Open Sleigh Holiday Sessions - Nov/Dec 2019


Limited: only 10 sessions available

Giant, gentle and gorgeous draft horses hitched to an open sleigh beside the Christmas tree farm and rolling fields of Oakholm Farm Estate. Furs and cocoa to keep you warm. The opportunity to pose in the sleigh with the hitched horse team, with the Christmas trees, and then with an endangered pure white Shire draft horse.

The horses will be decked out in festive garlands and bells, ready to interact with even the smallest models. IF there is snow on the ground, you might be able to take a festive sleigh ride around the farm!


All-Inclusive Session Fee: $650

transferable 50% deposit to book, 50% balance due 24 hours before session date

  • 30 Minutes of shooting time with 1 outfit

  • Interaction with gentle draft horses

  • Handmade accessories/props

  • Complimentary s’mores and a holiday gift for each model

  • 25+ hand-edited and retouched digitals in a private gallery delivered within one week

  • Complimentary slimming and toning for adults by request

  • Up to 5 models

  • Optional pre-session email or phone consult with Mariah



WHAT WARDROBE WORKS BEST for the open sleigh sessions?

Cozy, textured, elegant! We’ll be working with classic Christmas colors with some metallics and furs. You could go dressy or more casual! The sleigh will have furs and blankets to keep you warm, but if you’d like photos with the Christmas trees and fields, plan on dressing warmly.

Will we be able to take a sleigh ride?

If there’s snow on the ground, yes! The horses hitched to the sleigh are experienced with pulling carts and sleighs. If there’s no snow, we’ll stay put, but it’ll still be pretty fun!

Are the horses scary?

These guys are BIG, but SO gentle. They’re really gentle giants. You may want to prepare your kids for how big they are by showing them Youtube videos of draft horses and people interacting with them. These guys live at Equiculture, a sanctuary for retied working draft horses. Some were carriage horses in NYC and Philly, others were pack horses and logging horses. They all love people!

what props and accessories will be available?

Draft horses, sleigh with gifts and a Christmas tree in the back, jingle bells, cocoa mugs, fake snow (if we don’t have the real deal), and more!

Can I bring my pet?


Can I take Behind the Scenes photos and video?

Yes, please do! If you post, please tag @mariahgalecreative!

What about the weather?

Yes, these are outdoors! Rain dates are above.

can I transfer my deposit to another shoot?

Yes! Please let us know 48 hours before your shoot if you can’t make it.

Can I ask you for help with styling, or ask you questions as we get closer?

Sure! Email me at, or text me anytime at 978-764-6257. I love to help with styling!