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What is Equine Personal Portraiture?
Lovely photos of your horse, precious mementos of a beloved equine companion or of a valued equine sports partner. Focus on your relationship and the connection you have or highlight your equine sports and activities. A personal session includes your horse,  with or without you (or other subject). Your custom shoot will give you the look you want whether that is head shots, body shots, formal or casual, action or at liberty, with you riding or handling or just being casually together to highlight your relationship. We will discuss goals in our pre-shoot planning session and structure your session to ensure your goals are met. The session includes unlimited tack or wardrobe changes and multiple views and angles so you get just what you were wishing for.

Why would I want to have Personal Portraits taken?
To hang photos on your wall as photo prints or art prints, put on your desk, carry in a brag book, give as gifts to family & friends (if you're in the shots!) trainer, etc.. Or maybe you just want to have beautiful photos revealing the true spirit of your horse to cherish now & long after he is gone from your life. You might be surprised at the number of clients who came to me after they sell or lose a horse, looking to get professional photos of their new horse right away.

What's included and what does it cost?
Options for your session vary depending on your needs. Please contact Captive Spirit for more information.

Can I customize this package?
Yes, this session may be customized by adding a second horse or subject (additional exposures) or to cover a second grouping of subjects (example: portraits of your horse for the package session plus additional exposures covering portraits of you with him or you & family with him as the second subject). Many clients want to focus on head shots/body shots for the package exposures and then elect to "add a subject" to get just as many additional exposures of action shots, either at liberty or under saddle.


Important Points about this Session:
LICENSING: No rights are granted for the reproduction or commercial use of any images from the shoot as these are intended for your personal viewing use rather than for advertising/promotional use. If an advertising license for any of the images is desired at some future date, one can be purchased for an appropriate fee.

ADDITIONAL EXPENSES: For most sessions, there will be no additional expenses but in all cases, additional expenses such as model fees, props, handlers, stylists, location fees, etc.. are billed to the client. Extra fees include: Staging fees required to hire required models, stylists or to book locations or rent props, etc. or additional hours on location over those shown in the packages are billed at $100/hr. Travel fees are .65/mile beyond 50 miles round trip from Scottsdale AZ if driven plus lodging/airfare/associated costs if applicable.

GOODWILL DEPOSIT: A deposit of $200 will be required to hold your appointment and is non-refundable if you cancel for any reason other than one upon which we mutually agree such as inclement weather, health problems, emergencies, etc.. The balance for the session is due and payable at the time of the session.

PRINTS & OTHER PRODUCTS/SERVICES: Quantity pricing at reduced rates is available for  enlargements. Also available: high quality 4 color glossy materials such as postcards, greeting cards, brochures, etc.. Art quality prints made on watercolor paper, art papers or even canvas are available and in sizes limited mostly by your imagination. Art effects and Spirit Montages are other one-of-a-kind art options to truly customize your portrait. See the ART link for details. Digital retouching, Ad Design and other business services are also available - see the ORDER page for details.