When you purchase a basic session, what are you getting for your money?
Well, before we actually discuss ‘what’s included’ in the price, let’s talk about the things you might not think about.
Firstly, you are paying for your photographer’s time, not only to travel to you and take the photographs, but to then spend the next few days processing and editing them. There are likely hundreds to go through, so this can take a while. I think this is something that people often forget. The amount of time and effort that goes into producing images for just one shoot, is pretty high.
You are also paying for their knowledge and expertise, in both using a camera and photographing horses, specifically. It has taken me years to hone my craft and find out what works well, what doesn’t work, how to keep my subjects safe, engaged and interested, all whilst making them look their best and ensuring I capture not only their best side, but also the character of both horse and human, as well as the bond between the two of them, in my work.
On top of all of that, a good photographer will know what light will work well, what backdrops will look good on camera, what outfits will be flattering and how to get your horse’s attention. All of those things are worth paying for.
But, on a more practical level, a basic individual session (£100) can include one person, their immediate family (husband, kids, etc.), dogs and up to five horses. The more the merrier. Any additional horses will be an extra charge and if you have more than five horses, you will need to let me know so that I can allow extra time for our session.
But in terms of kids, partners, dogs and any other pets, please feel free to bring them all along! Family photos with all the animals included are always a fun challenge. 😉
A basic session will take approx. 1-2 hours shoot time and allows for up to three outfits, if you’d like them. You don’t have to take advantage of this, but I do strongly recommend bringing at least one change of top, just so that you have a variety to choose from when you come to view your images.
The cost of the shoot also includes full editing and enhancement of all images. A finished gallery will typically contain between 80-120 images, for you to choose from.
You will also receive a select handful of images (chosen by me) on Facebook and my blog, which you can use on social media.
Please note: A CD/digital image(s) are NOT included in the individual session fee. All digital images and other products are sold separately or available as a package to pre-purchase with your shoot.
I also offer a full range of products including digital images, print packages, gallery-wrapped canvases, luxury frames and acrylics and more.
Basic Session – £100
• Images sold separately
Photoshoot + 10 Images on USB – £300
• Includes small wooden gift box, with 10 images on a USB
Photoshoot + All Images on USB – £500
• Includes large personalised wooden gift box, with all images on a USB and printed as 6x4s
Photoshoot + All Images on USB + 32″x32″ Canvas – £700
• Includes large personalised wooden gift box, with all images on a USB and printed as 6x4s + one 32″x32″ deluxe canvas
Gift Vouchers are available for all of the above, on request.
Travel is free to clients within Essex, or 40p per mile for those in other areas.