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Virginia Beach, VA Equine Photographer




Every equine portrait session is customized just for you to ensure you get exactly what you want. 

During your session you get to spend quality time with your horse and just be you! 

Portrait sessions include an assistant who is also an equestrian to help us make the beautiful pictures you deserve.

View the different packages offered by clicking below.

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Horse & Rider

fine art
Equine Portraiture

Capture the special bond between you and your horse. Fine art black or white backgrounds can be added on.

Typically with a black or white background, capture your horse's beauty and personality in artistic portraits that become artwork in your home.


Hampton Classic

• up to 90 minute session
• 2 looks
• $400 print credit



Equestrian Packages

equine fine art Packages >

• session time
• prep & style guide
• planning/wardrobe consultation
• travel within 25 miles
• horse friendly assistant
• image reveal/wall design consultation
• credit to spend at image reveal
• mobile app of images you purchase 

All sessions include:

• session time
• prep & style guide
• planning/wardrobe consultation
• travel within 25 miles

• horse friendly assistant
• image reveal/wall design consultation
• credit to spend at image reveal
• mobile app of images you purchase 

*All package are subject to Virginia sales tax

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add on fine art portraits for $100/animal

• 30 minute session
• 1 look
• $200 print credit

Equine Fine Art

up to 30 minutes
1 horse
prep guide
image reveal
$250 print credit

Equine Portraiture Packages

Horse & Rider Packages >>

Equine portraiture packages offer fine art photographs of just your horse. If you would like a portrait session with your horse, see my horse & rider packages.

Portraiture sessions capture your horse's personality and create photos that will last a lifetime and only requires a barn aisle and/or a stall. 

These quick sessions provide several poses that look amazing on a canvas or metal wall art to display in your home.

*$100/extra animal


*All package are subject to Virginia sales tax

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I am a big believer in printing your photos. When they are only stored in a folder on your computer they don't come to life and provide joy every time you walk into a room and see them hanging on the wall, or offer a trip down memory lane when you flip through the pages of an album. I offer a variety of products to show off your beautiful photographs! All products offered are created in professional labs that provide archival quality! Flip through to see some of my favorite ways to display your photos for years to come.

Albums are some of my favorite products to create for clients. They offer a beautiful way to share photos you will cherish forever. Albums are hand crafted & leather bound with lay flat pages. If you want to see all of your photos in print, while also providing a luxurious and easy way to preserve those memories and show off you and your horse, an album is your best choice!


Canvases are such a beautiful way to display your photos in your home or barn! Canvases are printed on the finest quality materials and are UV tested to ensure the color will stand the test of time. I offer a variety of sizes so you can fill that empty space on any wall with a perfect fit!


Wall Galleries

If you have a big empty space on your wall where you would like to show off more than one of your beautiful photos, I can help you create the perfect combination of canvas sizes, along with the best grouping of photos, to make a gorgeous gallery wall in your home.


All prints are printed on premium photographic papers meant to endure the test of time. They come ready to be framed and displayed in your home or barn.


Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about equestrian portrait sessions. If there are any other questions you may have I'd love to answer them for you!

You can also view equine photography sessions on the blog.

Why Should I Invest in Portraits with My Horse?

It means so much to me to create portraits of you and your horse, which is something that I don't have for myself. I have created a whole blog post on this topic. Please visit the blog to read more on why this is something every equestrian should have.

view the post here.

How Far in Advance Should I Book My Session?

I am currently booking sessions anywhere from 1 to 6 months out and only take on a limited number of sessions per month to ensure my clients get the best experience possible. To make sure I am available during the time of the year you want, I recommend contacting me as soon as you are interested in booking.

When is Payment Due?

The full session fee is due with your signed contract to reserve your session date.

How do I Book My Session?

1. Choose your package
2. Contact me by emailing catherine@catherinemichele.com
3. Reserve your date by signing the contract and paying the retainer. 

Then you can read up on: 

what to wear for your session



What if the Weather is Bad?

What if I Don't Want the Session to Take Place at my Barn?

How Should I Prepare My Horse For My Session?

What Should I Wear for My Equestrian Session?

What Should I Bring to My Equestrian Session?

When Will I Get to See My Photos?

Can I Share the Photos from the Session on Social Media?

What if I don't Live Near you, But I Want a Session With you?


I  can't  wait  to  chat !

If you'd like to inquire about a session, you can use the scheduler above. If you'd prefer, you can also send a direct email to catherine@catherinemichele.com

click here to schedule a call with me!

Thank You!
I'll be in touch soon.


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