• Erica Hills

Behind the scenes: mobile studio


A little background on how I got started:


Back in 2019 (before I started my business) and I had the opportunity to assist my friend and fellow amazing photographer, Kaly Madison (see here work on Facebook here). At this point in my life, I was dedicated to learning as much as I could about photography at the fastest rate possible (oftentimes a little too fast, but we'll save those stories for later)!


Kaly was into off camera lighting which was definitely foreign to me...


We went to a small farm outside of Ocala and worked with the endlessly talented Mustang trainer, Emma (you can find her on Instagram here). I was fascinated with the equipment and setup of a mobile studio for horses. While at the same time, I was definitely a deer in headlights; I had zero clue what I was doing.


Kaly let me take some portraits with my camera and a couple of those are still on my website today because they’re beautiful, but more importantly, they mean so much to me.


Kaly encouraged me to share them in my portfolio on my website and if someone wanted that style session, I could just rent the gear needed to get it done. This approach was definitely out of my comfort zone, but I took her advice.


I bought all the gear I needed to my studio setup and I was ready to rock (kinda, sorta)!


My first session with the studio equipment consisted of 4 horses at the stunning Copper Light Farm in Vero Beach, Florida (if you're looking for a stunning boarding barn in Vero, this is it, click here). It was EPIC! Despite feeling exhausted at the end of the day, I loved every second of it!


Here’s my Facebook cover image with one of the portraits taken during that session.



Time for a look behind the scenes:


This horse was the model selected and photographed for the first fine art series collection (get the details here).





The mobile studio for horses is designed to work in a variety of barn styles. It's a no stress environment for you and your horse(s). This session is most often scheduled in order to decorate a specific gallery or statement wall art design for your home or barn. And truth be told, wall art design is my favorite part.


Do you have more than one horse? Not a problem, let's photograph them together and capture their authentic connection.




If you're ready to talk more about a studio portraiture session, contact me here.


Talk soon,


Erica