The Build-up

A few days before your shoot, I’ll be checking several weather apps to see what’s going to be happening on your Portrait Session day. If the weather is dry and not windy, we’ll go for it. If there are showers forecast, we could still go ahead, if you have a barn we can retreat to while it rains.

I’ll be able to confirm our Portrait Session time 48-24 hours before the shoot. If it’s raining and windy, we may have to reschedule and I keep a number of dates free, so we can do this.

If you’re not riding, then a leather head collar looks really smart. However, don’t worry if you haven’t got one, I carry a selection with me.

If you are planning to ride your horse, please have your tack clean.

On selecting accessories, such as numnah’s etc, aim for colours which are neutral and not too bright or shiny. Avoid stripes too.

No, as long as they look presentable. In some instances and especially for winter portrait sessions, there is no need to bath them.

Your Portrait Session

Please try and have at least one extra pairs of hands on location. Not only is it lovely to have a friend or family member to help, but they are also invaluable to rustle bags etc to get your horse’s attention. Without them, your photographs will not be as good!

Yes, it’s entirely up to you.

Absolutely, but please let me know prior to the shoot, who will be attending.

Yes, I carry Public Liability and Personal Accident Insurance.

Please don’t worry if you feel your horse won’t stand still. We make the photoshoot very relaxed and we always work around them.

It’s entirely normal to feel this, but please be reassured we’ll have the most wonderful time and hopefully within a few minutes of meeting me, you’ll feel more relaxed. If you would like to chat to me on the phone or via Zoom prior to us meeting up, I can set that up too.

The aim of the photoshoot session is to capture your horse’s true personailty. To do this, I need them to be as relaxed as possible. Taking them somewhere new, may unsettle them.

When I arrive, we’ll take a walk and have a look at the location you’ve chosen. I’ll then select some lovely areas. It may be a gorgeous tree which will make a fabulous backdrop, or a brick wall! It’s amazing what I can find to use.

As this is a commercial photoshoot we’ll need permission from the land owner to take the photographs. So that may mean contacting a few weeks in advance, the National Trust, National Trust for Scotland, English Heritage, Farmer or local council.

Viewing Your Photographs

If possible, you will view your photographs as part of your Gallery Reveal and Design Consultation, on the same day as your Portrait Session. Life is busy and this way, you can enjoy you Portrait Session, see your photographs and select and purchase your wall art all in one day!

Two hours after your portrait session, we’ll get back together at a location of your choice and I’ll reveal your photographs and show you your wall art choices. If we can’t meet afterwards, my aim is connect back up with you, within two working days online. The same process, of chosing your favourites, selecting your wall art and making your purchases.

Yes you can, but to do this, I require a viewing fee of £599, payable before you receive access to your gallery. This fee will be refunded on a purchase.

Once archived, I’ll require £100 fee to re-establish them onto an online gallery. Please note this is non-refundable.

Purchasing Your Wall Art

As part of your Gallery Reveal and Design Consultation, we’ll have a look at a number of framing options, metal prints, albums, and my best-seller Folio Box! We’ll take into account the number of photographs you adore and with my guidance, fit the right artwork for your home.

My products start from £495, with clients typically spending between £550 and £950 on one or two pieces of quality wall art.

There is also 0% interest free repayments available on purchases over £600, where you can split your payments over 3, 5 or 12 months.

Absolutely, if you wish to purchase any digital files, prices start from £495 for 5 images – licenced for you to use.

Yes! I’m delighted to have teamed up with Payitmonthly. A team partner with The Guild of Photographers, who offer interest-free finance, split over affordable months – for any purchases over £650.

You can split the financing of your wall art over 3, 5 or 12 months at 0%. 



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Based in the Lake District, Emma’s work covers the North of England and Borders of Scotland.

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