Types of Shots at Your Michigan Horse Photo Shoot
There are a lot of different "types" of photos we can take at your Michigan horse photo shoot, depending on what style of photos you are looking for. (Not in Michigan? Don't worry, I travel!) This is definitely something we will discuss while planning your shoot, but I thought today I'd share some info on the different types.
While I'm happy to shoot all of these at any given session, there are always time constraints, so it's a good idea to pick one or two that are the most important to you.
Equestrian Portraiture: Photos of you and your horse
This is my bread and butter because I love capturing the connection between a horse and their person! Most of the photos you see on my website fall into this category. These are portraits of you and your horse, and your special bond!
Horsey Head Shots
These are simple head shots of your horse, and are a great for showing off your horse by himself.
While definitely not my specialty, at liberty photos are fun to shoot, and oftentimes yield some stunning photos of your horse just being a horse.
You love riding your horse and you spend hours doing it, so capturing it in images is a perfect way to memorialize all that time spent in the saddle!
Black Background Photos
Whether for photos of just your horse, or for the two of you together, black background photos are a great way to get a beautiful and simple photo. The easiest place to take these types of photos in the doorway of your barn.
If you follow my social media, you might notice I'm obsessed with silhouettes. Not every location work for silhouettes, and not every sunset turns out perfectly for them. but whenever I can, I end my sessions with some silhouette portraits.
Wait, isn't this a horse photo shoot? While it's totally fine if you only want photos with your horse, a lot of my clients want a few non-horsey shots as well. Especially for my high school senior shoots, I recommend taking a few shots of just you. Plus, sometimes it's a nice break for your horse, who will probably be confused by why we keep wanting him to stand still and look towards the camera.
No matter what type of photos you are hoping for from your Michigan horse photo shoot, I can't wait to work with you and your horse! Contact me to book a session today!