When it comes to planning an equestrian portrait session, finding the right outfit is key. This post delves into the world of dresses, providing insights into color choices, styles, and popular brands.

But here’s the thing — while we’re discussing dresses, there’s no rule saying you can’t rock jeans, breeches, shorts, or any attire that makes you feel fantastic. Finding the perfect equestrian portrait session outfit is all about finding the right outfit for YOU. Your style. Your personality. Your Horse. Your Home.


Choosing the Right Attire for Your Equestrian Photoshoot


Neutral colors and simple patterns remain a go-to for timeless photos.

Whether you opt for an elegant dress or your favorite pair of jeans, the most important thing is that you feel comfortable and that your outfit reflects your style and personality.


Top Picks for Photoshoot Attire


Discover a range of options from renowned brands. Morning Lavender for a touch of romance, Mr. Pretty for elegant formal wear, and Lulus, Free People, and Rent the Runway for diverse styles.

Don’t overlook the potential treasures on Amazon or Etsy. And remember, this isn’t just about dresses — it’s about finding the perfect attire for any occasion.


Don’t Know What to Wear? We’ve Got You Covered


At Ride the Sky, we’re all about making you feel comfortable and confident.

Whether it’s a dress, breeches, or your favorite pair of jeans, Ride the Sky has a comprehensive Style Guide, Pinterest Boards, and blog posts to inspire and guide you.

women in green dress and quarter horse during a portrait session


Get Your Inspiration On


Explore our Pinterest Boards for equestrian and portrait session clothing inspiration.

Dive into blog posts like “How do I plan my outfit for my equestrian portrait session” and “6 Tips for Planning your Outfits for Equestrian Senior Portraits” for additional insights.


Resource List


If your closet leaves you uninspired, our list of retailers, from well-known brands to unique boutiques, ensures you find something that not only photographs well but also resonates with your personal style.

Remember, the goal is to feel fantastic and showcase your authentic self in front of the lens.

Embark on your photoshoot journey with the perfect outfit that aligns with your style, personality, and comfort. Because at Ride the Sky, every outfit tells a story, and we’re here to help you tell yours.

Betsy Bird of Ride the Sky Equine Photography spends her days doing insane things to make horses look at her. Clearly, she’s desperate for attention. Outside of acting like a total weirdo, she invests time and energy into growing her business, hanging with her favorite dog, Nitro, dealing with her teenagers’ angst, mentoring photographers, public speaking, and planning her next big wheels-up adventure. Betsy is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) with the organization Professional Photographers of America (PPA). The CPP designation is held by fewer than 2,500 photographers nationwide and is a hallmark of consistency, technical skill, artistry, and professionalism. Betsy specializes in creating storytelling magic for horse girls of all ages. In other words, she enjoys working with fun-spirited clients who need horse portrait photography, equestrian senior photography, and equestrian brand photography. She even throws in some dogs for variety because what true horse girl doesn’t love a great pup too. Based in Chattanooga, TN, Ride the Sky Equine Photography works on location in Tennessee, North Georgia, and beyond.

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