The most commonly asked question I get is “What happens at a shoot?”
Before I answer that, we need to take a step back. A lot of elements are common to both equine and canine shoots, you’ll find dog specific points covered at the bottom of the page. Prior to the shoot we’ll have a chat, or to be formal a ‘pre-shoot consultation’, this might be face to face or over the telephone. During this I’ll find out a bit about you and your horse and what you want to achieve from the shoot. We’ll chat about locations and outfits for you. At the bottom of the page I’ve listed some hints and tips that may help or inspire you.
On the day of the shoot when I arrive at the location we’ll have a chat, possibly over a cuppa and discuss how the shoot will run and if there are any areas we can’t use for shooting. I’ll then have a look around and identify some likely locations and we’ll make a start
The shoot itself will take around two hours, this gives us the opportunity to move around a bit and for you to have a few changes of outfit. I like to keep things fun and relaxed and before you know it we’ll have finished. So many clients tell me they are nervous before the shoot, but there really is nothing to be nervous about and part of my job is to help you relax and be natural in front of the camera.