Michelle Massey Barnes of MMB Imagery is an equestrian photographer that travels throughout Southeast Michigan including the Ann Arbor, Chelsea, and Dexter Areas photographing horses and the people that love them. High school senior portraits offer a perfect opportunity to photograph the special relationship between a horse and rider, but equestrian portraits can be taken at any milestone or for any reason.
TWO THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND:
1) Some farms prohibit the use of flash photography and also request that reflectors of any kind are not used when photographing on the grounds. If this is the case, it is for your safety. A spooked horse is not a horse that wants to be photographed. If you will be photographed at a farm where your house is boarded, please ask for their recommendations and rules.
2) Some farms will allow flash and/or use of reflectors, but even, so the horse that you are working with my not appreciate these tools. Even though lighting equipment can enhance the beauty of a portrait, MMB Imagery follows the lead of the horse. If the horse shows signs of discomfort, Michelle will not continue working with auxiliary photography equipment even if the farm allows its use.
PLANNING YOUR SESSION:
Before your session, you will have a consultation with Michelle so you can work together to plan the details of your portraits. Michelle will help you style your session and select your wardrobe so your portraits have a look and feel that you love. It is especially important to plan details for an equestrian session. If you want a session that feels romantic and airy, you'll need a wardrobe quite different than a session capturing a county or Western look. (Of course, you can always do both!)
What you want is entirely up to you, but Michelle will help you come up with ideas and coordinate the details that will make your session exquisite. Michelle can help you find long, flow gowns to wear at your session, and you are also welcome to wear one of the studio's signature tulle skirts for an authentic country chic look.
If you would like information for equestrian photography, please fill out the form below and Michelle will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.
Equestrian Photography - Request Information:
If you are interested in equestrian photography and you would like to see more of our work, check out the studio's equestrian gallery for inspiration and equine eye candy. We hope you love what you see.