RECENT

Finding & Attracting Your Ideal Client – FYI FRIDAY

Knowing who your ideal client is, is super important. It helps you hone in your marketing efforts and work out who it is you're speaking to, when you post. So before we go any further let's just think about this for a moment. WHO is your perfect customer? You may have...
Read More

Kally, Honey, Candy & Perry – Equine Photography, Surrey

Last weekend I went down to Farnham, in Surrey, to meet Kally and her gang after her nan bought her a shoot for her eighteenth birthday present. Kally has Honey, Candy and Perry, all of whom are very different, so I had great fun getting to know all of their...
Read More

Hannah & Honey – Equine Photography, Essex

Last Friday I drove over to Great Wigborough, near Colchester, to the ‘Tottle Ranch’ to meet Hannah Tottle and her family. Their home is nicknamed the ‘ranch’ because they have two horses, two sheep, two cats, two dogs, six chickens, one turkey, one tortoise, a rabbit...
Read More

Alyssia & Star – Equine Photographer, Essex

And lastly, on my trip to Jotman’s I met with Alyssia and her pony Star. Alyssia, her mum Michelle, and I, all used to be on the same yard some years ago, so we actually spent more time chatting and catching up, than shooting, lol. It was lovely to see what they’d...
Read More

Hayley & Trojan – Equine Photography, Essex

You may have seen my post about Georgie and Athena, from Jotman’s Farm, yesterday. Well, my second session from that day was with Hayley and Trojan. Hayley was my initial contact and had got in touch to organise the shoot. She wanted some photographs of her handsome...
Read More

PHOTOSHOOTS

Kally, Honey, Candy & Perry – Equine Photography, Surrey

Last weekend I went down to Farnham, in Surrey, to meet Kally and her gang after her nan bought her a shoot for her eighteenth birthday present. Kally has Honey, Candy and Perry, all of whom are very different, so I had great fun getting to know all of their...
Read More

Hannah & Honey – Equine Photography, Essex

Last Friday I drove over to Great Wigborough, near Colchester, to the ‘Tottle Ranch’ to meet Hannah Tottle and her family. Their home is nicknamed the ‘ranch’ because they have two horses, two sheep, two cats, two dogs, six chickens, one turkey, one tortoise, a rabbit...
Read More

Alyssia & Star – Equine Photographer, Essex

And lastly, on my trip to Jotman’s I met with Alyssia and her pony Star. Alyssia, her mum Michelle, and I, all used to be on the same yard some years ago, so we actually spent more time chatting and catching up, than shooting, lol. It was lovely to see what they’d...
Read More

Hayley & Trojan – Equine Photography, Essex

You may have seen my post about Georgie and Athena, from Jotman’s Farm, yesterday. Well, my second session from that day was with Hayley and Trojan. Hayley was my initial contact and had got in touch to organise the shoot. She wanted some photographs of her handsome...
Read More

Georgie & Athena – Equine Photography, Essex

Last week, on a very warm Tuesday afternoon, I went over to visit three of the liveries at Jotman’s Farm, in Benfleet, and their horses. My first volunteers were Georgie and her gorgeous coloured mare, Athena. Athena is a seven year-old Irish Sports Horse and was...
Read More

Tina, Keira & Liberty – Equine Photography, Kent

Last week, on a rainy Monday, Tina and I braved the British Spring weather for our shoot with her two girls, Keira and Liberty. Luckily, we managed to mostly dodge the showers and didn't get too soggy. Tina has owned thirteen year-old Keira for ten years. She is a New...
Read More

Joanna, Cally, Maisie, Tilly & Pepper – Equine Photography, Essex

This might be a long one, so you might want to grab yourself a cuppa. Last week I had a last minute cancellation and I put a little note up on my Facebook page to see if anybody would like to fill it. Joanna jumped at the chance and on Saturday I travelled over to...
Read More

Sami, Duke & Joe – Equine Photography, Essex

Last year I photographed Mollie and her coloured ponies, in a bluebell woods, just a stone’s throw from their home. Friends of theirs, Sami and Julie saw the photos and got in touch this year to book a shoot for the same week and same location, to make the most of...
Read More

Rachel & Lady – Equine Photography, Worcester

Last weekend I took a three hour trip up to Worcester to meet Rachel and her childhood pony, Lady. It’s always a real treat to photograph a partnership that has been together for a long time, because they usually know one another inside out and just have this unspoken...
Read More

Forelock Books – Equine & Country Business Photoshoot

If your childhood was anything like mine, books like the Saddle Club, Heartland and Jill's Gymkhana will have featured heavily! So when I was given the task of photographing Michelle Charman's Forelock Books, a selection of horse and pony fiction books, and they...
Read More

YOUR PHOTOSHOOT

How to Prepare For Your Winter Equine Photoshoot

Everbody wants a summer photoshoot. And I do understand. You all have this image of yourselves on a romantic, sunny evening, frolicking through the long grass, a soft breeze in your hair, your noble steed by your side and butterflies floating around you… Right? Or...
Read More

What NOT to do if Your Horse Isn’t Playing Ball on Your Shoot!

Every horse owner that I work with, without fail, worries, to some degree, that their pony won’t pose or behave well for their shoot. So, what if your horse won’t put his ears forward? Or won’t stand still? Or won’t keep his head out of the grass? What do you do?...
Read More

Things My Clients Need to Know, So They Can Stop Stressing About Their Shoot!

I am well aware that 90% of my clients see the shoots I post up on Facebook and think that the idea of somebody photographing them and their pony, whilst they have a peaceful cuddle and frolic through the buttercups together is a lovely idea. They book their shoots...
Read More

Working with a Hair & Makeup Artist on Equine Photoshoots

Some of my favourite shoots are my ‘Mud to Make-Up’ shoots, where I get to take my good friend and fabulous hair and make-up artist, Sherrie Warwick along with me, to help beautify my models and make them feel like a legit VIP. The great thing about working with...
Read More

What If Your Yard Isn’t Suitable for Your Equine Photoshoot?

For most photographers, the location of a photoshoot is the be-all-and-end-all. Lots of thought and consideration goes into choosing where to shoot, in most photography genres. However, for us equine photographers, we have to work a little differently. And we’re a...
Read More

What to Wear for Your Equine Photoshoot

This is the big question for most of my clients. As soon as they book, they’re thinking ‘OMG, what do I wear?!’ and throwing themselves into a panic. ••• Let me start by introducing you to my Pinterest boards. To help with your decision making process, I have put...
Read More

10 Valid Reasons To Have an Equine Photoshoot in Winter!

My business can be pretty seasonal. But that isn’t because you can’t have fantastic equine photos in the winter. You definitely can and I love shooting in the autumn and winter. Every season has it’s own set of pros and cons. The key is just getting potential clients...
Read More

Pros & Cons to Booking Your Equine Photoshoot for Each Season

Every season has it’s own set of pros and cons, when it comes to booking your equine photoshoot. Everybody assumes that the height of summer is the prime time to book, but that might not necessarily be the right time for you. So, I’ve put together this little...
Read More

How to Get Horses to Put Their Ears Forward for Their Photoshoot

This is one of the things I get asked most often. So, naturally, I thought I’d blog about it. “How do you always you get a horse to put his ears forward?” Firstly, the answer is that I don’t always. Clients often worry when their horses don’t spend the entire shoot...
Read More

Dressing For Your Shoot – Mature Clients

I’m going to do a few of these ‘Dressing for Your Shoot’ posts and I thought this would be a great one to start with, seeing as I was chatting to one of my more mature clients the other day, about her outfit choices for her upcoming shoot and she was saying how much...
Read More

BUSINESS

Finding & Attracting Your Ideal Client – FYI FRIDAY

Knowing who your ideal client is, is super important. It helps you hone in your marketing efforts and work out who it is you're speaking to, when you post. So before we go any further let's just think about this for a moment. WHO is your perfect customer? You may have...
Read More

NEWS FLASH: You Are Allowed to Make Money – FYI FRIDAY

This post is a little different than my usual FYI Friday posts... It's a bit of a rant, perhaps a bit of a kick up the bum for some of you, but hopefully it will also give some of you the permission you are looking for, but don't even know you need. So, for your...
Read More

My Top Tips & Tricks for Using Video For Your Equine Business – FYI FRIDAY

I've been weekly vlogging for coming up to a year in June and have noticed so many benefits from introducing video into my marketing strategy, so I wanted to write a quick blog post to give you some of my top vlogging and video tips and tricks, incase you fancied...
Read More

What Is Imposter Syndrome & How Should You Deal With It? – FYI FRIDAY

Impostor syndrome... The struggle is real. We all get it and it IS thing. It's that moment, when someone has asked or paid you to do something and you suddenly feel like you just aren't qualified to do what's being asked. You have the necessary skills, you know that...
Read More

40 Blog Post Ideas for Your Equine Business – FYI FRIDAY

Last week I posted 'Should You Be Blogging for Your Equine Business' and I'm hoping that if you've read it, you'll agree that blogging really is a must-do for any small business. So, to give you a little helping hand, whether your just starting blogging or have been...
Read More

Should You Be Blogging for Your Equine Business? – FYI FRIDAY

I actually think the more pertinent question here is 'Can you afford NOT to be blogging?' and in almost every case I would advise that the answer is no! I am of the opinion that almost everybody should start a blog, that everybody has a blog in them and knowledge to...
Read More

Make a Lasting Impact Through Great Brand Experiences, Using Your Digital Channels – Guest Post, by Liam Killen – FYI FRIDAY

This week, for FYI Friday, I have another fab guest post to bring you, from somebody who would definitely be thought of as a key player in the online equestrian industry. Liam Killen has worked in Digital Marketing since 2007 for a variety of public, private and third...
Read More

The Best Business Advice They’ve Ever Been Given – FYI FRIDAY

There are so many great, inspiring businesses in the equestrian and country industry and the people that run them hold a wealth of knowledge and experience. So, it was with this in mind that I thought I'd call on some of the most generous business owners I know, to...
Read More

5 Books That Will Help Take Your Equine Business to the Next Level – FYI FRIDAY

I'm a big fan of business development and self help books and I've usually got one on the go either on my kindle or on Audible, in the car, as I travel to and from my shoots. So, while I'm continuously finding little gems that have helped me with my business, my...
Read More

Using Twitter and Equine Hashtag Hours – FYI FRIDAY

I've always been a huge fan of Facebook and Instagram, but in the last six months or so, I've really started trying to use my Twitter account more for my business. And I'm pleased to report that I've seen some great results already. I've connected with some fab brands...
Read More

LIFESTYLE

Royal Windsor in the Rain

Royal Windsor is my favourite show of the year. The atmopshere is electric, the displays are second to none and the trade stands always seem to have even more effort than usual. But what is it with the weather at this show?! It’s either baking sunshine, or pouring...
Read More

My First Trip to Badminton, My Favourite Trot-Up Outfits & Speaking on the Radio!

If you follow my vlogs, you'll have seen that last week, I had the incredible opportunity to attend the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials with media accreditation. So, not only was this my first time attending a three day event as either a spectator or as...
Read More

BADMINTON & MY HEN DO – Weekly Vlog #40

It's been a busy week this week. It all started with an incredible trip to Badminton Horse Trials. I've never been before and I definitely didn't have a typical first-timer's experience. I was there with media accreditation, to represent Hiho Silver, who were...
Read More

A WEEK OFF SICK & OUR WEDDING VENUE – Weekly Vlog 37 & 38

So, I'm rolling two vlogs into one this week, as you may have noticed I was MIA last Monday. I caught this horrible sickness bug that has been doing the rounds and was off work for a week! So not much of anything going on, let alone vlogging. However, I have managed...
Read More

Rudds Wellies, Crafted to Work – A Review

I have actually been planning to do another monthly favourites video, as I have so many lovely bits and bobs to tell you about, and my last one seemed to go down pretty well. However, it’s one of those things that keeps getting put off and I just haven’t got around to...
Read More

VISITING THE KING’S TROOPS IN LONDON – Weekly Vlog #36

This week was a great one. On Monday a group of eight other photographers and I went up to London for a guided tour of the King's Troops Royal Horse Artillery, at their stables, in Woolwich, London. I'm so excited to share the footage with you! And would like to say a...
Read More

Visiting the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery & What I Learnt

On Monday, I had an amazing opportunity to not only meet up with some fabulous equine photographers, but to enjoy a tour of the King’s Troop Royal Artillery, purpose built, state-of-the-art equestrian training facilities, in Woolwich, London. This all came about...
Read More

SPRING PHOTOSHOOTS – Weekly Vlog #35

This week has been mainly just getting back into the swing of shooting most days, with the busy season well and truly upon us now, and getting ready for the wedding, at Mum and Dad's house. Everything is going to plan and the date is rapidly approaching. I had five...
Read More

I’m a Magazine Columnist – With Absolute Horse Magazine

When I was a little girl, I loved to write. I had a book of poems, I wrote more stories than my parents could keep up with and I used to tell people I was going to be a journalist. So, obviously somewhere along the line, my plans changed and I became an equine...
Read More

SHOOTING A MUSIC VIDEO – Weekly Vlog #34, Sophie Callahan Photography

This week I took some time out from photographing ponies, to do a favour for my little brother, getting behind the scenes shots and footage of the filming of his music video! This involved a 5am start, in the woods, somewhere in Surrey, on a very dreary day. But it...
Read More

INSTAGRAM

ALL POSTS

Finding & Attracting Your Ideal Client – FYI FRIDAY

Knowing who your ideal client is, is super important. It helps you hone in your marketing efforts and work out who it is you're speaking to, when you post. So before we go any further let's just think about this for a moment. WHO is your perfect customer? You may have...

read more

Kally, Honey, Candy & Perry – Equine Photography, Surrey

Last weekend I went down to Farnham, in Surrey, to meet Kally and her gang after her nan bought her a shoot for her eighteenth birthday present. Kally has Honey, Candy and Perry, all of whom are very different, so I had great fun getting to know all of their...

read more

Hannah & Honey – Equine Photography, Essex

Last Friday I drove over to Great Wigborough, near Colchester, to the ‘Tottle Ranch’ to meet Hannah Tottle and her family. Their home is nicknamed the ‘ranch’ because they have two horses, two sheep, two cats, two dogs, six chickens, one turkey, one tortoise, a rabbit...

read more

Alyssia & Star – Equine Photographer, Essex

And lastly, on my trip to Jotman’s I met with Alyssia and her pony Star. Alyssia, her mum Michelle, and I, all used to be on the same yard some years ago, so we actually spent more time chatting and catching up, than shooting, lol. It was lovely to see what they’d...

read more

Hayley & Trojan – Equine Photography, Essex

You may have seen my post about Georgie and Athena, from Jotman’s Farm, yesterday. Well, my second session from that day was with Hayley and Trojan. Hayley was my initial contact and had got in touch to organise the shoot. She wanted some photographs of her handsome...

read more

Georgie & Athena – Equine Photography, Essex

Last week, on a very warm Tuesday afternoon, I went over to visit three of the liveries at Jotman’s Farm, in Benfleet, and their horses. My first volunteers were Georgie and her gorgeous coloured mare, Athena. Athena is a seven year-old Irish Sports Horse and was...

read more

Tina, Keira & Liberty – Equine Photography, Kent

Last week, on a rainy Monday, Tina and I braved the British Spring weather for our shoot with her two girls, Keira and Liberty. Luckily, we managed to mostly dodge the showers and didn't get too soggy. Tina has owned thirteen year-old Keira for ten years. She is a New...

read more

NEWS FLASH: You Are Allowed to Make Money – FYI FRIDAY

This post is a little different than my usual FYI Friday posts... It's a bit of a rant, perhaps a bit of a kick up the bum for some of you, but hopefully it will also give some of you the permission you are looking for, but don't even know you need. So, for your...

read more

Royal Windsor in the Rain

Royal Windsor is my favourite show of the year. The atmopshere is electric, the displays are second to none and the trade stands always seem to have even more effort than usual. But what is it with the weather at this show?! It’s either baking sunshine, or pouring...

read more

Sami, Duke & Joe – Equine Photography, Essex

Last year I photographed Mollie and her coloured ponies, in a bluebell woods, just a stone’s throw from their home. Friends of theirs, Sami and Julie saw the photos and got in touch this year to book a shoot for the same week and same location, to make the most of...

read more

BADMINTON & MY HEN DO – Weekly Vlog #40

It's been a busy week this week. It all started with an incredible trip to Badminton Horse Trials. I've never been before and I definitely didn't have a typical first-timer's experience. I was there with media accreditation, to represent Hiho Silver, who were...

read more

Rachel & Lady – Equine Photography, Worcester

Last weekend I took a three hour trip up to Worcester to meet Rachel and her childhood pony, Lady. It’s always a real treat to photograph a partnership that has been together for a long time, because they usually know one another inside out and just have this unspoken...

read more

40 Blog Post Ideas for Your Equine Business – FYI FRIDAY

Last week I posted 'Should You Be Blogging for Your Equine Business' and I'm hoping that if you've read it, you'll agree that blogging really is a must-do for any small business. So, to give you a little helping hand, whether your just starting blogging or have been...

read more

A WEEK OFF SICK & OUR WEDDING VENUE – Weekly Vlog 37 & 38

So, I'm rolling two vlogs into one this week, as you may have noticed I was MIA last Monday. I caught this horrible sickness bug that has been doing the rounds and was off work for a week! So not much of anything going on, let alone vlogging. However, I have managed...

read more

Forelock Books – Equine & Country Business Photoshoot

If your childhood was anything like mine, books like the Saddle Club, Heartland and Jill's Gymkhana will have featured heavily! So when I was given the task of photographing Michelle Charman's Forelock Books, a selection of horse and pony fiction books, and they...

read more