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Capturing Magical Moments: Pony Photoshoots for Children

If your child's best friend is an adorable equine and they are head over heels for anything pony-related, you're in for a treat. The friendship and bond between a child and their four-legged friend is truly magical, and capturing these moments in photos is a joy for both photographers and families alike. In this article, we'll explore the enchanting world of pony photography for kids. From booking your pony photo session to selecting the perfect location and more, we'll delve into all the details that will make your child's pony photography experience truly enchanting.

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Child and Horse Portrait Photoshoot - Dorset

Kids and Pony Photoshoots - Equine Photography in Dorset, England Booking Your Pony Photoshoot for Your Child

Booking a pony photo session is a fantastic idea to capture the cherished moments between your child and their equine friend. Here's what you need to know before you schedule your session:

When booking your pony photography session, it's essential to choose a date that works well for both you and the photographer. Make sure to plan ahead, as these sessions are highly sought after and may have limited availability.

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Child and Horse Portrait Photography

Before your session, get in touch with the photographer to discuss any specific ideas or requirements you have. This way, the photographer can tailor the session to your child's unique vision and preferences.

Pony photography sessions are typically an hour long, allowing enough time to capture a variety of magical moments. These sessions are designed to be relaxed and enjoyable, ensuring your child feels comfortable and at ease in front of the camera. You'll receive a welcome pack with lots of great ideas on how to put together outfits for your child and how to prep your horse or pony ahead of the photography session.

Choosing the Perfect Location for your child and pony Photoshoot

Selecting the right location for your pony photography session is crucial to achieving those magical, unforgettable images. Whether your child would be more comfortable at home in their own settings or you'd like to box up and travel to a special location for your equine photoshoot.

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Equine Beach Photoshoot with children and ponies - Hampshire

You'd actually be surprised at how made backdrops we can find within your own yard or property. Before the photoshoot your photographer will look at your location and access where might be a great spot to use a background. Your photographer will always be led by your knowledge of your child and pony, so for example if there is a field where your child's pony loves to canter in, this might not be the best spot for relaxed images!

Think about the background elements that will be included in your photos. A picturesque landscape or a rustic stable or barn can add a touch of magic to your images.

Pay attention to the lighting. Your photographer will advise you that the best time for outdoor shoots is during the golden hours of sunrise or sunset when the light is soft and flattering.

Getting to know Your Equine Photographer

Chatting to your photographer ahead of the session is an important part of the process:

Your photographer should have experience working with children and animals, especially ponies. They will know how to capture those authentic, heartwarming moments.

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Child and Pony Photoshoot - Young Equestrian Photography

Discuss your child's personality with the photographer. This information can help them tailor the session to bring out the best in your little one. It's important for your photographer to know a little more about the temperament of the horse or pony in order to completely tailor the session accordingly.

Feel free to share any specific ideas you have in mind for the photo shoot. A good photographer will work with your vision to ensure the session is exactly as you want it.

The Big Day! Your Child & Pony Photoshoot

On the day of the photo shoot, there are several factors to keep in mind:

Relax and enjoy the experience. A professional photographer will know how to create a comfortable and enjoyable atmosphere for your child and their pony. Be prepared for a range of shots, from candid moments to posed images. This variety ensures you capture the full magic of the day.

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Child and pony photoshoot - equine photography in Dorset
Don't worry if things don't go to plan! Your photography will not expect your pony to behave perfectly (or your child for that matter! so please don't if things don't pan out perfectly! Your experienced equine photographer will work closely with you to ensure that everything you want is included in the session. Remember your child's safety is the most important. It's always wise to have an extra pair of hands on the photoshoot to help with the horse. Creating Cherished Memories of your Child and their Horse

After your pony photography session, you'll need to select your favorite images and consider the available packages and printing options:

Your photographer will provide you with a selection of images to choose from. These will be a mix of candid and posed shots. You can opt for digital or print packages. Digital packages are perfect for sharing your pony photos online, while print packages ensure you have physical copies to treasure. Pony photography sessions offer a magical experience that can be cherished for a lifetime. Book your session, capture those special moments, and enjoy the enchantment of your child's bond with their beloved pony. These gorgeous pictures will become treasures that you'll always hold dear. Got any further questions? Please feel free to get in touch Tel: 07850037159 or drop me an email:

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Equine Photoshoot - Children and Horse Photoshoots

Beth Chisham Photography

Specialising in beautiful and relaxed equine photoshoots for children and their ponies and horses. Based in Dorset (do get in touch to see if a travel to your area) @bethchishamphotography

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