Pet & Equine Portraits



Pets bring us so much comfort, companionship and sheer joy that it can be difficult to imagine life without them. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have beautiful artwork that embodies your pet’s personality so completely that every time you view it, you feel as if you are looking into their soul? We are passionate about doing just that. Equine and pet portraits are done at your home, farm or a location near Warrenton or Middleburg, Va. Depending on the session it lasts between one and two hours. We can take more formal style portraits with lighting, photos around your home, or outdoor shots. A session includes planning discussions, the actual photo shoot and an ordering session.

horse show photography




We also offer a special equine event package where Susan will take photographs before, during and after the event. For example, at a horse show she will photograph your preparations, classes and awards, as well as candid portraits throughout. At a race meet she will photograph in the stable area, if allowed; in the paddock; on the course; etc.




Time with our pets is fleeting and blurry snapshots do not do justice to their loving expressions, melting eyes or silly antics. Let us help you capture those precious memories and display them for years to come. We have a number of packages that offer albums, canvas gallery wraps, fine art prints and more. From time to time, people may tell you, “it’s just a pet” or, “that’s a lot of money for just a pet.” They don’t get it. We at Susan M. Carter Photography do. For us, animal photography is not an add-on to weddings, babies and travel, it is a singular passion. So if you want images of your horses and pets from a photographer who truly understands them, please contact us.