For an Equestrian, by an Equestrian
Share the story of you + your best friend
My horses are my best friends! Since owning my horse Marco all I've ever wanted to do was share our story with those who mattered most to me. After all the ribbons have been won, the miles of trails that have been conquered, the fields have been raced through, and the late night hang outs in their stall are over, you want to be certain you will never forget your best friend- the horse that changed your life. Photographs are a way to ensure these memories will live on forever. Selfies can only say so much, enjoy the experience of capturing images that will tell your story, celebrate your relationship, you'll want to hang on your walls, and you'll love forever!
The Sara Shier Photography EXPERIENCE is more than just photos, but a day you'll never forget. We are not only sharing your story, but showcasing your authenticity and youth while incorporating the horse that has changed your life.
These sessions are completely styled to your taste and vision. Together we will hand pick every article of clothing and accessory to ensure your best features are captured while paired with your horse. Lets face it, its no secret some clothing looks less flattering while aboard a 1200 pound animal. With your wardrobe in mind we can then design your very own custom flower crown and wreath for your equine companion.
During the shoot we will have an SSP make up artist to keep you looking fabulous the entire session as we will be making subtle changes based on your wardrobe. While you are in make up, I'll be photographing your horse for their equine portrait session, because they need their turn in the spot light too!
THE EXPERIENCE INCLUDES
2 Hours of shoot time at the location of your choice
Unlimited tack/ outfit changes
Custom made Flower Crown and Flower Wreath for Your Horse
Custom Photo Album of your favorite images
Professional Hair and Makeup
Black Background Equine Portrait Session for 1 Horse
125+ digital images
I'd love the chance to talk one on one with you about this all-inclusive, once in a lifetime experience! Let's get chatting!
1.5 hours of shoot time
2 outfit changes
75+ digital images
1 hour of shoot time
1 outfit changes
35+ digital images
30 minutes of shoot time
15+ digital images
Having physical prints is not only special, but RARE AND IMPORTANT. These beautiful products are not just a gift for you, but for your children and the generations that follow. You're giving them memories for when they grow up. You're also giving yourself a chance to hold on, share, and relive a memory in your hand when the unimaginable happens- which is all too often when storing digital media.
I offer an assortment of sizes, styles, and dimensions to decorate your home with memories of you and your four-legged partner!
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
I'm based out of Huntington Beach California, but YES I travel all over California and beyond! Travel fees do apply to locations outside of Los Angeles and Orange County.
HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY IMAGES?
Standard turn around time for Horse + Rider sessions is 3-5 weeks. You will receive an email with a link to your online gallery where you can download your digital files and purchase prints if desired. Digital images are of the highest quality and presented with a small watermark, but removed when prints are purchased
PRINTS AND CANVAS
I offer a large selection of different types of prints and sizes including luster prints, stand out prints, metal prints, and canvas. Limited canvas sizing is listed on the purchasing options but there are many different options to fit your needs! Please inquire with me after for a specific dimension.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE MY HORSE?
I encourage my riders to do whatever show preparation you would typically do on your horse for a big competition; groomed, clipped, hoof polish etc. Avoid excessive oil and show sheen so the oil won't get on your clothes while cuddling your horse and you don't fall off if we do try to get on bareback! Tack is completely a preference, but I always encourage a clean bridle or leather halter!
I recommend riding horses the morning of your session or a good lunge before you start getting them ready! Horses tend to be more energized on trail or unfamiliar places, no one wants to deal with a naughty pony!
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE DO I NEED TO BOOK?
I often book 2-5 months in advance, but do my best to accommodate immediate needs. Please feel free to contact me for availability.
I DONT THINK MY BARN IS PRETTY
About 90% of my Horse + Rider shoots are located where the horse is boarded as it is where they are most comfortable. You'd be surprised what beauty I can find at a barn or even on the nearby trails. However, I do have some great spots all over Orange County and Los Angeles to haul into, should you be worried about the backdrop.
WHAT DO I WEAR?
I know the struggle, TRUST ME! Its important to keep things like the weather, personal features, and your horse's color in mind when choosing your outfits. More then anything, choose clothes that reflect your own personal style and that you are comfortable in. I can tell when you're in a dress that you're not used to wearing! If you're really struggling feel free to each out to me at anytime with pieces you have in mind!
CAN I STILL GET BLACK BACKGROUNDS DONE WITH A HORSE+RIDER PACKAGE?
Absolutely! Black Backgrounds are only $140 per horse when booked alongside ANY Horse + Rider session (saving you an extra $35). We will shoot your horse's portrait session before we start your Horse + Rider session.
Just as all sessions with me, I require a $100 deposit to solidify your date! The remaining balance is due at time of session. I accept all forms of payment (but cash is always appreciated) so feel free to use what is most convenient for you!