Equine Portraits

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. 

MINI

Online welcome pack

 

2 social media images with a high quality edit

30 minutes of travel time each way

 

75 minute session

Up to 30 minutes of shooting time

Password protected gallery

$125 product credit

$300

STANDARD

Online welcome pack

 

3 social media images with a high quality edit

30 minutes of travel time each way

 

75 minute session

Up to 30 minutes of shooting time

Password protected gallery

$175 product credit

$400

DELUXE

Online welcome pack

 

5 social media images with a high quality edit

30 minutes of travel time each way

 

75 minute session

Up to 30 minutes of shooting time

Password protected gallery

$225 product credit

$500

ARTISAN PACKAGE

Includes a range of traditional and more creative poses focussing on your horse's details; perfect for creating an album to display in your home.

 

Online welcome pack

20 social media images with a high quality edit

30 minutes of travel time each way

 

90 minute session with up to 45 minutes of shooting time

Password protected gallery

$1000 product credit

$1850

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.

Equestrian Lifestyle

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.

MINI

Online welcome pack

 

5 images with a quality edit

30 minutes of travel time each way

 

60 minute session

30 minutes of shooting time

Password protected gallery

Presentation box of 5" x 7" prints

$125 product credit

$350

STANDARD

Online welcome pack

 

10 images with a high quality edit

30 minutes of travel time each way

 

90 minute session

60 minutes of shooting time

Password protected gallery

Presentation box of 5" x 7" prints

$200 product credit

$550

DELUXE

Online welcome pack

 

15 images with a high quality edit

30 minutes of travel time each way

 

90 minute session

60 minutes of shooting time

Password protected gallery

Presentation box of 5" x 7" prints

$275 product credit

$650

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.

Premium Session

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!

MINI

Online welcome pack

 

2 fine art images with a high quality edit
 

3 outdoor images with a
quality edit

 

30 minutes of travel time
 

90 minute session
 

60 minutes of shooting time

Password protected gallery

$225 product credit

$500

STANDARD

Online welcome pack

 

3 fine art images with a high quality edit

7 outdoor images with a
quality edit

30 minutes of travel time

120 minute session

90 minutes of shooting time

Password protected gallery

$325 product credit

$700

DELUXE

Online welcome pack

 

5 fine art images with a high quality edit

10 outdoor images with a
quality edit

30 minutes of travel time

120 minute session

90 minutes of shooting time

Password protected gallery

$425 product credit

$875

Add extra outdoor images for $30 each or black background images for $80 each.

Products

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. 

Important Information

Travel

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.

Helping hands

Editing

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. 

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