FAQ

Yes absolutely! While I specialize in equine photography, I have photographed hundreds of dogs, cats and other pets over the years.

We have five Border Collies who share our home, so I speak fluent canine and enjoy dog pet portrait sessions just as much as horse ones!

Living on a farm in a rural area, I also regularly photograph livestock including cattle, sheep and poultry both for Fine Art and commercial purposes.

Yes I do. While equine and canine photography is my specialty, I also offer children and family lifestyle photography sessions.

The human-animal bond can be so strong it becomes almost tangible. I love to capture and document this bond and encourage owners to be included in at least some of the photos of their horses, dogs and other pets.

I am experienced with re-touching people portraits to a professional level so rest assured that photos of you will show you at your beautiful best!tion

Very early morning and mid to late afternoon (the last two hours before sunset) are the best times for good lighting for portrait photography, especially in summer when the sun creates strong shadows. Overcast days can be good for photography throughout the day if the cloud cover is even and not too dark, although the shine on horse coats is not as obvious on overcast days. The most beautiful time of day is what is known as the 'golden hour' - the hour before sunset when the atmospheric light helps create beautiful, dramatically lit photo’s with a magical, golden warmth.

With today's affordable digital cameras and even some mobile phones, most people can take reasonable snapshots to record their day to day lives. While snapshots have huge value of their own, you really don't need a professional photographer to capture those type of images.

However, when you want to create beautiful, lasting memories of your beloved equine or canine partner, choosing a professional photographer who personally understands these animals and can create timeless fine art that vividly captures the emotional connection and how you feel about your special relationship is essential.

My photography is heavily influenced by my background as a Traditional and Digital Artist. I am fortunate to have my artwork and photography in private collections throughout Australia, Asia, the United Kingdom, several European countries and the United States.

I have a solid knowledge of the relationship between Composition and the elements and principles of art and design that I apply to all my Fine Art and portrait photography work. I believe that creating beautiful photography is far more than learning the 'science' of aperture, ISO and shutter speed relationships - its about melding that 'science' with an intuitive and emotional understanding of the artistic rules - how and when to apply them - and how and when to break them.

My 20+ years experience with horses (and lifetime with dogs) allows me to work safely and respectfully with the beautiful animals that we share our lives with while obtaining stunning images that portray them at their very best. My family and I currently share our lives with nine horses, five Border Collies and two cats that are not just animals or pets - they are all part of our family. It is other people who feel exactly the same way about their own special companions who I hope to reach out and touch with my work.

When you choose me for your Portrait Photography session, you are engaging me to not only create a series of photographs, but to create fine art from your precious memories that you can hang proudly in your home for years to come.

I normally book portrait sessions Monday to Friday as my free weekends are limited between coaching at Pony Club, Equine Event Photography, attending events that my daughter competes at with her horses and spending time with the rest of my family.

If weekends are the only time you have available for a portrait session let me know and I can provide weekend dates that I am available for.

Please note that a weekend surcharge applies to weekend sessions.

Bad weather and being sick isn't fun for anyone and really dosn't allow for beautiful photos. If the weather is unfavourable (heavy rain, strong winds) or someone is sick on the day of your session then I am happy to re-schedule for another suitable day.

Private Portrait Sessions

Payment can be made by cheque, cash, Direct Deposit or credit card at your Image Reveal & Order Session.

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