Horse Photographer - Enrique Urdaneta
Capture the REAL moments:
Lifestyle photography for all occasion
We hear it all the time: “I don’t want my photos to look posed.” With a lifestyle photography session your images will be anything but posed. Think candids that serve to “capture the moment” versus staging a scene, and stunning, true-to-life photography that tells your story just as it is, at that precise moment. This slice-of-life approach is great for any genre of photography including equine, pets, engagements, family sessions or other special occasions. With action driven details it will bring your images to life over and over again.
My session usually lasts about 2-3 hours on average and in this time period I do not leave any stone unturned when it comes to shooting the special moments. I help personalize the experience as much as possible and make both you as well as your horse or pet at ease so that I can capture the ideal moments in the best way possible. It is not only my job but my passion to document the one-of-a-kind connection between you and your horse or pet. I realize how much they mean to you and how important the photo shoot is for you. Hence, I come prepared to deliver more than what you are looking for and do not leave until and unless you are completely thrilled. Together, let's make some lasting memories.
How do I inquire?
Pretty simple, give us a call (561) 208-1660, email to: email@example.com or fill the contact form with your inquiry including your contact info and the best time and day to contact you.
How do I book?
Also very simple, we offer different ways to book and you are able choose the one that you feel more comfortable; through the reservation app below, through our contact page, email us or simply give us a call. Once we get in contact, we will find a date that works for you and then go over the style of session you have in mind, if you don’t have anything in mind, we can help you figure it out.
A $250 booking fee is required to secure your booking into our agenda, this fee will be credited toward your purchase order on the day of your design/ordering appointment.
Sessions are by appointment only.
What happens then?
A questionnaire will be emailed to you which will only take a couple of minutes to fill out, this allows us to know you better and create an amazing experience for your session, your style preferences, what you like and what you don’t, as well as what style of art you had in mind.
For example; if booking a pet or equine session with your family, we like to get to know more about your family, favorite hobbies as well as individual talents so we can create a one of a kind portrait experience for you. If booking a Pet or Equine portrait session we would ask your discipline (horse) if it’s the case, the breed, what style and look you are after.
How do I prepare my pet for the shoot?
For many people, pets are furry members of the family. It comes as no surprise that they want to include their pets in their photos. Including your pets in your photo session does require a little extra preparation but it is certainly doable.
Bring treats and toys that your pet enjoys so that you have something to use to grab their attention if necessary.
Keep a leash or harness ready, just in case. Even though your pet might be well trained, it never hurts to be prepared. You may also want to arrange your poses so you can hold onto your pet securely without it looking like you are hanging on for dear life. We will help you with this.
The photo session is going to take some time, give your pets the chance to take breaks, walk around and drink water. We won’t be able to get a pet to sit still if they are thirsty or agitated.
As a pet owner you probably know how perceptive your animals are to energy and emotions, so it’s important that you are relaxed when you get to your pet photo session. If you really want to keep your pets relaxed too, try and arrange your photo session in a place where your pet will feel most comfortable such as your garden, the beach or a park.
Dress for Success: What to Wear for your Photo Session
1. Coordinate—but don’t be matchy/matchy
If you’re shooting with another person, make sure your outfits complement one another’s. Choose a consistent color palette (which does not mean the same color). If someone is wearing a bold pattern, dress the rest of the group in more solids, but be sure each carries one or more colors from the “star” outfit for consistency.
Scarves, hats, bows, bands…it all adds a fun twist to an otherwise “standard” look. Accessories are also a great place to coordinate looks. For example, if Mom is wearing a bright pattern with lavender, pink and gray, little brother can rock a pair a gray sneakers while Dad can choose a lavender vest and big sis with a pink headband.
3. Dress kids for comfort and movement
Kids naturally run, skip, dance and jump around during photo sessions—they’re kids! To avoid unnecessary aggravation, let them be comfortable in the clothes and opt for apparel that accentuates their natural energy. Skirts, fedoras, scarves, and knit sweaters allow for natural movement, so when the kids start getting wild, their clothes will look even better.
4. Try for Texture
Layers and textures and can really add depth to your photos. Look for clothes and accessories with rich, simple detailing—embroidery, tweed, ribbons, etc—or layer pieces to add dimension and texture. Texture is especially important if you want a lot of black and white shots, which naturally need more visual depth and detail than color images. Also, because you’ll want to keep the pace going during your session, layering is a great way to make quick, convenient outfit changes—pull off the sweater, slip on the vest and you’ve got a whole new look!
5. Be timeless
You’ll have these pictures for generations—don’t date yourself! Choose classic, timeless pieces, or even vintage apparel and accessories. Opt for the latest trends and you may feel otherwise about that amazing outfit in a few years (or even a few months) from now.
What happens at the shoot?
We are ready for the Main event, first, we will scout the places that we preselected for a few minutes while your family, horse and or pet gets ready for the photo shoot, in the case that you are also going to be in the photoshoot, make up and hair takes about an hour and the session takes about 2 - 3 hours. We will guide you through an amazing experience whether it be for yourself, your children, your pet or your horse! Sit back, relax and enjoy yourself!
It's at this time when we will also book your Design appointment.
What happens at the design/ordering appointment?
Your design session is booked for 5 - 7 days after your photo session and at this time you will return to our studio where you can see your artwork come to life in front of you on the big screen. If you are not able to come to our studio, we can have a conference call through Skype, Duo or Zoom and we share an online gallery with you, we recommend that you see the images on a computer or television.
These appointments are relaxed and refreshments are provided, they can be organized after work or during the day - Monday to Friday.
You will have a chance to see, feel and hold samples of our products, including portrait boxes to Fine art Framed images and Canvas'. All orders are taken at the design appointment with a turnaround of 2-4 weeks for your products to arrive and be ready for delivery.
When do we receive our Art Work?
Your finished products will be ready to deliver to your address or pick up from our studio approximately 2-4 weeks after your ordering appointment.
If you decide to pick it up at our studio, you will be contacted by a member of the team as soon as your artwork arrives.
Getting the kids involved: Shooting lifestyle photography with your children
Lifestyle photography is the perfect approach for capturing the beauty and authenticity of childhood. Make sure your little ones are well rested, make sure they’re comfortable and confident in both their clothes and their surroundings, and make sure you come armed with patience—then let the magic happen. A favorite snack, toy or book doesn’t hurt either!
Believe it or not, the most successful shoots are often the ones that let the kids lead. It’s a magical, spirited time and there’s so much to take in. By sitting back and capturing those honest moments you’ll ensure a stunning shoot you’ll love for decades
I am not a professional model; what do I do?
Everyone has many features that makes them uniquely beautiful. Enrique captures each client’s best features and makes skilled use of lights, shadows and angles that flatter every subject’s look and appeal. Enrique will also guide you with posing. Clients can also avail the services of professional hair and make-up artists available by Enrique's team for a polished look and well-groomed appearance in photographs. Final skillful editing of the photographs will further ensure that clients and their horses looks every bit as naturally elegant and physically perfect as possible. All you need is confidence and a positive attitude; Enrique will take care of the rest.
May we bring props to our session?
Props can add interest and personality to your photos. If you would like to include props, please let me know ahead of time so I can plan accordingly.
How long do sessions last?
Photo sessions span average about two to three hours, add an additional hour for make up.
Will you suggest a location for the session?
I’d loved to share some of my favorite places! Don’t feel like you are limited to my suggestions. Pick a place where you and your pet or horse are comfortable being themselves.
Is there a time that is better than others for outdoor photo sessions?
The best time for an outdoor photo session is either early in the morning, late afternoon until sunset. I’ve found that the best light is usually 15-30 minutes before sunset and 15-20 minutes after. You can visit timeanddate.com to get an accurate time for sunset on your scheduled photo session day and then back up approx. 2 to 3 hours from that time for start time. You want to make sure to factor in extra time just in case you happen to be running late, want to change outfits during the session, makeup, hair, etc…
What is included in a session?
The consultation, travel to the location (South Florida), 2-3 hour photo session experience, our services during the shoot, editing of the images, and a design session in person or with an online private gallery.
What type of payment do you accept?
I accept checks, PayPal, Venmo, Cash app and all major credit cards.
The horse/pet keeps moving!
We are experienced working with a wide variety of pets and horses and we understand they have particular personalities and temperaments. We will take our time and ensure that we get the shots that we need.
How will my horse/pet react to the photographic environment?
Our sessions include a combination of natural and/or artificial lights. We have found over thousands of pictures that most horses and pets do not even notice artificial lights or flash. A useful tip is to take a photo with flash using your own camera to see how your horse reacts. We always check your horse's reactions to particular flash and camera equipment we use. If your horse is sensible to the flash, we may use a battery-powered light source instead, or will focus on natural light shots.
How many pictures are taken and selected?
We typically capture hundreds of images during your photo shoot. Then we refine with you the selection to provide you with around 25+ edited of the very best ones from which you can choose for your order.
Is traveling included?
Our prices include travel within 50 miles of Boca Raton, Florida. We are open to discuss longer distances for a mutually agreeable fee. We can service Worldwide.
What is the cost of an Enrique Urdaneta photo shoot?
Enrique believes in delivering top quality, unique and creative photographs. Every experience is different and customized to you.
There is a reservation fee of $250, which is credited towards your final purchase.
The reservation/creative fee for all experiences includes the consultation, travel to the location (South Florida), 2-3 hour photo session experience, our services during the shoot, editing of the images, a credit amount for prints, an online private gallery and a design session. This fee does not include any print or digital file.
By the way, one of the things that separates us from all the other horse photographer in the area is that we **love** creating photographs that will bring tears of joy to your eyes when you see them.
One more thing - and it's important - another one of the things that separates us from all the other pet and horse photographer in the area is our **guarantee**. We absolutely guarantee you will be **THRILLED** (not just "satisfied") with your portraits or we will do whatever is necessary to see to it you are **THRILLED**, or we will give you all your money back. No hassles and no hard feelings either. If you're not **THRILLED**, we don't deserve to be paid. That's just the honest way we feel about our pet and horse photography. Give us a call now at 561-208-1660 and we'll chat!
REFER US TO YOUR FRIENDS AND GET REWARDED
Tell your friends about us and get rewarded! For each client you refer, you will receive an 8x10 or 8x12 inches print of your choice from your session. And the friend who you referred, will also get a complimentary print at their ordering appointment.