7 Reasons why you should book a photo shoot with your horse

Ah, the equestrian selfie. The portrait that we all take from time to time with our horses that serves as proof that most of us have a desire to be photographed in some shape or form. Let's face it, we want photos of ourselves with our horses. We want to make memories and use photography as an aid to capture moments in time. 

Why settle for low quality phone selfies? You're better than that. You're worth more. With that said, here are seven reasons why you should ditch the selfie and book your equine portrait session today!

1. Capture Your Memories – Professionally!

I’ll start with the most obvious reason to book a photoshoot, but also the most significant (in my opinion!). When you own a horse, you invest a LOT of time and effort into your 4 legged friend. Your best friend. A photo shoot will provide you with priceless memories that you’ll carry with you for the rest of your life. I really cannot put into words how special it is to have professional photos of your horse – with you in them.

2. It'll give you something to look forward to!

Life can sometimes get you down. Are you fed up already with Coronavirus lockdown and longing to do something fun? I am already taking bookings for summer 2021! Give yourself something to look forward to!

3. Capture the Beauty of Your Horse

Each horse is unique, and you likely chose him because of those unique characteristics. Whether it’s his markings, temperament, cheekiness, soft muzzle (or… you get the point), something drew you to this particular horse. Now capture it! Make sure you never forget how beautiful he is and what a great bond you have!

4. You should be celebrated

I think a lot of people wait to hire a photographer until something “big” happens in their life that they want to celebrate: an engagement, a pregnancy, a wedding, etc. And those are all awesome and exciting things.

I think that there is such an emphasis to celebrate “big” events in our lives that we forget to celebrate the events that matter just as much to our daily lives.

I hate the thought that people can only book photoshoots when they get married or have children. What about people who choose not to be married or have children? They deserve just as much celebration as anyone else.

So, let’s celebrate.

5. You will feel empowered

On top of celebrating you for simply being you, I want to make sure that you feel empowered.

Most of the time, when I’m shooting with someone for the first time, they’re incredibly nervous. It may be their first time in front of a camera or it may be the first time they’ve ever shot with a professional photographer. I get it. I’m also not a huge fan of standing in front of a camera and feeling the pressure to “perform” in some way.

But that’s the thing, you don’t need to perform in any way. You simply need to be your incredible self. It’s the photographer’s job to do the rest, not you.

After you stand in front of the camera for a few minutes, you’re going to feel more comfortable. I guarantee it.

Even if you go into your shoot feeling nervous and like you’re not “good enough” to be photographed, by the end of the shoot, you will have proven yourself wrong.

And honestly, there’s nothing more empowering than facing your insecurities head-on and punching them in the face.

6. You can express yourself

Photography is a form of self-expression and portraiture specifically is the ultimate form of self-expression—especially if it’s you in front of the lens.

Before your shoot, we can work together in order to determine how you would like to come across in your portraits.

The possibilities of telling your story are infinite.

7. It's fun!

Photoshoots are enjoyable! What other occasion can you think of where you get to turn up in your favourite outfit and spend quality time with your horse? I will make you feel at ease if being in front of the camera is daunting for you! Give yourself a reason to pamper your pony (and yourself), polish your tack and show off why you love them so much!

If I've managed to convince you to book a shoot- fab! My work here is done. Follow this link to book or send me an email to alex@equilens.co.uk I guarantee you won't regret it!

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