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 As a rider and competitor myself, I know what clients want in portraits with their mounts. My style is rich, bright and all about that natural light. My ultimate goal as an equine photographer is to capture the unique relationship that each one of my clients has with their own horses, as well as the individual personality of every horse and pony I meet!

Kate at the In Gate clients are looking for something more colorful, more candid, and more passionate. In short, they’re looking for photos that demonstrate the bond between horse and rider and why we do this crazy thing called riding in the first place.



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Let’s Get Started!


How should I prepare for my horse and rider session?

After you book your portrait session, you’ll receive a Kate at the In Gate Client Welcome Packet with handy tips on what to wear and how to prep your horse.

How soon will I see my photos?

All clients will receive their fully edited galleries within 30 days of the shoot. Photos are delivered in an online gallery where you will be able to download digital files and order prints. I will usually send a few sneak peeks within the first few days following your session.

I’m ready to book. How do I pay?

I will send you an invoice and contract through Honeybook. A 50% deposit is due before your session date to ensure a spot on my schedule. The remaining 50% is due the day of the shoot.

What should I wear?

Neutral colors like black, white, navy, tan, or grey are never a bad idea. Make sure your outfit compliments your horse’s coloring. Depending on what package you’ve chosen, feel free to bring lots of outfit options to your shoot so we can discuss together!

When do your shoots typically take place?

I am a natural light photographer, so my sessions are scheduled according to the sunset. Shoots are typically scheduled for the late afternoon or early evening, depending on the season. Morning light is also quite beautiful, so if you’re an early bird, we can schedule something close to sunrise, too!

How should I prepare my horse?

Horses should be turned out as they would be at a show: hooves painted, whites scrubbed, and coats shiny. Bridles and/or halters should be clean. Manes and tails should be brushed, and depending on the season, fly spray should be applied and kept handy during the shoot.

What if I don’t live in Indiana?

That’s okay! I am available to travel and am constantly on the road for horse shows. Send me a message with your location and I’ll see what I can do!