SHANNON EDNEY PHOTOGRAPHY
HORSE PORTRAITS
WELCOME      WHAT TO EXPECT      PORTRAIT FEES      A GENTLE APPROACH      WHY PHOTOS      WHY VIDEO      BOOK YOUR SESSION  
THE COLLECTIONS
2020 HORSE PORTRAIT SESSION PRICING
WELCOME

GET TO KNOW THE PHOTOGRAPHER

As someone who has been around and studied horses all my life and was a breeder for many years, I have an in-depth understanding of a horse's conformation and movement and am able to convey this in my photography. There is no greater joy for me than to be able to capture in my photographs the true beauty and essence of a horse the way their owner sees them. Horse portraits taken by a horse person - I have more than 30 years of experience in the Arabian horse industry and know how to capture your four-legged beloved at its most glorious! 

 
WHAT TO EXPECT
 
LET'S CONNECT

BOOKING YOUR SESSION

Let’s chat! A quick initial phone call is the best way to get to know each other, see if we’re a good fit, and go over any pre-booking questions about the portrait process, available dates, and locations.

 

My Portrait Agreement is a convenient form that walks you through my studio policies, fees, and other details.

 

Your Session Retainer Payment is a non-refundable fee that officially confirms your session reservation. I make it easy to pay by cash, check, Paypal or credit card.

PORTRAIT FEES & PACKAGES

Includes:

Pre-session consultation by phone, the photographer’s time and expertise for the photo session and basic photo editing of the photographer’s choice of the best images from the shoot, and full access to your gallery for digital file download. During the editing process, each photo will be touched up to remove flies, etc. but under no circumstances is a horse's conformation altered.

Available at Additional Cost:

Portrait products (traditional prints, large format prints, mounted prints, canvas, metal prints, etc.) are available at additional cost and may be ordered directly from the gallery. Custom albums, cards, ornaments, and other products are available by request.

 

PACKAGE: THE WALK

Photos Only - 1 horse

$350

photographer's choice - 20 digital images

portrait gallery for image viewing & download

 

 

Additional horses $300 each

(same day, same location, same owner only)

PACKAGE: THE TROT

Video Only - 1 horse

$350

2-3 minute video

Additional horses $300 each

(same day, same location, same owner only)

PACKAGE: THE CANTER

Photos & Video - 1 horse

$600

photographer's choice - 20 digital images

portrait gallery for image viewing & download

2-3 minute video

Additional horses $500 each

(same day, same location, same owner only)

THE COST OF CUSTOM PHOTOGRAPHY

For a revealing article on the cost of custom photography and what goes into your images when you hire a working professional photographer, please read Marianne Drenthe’s article Why Does Custom Photography Cost More?

A GENTLE APPROACH

THROUGHOUT THE SESSION

Safety for you and your horse is paramount during the session - Shannon takes care to work quietly and safely around every horse to ensure a positive experience for all. As a horse person herself, Shannon understands the importance of trust and communication when working with horses. I encourage the portrait session to be a time of play and enjoyment for the horse, allowing them to show off their natural beauty and talents!
 
WHY PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS?

If you are like most horse owners, you have literally hundreds of photos of your horse. Pictures of your horse grazing, pictures of your horse standing there looking at you, pictures of your horse walking, pictures of your horse taking a nap, etc. These photos are very special to you and represent the relationship you have with your horse - but these photos won't sell breedings to your stallion or make someone decide that your horse is the one they have to add to their breeding program, show string, or to be their next riding companion.

I don't know anyone who doesn't want gorgeous portraits of their beloved horse. Many of my clients hire me to photograph their beloved equine partner, but even more hire me to photograph and/or video their stallion, sale horse, or members of their herd to be featured on their ranch website.

 

With a saturated horse market, professional photography is more important than ever before. Quality photos help your horse stand out and allow them to be presented to their very best.

 
WHY DO I NEED VIDEO
OF MY HORSE?

For most buyers seeking to purchase a horse and for most mare owners considering a stallion to breed their mare to, seeing pictures of the horse in question just isn't enough. They want to see VIDEO - and who can blame them? Many buyers now consider sale horses and/or stallions that are out of their local area and don't always have the opportunity to see them in person.

 

Feeling comfortable about deciding on a horse you have never met is made possible greatly in part to having the ability to view video of the horse. This allows for a greater sense of the horse beyond a photograph - buyers can see the horse's movement, get an idea of their disposition and temperament, and have a greater ability to evaluate the conformation and form-to-function of the horse's build.

 

Even for buyers who plan to visit a sale horse or stallion in person, the ability to see quality photos and video BEFORE taking their time and spending the money to go see that horse in person are paramount. Take your marketing to the next level by offering potential buyers VIDEO of your sale horse or stallion!

 
READY TO BEGIN?

BOOK YOUR SESSION

Process and Payment:

Contact me to get your session on the books. I will send you a Portrait Agreement that outlines the full portrait process and explains my policies. I require a 50% down payment to reserve your session date. The remaining 50% is due the day of your portrait session.

CONTACT SHANNON