I met Arran and Mark a couple of years ago at the National Dressage Championships. Arran wanted an Equine shoot for Mark’s birthday as a surprise. I went up to their lovely home and had a fantastic day with them both, photographing Mark and his stunning black horse.I realised that Arran has a great skill in equine phycology. It is truly amazing what he achieves through his knowledge, patience and skill. We agreed that Mark and Arran would come down to the New Forest where we could photograph some of these magic moments. We had a lovely sunset shoot at my home and the next day we boarded the ferry from Sandbanks to Studland and spent the morning on the beach. Arran asked me if I would like to ride Oakley and I am still smiling from ear to ear. He is so beautiful and and to witness a horse truly connected to their owner is a wonderful thing. It is times like these I know why I love to photograph these amazing animals and how fortunate we are to have their love and trust.
Click here to have a look at some or Arran’s amazing work with horses.
Equine photography has been a dream of mine since I started as a photographer. I have grown up around horses and always had a deep love for them. My first pony was a chestnut mare called Dolly, and she was the pony that sparked my love of horses. When I began to learn about photography, I found more often that not I was standing in fields trying to capture the true essence of these beautiful beast, and in fact quickly realised that I wanted to be a horse photographer. This next set of images, are a selection of horse photos built up over some years. Its so exciting to have been able to look back through much of my work and realise that all the hard work and effort has been worth it. These images are hanging in many of my clients homes for their family and friends to enjoy every single day, and not only are these images giving huge enjoyment everyday, they have frozen a moment in history between a horse and its owner, that will never be forgotten. I am so proud and honoured to have been able to follow my dream as a photographer. I hope you enjoy, and are able to appreciate each moment as it is.