Let’s be honest, if you own horses you photograph them, with your phone most of the time. It’s going to be those candid, silly images that mean so much. All of us horse owners look at our beloved horses and see these majestic, talented animals and we hope to capture that essence but rarely do.
Enter the professional photographer. What you should look for when hiring an equestrian photographer.
You're looking for top quality and you understand that it comes with a price. What will attract you to a photographer first, is the images they present to you, usually by you finding their website. You like what see, this photographer is just what you're looking for, now do a little bit of research.
Call or email, I love when a client calls but some times it’s easier to shoot off a quick email showing interest, they will want to know all about your project, but you need to learn about them. We all love to talk about ourselves and this is your chance to see where that person is coming from, you will be able to tell right away if they have a passion for horses, not just a good eye. What is your gut reaction while talking to this person? Do you feel comfortable? Can you feel the passion they have for their craft? Dig into that background, read their bio and ask questions!
This is where you will know if this is possibly the right person for you and your horse. You will want to know costs and they will explain to you in detail how the process works. Always remember you are looking for quality, you want to show these off in your home, in your barn, this is very personal art that carries a lot of emotion and meaning for you. If this is the photographer you want to use and with all the options out there to buy now and pay over time interest free via PayPal and other credit sources, prices becomes a non-issue. A number of photographers will offer structured payment options, interest free.
Ok, now the stress of money is gone and trust me, we all know what it is to live on a budget. It’s your turn to share your vision, you have been researching and seeing your friends on social media sharing images so you're pretty clear on what you want. As a photographer I love when clients share their ideas, show me their favorite images. This gives me a starting point, we can use this as a foundation, I don’t copy the image they have shown me, but we use it to create something new and completely unique that captures their equine partners personality, the strong bond between you and your horse.
A good photographer will be in tune with you and make the session, the process of image selection and the final product, fun, exciting and very rewarding. Ultimately giving you portraits of you and your horse you will treasure always.
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