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Can we get the digital files?

Of course!  Digital+Print packages include high resolution digital files, print release and 6x4" proof prints for colour and quality control.  The complete digital collection includes high resolution digital files of all images in colour and in black and white on usb with a custom walnut wood presentation box of all colour proof prints.

All specialty art products include the matching high resolution and social media size digital files of each image purchased.

What areas do you travel to?
I am located in Boyup Brook and regularly travel for photography sessions throughout Western Australia including Perth, Bunbury, Boyanup, Donnybrook, Bridgetown, Manjimup, Pemberton, Collie, Darkan, Kojonup, Katanning, Williams, Boddington, Narrogin, Cuballing, Pingelly, Brookton, York and surrounding rural communities.
What time of day is best for photography sessions?

Outdoor Sessions: The most beautiful golden light occurs in the last 1.5 hours before sunset.  This is known as the 'golden hour' and is when I prefer to schedule outdoor sessions.  The light is also beautiful in the first 1.5 hours after sunrise.

Black Background Equine Sessions: Can be scheduled at any time if full shade from a shed, stable or covered arena is available

There is some flexibility in timing - depending on location and session type, outdoor sessions can be held at other times of the day if there is good quality open shade, so if late afternoon does not work for you (eg with young children), please contact me to discuss other options.



What should I wear for my session?

This is the one question I get asked the most!  When you book your session I will send you my comprehensive guides that contain everything you need to know about preparing for your session, including What to Wear and how to prepare for your session with your family, horse or dog.

I will also go over all the details and answer any questions over the phone during your Planning Consultation before your session.

How many photos will I get to choose from?

One hour lifestyle sessions have 40+ final professionally edited images to create your artwork order from.  Extended sessions will have more, the final number will vary depending on the number of people and animals being photographed and how compliant everyone is during the session.

What if my horse is naughty or won't stand still?

Don't worry we will still get lovely photos.  If you know your horse is the fractious type, it's a good idea to do some groundwork in the days leading up to your session so that your horse will stand still by your side for just a few seconds at a time and perhaps lunge or paddock exercise several hours before the session.

What if my dog is energetic or can’t go off lead?   
Five border collies are part of our family, so high energy dogs are part of my daily life. Safety is the priority so 98% of dogs are kept on lead for their portrait session and the lead is removed in photoshop! Being able to get your dogs attention for a moment with a treat or a toy is helpful, but your dog does not have to be super obedient - I work with dogs of all levels of obedience and still create beautiful images you will absolutely love!
What happens if it rains on the day of my session?

I book a limited number of sessions each month so that I can give my clients with the best service possible - this includes allowing time in my calendar in case we need to reschedule due to bad weather.  Overcast days are great for photography sessions, light rain is not usually a problem, but if the forecast is for heavy rain, strong winds or storms I will get in touch a few days before your session to discuss re-scheduling.

Do you photograph pets other than horses and dogs?
I specialise in equine and family (2 and 4 legged) photography but I have photographed many other animals over the years. Living on a farm in a rural area, I regularly photograph livestock including cattle, sheep, goats and poultry both for Fine Art and commercial purposes. I've also photographed lizards, snakes, deer, camels, birds, kangaroos and pet fish.
Do you photograph horse shows? 
I have photographed horse events of most discipline since 2007, but as private portrait and commercial photography is my main focus, I now cover fewer equestrian events so I can keep weekend time slots available for private clients.
Why choose Michelle Wrighton Photography?

Before you invest in portrait photography of your family, horse and dog its important to ensure you choose the photographer who best suits your needs.  I may be the right portrait photographer for you if:

  1. You want an experienced professional photographer who has kids, horses and dogs of her own and understands the challenges with each.
  2. You want a photographer who intuitively understands horses and dogs through a lifetime of personal experience with different breeds.
  3. You want a photographer who knows how to photograph your horse, dog and family at their very best.
  4. You want security of 100% Satisfaction and Product Guarantees.
  5. You lead a busy life and need the convenience of design and selection consultations in your own home.
  6. You want the convenience of ready to enjoy artwork for your home.
  7. You want natural, authentic, personality filled images in beautiful outdoor locations that mean something to you.
  8. You want photographs that show who you are, not just what you look like.
  9. You want more than just digital images that will sit on your computer hard drive or usb to be forgotten, damaged or lost.
  10. You want expert art and design experience that you can rely on to create exactly what you want.
  11. You want beautiful, custom designed wall art that suits your unique personality, style and space.
  12. You want heirloom quality albums that will be treasured for generations.
  13. You want the best quality photographic finishes that are only available to professional photographers.
  14. You want a photographer who will travel to your farm or other rural location throughout Australia.