Pre-shoot Info - equine sessions


I’m really looking forward to our photography session! Here are a few tips that will help you prepare for our photoshoot. Please let me know if you have any questions.

TWO WEEKS before your equine photoshoot

  • Schedule hair, makeup and nail appointments

  • Put together your outfits

  • Gather session tack and accessories

  • Scout location! Look for great backdrops and lighting

  • Practice your equine photoshoot hair and makeup

A FEW DAYS before the session

  • Clean all your tack

  • Clean up the equine photo session areas like the area or barn aisles

  • Pull manes and tails, trim legs and faces

The DAY before your shoot

  • Bathe your horses

  • Double-check and your outfits and accessories

  • Prepare and pack all needed tack and props

The MORNING of your equine photoshoot

  • Feed your horse a low-energy meal

  • Give nervous horses a light work out like lunging. Rinse to remove sweat

  • Treat any stains that appeared overnight

  • Re-trim muzzle and any stray hairs

  • Groom your horse to show quality. Apply sheen spray, face and hoof polish, etc.

BEFORE THE START of your equine session

  • One last wipe to clean any dust off tack

  • Wipe horse's face and mouth

  • Shine your boots

  • Apply fly spray as necessary

  • Touch up your makeup and hair

  • Clothing check for dust, slobber or stray hay

  • Be sure to hydrate

  • Most of all, let’s have fun with it!