Frequently Asked Questions
Digital images are included in every session package. You will receive your images, usually through email, with a link to a personalized online gallery from which you can download the files straight to your computer. Completion of images depends on the type of session, but feel free to inquire.
All sessions offered by Meisha Mowatt Photography are laid back, worry-free experiences. The amount of preparation is completely up to you, but there are several suggestions because the equine portraits are very highly detailed. I'd suggest you do whatever show preparation that you might do for a competition, for example: cleaned, clipped, make up, and clean bridle. Clipped ears and muzzle are not entirely necessary, but very highly suggested. Horses are also not required to be braided, but I really recommend it if you have the means!
Location is pretty important for these sessions. Although I can usually find beauty in any situation, any sort of greenery or barn architecture is the best kind of backdrops. An assistant is extremely helpful if available as well. I suggest the bridle that the horse usually goes in, with usually a metal snaffle being the best -- but figure 8's and other jumper, dressage, and western bits are welcome.
Before the session starts, have the reins removed and a lead rope attached to the bit, which will be edited out, just used for keeping control while easily switching sides! Remember to bring your horse's favorite treats as well!
For liberty sessions, an enclosed paddock area is all that is required. If you'd like your horse 'bare' I would recommend a very thin rope halter, which I could then edit out.
Yes! Feel free to bring a parent, horse trainer, best friend, or significant other.
There are several options to choose from. Payment by check, cash, or credit card is preferred. PayPal is an option as well. I require a %50 deposit to book a session date and the remainder of the payment is required immediately following the end of the session.