also available nationwide on request



Private Commissions

Horse Photographer in Adelaide

With unlimited time we'll capture the unique personality of your horse (and the relationship you share) and afterwards, we can build a printed collection to suit you!

Reservation fee $200

Group Photo Days

Group photo days for friends and horses

Horse riding is a social activity. Share your photo shoot experience with your riding friends, make a day of it, create memories and even better yet- split the cost

Reservation fee $100pp

Club of the Month

Horse Photographer that supports local clubs

Each month we give the opportunity to one organisation; Pony Club, Adult Riding Club, Rescue etc, to fundraise as our Club of the Month

Nominate your club to raise up to $2500

The reservation fee is to lock in a time in our calendar for your horse photoshoot as well as your ordering appointment and will be held as credit toward artwork

We do not implement a minimum spend however our clients typically invest around $1500 in a custom collection and take advantage of our flexible payment plans

Digital files, prints and products are not included in the reservation fee

Adelaide Horse Photographer
Kirstie is brilliant to deal with, so good at what she does and so refreshing.

Not only is she good with animals but great with kids as well.. she made our daughter incredibly comfortable with the whole thing, and as a result, we have brilliant pictures!
— Renee

Young Kirstie before she was The Horse Photographer

Meet Kirstie

The Horse Photographer

I was the child with permanently sun bleached hair, preferably wearing mud rather than a dress and if you couldn’t find me on horseback in the paddock or cleaning tack in the shed, I was no doubt teaching our heeler new tricks! During a family holiday to Fiji, while all the kids were in the resort pool, I took my 12 year old self exploring- camera in hand. I found myself in conversation with three young boys leading two horses off the beach into their village. The previous day I’d been nagging my parents to allow me to go horse riding but at costly resort prices their reply was “you have two horses at home” and that was the end of the discussion. Somehow between the local boys extremely limited English and my Fijian extending as far as “Bula”, we negotiated a deal. I’d help them for the morning in exchange for joining their ride that afternoon! Later that evening I strolled back to the resort exhausted but ecstatic, only to receive a huge lecture!

While I was honing my entrepreneurial skills, cuddling horses and photographing the boys riding, my parents were going out of their minds trying to find their missing daughter! Years later, having studied photography and worked for a professional studio, I was encouraged to combine this love of animals with my passion for photography and took the leap to try out those entrepreneurial skills once more. Since 2012 I’ve been creating natural pet and horse photography collections for my clients, published two coffee table books, and won national awards for both my pet and travel photography work- which occasionally, I’m able to combine. As well as running The Horse Photographer (a Bitsa Bernard company), I’m still the girl searching for hidden treasures- strolling through markets with Flee (my Kelpie-x) by my side, over-indulging at artisan cheeseries, immersing myself in contrasting cultures and exploring unfamiliar places.

We Care project by The Horse Photographer in Adelaide

We Care