a legacy to last a lifetime.

Here at Ella Chedester Photography, you can expect an experience as unique as you. Every one of my sessions is hand tailored to you and your pet so we can make the most of our time together. I am a huge advocate for printing your photos as memories that can be cherished, seen, and felt daily; you'll see a variety of heirloom print products, customized to all different lifestyles and needs. 

IN DEPTH PLANNING & GUIDANCE

IN DEPTH PLANNING & GUIDANCE

1. CONSULT

1. CONSULT

It all begins with planning the session! This is when we'll get to go over things like location, wardrobe, how you might want to display your images, whether you want Classic or Fine Art images (or both), and everything you love most dearly about your horse or dog.

You'll also receive the session preparation guide which has all the tips I've compiled (both as a photographer and groom) that will help you prepare!

YOUR PERSONALIZED SESSION

YOUR PERSONALIZED SESSION

2. CREATE

2. CREATE

The session itself usually runs 1-3 hours, depending on all the goals for your session.

During the session, you'll have access to the Client Closet- this collection includes my seasonal wreaths for equines, extra leather halters, and "invisible halters" which are specifically designed for removal in Photoshop.

Travel between Portland and Eugene is included in your session fee. I make frequent trips to Eastern Oregon, Washington and California- just reach out to learn more!

Preserving their legacy

Preserving their legacy

3. CHERISH

3. CHERISH

A few weeks after your session, you'll receive a private online gallery with all your images! Whether you want a full collection of wall art to celebrate your heart horse, or a fine leather album with every image of your dog's greatest adventure, we customize the experience to you!

I have lots of samples to bring along to the session that can help you choose the type of wall art, album, or keepsake box you might be looking for. Keep reading below for details on my most popular keepsakes!

Total Investment

The above portrait experience can be booked for $275 and does not include any print or digital product. Your keepsake selections are highly customizable, but most clients choose to invest a total of $750+ to their portrait experience. Keep reading for more details, and when you're ready to reach out I can get you the full Session & Keepsake Guide via a complimentary consultation.

Keepsakes

Keepsakes

SIGNATURE KEEPSAKES

All of the prints, products, and keepsakes that I offer are sourced from carefully chosen professional print labs across the country.

Our four legged friends are not here with us long enough. Choose to invest in memories that will last a lifetime.

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FAQs

How far will you travel?

I am based in Oregon's Mid-Willamette Valley and travel almost anywhere between Portland and Eugene with absolutely no travel fees. I do frequently make trips both further north and south down the west coast and have the occasional scheduled trip to the east coast (PA, NJ, NY) as well! You can join my mailing list and follow me on Facebook/Instagram to be the first to hear about travel schedules!

How far ahead should I book?

I always recommend reaching out as soon as you can! If you're not ready to pick the exact date, I can at least make sure I get you down on my schedule for the week or month and then we can nail down the exact date once we're closer!

I take a limited amount of clients each month to assure that I'm able to give everyone my full attention, which means I usually book up 1-3 months in advance.

I am available on both week days and weekends, but please note that summer weekends are always snagged quickly (often very few left by April).

You can always reach out about specific availability or check in on social media for updates. If you join my VIP Mailing list, you'll get priority access to booking and travel dates.

Do I get digitals or prints?

I offer both print and digital keepsakes to allow for the most customized experience. This means you can choose to purchase prints directly through me (and my professional print labs) or you can choose to purchase digital files that you could print yourself at a consumer level print lab. I'm happy to talk through both these options with you to see what suits your needs best!

Whether you are just needing photographs for a sale horse's digital ad or are a senior wanting the full VIP experience with your heart horse- there are investment options for you!

What if my dog/horse is too crazy to sit still for photos?

I promise it's easier than you think! I hear this ALL the time.

When you see a dog without a leash on, or a horse without a halter, it's more than likely Photoshop magic! Safety is the top priority at my sessions and I have special halters and leashes that makes pretending they were never there a breeze!

Most of the dogs that I work with have only basic obedience training and are photographed on leash. I've worked with dogs of all breeds, personalities, and levels of obedience- so don't worry, I've got a few tricks up my sleeve to make it work!

How much does this cost?

I provide a highly customizeable session experience that allows for a wide range of investment options including wall art, albums, folio boxes, and more!

I have a full session & keepsake guide that explains all of my session options. I can help walk you through all of what I offer (no commitment)- just reach out! Clients generally choose to spend a total of anywhere between $650 and $2500.

TESTIMONIALS

TESTIMONIALS

Kendra

Kendra

Thank you SO MUCH, I am absolutely over the moon with how these turned out! You captured his personality perfectly, and I could not be more thrilled!

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CREATING LIFELONG MEMORIES FOR PASSIONATE EQUESTRIANS AND ANIMAL LOVERS ALIKE

Specializing in documentary style equine and pet portraiture for those who consider their animals family.

Based in Salem, Oregon; serving the Pacific Northwest and beyond.