What is included?
Your session is as unique as your pet
Your equine photo shoot experience is tailored to you and the connection you have with your horse. Horse photography is much more tricky in terms of logistics than dogs, so careful planning is essential to ensure the shoot runs smoothly. We will choose a suitable location and have a minimum of two hours to capture your horse enjoying the great outdoors.
The shoot itself is a relaxing and stress free experience. It is always a good idea to bring plenty of treats, Polo’s, pony nuts, anything that might catch their attention to get those ears forward. Action photography without a rider is always completed on the lunge rein for safety purposes and horses must have a minimum of a head collar and lead rope even when stationary. For more information on keeping your horse safe please contact me or check our standard safety requirements here.
As we are working outside we need to me mindful of the weather conditions. I keep an eye on the forecast up until the day of your shoot. If the weather isn’t suitable we will simply rearrange for another day.
Sensible clothing and footwear are advisable to avoid slips or injury and a head collar and rope are essential to keep your horses under control as and when necessary. Head collars tend to be quite bulky and tricky to remove in post production. I will bring one especially designed for photography which we can swap when the shoot begins.
The shoot is and should be a fun experience for everyone. If you are in anyway apprehensive about any aspects of your photo shoot please do give me a call.
Mounted Fine Art Print Included
The reason we are here
Included within the cost of your shoot is a professionally mounted fine art print from one of the UK's most prestigious print houses. These Fine Art Prints are mounted with card 3mm in thickness and available in 12 colourful mount options, my personal recommendation is black. My work looks best on Fujifilm Photo Rag paper which is a cotton-based paper with a smooth matt coating. With its smooth texture paired with its thickness, this print finish brings out the detail and colour in my unique photography style.
Equine Photographer Of The Year 2022
What do the humans have to say?
Polly and Mishka
What an amazing experience. My dog and I went for a lovely walk, both enjoying the woods and the company, whilst Mandy snapped away with her camera. I have been kept up to date with all the editing and received sneak previews of what’s to come. Thoroughly professional and enjoyable. I would highly recommend to anyone that wants a beautiful keepsake. Thank you Mandy
We had such an amazing experience with Mandy. We were recommended her by a friend and certainly were not disappointed. We were truthfully a little nervous about the shoot as our husky was only 9 months old and we worried she would not be able to get any usable photographs. She was so friendly and approachable it just felt like a lovely walk on Dartmoor. Our dog was so comfortable and really enjoyed it. We were absolutely shocked at the results they are so beautiful. Her editing is outstanding and the whole experience was amazing. We 100% cannot recommend enough and have already told our dog friends all about it and showed them the amazing pictures! Thank you so much!
A lovely walk in a beautiful location and in good company. Mandy was professional and friendly from the time of booking and throughout the whole experience. Cruz loved the attention and Mandy captured some wonderful photos of him, the images she has edited speak for themselves. Memories of a very special occasion and images to last forever. Thank you so much.
What a brilliant experience with this very talented lady! Mandy immediately put me at my ease as she is friendly, relaxed and totally non-demanding. I have to admit to being a little anxious that I might be wasting her time since Sooty is normally pretty camera shy, preferring to look away from any camera pointed at him. However, I needn’t have worried, since she is quick to catch the right pose in the right moment and the right light - and the results are stunning! If you want a ‘wow’ photograph of your dog, then I absolutely recommend The Darkroom! Thank you so much Mandy!
Mickey & Tikka
I was lucky enough to go out on a shoot with my 2 dogs at Burrator. Mandy had such an amazing rapport with both my dogs, but there was also an instant connection with her and my collie - i would say that they had met before! She was such an easy person to talk to, it felt just like a walk with a friend. And then there are the images - Oh my days!! They are magical!! She has really captured their personalities and produced such stunning works of art. I cannot stop looking at the pictures and smiling!!
Lacey & Aspen
We have had the pleasure of working with Mandy at The Darkroom on a couple of occasions now and have been blown away by not only her professionalism, but the standard of her work. We are absolutely delighted with the photos that we have received and we are extremely excited to be working with her more in the future to create some fantastic images.
Red & Blue on the Farm
We had a blast with our recent photo shoot! Mandy is lovely and quickly made our dogs feel at ease. She wasn’t bothered having two over enthusiastic Rottweilers bounding at her when she arrived either, which was a plus! I was amazed how well the boys and Itchy posed for her! Mandy was so good with our pups and they loved being centre of attention (as always!) The photos are stunning and I would definitely recommend her photography. Thank you Mandy