OUR PASSION FOR HORSES
Our passion for equine photography stems from Jo’s lifelong love of horses. The sensitive images we create reflect her natural empathy with the spirit and majesty of these incredible animals. Working on location, both in countryside and stable settings, we capture images that illustrate the close bond shared by horse and rider, producing beautiful photographic works of art filled with personality and emotion.
Tailoring each shoot to the individual, we know how to tell your story and create a set of images that become more and more precious over time. Our unique skill set blends photographic expertise with a deep understanding of horses and the people who love them.
As well as shooting in natural light, an exciting, fresh approach to flash photography allows us to create distinctive, dramatic images of you and your horse.
We’re proud to have previously photographed UK Eventing legends Mary and Emily King, Paralympian Natasha Baker, The Royal Andulusian School of Equestrian Art, and the world-renowned horse whisperer, Jean Francois Pignon.
Our work has also been used by celebrated global equine brands such as Cavalor.
Helen and Amelia with their horse & pony, Watson and Hercules
What an amazing experience! Both our photoshoots had a touch of magic about them. Jo and Nic made us all feel very special, making the day one we will never forget.
Natasha Baker MBE
Jess with her horses, Tockas and Joey
Standard Equine Session
On the day of your photoshoot with Jo Hansford Photography, we will capture a range of beautiful, fine art images in colour and black and white of you with your horse
Your session includes:
- A two-hour creative shoot with Jo and Nic on location, to include a range of natural images, black background, plus our unique style of lighting you and your horse (depending on location)
- A stunning 18” framed fine art print of your favourite image, ready to hang on your walls
- A set of five mounted 7×5” prints of your choice, all signed by Jo
- A pre-shoot planning consultation with Jo via phone or skype to plan details of the shoot, location and clothing. We will send you a copy of our Style Guide to help with planning, before your shoot.
- Professional editing and finishing of your photographs.
- A fun viewing of your photographs with Jo for you and family and friends (with the best tea and biscuits )
Where will my shoot take place?
We love planning the finer details of our shoots with you and we’re always open to ideas.
We’re very happy to travel for shoots and include up to 40 miles travel (from BS3 1LG) in our session fees. Beyond this, mileage is charged at 45p/mile. If several of you would like a session, you’re welcome to split the travel costs.
How should I prepare my horse for our session?
We’ll usually use a halter for some photographs and bridle for others, so a clean halter (ideally black or brown leather or a neutral colour like blue/brown) and a clean bridle is essential, along with a saddle if you’d like some ridden shots. It’s also a good idea to have a few treats around to keep your horse attentive during the shoot.
Should I ride my horse before the photoshoot?
What happens if my horse won’t stand still or misbehaves?
Do you use flash lighting which may scare my horse?
What if I own more than one horse?
What happens if the weather is bad on the day of my photoshoot?
In light rain, we normally decide to go ahead and dodge the showers, but if it looks like a torrential downpour is brewing, we may decide to postpone. On a windy day, we’ll seek out some more sheltered spots for your photographs, using the wind to our advantage to create a bit of drama.
What clothing do you recommend for me?
What about hair and makeup?
What if I don’t want to be in the photographs?
Is it ok to bring along my partner, children or dogs?
How many photographs do you take?
How long does it take for our photographs to be ready?
How do we view our photographs?
Can I share the photos on social media?
If you wish to share them yourselves, we offer the option of investing in a Social Media Disc of your shoot photos which is priced at £125.
Are you insured?
How do I pay?
Jo and Nic Hansford are based in Bristol, Bath, Somerset and are available to travel nationally and internationally.
01179535801 | 07876344866