms and conditions.  Products are available to collect after all payments are complete. 

Welcomed payments via card machine (Debit cards, Credit cards) Contactless and cash are accepted.

Sorry no cheques.