01. JUST THE HORSE
As an equestrian myself, I've always recognized the beauty of any horse I've ever met. These timeless sessions are done with your specific horse in mind, capturing their personalities and beauty being the ultimate goal. These equine portraits are against natural backdrops, either posed in show bridle or halter or at liberty in an enclosed area. These sessions allow for a bit more creativity in capturing your horse in different angles as well as in movement.
02. YOUR INVESTMENT
Each sessions includes multiple poses, from head shots to full bodies. Liberty session in the field included at your discretion. You will receive multiple high quality digital files, completely edited in a personalized online gallery.
03. TIME TO DECORATE
As much as we are in the digital age, there's something timeless about prints that can never be replaced. Decorate your home with memories of you and your four-legged partner with an assortment of sizes, styles, and dimensions to make that perfect wall arrangement. From lustre prints to canvas wraps, there are plenty of choices to find the exact arrangement for your home or office.
04. frequently asked questions:
All sessions offered by Giana Terranova 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: clipped, clean, 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. 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.
I encourage you share images with your friends! Credit is preferred but not required. If you'd like to credit, tag Giana Terranova Photography on Facebook or @gianaterranova_photography on instagram.
There are several options to choose from. Payment by check or credit card is preferred and payment is required immediately following the end of the session. I use square for credit card payments, which is a safe and secured payment company with receipts.
A lot of work goes into these portraits to make them look absolutely perfect, and that includes touch-ups. Don't be worried about scratches, scars, fungus or other blemishes, and if you are feel free to ask and I will remove them free of charge.
However, this will not completely clean a dirty horse, and the cleanest as possible the better! Keeping in mind, as well, that the more editing the longer it will take to receive the images, but I want you to be absolutely happy with every image you receive!
I cannot edit off bridles or thick halters. If you wish to have your horse bare without any equipment, I would suggest a very thin rope halter with a lead rope or lunge line, which I can very easily edit out of the image. Feel free to inquire about different options!
Digitals 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.
Of course! I work in tangent with several printing companies to offer you physical prints in multiple sizes with various types. Purchases can be made directly in your Pixieset gallery you will receive with your images, where the entire store of all the products are available to browse. There are plenty of options and prices available, so inquire for your exact options. Select the button bellow to head to my product page for detailed pricing.
It is not necessary to pay for prints or canvas immediately after the session, can take your time to decide what images you'd like printed.
If there are other options that you want to explore, such as albums or wall art, feel free to inquire. I'm extremely flexible with any creative ideas you might have.