Scroll to see a range of services, products, prices and important information when booking your session. Payment plans and gift cards are available for all sessions.
You can find a "What to Expect" guide at the bottom of the page.
Fine Art Session
Capture your horse’s class and beauty in a stunning portrait on a black, white or watercolour background. These images make for timeless pieces of art to share in your home, or online to your loved ones. Your selected images are edited with meticulous detail by hand.
Please note that all times are approximate to the specified time, as every horse is a unique soul. Some sessions may only require 15 minutes while others may take longer.
Additional images may be added at $80 each. For bookings of 4 horses or more, clients enjoy a 10% discount, with the organising host enjoying a 20% discount.
Want to combine fine art and equestrian lifestyle sessions? Select the Premium session and capture your horse both before a gorgeous background and on location.
My favourite session to photograph, this photoshoot highlights the adoration you feel for your horse. What better way to immortalise your connection and reflect your shared history than through images which will bring you joy forever more?
Let's work together to find the perfect experience for you, including costumes and locations!
These shoots are usually scheduled during sunset to give you and your furbaby (or furbabies!) a gorgeous glow. But even on an overcast day, we will give you beautiful images to treasure.
Remember Me Session
Whether we need to say au revoir as our partners start a new chapter in their life, or because they galloped over the rainbow bridge, we always want to cherish the memories with our horses. A ‘Remember Me’ session can help ease you through your loss by giving you images which immortalise your bond with your equine partner.
Au revoir sessions (upon a horse's sale) are priced as per Equestrian Lifestyle session. Rainbow bridge sessions will experience a 10% discount on Equestrian Lifestyle prices on compassionate grounds. Equine Fine Art and background replacements not included as part of this session. Please note that turnaround times may be slightly longer than a standard session, due to the tendency for sessions to happen on short notice.
Who said you need to choose between equine fine art or an equestrian lifestyle session?
Have the best of both worlds with a premium session. You can always add extra outdoor or fine art images as needed!
Add extra outdoor images for $30 each or black background images for $80 each.
All portrait sessions include a print credit which may be used on any product except acrylic blocks. This includes wall art, albums or deconstructed album. Print credit may also be used towards any product packages on offer.
30 minutes of travel each way from Schofields 2762 is included. Other travel, tolls or accomodation costs will be negotiated.
Note that it is a requirement of all sessions that the client has a willing assistant to support in posing the horse. Alternatively, Half Steps Photography may supply an assistant at the rate of $25 per hour - rates cover the assistant's session time and travel fee. This must be arranged prior to the session. The session and retainer will be forfeited should the photographer arrive and the client is unaccompanied after agreeing to source a helper.
Images include different levels of edits, which is a major contributor to their price bracket:
Basic edit: this edit is tailored to each photo and includes adjustments which make images clearer, sharper and more striking than the straight out of the camera image. This is applied to event and other ridden images.
Quality edit: this includes all the qualities of a basic edit, and in addition includes ear or eye swaps (i.e. where the horse has an ear flicked backwards, or one eye closed). This includes rein, leadrope and scar edits. This is applied to Equestrian Lifestyle and Farewell sessions.
High quality edit: this includes all the qualities of a quality edit, including detailed accentuation of features. This makes the image 'pop'. Background removal is also included. This edit is applied to Equine Fine Art sessions, such as Black Backgrounds.