Windswept manes and honey-soaked sunsets - pretty equestrian photoshoot outside of Ottawa, Ontario
How to Prepare your Horse for Photography the Right Way
For a few years now, I have dreamt of creating a sun-soaked image of a woman riding bareback through a field while a modern boho skirt blows beautifully in the wind behind her. This idea has been in the back of my mind for ages and the minute I saw this skirt, I KNEW it was the missing piece of the puzzle.
With the wardrobe complete, and after much anticipation, my dear friend and talented equestrian Jeanette walked out of her family's country home with tumbling curls, a simple top and this dreamy skirt. As she floated across the lush grass pastures barefoot I knew in my heart that this was it; my vision was coming together.
Equestrian Theme Park - Spotlight on Parc Cavaland
I notice this one thing right away on every single shoot.
And yes, I’ve been guilty of not doing this myself. (gulp.)
What am I talking about here?
Preparing your horse for photography. (The wrong way.) (Or, not at all.)
10 Tips on How to do Horse Show Photography for Parents
A few weeks ago on a gloriously sunny (and very warm) day, I headed due west to the little town of Sainte-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson, Quebec to photograph the incredible equines and equestrian artists of Parc Cavaland.
5 Photography Essentials for Equestrian Photographers
Make the most of your time ringside and impress your kids with your photography skills - they’ll thank-you!
Photographing your child at a horse show is one of the best ways to help them document and celebrate all the hard work and schooling they and their horses have put in. After all the lessons, and training and prep work - this is their moment to shine! And you wouldn’t want to miss out on the opportunity to take photographs that will become memories that you and your children cherish for years to come.
Rigaud, Quebec - Equestrian Photography Session with Katie, Vixen & Johann
Aside from the standard gear (you know, a camera and a lens or five) here are my go-to, must-have equestrian photography essentials that I cannot live without.
On an absolutely beautiful day this past spring, I arrived on a little horse-farm in the countryside in Rigaud, Quebec to photograph Katie and her beautiful two year-old quarter horse mare Vixen and the lovely Haflinger gelding, Johann.