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Savor The Memories

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Savor The Memories

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CAPTURE YOUR
RANCH EXPERIENCE

CAPTURE YOUR RANCH EXPERIENCE

STRESS-FREE
PORTRAIT SESSIONS

STRESS-FREE PORTRAIT SESSIONS

PRECIOUS ARTWORK
FOR YOUR HOME

PRECIOUS ARTWORK FOR YOUR HOME

Have family portraits become a hassle?

You are not alone! Many people struggle to get everyone together or find the time for portraits when they are at home. That ‘must do’ activity becomes a chore that slides further and further down your to-do list. Then, before you know it, the kids are off to college and the most recent portraits on your wall are from when they were in preschool!

There’s no better time for portraits than on your vacation!

Let’s make this easy:

Memories of real moments

Besides providing a stunning location, your portraits at Southern Cross Guest Ranch will mean more to you than any other - Why? because they are actual memories; real memories of the valuable time you spent together, genuine laughter and smiles, authentic connections with each other, animals and nature. Not a bunch of photos taken at some random city park you have never been to before!

Help with planning

No more blackmailing uncooperative kids, sulky teenagers or grumpy dads to smile for the camera. All of our sessions are designed to be as fun and relaxed as the vacation itself. Throughout the process, you will have all of the assistance you need! Right from the location and styling to the design of your wall art, albums and holiday cards... so all you have to do is show up and have fun! We can even take care of hair, nails, makeup and wardrobe!

Ready to hang portraits

Not only do we take care of all of the planning prior to the session but we also help you to decide what to do with the gorgeous images we have created. Ranch guests benefit from expedited processing, which means that you will have your portraits chosen and ordered before you even check out! Leaving us to create your new one of a kind artwork using our trusted, hand selected vendors and deliver it right to your door!

We understand how precious your vacation time is

That’s why we have carefully crafted our process to ensure that it is as easy, fun and stress free as possible. So that your vacation still feels like a vacation, with the added bonus of beautiful memories, captured forever.

"I’ve been traveling to the ranch since I was 8 and it has always been my absolute favorite place. Charlotte was able to capture my true love for the ranch through the pictures she took. Overall, she’s an amazing photographer!"

- Haleigh P.

"Charlotte is a phenomenal photographer that knows just how to make sure that your family has incredible memories. From helping figure out what to wear to deciding on the perfect pieces of art for the home. Charlotte is there to help every step of the way."

- Karinda K.

Your session options

Ranch Horse Portrait Session

Our most popular type of session is dedicated to capturing the special connection that you share with horses. This session includes the use of a photo-ready ranch horse, plus an assistant to help with handling. Session time allows for breaks, multiple locations, and two outfits! Great for senior or couples portraits with that extra country wow factor!

$350 Creation Fee

Ranch Family Portrait Session

Need something to occupy your squirmy kids for their portraits? We’re pretty sure we have what you need; horses, nature, and the great outdoors! This more candid style portrait session allows time for one outfit, multiple locations, and plenty of playtime. Perfect for younger families who enjoy spending time together outdoors!

$250 Creation Fee

Just looking for some candid snapshots of your horseback riding activities?

“Charlotte’s expertise with lighting, composition and attention to detail alongside an awe-inspiring connection with her horses and clients is nothing short of genius! Another gem at Southern Cross! “

- Barbara H.

All private portrait
sessions include:

All private portrait sessions include:

How to book:

1. Contact Charlotte!

During the planning process, Charlotte will help you to determine which type of session will work best for your needs, we will discuss what your goals are. You will receive assistance with planning your outfits, so all you have to do is look forward to experiencing your custom portrait session!

2. Pick your favorites!

After we have captured some amazing images you will be invited for an in-person image reveal. Guests will enjoy expedited editing of their portraits to allow for viewing and ordering during their stay. We will then pick out your favorites and decide how you would like to enjoy your portraits!

3. Treasure the memories!

Whichever type of session you choose, rest assured that your images will provide you with beautiful art work and a lifetime of fond memories of your stay at Southern Cross Guest Ranch!

“Amazing photos! Beautiful products!
An awesome experience.”

- Megan F.

Recent Ranch Sessions

To learn more about your photography options at Southern Cross Guest Ranch, visit Charlotte’s website or book a no obligation discovery call with her.

Photography FAQs

Easy! Just click here to book a phone call with Charlotte and she will tell you everything you need to know to get started!

There is NO shooting fee for Charlotte to photograph your horseback riding activities, however this does still need to be pre-booked and there may be a minimum photo purchase requirement. Occasionally (such as on Holiday weekends) Charlotte will photograph riding activities without pre-booking, but the best way to make sure that your riding is captured on camera is to book her in advance by scheduling a call or completing this form.

Private portrait sessions do have a creation fee ($250 for Ranch Family Sessions and $350 for Ranch Horse Sessions).

The short answer is no, but it does depend on the type of session you book….

Group Photo session: If you opted for the Horseback Riding Photography Package ($399) then yes, all of your final cut photos will be included both in print and digital format. The package also includes a $50 canvas credit and a complimentary private portrait session, making the total value over $600. Click here to view the package information. Otherwise, print prices start at $20.

Private portrait sessions include a $250 print credit towards the purchase of your portraits. Please note that the experience, product range and therefore pricing differ between private portrait and group photo sessions. To see the difference between the options, visit Charlotte’s dedicated web page for Ranch Guests.

You can, but it’s unlikely that you will be successful in getting on Charlotte’s limited schedule! Charlotte only serves a limited number of clients each month, giving each one the attention and time needed to deliver an exceptional service and quality artwork. In order to get the most out of the portrait experience we recommend that you contact Charlotte as soon as you have decided that you are coming to the ranch (even if you have not yet made your reservation!). If your booking is last minute, contact her ASAP to see what she can do for you!