Professional pet and animal photographer. New Forest based, also covering Dorset, Bournemouth, and Solent area
Welcome to my captivating world of equine photography, where horses take centre stage and donkeys hold a special place in my heart. Prepare to be enchanted by the grace, beauty, and character of these magnificent creatures as I capture their essence through the lens.
On my equine photography webpage, I strive to create an immersive experience that celebrates the timeless bond between humans and equines. Whether you're a passionate equestrian, a nature lover, or simply appreciate the allure of these majestic animals, my collection of stunning images will transport you to a world where elegance and strength intertwine.
While horses are undoubtedly the stars of my portfolio, I have a soft spot for their adorable counterparts, the donkeys. These gentle souls with their long ears and endearing expressions have captured my affection, and I showcase their charm alongside their equine companions. Through my lens, I aim to highlight the unique qualities that make donkeys equally deserving of our admiration. So sad that they are often seen as symbols of stupidity, but spend time getting to know their true characters, which I strive to do so through the medium of photography, and you'll see something very, very different
Immerse yourself in a visual feast of equine artistry, featuring a diverse range of breeds, colors, and environments. From powerful stallions galloping freely in expansive meadows to serene mares grazing peacefully under a golden sunset, my photographs capture the essence of equine beauty in all its forms.
Join me on a photographic journey that goes beyond the surface. Through my images, I delve into the intimate moments shared between horses and their human partners, capturing the unspoken bond, trust, and connection that exists between them. Witness the strength and agility of horses as they conquer obstacles, the grace and harmony of dressage performances, and the exhilaration of horses in full stride.
Whether you're seeking inspiration for your equine adventures, looking to decorate your home with captivating wall art, or simply want to immerse yourself in the beauty of horses and donkeys, my website offers a treasure trove of captivating imagery. Discover the perfect photograph that resonates with your soul or indulge in the joy of browsing through the gallery, where every click unveils another breathtaking moment frozen in time.
I invite you to explore the magical world of horse photography with a touch of donkey enchantment. Immerse yourself in the beauty, power, and grace of these extraordinary animals, and let my images transport you to a realm where dreams and reality intertwine. Welcome to a visual journey where the noble spirit of horses and the irresistible charm of donkeys come together in perfect harmony.
I've been involved with horses for many years, and enjoy capturing their character through the medium of photography.
There are few more enviable sights than that of horse and rider enjoying a happy, trusting relationship. I have photographed action and stunt riders, such as Atkinson Action Horses and the Devil's Horsemen. I'm also a fan of Scurry racing, especially at the Ellingham show, where it is described as Heavy Horse Driving
Scurry Racing, Dorset County Show
I have always been a fan of Aimé Félix Tschiffely, who, in response to a wager regarding the stamina of the Criollo horse, decided to ride solo from Buenos Aires Argentina to Washington DC. Public opinion was that the man must be mad, but he proved the stamina and hardiness of the breed. After spending two years largely in the company of the two horses, they got to know each other rather well. A big part of this achievement was that both horses were around 15 years old and had never been broken in before.
So it is not just about action, but horse and rider in quiet contemplation, enjoying each other's company
I can work either on a location of your choice, eg the local beaches of Hampshire or Dorset, on the New Forest, or at your stables or paddock within 25 miles of my home address at Lymington regarding my standard prices.
If I am coming to your home, stables, or other location, I need to be sure I know where to come. I don't have a satnav, and would not rely on finding a location by using one. Also, I don't trust getting a reliable mobile phone signal.
If you are appearing in the shoot with your horse, I suggest dressing for a country walk or ride. Avoid bright colours, patterns, or logos on clothing and bright colours on a lead or halter
While your horse or other pet should be cleaned and groomed, avoid looking as if you are going to a competition eg plaited mane
Ladies, if you have long hair and wish to alter your style during the shoot, better to start with hair loose and then restrain it. Also avoid excessive eye shadow, bright lipstick, and foundation which is reflective
Will there be an assistant to get your horses' attention, such as pony nuts in a bowl
If your horse is skittish, I suggest he wears a bridle for the shoot
If you want group photos or want to include your dog (s), that's fine. My session is defined by the length of time behind the camera.
If I am going to use lighting, reflectors or backdrops, it is important that they be tied down. I don't trust weights, so this will mean a cord or strap which will stop the stands blowing over.
A horse and rider in harmony appear to move by magic, to quote Robert Surtees "There is no closer secret than that between a rider and his horse."
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