FREE artful poster to inspire your connection
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other” doesn’t make any sense.
I specialize in capturing the moments of connection and engagement that horses offer their humans while at liberty together, and turn them into art. Picture an expression of eager recognition, playfulness, social curiosity, joyful freedom, serious attitude or peaceful gaze from the horse you love. That’s what I’m after.
One of my favorite images of my horse is the one in which he’s glad to see me because when I look at it I can hear his low nicker that comes with it! If you’ll let me capture those au naturel moments with your horse at liberty, responding to you without the influence of tack, they’ll be the most engaging and magical images, I promise!
When your heart feels meaning in art, it becomes art meant for you—more valuable than all the “stuff” you might’ve bought for your horse.
What about your horse makes you melt, laugh, or reach for a carrot? What whorl, mane or tail do you love to play with and what does your horse enjoy more than anything? All these looks, details and moments are “art worthy.” What better way to inform and deepen the bond you have with your horse than to bring his or her allure into your home in the form of art?
Because I want many more horses to feel as loved as those I’m honored to see through my lens, I donate a portion of each Day With My Horse and HeART of Equus purchase toward your choice of one of three Washington horse rescue organizations: Save A Forgotten Equine, Rancho Laguna’s Heart, and Second Chance Ranch.
Let go of the concept that art is a luxury. It’s a necessity. A home without human-created art is like a face without eyes. —Danielle LaPorte
Art of your horse to treasure forever.
“Day With My Horse” Photo Session – $495 includes:
1) photo session of your horse (one location, 3 areas, ideally at liberty)
2) 10-15 professionally edited images to choose from
3) $100 print credit
4) up to 5 digital images for social media (subtly watermarked)
1. Group: Additional horses, add $100 each.
2. Retouching: Artistic enhancements happily estimated (remove something, add something, combine images).
3. Decor/Framing Suggestions: FREE – Example: If you like too many images to decide on one consider a wall cluster like the one above or a triptych.
4. Digital Painting of image from photo session: Add $395 (examples below).
5. Premium: Custom video or stunning custom photo album created using 50-75 images telling the story of your day together: Add $1,000 for video or $1,350 for photo album.
For those who need help turning a high resolution image from “fridge-worthy” to “wall-worthy” (must be an image you took, not copyrighted by someone else):
Editing, Retouching, Compositing
1) Light editing (color, contrast, clarity): $25
2) Retouching (change how something looks) $50-$100
3) Composite (combine elements of 2 photos) $100-150
“HeART of Equus” Digital Painting – $495 includes:
1) Painting your photo or mine
2) $100 toward printed product choice
3) The high resolution file if it’s your image
4) subtly watermarked low resolution file for social media if it’s my image
If you have a high resolution photo that you took—or the photographer’s written permission for me to do this—I can create a digital oil painting from the photo in a style that compliments the energy and personality of your horse. For example, the first two digital paintings below show a couple of different styles for two very different horses even though they’re in a similar “pose”. The first is a sensitive, subtly-colored mare with lovely highlights in her mane and the other is a contrasty, big, bold gelding. The third example shows how a different background can be created, lending a more formal feeling to the portrait.
A $200 deposit is required to book your session or begin your painting ($600 deposit for video or photo album). Check, cash or credit cards are accepted. Travel to photo sessions anywhere inside King County, WA is included. Keep in mind that every season offers wonderful artistic opportunities, even if it’s snowing!
Cloudy skies can offer a softness that’s lovely; cold air brings steamy breath; fog lends a bit of mystery, and furry coats bring out lush details. Of course we’ll chat about all these things as well as your horse’s environment before the shoot, but you can trust that in addition to capturing images that convey the things you love, I’ll surprise and delight you with things you never thought of! And…I guarantee there’ll be an image you adore or I’ll return your deposit! You have nothing to lose and only cherished art to gain!
Which style conveys your horse’s personality or energy or even a favorite part of your horse? Photo or digital painting, I would love to talk with you about the art that resides in your heart of your horse. Contact me here.
Consider adding a deeper layer to your togetherness with your horse through art that reveals your horse’s spirit. Whether it’s my art or I help you with yours, the process and result will raise your appreciation for your horse’s desire and ability to communicate. You’ll take things more slowly and notice more nuance…you’ll enjoy more eagerness after the pauses…and as you listen more closely to your horse, you’ll understand so much more. This much compassion at the end of a day with your horse can’t help but deepen your togetherness.
Make new memories, revitalize others, strengthen your heart-felt desire to put in the time and energy a bond requires, and you’ll notice the cues to get togetherness right.
Only one thing left to do
Please let me answer any questions you have about the creative options I offer to see if one feels right for you and your horse by contacting me today.