Booking a Photo Shoot can be a daunting experience! I completely understand this. Hopefully the FAQ’s below will answer a few of your burning questions but please get in touch with any other questions, for a general chat about booking a shoot or to make your booking.
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK?
In order to offer an exceptional service to all of my clients, I offer a limited number of sessions per month. I recommend booking your Photo Shoot at least 6 weeks in advance. If you would like a date on a weekend or during school holidays I recommend 8 weeks in advance but I do my best to accommodate more immediate needs. Please contact me for my availability.
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
Ah yes the wonderful British weather…! I always keep an eye on the forecast in the run up to a session and yes I am happy to reschedule if the weather is looking awful.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
The most important thing is to feel comfortable and confident in what you are wearing on your shoot. I generally recommend a couple of different outfit changes throughout your Photo Shoot. We will discuss this in detail during your ‘Pre Shoot Phone Consultation’ and I can make recommendations based on what type of image you’re looking for. Have a look through my Portfolio and on Pinterest and Instagram in the meantime though to get some ideas and inspiration!
WHAT IF MY YARD ISN'T PRETTY?
Most of the time I travel to where the horse is kept ie. their yard or my clients home for the Photo Shoot. I am however more than happy to travel to a specific location such as a forest or a beach for your Photo Shoot. Please don’t worry if you are looking around your yard and feeling uninspired, I can guarantee there will be some great spots to be found!
HOW FAR DO YOU TRAVEL?
I have a 25-50mile radius from Chester in which travel is free depending on your shoot type. Anything over that is charged at 45p/mile. If you are based the other side of the country why not get some friends together so you can split the travel costs and you’ll get a discount on your session fee as well! Please get in touch for more details.
If you are interested in a photo shoot and are based in Ireland please get in touch to register your interest and you will be notified when I next have travel plans. In this instance travel will be free if you’re within a 75km radius of Cork City, Dublin or Nenagh in Co. Tipperary. Any mileage over the 75km from these locations will be charged at 50c/km.
If you would like for me to come over on a specific date for your Photo Shoot there will be travel fees added to your session fee, these are usually around €200 which again can be split between a group. Please get in touch for more details.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY HORSE IS NAUGHTY?
This is such an important aspect to consider when choosing a photographer for your photo shoot. I specialise in Horse photography and have a wealth of experience working with/riding/handling and photographing horses.
I know it is highly unusual for a horse to go through an entire 2 hour photo session with their ears pricked and not putting a hoof out of place. But that’s ok! To be honest it’s what makes each shoot different and challenging (in a good way!)
We will chat about how your horse is likely to behave during your Photo Shoot on the ‘Pre Shoot Phone Consultation’ and if you have any specific concerns we can discuss them.
When it comes to the shoot itself the safety of you and your horse is paramount and I will not ask you to do anything which you are not comfortable with or which feels in any way risky. I allow plenty of time on the shoot specifically so there is no pressure and have many tricks and buckets of patience so do not fear, we will create some beautiful photographs and have a giggle whilst doing so no matter how naughty your horse may decide to be!
HOW MANY PEOPLE & ANIMALS CAN I INCLUDE?
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE PHOTO SHOOT?
Approximately 7 days after your Photo Shoot your images will be ready for your Viewing & Design Appointment! We will arrange a convenient time and date for this appointment either on your Pre Shoot Call or after your Photo Shoot. This session can happen in the comfort of your own home on Zoom or from early 2024 you will have the option to come to my studio in Chester to view your images and see all of my sample products in full. Once you have decided on your prints and products, each item in your order will be carefully prepared for production and your order delivered to you within 4-6 weeks.
WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH MY SESSION FEE
All my Photo Shoot session fees include a pre-shoot phone consultation to prepare you for your session and answer any questions you may have. They also include the first 25-50 miles of my travel to a location of your choosing and a personal Viewing & Design Appointment after your shoot with a complimentary print to choose.