I get a lot of messages asking about whether I offer gift vouchers from my equine photoshoots, and how they work, especially in the run up to Christmas. So I thought I’d write a little guide to gift vouchers, for you.

How Does it Work?

Basically, you can pop just about anything on a gift voucher. Most people tend to purchase a shoot, but some people prefer to put a specific monetary value, or money towards products, on their voucher.

My prices for shoots are as followed, when purchased before the end of 2016…

Individual Summer Session (April-September)
• Weekend – £100
• Weekday – £85

Individual Winter Session (October-March)
• Weekend – £70
• Weekday – £70

Mud to Makeup Session
 • Photoshoot + Makeover – £200

Group Bookings
• 2 people     £60 each
 • 3+ people   £50 each 

Travel is free to clients within Essex, or 40p per mile for those in other areas.

(Prices will be going up in January. You can book your shoot for 2017 now, if you’d like to take advantage of these prices.)


What’s Included?

A basic individual session can include one person, their immediate family (husband, kids, etc.), dogs and up to five horses.

The shoot will take approx. 1-2 hours shoot time, allows for up to three outfits, if you’d like them, full editing and enhancement of all images, a select handful of images on Facebook and my blog, for you to use on social media and one complimentary 8″x12″ print of your choice.

Other images can be purchased separately following the shoot. You can find a list of products and prices at http://www.sophiecallahanphotography.com/#!price-list/cstl 


How Do I Purchase a Gift Voucher?

When you get in touch to book your shoot, either through Facebook or via email, we will first work out what type of shoot you want to go to (or how much money you’d like to put onto the voucher) and whereabouts the shoot will take place.

This allows me to work out your shoot cost and your travel expenses.


One of the questions I get asked a lot is whether you have to book a date there and then. No, definitely not. Most people purchase a voucher and allow the recipient to book a date that is convenient with them, whenever they are ready.

There is no expiry date on my vouchers. When you’re working with horses you quickly learn to be flexible and I don’t like to limit my clients to one year. If their horse has lameness problems or something similar, they might want to wait to have their shoot. And that’s fine.


So, once we have all of the details worked out, I’ll send you instructions to purchase your gift vouchers. All orders are done online, to keep things as efficient for me when I come to package and post. So I’ll send you the link and details you need.

Your gift voucher then gets written out and packaged up, into it’s envelope and gift bag, to be posted out to you.

All you need to do is fill in the ‘To’ and ‘From’ sections, tie it up with a ribbon if you want to make it pretty, and pop it under the tree, ready for Christmas Day.


I do also do generic gift voucher designs, that are suitable for gifts at all times of the year, such as birthdays, anniversaries, etc.


So, I hope that gives you a little more of an insight into how ordering your gift voucher will work. I have a handful left for this Christmas and I can’t wait to meet everybody who receives one on Christmas Day.

If you have any questions, please do give me a shout, either via email or Facebook.

Specialist UK equine portrait photographer and country lifestyle blogger & vlogger.

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