Captive Spirit Photography

What is Equine Personal Portraiture?


This is for anyone who wants lovely photographs of their horse as precious mementos of a beloved equine companion or of a valued equine sports partner. This can focus on your relationship and the connection you have with your horse or it can highlight your equine sports and activities - whatever you can dream, we can shoot for you. A personal session can include your horse, you and any other subject or grouping of subjects you might wish to include. Your shoot is customized to 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 in our pre-shoot planning session what objectives you want to accomplish and structure your session to ensure your goals are met. The one subject or one grouping of subjects 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?

Lots of reasons! To hang on your wall, put on your desk, carry in a brag book, give as gifts to all your relatives & friends (if you're in the shots!) trainer, etc.., to have beautiful photos that truly show the spirit of your horse which you will cherish now & long after he is gone from your life. You'd be surprised at the number of clients who came to me after they sell or lose a horse. These folks now insist on getting professional photos of their new horse because they don't want to again make the mistake of having no memories saved through high quality photographs.


What's included and what does it cost?

See the latest detail on the Personal Portrait package by clicking on SUMMARY on the SERVICES page

Can I customize this package?

This session may be customized by adding a second horse or subject 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. See details to "add a subject" by clicking SUMMARY on the SERVICES page. We will do as much as we can in the allotted session time based on your needs and you can opt for more time if you need it in order to add a subject or add additional shots to get just what you want from the session.

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. 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 nonrefundable 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 large orders of enlargements. We can also provide 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 memorialize your portrait. See the ART link for details. Digital retouching, Ad Design, Web Design services and other business services are also available - see the ORDER page for details.