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Why you should book a Horse Photo Shoot

My last few blog posts have focused on the logistics of booking a Photo Shoot, What to Wear & Where to Go. However, you might find yourself wondering not just HOW a Photo Shoot with your Horse works but WHY you should book a Horse Photo...

What To Wear On A Horse Photo Shoot + Style Guide

As Spring is in full swing, the hairdressers are open again (yay!) & horses coats are coming through beautifully I thought it might be a good time to do a bit of a deep dive into OUTFITS, WHAT TO WEAR for your Horse Photo Shoot & what to do about your HAIR...

The Best Locations for a Horse Photo Shoot in the North West!

A Guide to what I consider are the Favourite Locations for a Horse Photo Shoot in the North West! For those of you who fancy getting off the yard and out to a beautiful location for your Horse & Rider Photo Shoot here are a few of my very favourite spots: Delamere...

2020 // Best of: Proposal Photo Shoots

It's the last week of my Best of 2020 series! If you've missed any of my previous Horse & Rider, Family & Animal or Horse At Liberty posts please do check them out! This week however I'm sharing with you 2020's Best of: Proposal Photo Shoots! Ok, there's just...

2020 // Best of: Horse & Dog At Liberty Photo Shoots

Following on from last week's "2020 // BEST OF: FAMILY & ANIMALS PHOTO SHOOTS" I'd love to share with you some of my favourite images from 2020's Horse & Dog At Liberty Photo Shoots. Whether I'm photographing a horse running wild and free across an open...

2020 // Best of: Family & Animal Photo Shoots

Following on from last week's "2020 // BEST OF: HORSE & RIDER PHOTO SHOOTS" I'm sharing with you some of my favourite images from 2020's Family & Animal Photo Shoots. I love the chaos of a good Family & Animal Photo Shoot! 🤗 Whether it's an out of control...

2020 // Best of: Horse & Rider Photo Shoots

As always at this time of the year I really enjoy the process of updating my Portfolio with some of my favourite images from the previous year. This year is no different and so over the next few weeks I'm going to share these with you. Starting with the 'Best of Horse...

2020 Photo Shoot Outtakes

Happy New Year folks! I hope you're all hanging in there...? I feel we should be pro's at this lockdown thing by now but they're certainly still strange times! Maybe we should just consider it a national hibernation and get back to our lives in the Spring? Anyway, in...

Immy’s Prom Dress Horse & Rider Photo Shoot

2020. What a year! As the evenings draw in and the year begins to wind down I thought I would celebrate the good bits and showcase some of my very favourite shoots from this year! Although it's been a bit of a stop, start year. Getting to head out on Photo Shoots,...

Best of 2019: Leesa & Gemma’s // Horse & Rider Photo Shoots

The penultimate 'Best of 2019' blog is here... And this is definitely a favourite from last year. Back at the end of September I had the pleasure of working with Leesa & Gemma with their stunning matching black beauties, Dino the spotty superstar and Gemma's...

Best of 2019: Helen & Beckah’s // Horse & Rider Photo Shoots

So this is a bit of a 2-in-1 blog but I didn't feel want to include one without the other! These are two very different shoots, at different times of the year, totally different days weather-wise and even in different counties! However one wouldn't have happened...

Best of 2019: Becky, Skippy & Tigger // A Mare & Foal Mini Photo Shoot

I have worked with Becky many times over the years and always fallen in love with her adorable mini herd of Exmoor ponies. However, this Mare & Foal Mini Photo Shoot of Skippy & Tigger topped them all! Tigger was utterly adorable to work with and was just as...

Best of 2019: Liz with Tilly & Monster // A Horse At Liberty Photo Shoot

Liz’s Horse At Liberty Photo Shoot, (which kind of turned into a Horse & Rider Photo Shoot!) last Summer is the next in my ‘Best of 2019’ blog series. Liz hadn’t been sure at all about being involved in the Photo Shoot but knew she really wanted portraits on the...

Best of 2019: Shelly & Jente // A Horse & Rider Photo Shoot

It’s week #5 in my ‘Best of 2019’ blog series and this week it’s full of Fresian! I absolutely loved this shoot with Shelly & her gorgeous KWPN Fresian mare Jente. Shelly was the lucky winner of my Prize Draw at the Cheshire County show last Summer and couldn’t...

A GUIDE TO YOUR EQUINE PHOTO SHOOT. #5: What does an Equine Photo Shoot cost?

It's the final instalment of the Guide to your Equine Photo Shoot and it's all about What does an Equine Photo Shoot cost! It might be the million dollar question but I can assure you it won't cost you a million dollars! This is a tricky topic to cover and what I...

2019 Photo Shoot OUTTAKES

As it's swiftly becoming a much loved tradition here are my favourite Photo Shoot Outtakes from 2019! I would like to add no riders or horses were harmed in the making of any of these! Enjoy! Ciara 😂 InstagramFacebookPortfolioGet in ContactBook Your Photo Shoot...

BEST OF 2019: AMY // A HORSE & RIDER PHOTO SHOOT

Amy's was another Horse & Rider Photo Shoot from July last year. Hers had been the victim of several wet days and failed attempts the previous Summer and Autumn! It was worth the wait though and I thoroughly enjoyed working with Amy and her two girls Katy &...

BEST OF 2019: ELLIE // A HORSE & RIDER PHOTO SHOOT AT MARBURY PARK

Wow, I LOVED working with Ellie & Woody on this Horse & Rider Photo Shoot at Marbury Park last July! Stunning subject ✔️A️dorable horse ✔️Epic location ✔️Awesome outfit changes ✔️Magical fairytale dress ✔️VERY considerate weather ✔️The best evening light...

BEST OF 2019: SOPHIE // A PONY & RIDER PHOTO SHOOT

2nd up in my 'Favourites of 2019 Series' is a pony & rider photo shoot I did back in May with the very sweet Sophie and her 2 ponies Lucky & Rory. We had some very special permission to use Soughton Hall in North Wales as the stunning backdrop for this session...

A GUIDE TO YOUR PHOTO SHOOT. #4: What happens after my photo shoot?

What happens after my photo shoot?What happens after my Photo Shoot is the next in my ‘Photo Shoot Guide’ blog series. Hopefully by now you will have had the best possible Photo Shoot experience! With your permission I am always happy to share a few previews from your...

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My Journey to Becoming an Equine Photographer

My Journey to Becoming an Equine Photographer

Well this is an uncomfortable place to be! I'm far better at writing blogs about all my lovely clients and their beautiful horses than I am about myself! However I thought it might be a good time to pop my head out from behind the camera say 'Hi' and share the story I...

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It has been a pleasure to look back through Kate's Family & Animals Photo Shoot from the end of August 2016 and pick out some of my favourite images from this session! I met Kate at the Cheshire County Show where she booked me to come out and photograph her and...

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