Black Background Sessions: To Braid or Not to Braid

Updated: Dec 19, 2019




You are preparing for your horse's first black background portrait session and trying to make sure everything is perfect. Now I'm about to throw one more question your way. Braiding or no braiding? Don't stress out too badly. This is simply a matter of personal preference. I will make sure to highlight your horse's best feature no matter what you decide.


If you still need some help deciding here are some suggestions:


You should braid if you:

  • love those tight, detailed shots (braids can help bring the eye deeper into the photograph)

  • like the long sleek look of the horse's neck

  • have a hunter horse and want to capture the "look"


You should not braid if you:

  • have a horse that has a long, flowing mane

  • have a horse that has been out of work and does not have the neck muscling you'd like

  • you don't have access to a professional or master braider

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