The weight of mental illness is something some of us have known all too well. For many of us, horses have been a shoulder to lean on, the ones who have saved us. You are not alone…
I created the #EquestrainStrong project to document, highlight, and share stories and messages of hope through gifted Horse and Rider Portrait Sessions.
Interested riders may submit the application below for a chance to receive a storytelling-style portrait session and the opportunity to share a message of hope and resilience to the equestrian community.
Complete the application below and ensure you meet the requirements.
If you are selected, I will notify you via email to schedule your Planning Call.
Your photo session will be entirely complimentary.
Your story and photos will be shared on my Instagram and through blog posts to help other equestrians to not feel alone.
The #EquestrianStrong Project was inspired by my own struggle with mental illness, my recovery journey and the ways horses have supported and continue to support my own mental health.
These sessions are my way of giving back to the community and holding space for others to share their inspiring stories of resilience through imagery.
The ideal candidate will be an equestrian of any age that is willing to share their story of recovery from mental illness, and the part horses have played in their journey. They must have a horse; be over 18 or have guardian consent to participate; be excited to move through my typical shoot process; including styling and planning the session; have an active, public instagram account; sign a model release and release of information to have stories and images shared publicly.
Stories will be shared via @taylormarieimages on Instagram with the tag #equestrianstrong. Additionally, full blog posts including images and written word may be created and available on my website under the blogs.
No. Making any kind of purchase of images or art beyond the included 10 digital images is completely optional. You are not required to make any investment to participate in this project. Please note that you will be responsible for any clothing, tack, etc. you choose to purchase for the shoot. However, you may absolutely use items you already own! We'll cover these details during the planning call.