Esther is a highly acclaimed professional equine photographer with over 15
Your photography session is individually tailored to your needs. Esther will spend time getting to know you beforehand during your consultation appointment in person or via Skype. The consultation is a great way to get to know you better, plan your photography session and ensure you get the most from the experience whilst also guaranteeing that you and your horse enjoy every minute.
On the morning of the session, you may feel a little nervous but don’t worry, Esther will make you feel relaxed and ready to enjoy a lovely experience which you, your family and your horse will remember for many years to come.
” What an absolutely amazing lady Esther is!! She was fabulous from start to finish!
She is so dedicated to what she does and it shines in all her work. Her passion for photography is beautiful”
I'M NOT SURE IF WE HAVE THE SPACE ?
You will be surprised to find out that you dont need acres of forest or lakes to have a beautiful photography session. As your photographer, it is my job to find suitable locations in and around your yard or home. I don't just look for green areas, I'm also looking for interesting textures, shapes and colours. So don't worry if you think your yard isn't suitable, as I can guarantee there will be something unique about your yard that will look great in your photography session.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Plan all your outfits (we suggest 2 or 3 in total) a few days before your session. Try country clothing, smart casual outfits, or even bohemian and quirky styles too.
Personally I love muted colours but if you want bright colours, I suggest you avoid stripes, sports motifs and anything that dates quickly. Layered clothing looks fabulous, as do tu-tu’s and wellys (for little ones)!
CAN YOU PROVIDE A HAIR AND MAKEUP STYLIST FOR THE SESSION?
Our deluxe horse and owner photography sessions are not just about photography, they are lovely memorable experience days when you and your horse can spend time together whilst you can also be treated to a professional hair and make up stylist. Our professional hair and makeup stylist will work with you to create a look you love, making you feel extra special for your photography session; whether it's a natural country feel or a more stylised photography session. The photography session is yours to design as you wish.
HOW SHALL I PREPARE MY HORSE ?
It’s just as important to make sure your pets and horses are ready for their photo session too. Please make sure that pets & horses are bathed and groomed the day before. This avoids the stress of trying to dry them on the morning of the session! Also make sure that collars, bridles and saddles are clean and shiny and it can be a good idea to exercise your horse before the session too.
Please try to avoid using frayed lead ropes and brightly coloured, especially fluorescent, lead ropes. As they can be distracting in your final photographs.
HOW MANY HORSES CAN I INCLUDE IN THE SESSION?
Esther is happy to photograph multiple horses as long as you discuss this before your photography session so you can plan and organise more assistants on the day of your shoot.
CAN I INCLUDE MY OTHER PETS AND/OR FAMILY MEMBERS IN THE SESSION?
Each photography session with Esther Marie is individually tailored to your needs. As part of your session, you will plan your photography together with Esther, this is where you can make sure all your pets and any family members who wish to be involved in the session are included in all the plans and preparation to ensure no one is left out!
CAN WE GO TO A SEPARATE LOCATION ON THE DAY OF MY SESSION?
If your horse will load easily and you have a particular place in mind like the beach, woodland etc.. . Then Esther is more than happy to photograph you and your horse somewhere special.
HOW FAR DO YOU TRAVEL FOR PHOTOGRAPHY SESSIONS?
Esther is commisioned to photograph horse and owners across the UK and abroad. Please contact the studio to find out about any additional travel costs that may apply.
TELL ME ABOUT YOUR FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY SESSIONS?
Esther can photograph your horse at liberty in their own environment or at a special location if they are happy to travel. The photography session will centre around creating unique fine art pieces which are utterly personal to you. Capturing fleeting moments in time, your photographs will show the true essence and beauty of your horse
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION ?
Approximately two weeks after your photography session you will be invited to our studio in Lancashire to view your images . All your images will be professionally edited and retouched by Esther, ready for you to view in the form of a slide show. This is when you can select and purchase your favourite photographs. We can help guide you through our bespoke wall art, prints and albums and help you select the right artwork for your home. It's a lovely experience normally lasting aproximately one and a half hours, with choice of bubbles, tea, coffee and some treats.
HOW MUCH ARE ADDITIONAL PRINTS,FRAMES OR ALBUMS?
The goal for any portrait session is the creation of stunning art for display in your home and keepsakes to last a lifetime.
Esther Marie is proud to offer only the best bespoke archival printing (lasts for a 100 years) and handcrafted frames and albums to ensure your beautiful artwork will remain a joy for years to come and last a lifetime. CLICK HERE to view my price guide.
Beautiful horse portraits celebrating you, your horse and the connection you share.