Preparing for a Photo Shoot
are some good tips to help you be prepared for your photo shoot.
Be sure that you have your horse(s) groomed the way you want them
before your photographer arrives, such as any clipping or bathing. Touch-ups
can always be done, but you don’t want to be using your photo shoot time for
grooming needs. A rub down with a regular cotton towel works wonders for
bringing out that luster after brushing!
It is always nice to have an extra assistant on hand to help you get
your horse properly positioned, depending on the type of shoot you are doing,
and keeping the horse’s ears perked up and alert. Your photographer will be
carrying props to help keep the horse’s ears alert, but if you have something
for your horse that you know works, please have this ready too.
The time of day will be set up between you and your photographer, but
keep in mind that direct overhead lighting in the middle of the day is very
poor. We will always try to schedule for either a morning or afternoon
shoot. If the shoot would have to be done in the middle of the day, we would
like to assure that we can have some shade available to shoot in. Overcast
conditions actually allow for good lighting during any part of the day, and
especially compliment human portraits.
Before your shoot is a great time to have a look around your property
and scout out some backgrounds that you like and want in your photographs.
This is a good time to remove any clutter that you wouldn’t want in your
photos too. We can remove things digitally after the shoot, but it is easier
to do this first. Keep in mind when scouting out possible spots for your
photo shoot, that you will want the sun at the photographer’s back, and this
can be planned for with the time of day of your shoot also (we do not want to
be trying to shoot into the sun). If you are going to be in the shoot, try to
avoid wearing yellow or white for your shoot. This can be done, but most
times skin tones are not complimented by yellow.
Dogs are welcome! We can discuss your canine friends also during our
Trust your photographer to capture those special moments, and relax.
This will be a fun event, and we very much look forward to working with you.
We can discuss in more detail any preparation that you have questions about,
or anything at all before your shoot. We will ensure that we capture precious
moments to last you a lifetime.