Below are some of the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about Ride the Sky Equine Photography. Have a question that isn’t listed below? Send me a message or leave a comment and I’ll get right back to you!
FAQs #1: Where is Ride the Sky Equine Photography located?
Ride the Sky Equine Photography is based in the southeastern Tennessee area. I photograph throughout east and middle Tennessee including the cities of Chattanooga, Knoxville, Crossville, and Athens.
And, since I am on the border to Georgia, I also photograph in the north Georgia area including Ringgold, Dalton, Rome, and Athens. I can also be found in Alabama occasionally. Particularly around areas such as Ider and Huntsville, Alabama.
Throughout the year, I also make trips to various parts of the United States for select equine and equestrian projects.
FAQs #2: What do I wear? How should I prepare for my session?
First of all, don’t worry! Your photography experience with Ride the Sky Equine Photography is designed to be a fun and hassle-free experience for you and your horse!
Once your session is scheduled, you and I will spend some time planning out your session. We will figure out everything including how to prepare both you and your horse so that we can have a very fun, laughter-filled, incredible time together making rich, emotional images that you are going to love for a lifetime. No worries!
FAQs #3: Where do horse photography sessions take place?
Most of my equestrian sessions take place where the horse lives and where he or she is most comfortable. But, that is not to say that we can’t mix it up! If you have something in mind, we can probably make it happen. It’s always an option to trailer somewhere else.
However, if you are wanting to relocate just because of a “lack of beauty” at your horse’s current location, don’t! You will be amazed at the beauty we can find and create together.
Additionally, I also have a list of beautiful locations in the East Tennessee area that we can use.
FAQs #4: I want to have a Photography Session with Ride the Sky Equine Photography. How far in advance do you book?
In order to offer exceptional personal service to my portrait clients, I only offer a limited amount of private equine portrait sessions per month and often book up 2-4 months in advance.
For those individuals interested in private equine portrait sessions, it is best to reach out as soon as possible in order to have the best opportunity to work together during your favorite season of the year.
In addition, it is important to note that fall is the busiest time of year for me as a horse photographer. Everyone loves those fall colors! If you are interested in booking a photography session specifically for the fall season, please don’t wait to get on the calendar.
I do offer some other special opportunities throughout the year that are specialized.
However, due to the high demand for these events, these opportunities are not announced via social media. They are only available to members of the Ride the Sky Herd which you can join here.
FAQs #5: My horse is really sick. Is it too late for pictures with him?
Losing a beloved animal is a traumatic experience for all involved. I am so sorry that you are going through this difficult time. For those individuals who have a terminally ill horse, I will do my best to accommodate immediate and urgent needs. You can reach out regarding your specific situation relating to your terminally ill horse here.
FAQs #6: What happens if my horse misbehaves or won’t stand still?
Although this is a common worry among horse owners, it really isn’t something you need to worry about at all.
Having been around horses my whole life, and being a professional horse photographer for the last several years, I am experienced working with many different breeds and temperaments of horses. From hot stallions to feisty mares to the most chill of geldings. With patience and flexibility, you will be sure to get images that you will love no matter how goofy your horse is being!
FAQs #7: What if I don’t want to be in the photographs?
I photograph a lot of horses by themselves including headshots and liberty shots in the field.
Even if you are camera shy though, I always recommend that you at least consider being in some of the images with your horse. After all, you two share quite the bond. And, that, my friend, is worth celebrating and cherishing.
FAQs #8: What types of payments do you accept?
I accept cash, check or credit card payments. I do also offer payment plans for those who request them.
FAQs #9: Is equestrian and equine photography all you do?
No! As a matter of fact, I also photograph pets! Ride the Sky started as a purely equestrian and horse photography business but over the years has expanded to include pets! I only take images with animals though. So, I won’t shoot your wedding but I would be happy to do a photography session of you in your wedding dress with your horse or pet. I don’t photography families by themselves but throw in your horses and dogs and I’m your girl!
I hope you have enjoyed this post of FAQs about Ride the Sky Equine Photography. Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out and ask! You can reach me here or leave a message in the comments! You can also check out this page of FAQs on the Ride the Sky Equine Photography website that has even more questions and answers!