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BACKSTAGE AT HOYS 2017 – Weekly Vlog #56

Wow, what a week!! We arrived at the NEC on Wednesday evening and left on Monday morning. Almost a full week of HOYS madness. With early 4am starts and late 11pm finishes, it was a full-on, but fabulous week. I tried to film the vlog from a bit of an alternative...
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What I’m Wearing to HOYS – Country Clothing for Curvy Girls

It’s not like I’ve kept it a secret, but here’s a confession for you all; I am a curvy girl! As much as I love my gorgeous fellow bloggers, like Harriet from A Girl About Country, Charlotte from Charlotte in England and Andrea from Mud on my Mulberry, I just can’t be...
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From the Saddle to the Office; How 5 Top British Riders Can Transform Your Business – FYI FRIDAY

This week I have an absolute corker of an FYI Friday post for you. Unfortunately for me, I can't take any of the credit, as the wonderful Sarah Johnstone, from Apt Cavalier, is kindly guest posting for me today. Apt Cavalier create purpose made equestrian performance...
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How to Make a Autumn/Winter Photoshoot Work!

Autumn and Winter can be such a fabulous time of year for a shoot. I talk about the benefits in this post here. But if you’re reading this, it’s likely that you’ve decided to go ahead and opt for a shoot during the cooler months, when there are less flies, it’s easier...
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The Most Unique Holiday Home I’ve Ever Seen – Dimmet, Devon

If you've seen my latest vlog, or keep up with my Instagram stories, you will have noticed that Sam and I spent the last weekend in Devon. It was a working trip (I worked, Sam played golf *insert eye roll here*) with some absolutely stunning shoots over the Dartmoor...
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PHOTOSHOOTS

How to Make a Autumn/Winter Photoshoot Work!

Autumn and Winter can be such a fabulous time of year for a shoot. I talk about the benefits in this post here. But if you’re reading this, it’s likely that you’ve decided to go ahead and opt for a shoot during the cooler months, when there are less flies, it’s easier...
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Rebecca, Harvey & William – Equine Photoshoot, Hertfordshire

What’s one way to spoil me rotten? Take two very handsome coloured ponies, pop them directly into a beautifully setting, evening sun and let me take photos of them. That ought to do it! 😍 A couple of weeks back, I went over to the picturesque village of...
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Rowan, Rhyannon, Adara & Dillon – Equine Photoshoot, Essex

A little while back I went over to Felsted to meet sisters, Rowan and Rhyannon and their two horses, for a joint shoot. Ro has owned beautiful seven year-old Section D mare, Ryhdaman Duchess, or Adara, as she’s known at home, for just over a year. Rowan had been on...
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Abbie & Annie – Equine Photoshoot, Essex

Last weekend, I had a really lovely shoot with an old friend of mine. Abbie and I used to both keep our horses on livery at Tiptree Equestrian, about twelve years ago and became firm friends. As you do, we mostly lost touch over the years, but remained connected on...
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Amelia, Claudia, Foxy & Alamo – Equine Photoshoot

Around two weeks ago I went over to visit the cutest little pair of models, with the most adorable pair of matching ponies and I’m absolutely loving this set of images, of the four of them! Claudia and Amelia are the very proud owners of their two ponies, Foxy and...
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Christina & Pookie – Equine Photoshoot, Essex

Most people fangirl over their celebrity crushes or their favourite popstar. I fangirl over ponies. And I’m not even kidding!! Meet Pookie, the perfect male model! Some time ago, Christina won a photoshoot with me. It was so long ago that I can’t even remember what it...
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Amelia & Ace – Equine Photoshoot, Suffolk

Last week I had the most beautiful sunset session with Amelia and her horse, Ace, over in Suffolk, after her sister purchased the shoot for her, for her 30th birthday. And I can’t help but say it again, these evening shoots just make my heart happy! Look at this...
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Judi, Cat, Bertie, Max, Clover, Rou & Honey – Equine Photoshoot, Essex

On a very sunny Sunday evening, I went over to Greenstead Green, for an equine photoshoot with Judi, Cat and their five (or four and a half, as they put it) horses. Judi’s husband, Derek, had kindly bought them both a photoshoot for their birthdays. I'm loving these...
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Isa, Whizz & Aston – Equine Photoshoot, Suffolk

Last week I had a very last minute session with Isa and her horses, Whizz and Aston, as Whizz was due to move on to his new home early this week. So we had to fit a very quick booking in, amongst all of these summer storms we’ve been having. Luckily, we managed it...
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The Reason You Need a Sunset Photoshoot in Your Life!

What's one thing that's sure to put a smile on my face and have me obsessing over a set of images so much that I can not wait to get them edited? Sunset Shoots!! I absolutely adore shooting in the evenings, just before the sun goes down, when everything looks golden,...
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VLOGS

BACKSTAGE AT HOYS 2017 – Weekly Vlog #56

Wow, what a week!! We arrived at the NEC on Wednesday evening and left on Monday morning. Almost a full week of HOYS madness. With early 4am starts and late 11pm finishes, it was a full-on, but fabulous week. I tried to film the vlog from a bit of an alternative...
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A STAYCATION AT DIMMET, DEVON – Weekly Vlog #55

This is more of a weekend vlog, than a weekly vlog, but never mind. This weekend just gone Sam and I went for a working (I worked, he played golf) weekend away in Devon, as I had a couple of shoots down there. I've filmed footage from both shoots, one in the middle of...
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EXTREME HALLOWEEN MAKEOVER – Weekly Vlog #54

Well this vlog starts out a little unexpectedly. My brother and I went over to his PR agent's office, to be made over into Halloween characters, for a new video promotion they are running. Nothing horsey or country about it whatsoever, but absolutely fascinating to...
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A DAY WITH MUM & THE DOGS – Weekly Vlog #53

This week was a homely week, with work, recovering from a cold, family time and a day with my Mum and the dogs. Big thanks to my clients for allowing me to video their shoots, including Shelley and also Roxy and Katie, for helping me film one another. Thanks for...
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STYLE SPOTTING AT BURGHLEY HORSE TRIALS – Weekly Vlog #52

Thanks for watching! Don't forget to like and subscribe to my Youtube channel. It's free!   SOPHIE CALLAHAN PHOTOGRAPHY Specialist UK Equine Portrait Photographer You Can Also Follow Me On: WEBSITE: http://www.sophiecallahanphotography.com/ FACEBOOK:...
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BSPS & A SPICE GIRLS REUNION – Weekly Vlog #51

Thanks for watching! Don't forget to like and subscribe to my Youtube channel. It's free!   SOPHIE CALLAHAN PHOTOGRAPHY Specialist UK Equine Portrait Photographer You Can Also Follow Me On: WEBSITE: http://www.sophiecallahanphotography.com/ FACEBOOK:...
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FELL STALLION IN THE WOODS – Weekly Vlog #50

After a terribly unproductive day yesterday, due to poor wifi and a very slow iMac, I've finally got my vlog uploaded for you! I've not done much other than work this week, but that's not such a hardship when your shoots are this gorgeous. I had Ace the Knabstrupper...
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DATE NIGHT – Weekly Vlog #48

So, this week, I'd love to hear from you in the comments. What is it you most enjoy watching in my vlogs? Do you want to see more photoshoots? More personal stuff? Or do you enjoy an equal amount of both? I'm struggling to know how much content to include, so I'd love...
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RIHS & THE GAME FAIR – Weekly Vlog #47

This week kicked off quite nicely with a very sunny day at the Longines Royal International Horse Show, at Hickstead, watching the coloured classes. We were treated to a lovely lunch by Team Colosso, who had sponsored the day. Then, at the weekend, Sam and I took our...
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FESTIVAL OF HUNTING, SAM ON TOUR & A PROPOSAL SHOOT (BEST VLOG EVER!) – Weekly Vlog #46

Wow! What an epic week! I'm sorry it's a long one, but I just couldn't choose what to cut. We started off with a trip to the Festival of Hunting, on two of my favourites people's birthdays. Happy Birthday Toby and Nat! We followed that up with a very special show, in...
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LIFESTYLE

What I’m Wearing to HOYS – Country Clothing for Curvy Girls

It’s not like I’ve kept it a secret, but here’s a confession for you all; I am a curvy girl! As much as I love my gorgeous fellow bloggers, like Harriet from A Girl About Country, Charlotte from Charlotte in England and Andrea from Mud on my Mulberry, I just can’t be...
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The Most Unique Holiday Home I’ve Ever Seen – Dimmet, Devon

If you've seen my latest vlog, or keep up with my Instagram stories, you will have noticed that Sam and I spent the last weekend in Devon. It was a working trip (I worked, Sam played golf *insert eye roll here*) with some absolutely stunning shoots over the Dartmoor...
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What I Bought My Mum For Her Birthday

I always think it's fun, when buying birthday gifts, to not just buy something that you know the other person will love (although obviously that's pretty important) but to put the effort into finding something that represents your relationship with them. Me and my mum...
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A New Job for Old Boots

My Mum has had her Hunter wellies for twelve years, and she loves them. She isn't horsey, so they're predominantly her daily dog-walking boots, but they've served her well. And last week, they split! We're working on getting her a new pair of boots, but she was still...
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Last of the Summer Cocktails, with British Polo Gin

Do we think I might be able to squeeze one last little summer blog post in, before we move over to Autumn? Well, I'm going to try! The weather is a little brighter today, so I have just the thing to make you feel like you're drawing summer out just a little longer....
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Style Spotting at The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, with Hiho Silver

Yesterday I was fortunate enough to attend the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, for the first time. And I was there in collaboration with Hiho Silver and Burghley themselves, to kick off the #HihoStyleSpotter competition! We are searching for the best dressed...
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A Day in Dedham

Last weekend was super busy, with three gorgeous shoots. So on the bank holiday Monday, I took the day off to spend time with Sam and we decided to visit Dedham, for some lunch and a wander around the village. Line Whenever we have a free day, we never really know...
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A Charming Addition to My Hiho Collection & a Discount Code For You!

Charm bracelets are an age old favourite. I had one when I was a child that I have stored in a precious memory box, and then I had a Pandora bracelet that my other half bought me when we were first together. And now I have a new love, with an added equestrian theme!...
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A Letter To My Former Self (And to all of those needing a little motivation)

When I started writing this, it was just another blog post. But, as somebody who isn't very emotional, I found this incredibly moving to write! This is exactly what I would say to myself if I could go back in time. This is everything I feel, about my story and...
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My 11 Favourite Equine & Country Blogs to Follow

I keep using this term 'lifestyle blog', with a new lifestyle post every Wednesday. And whilst many of you may have stumbled across other lifestyle bloggers and understand the term, I know that there might be some of you out there who are still looking at me blankly....
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BUSINESS

From the Saddle to the Office; How 5 Top British Riders Can Transform Your Business – FYI FRIDAY

This week I have an absolute corker of an FYI Friday post for you. Unfortunately for me, I can't take any of the credit, as the wonderful Sarah Johnstone, from Apt Cavalier, is kindly guest posting for me today. Apt Cavalier create purpose made equestrian performance...
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Originality, Tenacity & Elbow Grease: Making a Living Out of Yourself – FYI FRIDAY

Last week we talked about collaborations and conveniently, this week, I'm bringing you a collaboration with the lovely Victoria Brant, who has agreed to guest post for me. Victoria is one of my favourite bloggers, at the fabulous Diary of a Wimpy Eventer, chronicling...
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Collaborating With Other Businesses: Why, Who & How – FYI FRIDAY

Unless you're a miserable people hater who doesn't want any interaction of any kind with other human's or businesses, I'd imagine you aren't dead set against collaborations. Why would you be? They can be great fun, mix things up a little and introduce you to other,...
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How to Beat Procrastination – FYI FRIDAY

For today's FYI Friday, I'm going to give you break from my ramblings and I've asked the very lovely Emily Mumford, from InkPot and Press Media Services, to have a chat to you about a subject close to her heart; Procrastination. Emily kindly agreed to write for me in...
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Should You Ever Give Your Products or Services Away for Free? – FYI Friday

There's a lot of controversy in the equine photography industry, and I'd imagine in other industries, too, around working for free... Should you? Shouldn't you? Is 'exposure' worth working for? What can you possibly get out of working for no money? Most photographers,...
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The Stats You Need to Know About the UK Equine Industry – FYI FRIDAY

Today's FYI Friday is a little different. Have you ever had trouble explaining to non-horsey people what you do? Do you feel like when you talk about equine industry, they assume that you're just referring to a couple of learner riders that frequent the local riding...
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How to Use Instagram Stories For Your Equine Business – FYI Friday

If you use Instagram, you’ve most likely come across Instagram stories. They’re very much like Snapchat but with one big draw, for me. They’re on Instagram, which I already use! I could never get to grips with Snapchat. Like many other business owners, I’m already...
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The July ‘My Horse Box’ (And A Discount Code For You!)

Back in May, I introduced you to the exciting world of My Horse Box, a luxury equestrian subscription box company, who produce monthly boxes with various gifts and products inside them, for horsey people. And this month they sent me another box full of horsey...
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20 Offline Marketing Ideas – FYI FRIDAY

We all know that we're living in a digital age. It's all about Facebook, Instagram and email marketing these days. But that's exactly the reason why a little offline marketing might be able to help you get ahead! How many emails do you get a day? Lots! How many...
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Dealing with ‘Burnout’ – FYI FRIDAY

We all suffer from it from time to time. Those days where you just feel over-worked and uninspired. And right now, in the middle of summer, most of us who run equestrian businesses will be neck deep in the busy season. Where burnout is most likely to strike! Call it...
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ALL POSTS

BACKSTAGE AT HOYS 2017 – Weekly Vlog #56

Wow, what a week!! We arrived at the NEC on Wednesday evening and left on Monday morning. Almost a full week of HOYS madness. With early 4am starts and late 11pm finishes, it was a full-on, but fabulous week. I tried to film the vlog from a bit of an alternative...

read more

What I’m Wearing to HOYS – Country Clothing for Curvy Girls

It’s not like I’ve kept it a secret, but here’s a confession for you all; I am a curvy girl! As much as I love my gorgeous fellow bloggers, like Harriet from A Girl About Country, Charlotte from Charlotte in England and Andrea from Mud on my Mulberry, I just can’t be...

read more

How to Make a Autumn/Winter Photoshoot Work!

Autumn and Winter can be such a fabulous time of year for a shoot. I talk about the benefits in this post here. But if you’re reading this, it’s likely that you’ve decided to go ahead and opt for a shoot during the cooler months, when there are less flies, it’s easier...

read more

A STAYCATION AT DIMMET, DEVON – Weekly Vlog #55

This is more of a weekend vlog, than a weekly vlog, but never mind. This weekend just gone Sam and I went for a working (I worked, he played golf) weekend away in Devon, as I had a couple of shoots down there. I've filmed footage from both shoots, one in the middle of...

read more

What I Bought My Mum For Her Birthday

I always think it's fun, when buying birthday gifts, to not just buy something that you know the other person will love (although obviously that's pretty important) but to put the effort into finding something that represents your relationship with them. Me and my mum...

read more

EXTREME HALLOWEEN MAKEOVER – Weekly Vlog #54

Well this vlog starts out a little unexpectedly. My brother and I went over to his PR agent's office, to be made over into Halloween characters, for a new video promotion they are running. Nothing horsey or country about it whatsoever, but absolutely fascinating to...

read more

Rowan, Rhyannon, Adara & Dillon – Equine Photoshoot, Essex

A little while back I went over to Felsted to meet sisters, Rowan and Rhyannon and their two horses, for a joint shoot. Ro has owned beautiful seven year-old Section D mare, Ryhdaman Duchess, or Adara, as she’s known at home, for just over a year. Rowan had been on...

read more

Abbie & Annie – Equine Photoshoot, Essex

Last weekend, I had a really lovely shoot with an old friend of mine. Abbie and I used to both keep our horses on livery at Tiptree Equestrian, about twelve years ago and became firm friends. As you do, we mostly lost touch over the years, but remained connected on...

read more

A New Job for Old Boots

My Mum has had her Hunter wellies for twelve years, and she loves them. She isn't horsey, so they're predominantly her daily dog-walking boots, but they've served her well. And last week, they split! We're working on getting her a new pair of boots, but she was still...

read more

A DAY WITH MUM & THE DOGS – Weekly Vlog #53

This week was a homely week, with work, recovering from a cold, family time and a day with my Mum and the dogs. Big thanks to my clients for allowing me to video their shoots, including Shelley and also Roxy and Katie, for helping me film one another. Thanks for...

read more

Amelia, Claudia, Foxy & Alamo – Equine Photoshoot

Around two weeks ago I went over to visit the cutest little pair of models, with the most adorable pair of matching ponies and I’m absolutely loving this set of images, of the four of them! Claudia and Amelia are the very proud owners of their two ponies, Foxy and...

read more

Last of the Summer Cocktails, with British Polo Gin

Do we think I might be able to squeeze one last little summer blog post in, before we move over to Autumn? Well, I'm going to try! The weather is a little brighter today, so I have just the thing to make you feel like you're drawing summer out just a little longer....

read more

WIN a Backstage Tour at Horse of the Year Show

Oh my goodness, do I have an exciting competition for you guys today! This year, for the first time ever, Horse of the Year Show are inviting a select few bloggers to the show and I am beyond honoured to have been included. In conjunction with this, they have very...

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How to Beat Procrastination – FYI FRIDAY

For today's FYI Friday, I'm going to give you break from my ramblings and I've asked the very lovely Emily Mumford, from InkPot and Press Media Services, to have a chat to you about a subject close to her heart; Procrastination. Emily kindly agreed to write for me in...

read more