Christmas Portraits

A Unique Opportunity For Your Family

In addition to standard portrait sessions, FPS is excited to be offering mini-sessions and a photo-booth at Back of Beyond Equine Centre. A unique opportunity that will feature a one-horse-open sleigh (sleigh only), we expect this will book up quickly. Reserve your spot below.

Make this event an extra special Christmas memory. Book a professional photoshoot at Back of Beyond. There are two options to choose from:

Photobooth with a horse $10+tx/family

Take home a unique memory, with a portrait of your family, with one of Back of Beyond’s special horses. Includes two high quality 4X6 portraits printed on-site. Additional copies are just $2/each.

Available only during Sleigh Ride to See Santa.

Photobooth with a horse does not need to be booked in advance, but doing so ensures you a spot.

Family Portrait Mini-Session $40+tx/family

Have a special family portrait done with an original mid - 1800’s one-horse open sleigh. This unique mini-session opportunity is offered in 20-minute shoots, every half hour. For just $40, you'll receive web-size digital copies of at least 10 photos, and 2- 4x6 portraits, printed on-site.

Family Portrait Mini-Sessions must be booked in advance.

Book a sleigh ride while you're at it starting at $60 at Back of Beyond Equine Centre (Note: Sleigh Rides are not available Sundays, even if mini-sessions are)


About the Sleigh

Called a McLaughlin Cutter, the sleigh featured is designed to be pulled by a single horse. Light weight and ornate, these were considered the sports car of their time. McLaughlin was the largest manufacturer of horse drawn buggies and sleighs in the British Empire. McLaughlin later became the McLaughlin Motor Car Company, followed by the General Motor Company.

This model of cutter was introduced to North America around 1800, and manufactured, possibly, until 1910. The sled is being restored for exclusive use for photos.

The 1901 McLaughlin Oshawa catalogue lists this model as a "A small size Cutter, especially adapted for young men, or for a small family handsome mouldings ; striped and decorated."

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