Why You Should Hire a Private Client Photographer – When they are allowed

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As a rider, you spend countless hours at the barn, in lessons, taking care of your horse for mere moments in the ring. As an equine photographer, and competitor, I’ve had the privilege of not only witnessing the emotion and excitement of competing but experiencing it first hand myself. Having those moments captured is a priceless treasure, I still to this day, look back on. If your horse show or association allows it, hiring a Private Client Photographer is truly an investment and worth every cent. You will capture stunning memories for the future to cherish and have moments captured beyond just your ordinary ring shots.

Guaranteed Coverage: Every Moment, Every Emotion

One of the most compelling reasons to hire a Private Client Photographer at horse shows is the assurance of not missing a single moment. From the early morning getting ready, to the moments in the warm-up pen, to the in-gate and the emotion after your rounds, no details will go unnoticed. As an equestrian myself, I truly know the little details and moments that are so special between horse and rider.

Whether it’s the quiet moments of bonding, or the triumphant celebrations, whether it’s images or video, you will have these memories to cherish for years to come. So why settle for just your iPhone from the sidelines when you can have every aspect of your show experience covered?

The Whole Story: Beyond the Competition Arena

While the thrill of competition is undeniably exhilarating, the true magic happens in the barn. A Private Client Photographer can capture the whole story from the early mornings to late evenings. The equestrian lifestyle is so much more than our placings in the arena.

Transitioning seamlessly between candid shots and ring shots, your photographer should be able to weave together the narrative that reflects the entire story, with every emotion.

Budget-Friendly: Investing in Lasting Memories

While it is easy to dismiss professional photography as a luxury, hiring a private client photographer at horse shows can in fact be a budget-friendly investment. Considering the costs of attending a horse show, it can add up quickly. By allocating a portion of your budget to photography, you’re ensuring your memories are captured in stunning detail for years to come.

Moreover, many equine photographers offer a range of packages to suit different budgets and preferences. Whether you’re looking for a basic photo package, or comprehensive photo and video experience, there’s an option available. At one point, these images will be come a priceless treasure for you to enjoy.

Choosing Your Own Photographer: Tailoring the Experience to Your Vision

One of the greatest benefits of hiring a private client photographer is the ability to choose a photographer who aligns with your vision, style and your budget. It allows you to select someone who understands the highs and lows of horse shows, who will capture your day with authenticity and passion.

Before hiring a photographer, take the time to research their portfolio, website and social pages. Reach out, most photographers will take the time to have conversations with you and answer any questions you may have before committing. By choosing a photographer who shares your passion for horses and understands your goals and vision can ensure your images will exceed your expectations to truly capture the magic of your horse show experience.

Are you ready to preserve the magic of your horse show adventures in detail that goes beyond ordinary? Contact us today to learn more about our private client photography packages and unlock the full potential of capturing all your equestrian dreams.

Plus, as a special bonus, receive our Free Horse Show Planner and Checklist to help you stay organized, keep track of important contacts and show records and make the most of all your moments in the saddle.

May 6, 2024



Chelsea Findlater

Chelsea Findlater is a Western industry Photography & Videographer based in Cambridge, Ontario. From Rodeos, to Horse & Rider Portraits, or content creation, she specializes capturing those candid moments.


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