The Hollow Way Experience
About the Session
All of my sessions are completely customized to you. Whether it's a child portrait, a family session or an equine session, I create a unique experience and bespoke portraits for YOU. Before your session, I will spend time with you discussing your hopes for the portraits. I like to know as much about you, your family and your horses as possible, so I can tailor the experience to your exact wishes. While I retain creative control, I welcome and value your input on how you'd like the session to go and the types of images that you would like to achieve. It is important to me that because you are unique, that my portraits of you are as well.
My goal is to capture the personal connection between you and your family or horse. I want to show the intimacy between you and your spouse, the immense love you have for your newborn baby, the hopes you have for the precious bundle you are carrying, the bond between you and your horse that goes beyond the show ring, to show the love you have for each other. I focus on bringing you together and creating the opportunity to capture and celebrate how close you are.
I create expressive and timeless art. You will notice that my portraits aren't just snapshots with fake smiles and unnatural poses. During your session, I'll encourage you to reveal your true self to me so I can convey that in your portraits. I am committed to making you as comfortable as possible in front of my camera and I am there to guide and direct you - so you look and feel your best.
Your clothing should be carefully planned ahead of the session. The clothing you wear during your portrait session is very important. It will influence the mood and tone of your portrait session. Again, I am here to guide you with style guides and access to my client wardrobe. I also buy custom apparel for my clients if I don't have what you are looking for in my client closet.
I am a natural light photographer. I am always searching out the best light, and will help you to position yourself to take advantage of the light. For this reason, I only hold sessions at the end of the day when the sun is low, or on overcast days. I do not hold sessions in the middle of the day.
I will select a couple images that will be presented in both color and black and white. I will take a lot of images during your session and will hand-pick the very best to be hand-edited by me before they are presented to you as the finished portraits at your Reveal Session, approximately 2-3 weeks after your Portrait Session.
Having your portrait taken is a special occasion. This occasion is one that I intend to make highly enjoyable and memorable for you. You value your individuality and want portraits of exceptional quality that are 100% unique and personal to you. That is exactly what you can expect when you commission Hollow Way Photography.
The Reveal Session
Your reveal session will be 2-3 weeks after the portrait session. This is done in person and is your first chance to view the full gallery of your finished portraits. This is one of my favorite parts of our journey together! You will be able to view them printed and matted, and be able to see the color and quality in person.
You will have various products to choose from, depending on what works best for your family. I offer albums, fine art prints and heirloom canvases from only the finest professional printers around the world. I am very proud of these stunning products and they never fail to impress. No matter your needs, I have something that will be perfect for you and your home.
Our Signature Canvases
I am beyond proud to offer my clients high quality portraits and to be able to present those portraits to them on bespoke prints and canvases. I partner with a company who specializes solely in heirloom, museum quality canvases to give your wall art that will last a lifetime. Each canvas is handmade just for you, and can be cleaned with windex (big bonus for moms of wildlings like me). The company we use for our canvases also offers custom framing options, from solid black frames to ornate gold frames, so your framed canvas will be perfect for your home. If those options don't appeal to you, we also partner with a family owned company that handcrafts frames from reclaimed barn wood!
Check out this fun video of our canvas durability!
Made from reclaimed barn wood, these frames are handmade and vintage inspired. They're perfect for your farmhouse, rustic cabin, seaside cottage, and for every equestrian looking to add something extra to their portraits! Each frame will be slightly different in tone and texture and may have small imperfections, but all are equally beautiful and made to be lasting, quality additions to your decor. Whether you want to frame your Signature Canvas or your Fine Art Prints, we can match the perfect frame to your portrait.
Our Keepsake Boxes are handmade in Italy and covered in leather with a window in the lid. They work perfectly as coffee table pieces, and if you stand them up, they double as a frame! Each box contains all the matted fine art prints from your session and are a wonderful way to preserve each portrait from your session!
Fine Art Prints
Our Fine Art Prints are beautifully printed and matted in Italy. They're heirloom quality, and will last your family a lifetime. The prints are vibrant and look almost like a painting. Whether you frame them, or display them in your Keepsake Box, these will always be an impressive way to cherish your family and horse's portraits.