Welcome to....

Thank you for joining the Kelly J. Russo Photography family! Your decision to book a photo session with me is an honor, and I'm excited about the opportunity to capture the unique bond you share with your heart horse. My intent as your photographer, is to freeze those precious moments, creating lasting memories for you and your family.


This page will serve as your comprehensive guide for our time working together—walking you through the entire process from preparation to post-session details. Below you will find tips on how to prepare your horse for the session, outfit suggestions for you, what to anticipate during the actual photo session, and finally we'll explore the exciting options available in your gallery store.

Let's Go!

Preparing For Our Session

Below is a guide to getting ready that will walk you through everything from choosing outfits and suggestions for getting your horse ready. This guide has been created and refined over years of experience, so it typically answers 90% of the questions that come up. But don't worry—we'll have a chance to go over everything before our session date!

What to Wear

Leading up to our session, I'll be reaching out to schedule a planning meeting. Then a few days before our session, I'll check in again...at that point, if the forecast is questionable or someone seems to be coming down with the flu, we can talk about our rescheduling options. Otherwise, that's the perfect time to ask any last-minute questions!


DAY OF THE SESSION

On the day of the session, please block off 2-2.5 hours. Typically, we're done within 90 minutes or so, but I don't charge by the hour, so if there's any kind of issue at our location, I like to stay flexible.

What's Next?

Leading up to our session, I'll be reaching out to schedule a planning meeting. Then a few days before our session, I'll check in again...at that point, if the forecast is questionable or someone seems to be coming down with the flu, we can talk about our rescheduling options. Otherwise, that's the perfect time to ask any last-minute questions!


DAY OF THE SESSION

On the day of the session, please block off 2-2.5 hours. Typically, we're done within 90 minutes or so, but I don't charge by the hour, so if there's any kind of issue at our location, I like to stay flexible.

Let's Shop!

What you're going to do with your images is perhaps the most important aspect to consider when you're planning for a photo session, but it's all too often the aspect that's overlooked... all that time and money invested deserve a better return than photos gathering dust on a hard drive somewhere. You'll never get the same feeling looking at your photos on a screen as you will seeing them on your wall or flipping through the pages of an album, so I include a substantial print credit with every collection.

Collection Pricing

Collection A

~A complete set of high-resolution digital files with a print release.
~A custom mobile app for your phone.
~$200 print credit good towards your choice of anything in the gallery store: prints, frames, albums, additional digital files, etc.


$1,350

Collection B

~Your choice of 20 digital files with a print release
~$150 print credit good towards your choice of anything in the gallery store: prints, frames, albums, additional digital files, etc.


$1,050

Collection C

~Your choice of 10 digital files with a print release
~$100 print credit good towards your choice of anything in the gallery store: prints, frames, albums, additional digital files, etc.


$750

Decorate Your Home...

Framed Wall Art


Traditional, American-sourced frames and gorgeous fine art prints are sure to dress up any wall in your home. Frame options start at $325. Frame sizes begin at 8x10 and go up to 16x24.


Choose from:

Museum Quality Gallery Frames

Modern and Sleek Metal Frames

Classic, hand-crafted Wood Frames

Contemporary canvases encased in a gorgeous wood Float Frame


Gallery-wrapped Canvases


Hand-crafted canvases are designed to turn any photo into a beautiful piece of art. Printed on premium fine art canvas, Canvas Prints are a contemporary way to showcase your images, with or without a frame. Pricing starts at $325. Canvas sizes begin at 8x10 and go up to 16x24.



Heirloom Albums & Photo Books


*Most Popular* For when you want to print ALL your images!


Handcrafted with precision using the highest quality materials, photo albums are designed to be cherished over the years. They are truly a work of art. They serve as an exquisite coffee table showcase, elegantly displaying those moments that hold a special place in your heart.


Available in a variety of sizes 8x8 all the way up to 11x14. A variety of fabric and cover options are available. Pricing starts at $420


The Extras


  • 10-image Box: A fancier version of the shoebox full of photographs... A stunningly beautiful mini-collection of mounted, 5x7 images from your session delivered in a keepsake box. $390
  • Portrait Trio: A tri-fold centerpiece that's the perfect complement to any home. $185
  • Mounted desk prints: Extra durable and perfect for an on-hand frames (also great for gifts!) Prices start at $95

How To Care For Your Photos...

Digital Art Care Guide

To view the documents below, hover your mouse over the guide and click left or right to scroll through the pages.

Photo Product Art Care Guide

Photo Art Care by Kelly

Have any questions or want to change your session location?


I'm here to help! Reach out anytime:


Email: kelly@kellyjrusso.com

Call/Text: 281-705-6771


FAQS

Frequently Asked Questions

Safety

You assume all responsibility for your horse and any other subjects during the session, including any and all destruction to personal, business or public property, personal injury or illegalities.

Be respectful of your horse and their behavior and disclose any behavioral issues before the session.

I reserve the right to terminate the session and leave the location of the shoot if I experience inappropriate, threatening, hostile or offensive behavior from person/s or pet/s, or in the event that my safety is in question.

What if it rains?

We will try our best to hold our session at the agreed upon date and time, but we all know what Texas weather is like! We can absolutely reschedule for a better date.

What should I expect from a typical photo session with you?

We'll meet right before Golden Hour. This is when the most magical light for photography happens - during the last two hours of daylight.

Once we start I will guide you along the entire session and give you prompts to encourage natural interactions and behaviors from your horse. I might make weird noises from time to time to get their attention and for certain poses.

Do you photograph more than 2 horses in a session?

Yes I can. I always bring an assistant to help. If you’re horse isn’t a fan of new people (I get it!), I recommend bringing a friend along to help.

Can anyone else join in?

Yes, within the same household. In the interest of minimizing distractions, I do ask that only those who will be in the photos come along.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes, I can work with you and spread out payments weekly or monthly. Payment plans will be agreed upon during booking. A minimum deposit is required and maximum payment plans duration is six months. Orders are fulfilled once final payment has been received. If you decide to discontinue your payment plan, funds are non-refundable.

How far do you travel?

I am based in Fort Bend County and will travel throughout the greater Houston area. Travel fees may apply for distances over 25 miles.

What happens after the session?

Photos will be delivered 2 to 3 weeks after our session. After our session you will receive a link to a beautiful online slideshow where you will be able to sit back and view the slideshow in the comfort of your home. Photos can be purchased via collections, prints, albums and wall art are available for purchase in your online gallery store!

Privacy Policy

I understand that privacy is a concern for some of my clients and do my best to balance any concerns you may have with my own need to market my business, much of which is necessarily done online. I usually share somewhere between 1 and 3 images from a session online -sometimes more, sometimes fewer.

Guarantee

I'm happy to say that 99% of the time, a little preparation on your end and a lot of experience on my end result in a set of photos you will absolutely adore, but I understand that there's no way for you to know that until you have them in your hand. If you're not happy with the photos from your session, I will make it right, whether that's by refunding your session fee or reshooting the session. 100% Guaranteed.