The Training Barn: Session Three
In January I went back down to the New Forest for the third in person session of my year-long mentorship with The Training Barn. This was a really exciting two days for me. As you know I've created a whole new process for my clients in 2022, so this was a chance to go through that new, luxury process in detail.
We focused on products the first day... Which frames to have, what to include in the price list and Emily & Hannah showed us all sorts of amazing products which provided plenty of inspiration going forward.
As a result I've decided to change my product list again in March this year, so there will be even more fabulous products for my clients to choose from.
We also went through in person sales - another new aspect of my photoshoot process this year. Instead of uploading an online gallery after your photoshoot and leaving you a little stranded when it comes to choosing your images, I will now be doing an in-person viewing session with all my clients.
This is roughly a 2 hour session where I show you a slideshow of your images set to music and we go through your images together to decide which ones you'd like to purchase. Being with you allows me to provide any immediate advice as well as being able to show you my lovely products and how beautiful they are in person.
You will see frame mock ups, as well as being able to touch and feel my frame & album samples.
All your frames & products are finalised and paid for at the viewing, so you're not left confused and wondering what you could have done to make better use of your images after your photoshoot.
I'm really excited for this part of my photoshoots this year, I know all my lovely clients are going to get so much more out of their images and that makes me so happy.
Of course, we did some practical photoshoots, too.
On the first day we went to what most people would think of as your "classic" DIY type livery yard. I know a lot of people are put off having a photoshoot because they think their yard isn't pretty enough, so Hannah & Emily took us here to try and push the boat out and get our brains working a little in terms of locations.
It's amazing how a small section of rusty corrugated iron can make a beautiful backdrop. As a photographer I love looking for these little gems at my locations and creating something my clients would never anticipate.
I captured some stunning images of Serena & her beautiful mare, Gwen.
Here are some photos from that day...
The second day we went into the forest with the lovely Louise & her gorgeous gelding Nero. Woodland on an overcast day can always be a little challenge because of the lack of light, so I found it really helpful to work through this. We each had a turn at directing Louise and Nero which was really lovely.
The dogs even joined in on some photos, too.
I was really happy with the results from this shoot, too.
Here are some more from the second day...
Lunar Photography - Equine & Dog photographer in Derbyshire
Lunar Photography - Equine & Dog photographer based in Derbyshire.
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