COMMISSIONED EQUESTRIAN SESSIONS
There is nothing better than the nostalgia of looking back at old photos and remembering the magic those moments held.
All commissioned sessions are completely customized. Commissioned sessions are an amazing way to capture the bond between you and your horse, to document your progress together or just to capture those magic moments.
I am committed to creating exceptional images delivered through personalized service which is why I restrict my bookings to only 25 clients each year - so please don't wait to get in touch!
All sessions include:
Professional editing of all final photos
Full printing rights
High resolution, print-ready files
Low resolution, web-ready files
A password protected online gallery
100km travel distance from downtown Ottawa (after which, mileage rates apply)
Drop me a note to receive my full pricing guide.
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of equipment do you bring?
I am a natural light photographer meaning that I don't use any extra lighting equipment to capture your beautiful images. I shoot primarily during the golden hours (just after sunrise and just before sunset) but have created stunning images during bright midday sun, in dimly lit corners of barns and in the shade of willow trees just to name a few. So, aside from my camera and a few trusty lenses, I work with what nature provides. This makes it easier to create more spontaneous images and for us to move around more freely.
What if my horse is uncooperative?
The most important thing for me is that you and your horse/herd are safe and comfortable throughout the shoot. Photographing horses means you have to be creative and adaptable and I am both!
I will constantly communicate with you throughout the shoot because you are in the best position to determine whether your horse is comfortable. If your horse is uncomfortable, we'll take a break and you can do what you need to do in order to make them comfortable. Sometimes all it takes is a little time.
If your horse is being uncooperative, it wouldn't be the first time! I understand horse behavior and have developed a knack for knowing just when to 'click' so that even if your horse isn't on their best behavior, it won't look that way in the photos.
How far will you travel?
I'll go anywhere in the world for true horse people. You'll cover the travel costs after 100km though ;)
Can you edit out the [halter/lead rope/change the colour of my shirt etc.] from all my photos?
All the photos I deliver are retouched to make sure that you and your horse look amazing. Retouching includes edits I deem artistically necessary (such as removing odd structures, flies and piles of manure!) in all photos delivered. This generally does not include things like removing a halter or creating something that is vastly different from what was captured in camera. If you do want a specific change made (i.e. removing a halter), I have been known to make exceptions, so please discuss this with me prior to the shoot.
How long before I receive my photos?
Within 4 weeks of the shooting date.
How will I receive my photos?
Once your photos are ready, you will receive a link to a password protected online gallery that has your high-resolution images ready and waiting for you. You'll have the option to download your photos in one batch or to download them individually one at a time.
How do I print my images?
You have full printing rights for all of the images in your final gallery, and you may use whatever printing vendor you’d like. If you need recommendations, I'm happy to help!