Horse & Rider sessions are not simply about pretty pictures. They are about capturing that special bond, and more importantly,
reconnecting with that majestic creature with whom you trust your life. Pretty pictures are just the icing on the cake.
*welcome guide / package
*access to LAPP Client Closet
*assistance in preparing for your session including arranging professional hair/makeup
*travel to your location within 50 miles of the 95620 zip code
*individual retouching of all final images
*online gallery with one year of storage
*complimentary Wooden Keepsake Box with 4x6 proofs & USB drive
*complimentary wall art mockups and album design
**Flexible payment plan options are available
We will chat about what your perfect world looks like to you - each photo session is unique to you. We will discuss package options & I will answer any and all questions you have. Sessions are fully guided and all inclusive and tailored to you and your horse. All packages include a print credit to be used for professional prints, canvases and other artwork ordered directly from your private online gallery of over 50+ images.
A signed contract and retainer of $300 lock in your date. I will send over my Welcome Guide to help you plan a session; what your vision of your perfect world looks like. I will also send over my pre-session questionnaire to help me get to know you and your horse better before our session. I will be here every step of the way, so you can always call/text/email me with questions, ask my opinion about outfits and anything else that may come up.
The day of your session, I will arrive 30 minutes before our session to get to know you and your horse better before we begin, as well as to scout out locations with the best lighting. I always bring an assistant to help get ears forward, etc. I will tell you were to stand, where to look, even where to place your hands. I ramble on about random things in what usually results in you feeling much more comfortable and relaxed in front of my camera! ;)
My goal is that your session feels much more like hangin' out with your heart horse and gal pals/best friends with equal amounts of horse girl energy than it does posing in front of the camera. Within 24-48 hours after your session, I will send you a gallery link to some SNEAK PEEKS! And within 2-3 weeks you will get an email that your full gallery is ready!
My goal for you is that this will feel less like posing in front of a camera and more like spending some much needed quality time with your heart horse and your new bestie (me!).
We all know that our horses can be silly! I will capture it all! I want this to feel real and authentic. I will work with you and your horse to capture your best selves.
This session is not just about getting pretty pictures with your horse. It is about the experience; capturing the bond you have with your best friend. Yes, I want you to have pretty pictures, but what I REALLY want is for YOU to look back at these photos years from now and FEEL that magical day all over again: feel the sun on your skin as you stand in the pasture gazing up at your pony or the chill of the ocean breeze as you ride your majestic steed on the sandy beach.
When I arrive for your session, I take the reins! Well, figuratively speaking...it is my job to find the best, most magical light, to tell you where to stand and where to look. All the while, you get to snuggle your adorable pony.
**Flexible payment plan options are available
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"She captured my whole world and bond with my horse beautifully! She kept it light and easy so I was never stressed! We laughed the whole shoot. It was by far the best experience I’ve ever had with a photographer. She takes the time to really connect with not only you, but your animal and will go the extra mile (not afraid to get down and dirty for the perfect shot). Lauren’s photos turn out stunning! I loved the editing she does and that she really is able to capture the raw emotions of you and your horse."
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"I cannot recommend Lauren Pace enough for all of your professional photography needs - she makes all the difference!"
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"Lauren was beyond awesome, so easy, friendly, fun and relaxing to work with. Wrangling kids, horses, wind all while trying to catch the setting sun was a challenge, but Lauren made everything so seamless. We’ll absolutely be coming back again for pictures in the future."
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"Lauren is amazing to work with and is so much fun! She helped me feel confident in front of the camera and I couldn't have asked for better pictures!! She knows animals and how to capture them at the right angle so you can actually get good pictures of them! She also captured my relationship with my horses and was able to put them into photos that I will cherish forever! I couldn't have found a better photographer!"
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"Lauren captures not only the bond between rider and horse but the unique relationships and personalities of both as well. We love not only the final product but the time spent with her during our shoots. Every shoot with Lauren uses our time appropriately and has gone smoothly. I look forward to her capturing more of our life events!"
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"Lauren went above and beyond in our family and horse shoots. From attention to the smallest details, to being creative and flexible, to a quick turn around time and excellent communication, she was amazing to work with. She was able to capture on camera a priceless heirloom memory we will absolutely cherish."
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"If you are wanting pictures taken of you and your horse, don’t look for anyone else! Having Lauren take pictures of me and my girl was an absolute TREAT. I was nervous about her behavior that day and she made sure that didn’t matter at all. She brought an assistant who helped get those perfect pony poses and keep those ears forward. The session was planned so perfectly! When my photos were delivered, I literally cried seeing us together. I will treasure these pictures forever."
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Where are you located?
A.I am in Dixon, California, located within Solano County. However, I travel throughout the greater Northern and Central Valley areas of California. Travel for mileage greater than 50 miles outside of the 95620 zip code do apply.
If you are out of state, please contact me to find out about travel fees.
When should I plan my session?
A.The spring, summer, and fall months are great for sessions, and can be booked 2-3 months in advance. The best time of day is 1-2 hours before sunset or within an hour after sunrise.
How should I prepare myself and my horse for our session?
A.I recommend that your horse be clean prior to the session. If your horses are like mine, they like dirt! They may require a bath depending on how dirty your horse decides to get. I also suggest giving your horse a snack a bit before our session so food isn’t the only thing on his mind.
As for human needs, whether you decide to hire a professional hair and makeup artist or not, styling your hair in loose curls and neutral makeup tones look great and very put together in photos. My Welcome Guide also talks about this, which you will receive upon booking your session.
When will I receive my photos?
A.Turn around time is 2-3 weeks. However, I strive to deliver them sooner, so if I can, I absolutely will! You will receive an online gallery via email. From here, you will be able to download your high resolution images.
When & how do I pay for my session?
A.Once you schedule your session, you will receive a client portal where you will be able to access your contract and invoice. I require a $300 retainer at the time of booking to secure your date and the remaining balance is due at the time of our session together.
What happens if the weather is bad?
A.I am always watching the weather like a hawk! That is a BIG part of my job! If it looks like the weather will cooperate with our session plans, we will reschedule for the next available date.
Most importantly, what should I wear?!
A.This is one of the first things I start thinking about when I think of being in front of the camera instead of behind the camera, so I totally get it! Once you book your session, I will email you a Welcome Guide to help you plan your session.
Don't go shopping yet! You might only have to go as far as your own closet! Pull out some of your favorite pieces and maybe even some pieces that you haven’t worn in forever. Give yourself some options: bright pieces, some neutral pieces, layers, and lots of jewelry. You want to choose something that fits your style, personality, and compliments your horse’s color. I recommend searching through Pinterest to get a sense of what types of outfits you are attracted to and that photograph well. The most important thing is to feel comfortable and confident in your clothing. You may decide to use these images as décor in your home in the form of prints, wall canvas galleries, or a photo album, so this is important to keep in mind as you plan your outfits, locations, and poses.
If you feel stuck, I am happy to offer suggestions! I also have a collection of statement pieces and other accessories in my "client closet" available to borrow for your session. Sometimes it is nice to add a new accessory without having to purchase it.
Can I use my photos for ads and social media?
A.You have full permission for printing, ads, and online personal use. Credit to Lauren Ann Pace Photography is not required, but always greatly appreciated. @laurenannpace on Facebook and Instagram.