Black backgrounds & fine art portraits
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Capture the beauty of your equine partner.
Black backgrounds are an extremely popular portrait style- and for good reason! These striking images will really make the subject pop. I also offer a variety of different editing styles, including white backgrounds and fine art backgrounds. Simply inquire about these options while booking!
THE MINI PACKAGE // $190
15 minute session
3 high resolution images
The black background mini package is great for those who need just a few images or are on a budget! It includes 3 standard poses chosen by the photographer.
THE STANDARD PACKAGE // $315
30 minute session
7 high resolution images
The standard package is the most popular choice. It includes 7 basic poses which may be selected from a provided lookbook or left to the photographer's choice.
THE ART PACKAGE // $385
40 minute session
10 high resolution images
$50 print credit
Optional- 1 fine art style edit
The detail package is a blended option, including a variety of standard and artistic poses. The detail package is the perfect way to honor your equine's beauty, from the tip of the ears down to the soles of the hoof! Poses may be selected from a provided lookbook or left to the photographer's choice.
THE DIAMOND PACKAGE // $525
1 hour session
15 high resolution images, any style
$75 print credit
Optional- two fine art style edits
Optional- white background edit
The diamond package allows for the greatest freedom and artistic expression. Choose your own poses (lookbook provided upon request), styles, and combinations!
CAN I PRINT MY DIGITALS?
Photos are delivered with a small watermark. Upon request, a watermark can be switched out for a signature on fine art images. These images are not to be printed without a print release, which can be purchased in the gallery shop. I also offer a wide variety of print options! After a print release has been purchased, the image will be delivered in the highest quality with no watermark. Please contact for more information!
HOW DO I BOOK?
In order to book, reach out to me via my website’s convenient chat feature, by texting (410) 971-3647, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you’ve decided to book and have discussed your dream session and expectations with me, in order to reserve your session time I require a 25% deposit. I accept cash, check, Venmo, PayPal, or Zelle. Venmo charges a Purchase Protection fee of 2%, and PayPal requires 3%, which will be covered by the client if you opt to use one of these platforms.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE?
Preparation is completely up to the client, but there are some recommendations I’d like to offer for the most satisfactory final product! Your horse should be as clean as possible. A clipped horse makes for the best, most crisp images. Braiding is highly suggested, especially for the art package, if you have the means. Hoof oil is recommended. Leather halters or leather bridles are HIGHLY recommended if using tack and should be cleaned (including the bit) and oiled. A plain snaffle bit tends to look the best, but whatever you have or would like to use is absolutely acceptable. Remember that editing cannot make a fuzzy, dirty horse sleek and clean.
Having a second person on site is HIGHLY recommended, especially if you have an outfit change and may need a holder, or your horse isn’t a natural “poser” and may need some assistance with ear posture! If you cannot provide an assistant, let me know beforehand.
WHAT TIME SHOULD I BOOK?
Assuming you have a covered area (see the next question) such as a barn aisle, indoor, or run-in, time of day doesn't affect black backgrounds as much! Though make a note of which way your aisle/shed/etc faces- shooting in direct sunlight creates harsher contrast and is not recommended.
WHERE SHOULD WE SHOOT?
A clean, swept barn aisle is ideal for black backgrounds, but not to fear if you don't have one! Black backgrounds can also be done in run-in sheds, indoor arenas, in front of walls, or even edited from a normal portrait (though it may not look as "natural" as one taken in an aisle way!)
ARE DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE?
Most certainly! The best way to acquire a discount is to book multiple shoots or by referring friends who book with me. The more people booking, the bigger the discount!
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY PHOTOS?
Turnaround time is dependent on each individual shoot and the client’s needs. On average, expect to see your photos in about 1-3 weeks!
WHAT OTHER FEES SHOULD I EXPECT?
I provide complete transparency on any fees you may acquire. One is the aforementioned transaction fees for certain payment platforms. Certain locations (over 30 miles from Pasadena, MD) require a travel fee of $0.50/mile. That’s it!