Black Background

up to 1 hour weekday session
3 images (one full body, half body, and headshot)
online gallery + print ordering available for 30 days
includes $25 print credit
*session fee does not include high-resolution images
*typical investment of $1000

session fee starts at $200*

Horse + Rider

1 hour weekday session
photographed outdoors
all high-res digital images w/ download code
online gallery + print ordering for 30 days
$50 print credit
up to 2 wardrobe changes



up to 2 hour weekday session
3 black background images
outdoor horse + rider session
includes all digital high-resolution images
online gallery + print ordering available for 60 days
includes $100 print credit


mini marathon

Want to host a horse + rider mini marathon at your barn? Mini sessions are 20 minute, outdoor, horse + rider sessions. Ten high-resolution images are included with each session. I require three horse & riders at one barn to reserve a date in my calendar.

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Branding Session

Are you an entrepreneur, barn owner, trainer or pro rider looking to update your website? Are you looking for fresh content for your social media? Did you know we offer branding sessions too!?

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artwork + Albums

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prints + Wall art

Small Prints starting at $15 | Large Format Prints starting at $75

Canvas starting at $393 | Metal Prints starting at $150 | Standouts starting at $106

Framed Prints starting at $268 | Framed Canvas starting at $425

Bamboo Panels starting at $328 | Acrylic Prints starting at $364

Holiday + Seasonal Cards starting at $69 for 25 Cards + Envelopes

All equine collections come with a print credit that can be used towards prints and wall art. Don't see a product you're looking for? Send me an email at and I can see if my lab can source the materials for a custom order.

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heirloom albums

4" Album starting at $760 | 8" Album starting at $1,295

10" Album starting at $1,620 | 12" Album starting at $1,895

Extras (Cameo Cover, Engraving + Debossing) +60 ea.

Walnut Wood Box starting at $200

Cover materials available include: leather, suede and linen. All albums are handmade and images are printed on high quality luster paper. Albums 8" and larger include ten, thick page, lay-flat spreads. The 4" album pages are standard thickness. Order 2 or more albums and receive 15% off each additional album. Albums are custom orders and average production time is 5-7 weeks.


When do you photograph sessions?

I love the "glowing" look of photographs, so if it's a horse + rider session outdoors, I like to photograph mid-day (if there's lots of trees on the farm) or during golden hour to achieve that gorgeous glow!

I like to photograph during the week Monday-Friday since barns tend to be busier on weekends. That way there's less commotion around the farm and we can really get you and your horse relaxed and focused on each other.

Where are you based and do you travel?

I live in Crystal Lake and offer sessions in the McHenry, Kane, DuPage, Dekalb, Boone, Will and Cook counties. I include travel up to 20 miles from Crystal Lake -- anything over 20 miles will have a small travel fee.

Do you offer mini sessions?

I do offer equine mini sessions! I require three sessions to be booked at each barn to reserve a mini session date at your barn in my calendar. Please send me an email if that's something you'd like more information on!

What should i keep in mind when preparing for my session?

Here are a couple tips that will ensure you and your horse look their best and will help the session go smoothly for all!
-Do your best at bathing and grooming your horse before our session. Dusty coats are difficult to photoshop out, especially in black background portraits, so try to wipe your horse down before we begin.
-Bring a helper! If you bring a parent or barn friend along to assist in wiping the horse's mouth, applying fly spray, holding water and carrying treats that would be a huge help.
-Pack a small bag to take with us during our shoot: a towel, bottle of water, fly spray, treats, etc.
-Black Background images look next level when your horse is braided! It helps to keep their mane tamed and tidy in photographs. It is certainly not a must, but if at all an option, I always so go for it!
-Clean your tack. We'll use your bridle for portraits, so please make sure all tack is clean.