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EXACTO THE ANDALUSIAN STALLION – Weekly Vlog #30

This week I filmed my shoot with the beautiful Andalusian stallion, Exacto, and his very talented Portugese rider, Inês Guerreiro. Inês had huge plans for a Portugese riding facility in the UK and I've already written a blog post about this, so definitely check it out...
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Inês Guerreiro, PRE Exacto & ‘Baroque Horse, Horse of Kings’ – Equine & Country Business Shoot

Working alongside other equine business owners is something I love to do. It's such a diverse and varied industry, there is always something new to learn and someone chasing an exciting dream. I love to meet people who are equally passionate about their venture as I...
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Using Facebook For Your Equine Business: Part Two – FYI FRIDAY

  Thank you for joining us again, for FYI FRIDAY. We're currently chatting all about using Facebook for your equine business in this short series. If you missed the first instalment, you can catch that right here. Last week we talked about setting up your profile...
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Keira & Matisse – Kent

At the beginning of the week, after having our previous date snowed off at the weekend, I went out to Harrietsham in Kent, to meet Keira, her mum, Simone and their pony super little coloured pony, Matisse. Keira is twelve years-old and has owned sixteen year-old...
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I’m Officially a Brand Ambassador for Hiho Silver

I've been bursting to share this exciting news with you for a few weeks now, but had to wait until the official press release was all tied up and sent out. But finally, I am super proud to announce that Hiho Silver have asked me to be one of their brand ambassadors...
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PHOTOSHOOTS

Inês Guerreiro, PRE Exacto & ‘Baroque Horse, Horse of Kings’ – Equine & Country Business Shoot

Working alongside other equine business owners is something I love to do. It's such a diverse and varied industry, there is always something new to learn and someone chasing an exciting dream. I love to meet people who are equally passionate about their venture as I...
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Keira & Matisse – Kent

At the beginning of the week, after having our previous date snowed off at the weekend, I went out to Harrietsham in Kent, to meet Keira, her mum, Simone and their pony super little coloured pony, Matisse. Keira is twelve years-old and has owned sixteen year-old...
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Veronika, Pettie & Olbert – Essex

When Veronika sent me a message to tell me that she wanted to book a shoot for her pair of Friesians, I felt like a kid at Christmas. For starters, every equine photographer will jump at the chance to have this beautiful breed in front of their lens...
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Lauren & Lula – A ‘Remember Me’ Shoot, Surrey

Earlier in the week, on a very rainy, grey day, I made my way over to Durdans Stable, in Surrey, to meet with a previous client, Lauren and her husband, Anthony. I met Lauren and Anthony back in 2015 when they had to make the sad decision to have their older horse,...
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Michelle & Stevie – A ‘Remember Me’ Shoot, London

If you watched yesterday's vlog, you will have seen me talk about going to photograph Michelle and her gorgeous boy, Stevie, at Aldersbrook Riding School, in London, over the weekend. Sadly, I was called to a Remember Me shoot with Michelle and Stevie, as Stevie has...
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Abbie & Lola – Kent

What a way to bring in the new year! For my first shoot of 2017 I had the pleasure of travelling over to Kent, to meet Abbie and her gorgeous mare, Lola, for THE most beautiful winter shoot we could have hoped for. Honestly, sometimes, everything just seems to work in...
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Jen & Clip – Equine Photoshoot, Suffolk

Just before Christmas I ventured over to Long Melford, to visit Jen and her handsome chap, Clip. 'Heritage Eclipse' is a twenty-four year-old Anglo Arab, bred by the Heritage Coast Stud. Jen has shared Clip for about three years and back in September, his owner moved...
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Equine Photoshoot Gift Vouchers Explained

I get a lot of messages asking about whether I offer gift vouchers from my equine photoshoots, and how they work, especially in the run up to Christmas. So I thought I'd write a little guide to gift vouchers, for you. How Does it Work? Basically, you can pop just...
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Lauren & Abby – A ‘Remember Me’ Shoot, Essex

At the beginning of the week I went over to visit Lauren and her gorgeous girl, Abby, for a very sad Remember Me shoot. You may have seen my vlog about it on Tuesday. Abby is a twenty year-old Connemara cross Highland and Lauren has owned her for over fifteen years,...
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Kiarnii, Buddy & Ben – Althorne, Essex

I don't know if I've ever mentioned, but... I LOVE WINTER PHOTOSHOOTS!!!    If you've been following my Vlogmas series, you will have seen that I went over to Althorne, to visit Kiarnii and her gorgeous boys, Ben and Buddy, over the weekend. Kiarnii's mum bought her a...
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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...
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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?...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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BUSINESS

Using Facebook For Your Equine Business: Part Two – FYI FRIDAY

  Thank you for joining us again, for FYI FRIDAY. We're currently chatting all about using Facebook for your equine business in this short series. If you missed the first instalment, you can catch that right here. Last week we talked about setting up your profile...
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Using Facebook For Your Equine Business: Part One – FYI FRIDAY

If you haven't already noticed, I am a massive advocate of using social media for business, especially Facebook. When I started my business, I had no money to invest into marketing or advertising, so I had to find a way to reach my clients that wouldn’t cost me a...
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10 Tips For Using Instagram to Promote Your Equine Business – FYI FRIDAY

Welcome back to FYI FRIDAY. For our second instalment of this new business related series, I'm going to chat to you about Instagram. Instagram is one of my favourite social media platforms. For me, it just has it all, it's super visual and I love it. But I know that...
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How to Shoot & Edit Equine Black Background Photos – FYI FRIDAY

Hello, my favourite people! So, I have two exciting things to share with you today. The first being that one of my goals for 2017 was to nail down a stricter blogging schedule, so that you guys would know what blog posts to expect and when to expect them. In light of...
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The Ultimate Content Calendar 2017 for Equine Businesses

It was after a chat I had with the lovely members on the Equestrian Entrepreneurs Network Facebook group, that I decided to put this blog post together. Coming up with a content schedule, for your social media posts, and scheduling posts ahead of time, is a super way...
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Why I Do Online Viewings and Not In-Person Sales

There is a big divide within the photography industry, about whether you should do your viewings online or in-person. And I can absolutely understand and agree with the arguments for doing in-person sales. Really, I can. But here's why I choose to do things my own...
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Why I Started Vlogging & What It’s Taught Me

I’ve been getting a great reaction from people, regarding my weekly vlogs and tonnes of you have mentioned that you really enjoy watching them. But I do also keep getting the question; Why? ‘Why are you vlogging?’ ‘How exactly does that benefit your business?’ ‘Why...
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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...
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How to Get Potential Clients to Choose YOU

When there are hundreds of people in the same industry, all out there doing a variation of the same thing, how on earth do you set yourself apart? Why should your clients book you instead of Tom, Dick or Harry? What do you have to offer, that nobody has got? You’ve...
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10 Ways to Use the Off Season Productively, When You Run a Seasonal Business

If your business is anything like mine, the work comes in peaks and troughs. Despite me trying to convince the world that winter shoots are magical (FYI: They really are!), I understand that horses are often hairy and muddy during the winter and if your horses aren’t...
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LIFESTYLE

I’m Officially a Brand Ambassador for Hiho Silver

I've been bursting to share this exciting news with you for a few weeks now, but had to wait until the official press release was all tied up and sent out. But finally, I am super proud to announce that Hiho Silver have asked me to be one of their brand ambassadors...
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Essex Farmers and Union Hunt, Danbury

At the weekend we decided to take a little trip to see the Essex Farmers and Union Hunt, who were meeting at The Anchor in Danbury.
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THE BIG CAT SANCTUARY And The Work They Do – Weekly Vlog #27

So, this is something entirely different for this blog, with no horses in sight, but it was an incredible opportunity that my family and I were given and something that I felt really deserved some page space and recognition, so I decided to tell you guys all about it....
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Why I Love My Ariat Windermere Boots

These boots!! *hand heart* These boots are, without doubt, my favourite item of clothing. I just love them. When people ask me what comfortable country boots I would recommend, I don't even have to think about it. Ariat Windermere boots are my go to. They have been...
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Setting Goals (Not Resolutions!) for 2017

I don't like the word 'resolutions'... But the word 'goals'? Now that's a word I like! 'Goals' feel more achievable, more exciting, more motivational... Less daunting and less like a commitment I don't really want to make. If you've been watching my vlogs, you will...
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Olympia 2016 – My Review

Oh my goodness, I don't know where to start. What a week! Actually, that's a lie. I do know... I have to start with the biggest of thank you's to the wonderful Rhea Freeman PR, for getting her hustle on when I told her I hadn't been accredited as press for Olympia....
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Hi Ho Silver, Exclusive Rose Gold Plated, Cherry Roller Snaffle Bangle

If you've watched my Christmas Gift Guide video, you'll have seen me rave about the beautiful Cherry Roller Snaffle Bangle, that the lovely people at Hi Ho Silver sent me. But, I felt like, in amongst all of the other items, I didn't really get to show you exactly how...
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The Horse Lover’s Calendar 2017

This is something that I'm so excited about. Every year, I always get a few people saying 'Don't you do a calendar? I'd buy it!' And every year I think 'Maybe I'll do it next year.' Well this year I finally got myself in gear and have just received my first ever, very...
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Welcome to The New Blog

Hi!! I just wanted to do a quick introduction to my brand new blog. I just felt it was time for an upgrade. You can still find all the old content by clicking on the 'Archive' button at the bottom of the page, but I've had my old blog ever since I first started...
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BSPS Winter Champs – Arena UK

*Sigh* I feel like everything has been restored, in my world. I haven’t been to a show for sooo long and I was having mega withdrawal. So yesterday I went up to Arena UK to watch all of the pretty show ponies strutting their stuff at the BSPS Winter Champs and support...
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EXACTO THE ANDALUSIAN STALLION – Weekly Vlog #30

This week I filmed my shoot with the beautiful Andalusian stallion, Exacto, and his very talented Portugese rider, Inês Guerreiro. Inês had huge plans for a Portugese riding facility in the UK and I've already written a blog post about this, so definitely check it out...

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Keira & Matisse – Kent

At the beginning of the week, after having our previous date snowed off at the weekend, I went out to Harrietsham in Kent, to meet Keira, her mum, Simone and their pony super little coloured pony, Matisse. Keira is twelve years-old and has owned sixteen year-old...

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I’m Officially a Brand Ambassador for Hiho Silver

I've been bursting to share this exciting news with you for a few weeks now, but had to wait until the official press release was all tied up and sent out. But finally, I am super proud to announce that Hiho Silver have asked me to be one of their brand ambassadors...

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Spring/Summer 2017 Photoshoot Waiting List

As many of you know, this year I will be getting married and gallivanting off to hen-dos and honeymoons. In light of this, I have a lot less time throughout the Spring/Summer months and won't be able to fit in as anywhere near as many clients as I usually would. So I...

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JANUARY FAVOURITES – Weekly Vlog #29

I feel like all I ever write in these description boxes is 'I was supposed to do xyz but that didn't happen', lol. And again this week, we ended up rescheduling two shoots, so it was another week of wedding planning and seeing the family. Aswell as that, I've trialled...

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Veronika, Pettie & Olbert – Essex

When Veronika sent me a message to tell me that she wanted to book a shoot for her pair of Friesians, I felt like a kid at Christmas. For starters, every equine photographer will jump at the chance to have this beautiful breed in front of their lens…

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A TEARFUL GOODBYE TO ARCHIE – Weekly Vlog #28

It's been a tough week. If you follow any of my social media accounts you may have seen that my parents had to make the sad decision to have our family dog, Archie, put to sleep last Monday. I lived with Archie for the first ten years of his life, at my Mum and Dad's...

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Lauren & Lula – A ‘Remember Me’ Shoot, Surrey

Earlier in the week, on a very rainy, grey day, I made my way over to Durdans Stable, in Surrey, to meet with a previous client, Lauren and her husband, Anthony. I met Lauren and Anthony back in 2015 when they had to make the sad decision to have their older horse,...

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WET DOGS & WEDDING PLANNING – Weekly Vlog #26

Continuing with the theme of a fairly quiet January, it's been mostly wedding planning and family time again this week. I've also been doing my dreaded tax returns, so not great for vlogging content. We did enjoy a lovely dog walk and family day on Sunday, though,...

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Why I Love My Ariat Windermere Boots

These boots!! *hand heart* These boots are, without doubt, my favourite item of clothing. I just love them. When people ask me what comfortable country boots I would recommend, I don't even have to think about it. Ariat Windermere boots are my go to. They have been...

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SHOOTING FOR BLOG POSTS & HITTING 15K – Weekly Vlog #25

With this horrible cold and flu bug that's been circulating, this week was, once again, a little on the quiet side. I did, however, manage to get some wedding planning done. I also roped my brother into coming to Hylands Park with me and Barney, for a little shoot,...

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15K Celebratory Giveaway – Win an Equine Photoshoot

Oh my goodness!! My Facebook page just reached 15,000 likes!! I can't tell you how proud and humbled I am to have reached this milestone 100% organically. So, as promised, to celebrate I'm running a big giveaway! This year I will be launching a range of high-end...

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Michelle & Stevie – A ‘Remember Me’ Shoot, London

If you watched yesterday's vlog, you will have seen me talk about going to photograph Michelle and her gorgeous boy, Stevie, at Aldersbrook Riding School, in London, over the weekend. Sadly, I was called to a Remember Me shoot with Michelle and Stevie, as Stevie has...

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FIRST WEEK OF 2017: THE GOOD AND THE BAD – Weekly Vlog #24

With it being the first full week of the new year, I was super ready for healthy eating, getting loads of work done and all the other new year, new start kind of goals... And then I got a stinkin' cold! I'm truly disgusting in some of this video. I did, however,...

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