The bond you share with your horse is front-and-center in your portraits together. We further spotlight your connection with the gorgeous, golden glow of the setting sun (bonus: it makes your skin look glowy, too!)
And while our focus is on you, your horse and your relationship, the location you choose for your session can also add a unique feel to your images.
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Sessions most often take place where your horse lives, but every barn (even small ones!) can offer great variety if you know where to look.
A barn entryway is often used for creating those classic black background images, but it can also be beautiful all on its own!
Horses tend to be most comfortable closer to the barn, and a wide barn driveway can be a pretty, open space without going too far from home.
Spacious front lawns are often uncluttered and full of beautiful green space.
Pastures are a natural choice for portraits. If possible, move all other horses out to prevent distractions and party crashers.
A pond or tank adds a dreamy feel to any image.
Arenas are always a great option. Clear away extra clutter first, but leave a jump or two for extra options.
For those with a sense of adventure—and a horse who’s comfortable and confident in new places—there are even more great locations to choose from. If you’d like a truly different setting from the barn, do some research. The internet is a great resource, of course, but don’t be afraid to ask in your network for ideas—you never know what cool locations someone might offer for you to use!
Your neighbor’s open field where you love to hack? Those tall grasses are dreamy in the sunset light. (Just get permission, please!)
A quiet, low-traffic road near your barn is an easy change of scenery.
Not a lot of space at home? Consider hauling to your trainer’s barn for more options.
If you’ve always loved the views at a friend or family member’s property (like this stunning ranch), ask to come for a visit!
Research public, horse-accessible parks or trails nearby. Some may charge a slight entry fee, while others are free.
Or, hit the beach! Oklahoma might not be near an ocean, but some lakes can still offer that beachy feel. Some might charge a fee for horses, but it is totally worth it!
Ready to make memories like these of your own? Contact me to start planning your equestrian portrait session.