"All the beauty of life is made out of light and shadows." - Leo Tolstoy


An artistic approach to the strength, beauty and essence of your horse captured under striking light.

Portrait of a horse


Once your session is booked, a half hour phone consultation will be scheduled to discuss goals and expectations for all parties. At that time Maria will also have the opportunity to learn about your horse and answer any questions you may have.

A session contract and PDF with information on how to prepare for your photo shoot will be emailed to you after the phone consultation.

A signed contract and deposit lock in your date. 



With full creative control over lighting, Maria will capture shape, form and the essence of your horse highlighted in a simple and elegant way.


Throughout the session, you will be given detailed direction on how to position your horse, when necessary. 

A special photo halter will be provided for handling your horse, which is later removed from the image in post-production.  Alternatively, you can choose to have your special bridle or halter in the images,

if desired.




The safety of your horse is our primary concern.

With that in mind, our mobile studio is designed in such a way as to promote maximum

safety for the animal.

No cords will be run on the ground. We consciously take time at the beginning of the session to acclimate your horse to the surroundings

and equipment.

Please note that a spacious and uncluttered barn or an indoor arena, preferably with at least one solid wall, is required to create a comfortable and safe environment.

Although each horse is different, sessions usually last around 45 min.

Horse portrait
Horse Portrait photo


A private online gallery with at least 10 fully edited images will be available for viewing within two weeks after your session.

Five favorite images to be delivered to you via download link.

Your favorite image will be printed on a 12"x18"  100% cotton rag fine art paper using archival digital pigment ink. The print will be shipped to you

un-matted and un-framed.


A 1.5" border will be added to the size for easy framing.

Additional prints are available for purchase on fine art paper, canvas and metal.



“I can't say enough about Maria's sensitive perspective and emotional photography. I met her this weekend at championships with my horse, and she took the best shots I've ever had! She is generous and kind, and has the real spirit and imagination of an artist. Thank you, Maria!”

- Dina Zaphiris

“Maria has a love and knowledge for horses, coupled with an eye for design which is truly unique.”

- Stephanie Reifsnyder