A photo shoot in Cheshire with Katie and her Dutch Warmblood Mare

I’m having to travel all the way back to May for this blog post, a whole 4 months ago! What a summer it’s been, not the most ideal weather wise at times I’ll admit but a fantastic one nonetheless with so many wonderful clients, gorgeous horses and fun and beautiful shoots! Katie’s photo shoot with her warmblood Dressage mare was no exception! It was courtesy of the fab Cooke Coach Builders who ran a competition last

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As today, the 19th of August is World Photography Day I thought I would take the time to have a browse through my work from the past few years and choose some of my favourites! It’s been a difficult task I have to admit not to bombard you with hundreds of photographs! There is a complete mixture of photographs here from ones which have won awards for me to ones which represent certain stages of

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horse in a photo studio

I embarked on a new and exciting project earlier this year with the investment in a set of studio lights (as if photographing horses wasn’t interesting enough in the first place….!) and I absolutely love the results! With a great deal of experience working with studio lighting in a ‘human’ studio and having working with horses on film sets with lighting and filled with a lot of creative inspiration I was keen to get my first

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North Wales Wedding Photography

Back in August 2015 I met Claire and Ian and their three adorable children at The Denbigh & Flint Country Show in North Wales. Perhaps not the most likely of places to meet potential Wedding clients but a good place nonetheless! I was delighted when Claire called me and asked if I could shoot their Wedding the following June and we arranged a gorgeous Spring Engagement/Family shoot on Ian’s families farm. You can see more

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Jess with both of her horses

Way back in April of this year (although it was the last day of April so I’m almost into May’s shoots!) I spent a wonderful evening on a photo shoot with the gorgeous Jess and her two fabulous eventers Dotty and Kenya. Jess was a lucky winner of the ‘Portrait Shoot of the Year’ competition that I ran on my facebook page back in February of this year and it was an absolute joy to photograph

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at liberty horse photo shoot

Photographing horses comes with it’s many challenges and obviously depends on the character of the individual horse but photographing dogs is a challenge on a whole different level! When I first spoke to Annette she was trying to decide which of her 4 girls she wanted to use her At Liberty shoot that she won through the ‘Portrait Shoot of the Year’ competition which I ran on my facebook page in February of this year.  Having

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engaged couple by lavender in calderstones park, liverpool

I had the unusual situation a couple of weeks ago of having a photo shoot that didn’t involve any animals whatsoever! It felt rather strange and unusually straight forward! Even with my Wedding couples who haven’t ridden their homebred horse to the church or had their eventers feature in the Engagement shoot I’ve nearly always had animals crashing the party in one form or another. Another of my completely non Equestrian couples last Spring found the

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Caroline & Troy's Portrait Shoot in the Cotswolds

Way back when (in March!) I had the pleasure of photographing Caroline and her very handsome steed Troy in the stunning Cotswolds countryside. It was a bit of a juggling act arranging the portrait shoot as we were completely at the mercy of storm Katie who was doing her best to wreck havoc! We had to abandon the first attempt as I was on my way past the Cotswolds heading south for Easter Sunday but managed to

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pug on a log

It’s not often that I have the luxury of going just 5 minutes down to the road to a Portrait Shoot but last month I had just that luxury when photographing the adorable Arne the Pug in Sefton Park in Liverpool. I had such a fun morning photographing the little cutie on an ‘At Liberty’ Dog Photo Shoot! I’m so used to photographing much larger animals (even the dogs that I photograph are usually considerably

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I had the pleasure of paying a visit to Amy and her gorgeous Welsh pony Phoebe last month on the very edge of the Shropshire Hills for an Equine Portrait Shoot. Amy was a lucky prize draw winner from the ‘Portrait Shoot of the Year’ competition that I ran on my facebook page back in February and I was delighted to hear when we first spoke that she never usually wins competitions as it’s always

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A woman and her horse

The Easter bank holiday got off to a particularly positive start for me as I thought I’d pop into my local sorting office before hitting the road down South for a weekend of both work and family celebrations. I seem to have a constant stream of deliveries and am well known (sadly!) in both my local post and sorting office. On this occasion though I really couldn’t think what I had recently ordered or could be waiting

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The Cheshire Bloodhounds Closing Meet 2016

It is always a fantastic day going out with the Cheshire Bloodhounds and the closing meet of the season at the Cheshire Showgrounds on Sunday was no exception! If nothing else I came away from the day with a whole new appreciation for being alive thanks to Charles Finney and his quad driving antics! It was aside from that a hugely fun day and I hope I’m right in assuming that everyone else had a pretty rewarding

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A portrait of Emily Bradshaw and Alfie

I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Emily Bradshaw and her very handsome (not to mention talented) steed Alfie last month. It was just days before they both jetted off to Holland where they will be for the time being training and working hard. The Portrait shoot took place on their yard ‘Backwood Farm’ on the Wirral on if I’m being honest here not the warmest day in February!  In fact there was quite a lot of snow

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Walking with a horse and a dog

With the vast majority of my human Portrait subjects being female (I haven’t been keeping track of the animal gender stats!) it makes for an interesting change to be booked to photograph a man and his animals! Sharon got in touch with me before Christmas to buy a Portrait shoot Christmas gift voucher for her husband Huw and as with some early Spring shoots a slight degree of flexibility was required to work around the somewhat moody weather of the

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Engagement shoots are such a wonderful time to get to know a couple before it comes to photographing their big day where the last thing they need to be worrying about is how they’re going to feel in front of the camera. So when Claire and Ian booked me last year after meeting me at the Denbigh & Flint County Show to photograph their Wedding this coming summer and I saw their 3 gorgeous little

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2015 has seen me bravely entering the world of ‘the trade stands!’ which to be completely honest has been a slightly daunting prospect! With the Warrington Horse Show in May and the Cheshire County show last week it has involved a lot of planning, a fair bit of last minute photo framing, quite a few thank you’s to printing labs for turning prints around quicker than usual and to friends for then saving me several trips to Manchester

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Bonnie and Toms Wedding is certainly one I am looking forward to this year and if their engagement session was anything to go by I’m pretty sure it’s going to be an action packed day full of laughter and the odd animal! The evening of their engagement shoot was absolutely gorgeous (if a tad chilly!) and the locations on their farm simply perfect for a relaxed, fun and gorgeous shoot!

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Raincoat, check, sun creme, check, good walking boots, check, t-shirt, check, thermals, check, camera bag, check! I love the outdoors and I love spending so much of my working life embracing it but you just don’t know where you stand at this time of the year! Preparation for all and any eventualities is key I believe!! So with half of my wardrobe packed & emergency supplies to last about a week it was off to Kelsall Hill

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In our pre living together/home owning/feeling very old days my boyfriend and Kieran were housemates in a very quirky (possibly the less said the better!) house just off the delightful Lark Lane in Liverpool. So having known Kieran & Katie for quite a few years it was an honour to be asked last Autumn to photograph their wedding this coming August.

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All season I’ve been looking at the diary and trying to tie in a Sunday out with the Cheshire Bloodhounds but without much luck and before I knew it, it was the closing meet for the season! Luckily my diary conceded this one to me and so I bundled myself off down to Cheshire, camera in hand and ready for another slice of the action. It had been a while having only been out with

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I know I’m a little bit behind the times but seriously where did January go??? It is increasingly and controversially one of my favourite months of the year as it’s so long and doesn’t usually run away with you but this year was an exception to that rule! Before we know it it will be June and then Christmas all over again….

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