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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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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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My Favourite Country Themed Candles & Room Fragrances

Guys, I'm branching out!! And I'm excited! I've been wanting to incorporate more lifestyle posts into my blogging schedule for a while now, but have been dragging my feet because a leap into something different is always a little nail biting . But finally, I found the...
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ROADTRIP TO CUMBRIA – Weekly Vlog #45

I started off the week with an epic roadtrip up to Cumbria to meet a string of coloured show horses and their owners, for a group shoot. I also filmed a group shoot that I had over in Chigwell and a trip to the Essex Food & Drink Festival, at Cressing Barns....
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Jo, Thomas, Kit, Haarlie, Dougie, Beau & Bumble – Equine Photography, Cumbria

Eek, I’m so excited to share these with you. When I go on these long road trips, it’s always nice to end up in a stunning location with horses that really make the trip worthwhile. And that’s totally what happened with this shoot. Not only were the people lovely and...
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PHOTOSHOOTS

Jo, Thomas, Kit, Haarlie, Dougie, Beau & Bumble – Equine Photography, Cumbria

Eek, I’m so excited to share these with you. When I go on these long road trips, it’s always nice to end up in a stunning location with horses that really make the trip worthwhile. And that’s totally what happened with this shoot. Not only were the people lovely and...
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Freddi, Birdie & Cindy – Equine Photoshoot, Cumbria

It was originally Jo who got in touch to book a photoshoot. And I’d already heard of her pony, Too Smart (who we’ll get to later) through coloured showing, as he’s a bit of a superstar. Jo and Hilary have their own set of coloured ponies and also run Sellet Estate...
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Carolyn & Cachou – Equine Photoshoot, Essex

Last year I visited Catley Cross to photograph the famous Gizmo and his adopted mummies, one of which is the lovely Carolyn. And this year, Carolyn was gifted a photoshoot voucher by her friends, for a shoot with her veteran pony, Cachou. (Pronounced like cashew.)...
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Mily, Balou, Secret & Sparky – Equine Photography, Essex

I’ve photographed Mily and her gorgeous Fjord pony, Balou, before, so when I got the message from her to say that she wanted another shoot with her new additions and her sister’s ponies, I knew it’d be a nice catch up. Just to refresh, Balou is a sixteen year-old...
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Fenella & Percy – Equine Photography, Surrey

Last year I visited Albury Equestrian Centre, in Albury, Surrey, to photograph Ella and Daisy. Last week, I went back to meet Fenella and Percy. Percy is an eleven year-old, coloured, Irish Cob cross and has been owned by Fenella since he was four years old, soon...
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Zoe, Polly & Bea – Equine Photography, Suffolk

On Thursday, I had a very special shoot, with a very inspirational lady and her two gorgeous girlies. Honestly, it’s difficult to write this as I don’t want to sound patronising, but Zoe is incredible. As you can see from the photographs, Zoe is confined to a...
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Pollyanna, Blaze & Louie – Mud to Makeup Shoot, Essex

Yay! My first shoot back to work, after a whole month off. I have to admit, although the wedding and honeymoon were both incredible, I was genuinely excited to get back out with my camera. And my first shoot didn’t disappoint. Sherrie and I travelled over to Thorndon...
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Priory Farm Equine Spa and Rehab Centre

Just before I went away, I had the pleasure of working with Marie Edwards and Abbie Davies, from Priory Farm Equine Spa and Rehab Centre, over in Langley, in Buckinghamshire, on some new images for their business. Marie, who owns the facility, wanted some images for...
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Understanding the Effect of ‘Light’ On Your Photoshoot

When I arrive at a shoot location and my clients show me around their yard, the first thing I'm looking for, rather than beautiful backdrops, is the perfect light. But I know, when I say this out loud, it sounds like crazy creative talk and doesn't really make much...
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Introducing ‘My Horse Box’ (And a Discount For You!)

I'd like to introduce you to a very special brand. My Horse Box are a luxury equestrian subscription box company, who produce monthly boxes with various gifts and products inside them, for horsey people. MHB is run by Annabelle and Jonathan and they work with a...
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VLOGS

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...
Read More

ROADTRIP TO CUMBRIA – Weekly Vlog #45

I started off the week with an epic roadtrip up to Cumbria to meet a string of coloured show horses and their owners, for a group shoot. I also filmed a group shoot that I had over in Chigwell and a trip to the Essex Food & Drink Festival, at Cressing Barns....
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HORSE RACING & BEER FESTIVAL FAIL – Weekly Vlog #44

I feel like summer really is in full swing now, and that means light, warm evenings out, BBQs with friends and families, pub gardens, PIMMs and the odd beer festival. Except this week's beer festival was not quite up my street! I know the clue is in the title, but who...
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BACK TO WORK & BBQS – Weekly Vlog #43

I think people think I'm strange. As much as I loved my wedding and honeymoon, I couldn't wait to get back out to work and have thoroughly enjoyed being back out with my camera, photographing lots of beautiful horses. I had a makeover shoot with Sherrie on Wednesday,...
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OUR HONEYMOON VLOG: JAMAICA

Welcome to our honeymoon vlog. I wish I could say that the honeymoon was as flawless as the wedding, but sadly, we did have a few hiccups, which resulted in us moving resorts. However, once we'd moved, we did have the most amazing, relaxing time and I'm equal parts...
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OUR WEDDING VLOG

FINALLY! I'd hoped to get this uploaded whilst I was in Jamaica, but wifi was just so spotty that it was never going to happen. So, I'm very excited to finally be able to share my wedding vlog with you. It was just the perfect, perfect day and I'm so grateful to...
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SPRING FAVOURITES – Weekly Vlog #42

Well, this is the last vlog before I am officially a married woman and it's been a crazy busy couple of weeks. I've been trying to fit everything in before going off and getting married, whilst also trying to plan said wedding. However, I have some great shoots this...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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LIFESTYLE

My Favourite Country Themed Candles & Room Fragrances

Guys, I'm branching out!! And I'm excited! I've been wanting to incorporate more lifestyle posts into my blogging schedule for a while now, but have been dragging my feet because a leap into something different is always a little nail biting . But finally, I found the...
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Our Official Wedding Photographs, by Real Simple Photography

I know, I know! I'm totally dining out on this whole wedding thing. But I promise, after this blog post, there is only one more to come, which will be the official wedding video. And after that I will refrain from mentioning the words wedding and honeymoon again for a...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Sharing a Pro Photographers Images, The Right Way!

There seems to be some confusion about when it is and isn’t ok to share images that a professional photographer (especially event photographers) have posted. And with the show season upon us and a rise in stolen images littering my Facebook news feed, I thought I’d do...
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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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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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BUSINESS

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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How & Why You Should Be Categorising Your Content – FYI FRIDAY

Happy FYI Friday everyone! I hope it's been a productive and profitable week for you all. This week we're chatting about categorising your content. Whether it’s blog posts or social media content that you’re trying to get a handle on, this is a great method for you to...
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What is ColorKuler and How Can It Up Your Instagram Game? – FYI FRIDAY

This week is quite a quick post, but it's something that I've recently discovered, found extremely useful and wanted to share with you. You may have seen posts flying around the internet about a website called ColorKuler, lately. It's a clever little invention that...
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5 Ways to Beat Loneliness When Working From Home Alone – FYI FRIDAY

Working from home is the ultimate dream. Skype calls in your pyjama bottoms, nipping out to lunch whenever you fancy it, walking the dog when you get brain fade, clocking off early... But the reality isn't always as magical as you might think. Yes, there are...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

read more

My Favourite Country Themed Candles & Room Fragrances

Guys, I'm branching out!! And I'm excited! I've been wanting to incorporate more lifestyle posts into my blogging schedule for a while now, but have been dragging my feet because a leap into something different is always a little nail biting . But finally, I found the...

read more

ROADTRIP TO CUMBRIA – Weekly Vlog #45

I started off the week with an epic roadtrip up to Cumbria to meet a string of coloured show horses and their owners, for a group shoot. I also filmed a group shoot that I had over in Chigwell and a trip to the Essex Food & Drink Festival, at Cressing Barns....

read more

Freddi, Birdie & Cindy – Equine Photoshoot, Cumbria

It was originally Jo who got in touch to book a photoshoot. And I’d already heard of her pony, Too Smart (who we’ll get to later) through coloured showing, as he’s a bit of a superstar. Jo and Hilary have their own set of coloured ponies and also run Sellet Estate...

read more

Carolyn & Cachou – Equine Photoshoot, Essex

Last year I visited Catley Cross to photograph the famous Gizmo and his adopted mummies, one of which is the lovely Carolyn. And this year, Carolyn was gifted a photoshoot voucher by her friends, for a shoot with her veteran pony, Cachou. (Pronounced like cashew.)...

read more

Mily, Balou, Secret & Sparky – Equine Photography, Essex

I’ve photographed Mily and her gorgeous Fjord pony, Balou, before, so when I got the message from her to say that she wanted another shoot with her new additions and her sister’s ponies, I knew it’d be a nice catch up. Just to refresh, Balou is a sixteen year-old...

read more

HORSE RACING & BEER FESTIVAL FAIL – Weekly Vlog #44

I feel like summer really is in full swing now, and that means light, warm evenings out, BBQs with friends and families, pub gardens, PIMMs and the odd beer festival. Except this week's beer festival was not quite up my street! I know the clue is in the title, but who...

read more

Our Official Wedding Photographs, by Real Simple Photography

I know, I know! I'm totally dining out on this whole wedding thing. But I promise, after this blog post, there is only one more to come, which will be the official wedding video. And after that I will refrain from mentioning the words wedding and honeymoon again for a...

read more

Fenella & Percy – Equine Photography, Surrey

Last year I visited Albury Equestrian Centre, in Albury, Surrey, to photograph Ella and Daisy. Last week, I went back to meet Fenella and Percy. Percy is an eleven year-old, coloured, Irish Cob cross and has been owned by Fenella since he was four years old, soon...

read more

BACK TO WORK & BBQS – Weekly Vlog #43

I think people think I'm strange. As much as I loved my wedding and honeymoon, I couldn't wait to get back out to work and have thoroughly enjoyed being back out with my camera, photographing lots of beautiful horses. I had a makeover shoot with Sherrie on Wednesday,...

read more

Zoe, Polly & Bea – Equine Photography, Suffolk

On Thursday, I had a very special shoot, with a very inspirational lady and her two gorgeous girlies. Honestly, it’s difficult to write this as I don’t want to sound patronising, but Zoe is incredible. As you can see from the photographs, Zoe is confined to a...

read more

Pollyanna, Blaze & Louie – Mud to Makeup Shoot, Essex

Yay! My first shoot back to work, after a whole month off. I have to admit, although the wedding and honeymoon were both incredible, I was genuinely excited to get back out with my camera. And my first shoot didn’t disappoint. Sherrie and I travelled over to Thorndon...

read more

Priory Farm Equine Spa and Rehab Centre

Just before I went away, I had the pleasure of working with Marie Edwards and Abbie Davies, from Priory Farm Equine Spa and Rehab Centre, over in Langley, in Buckinghamshire, on some new images for their business. Marie, who owns the facility, wanted some images for...

read more

Understanding the Effect of ‘Light’ On Your Photoshoot

When I arrive at a shoot location and my clients show me around their yard, the first thing I'm looking for, rather than beautiful backdrops, is the perfect light. But I know, when I say this out loud, it sounds like crazy creative talk and doesn't really make much...

read more

OUR HONEYMOON VLOG: JAMAICA

Welcome to our honeymoon vlog. I wish I could say that the honeymoon was as flawless as the wedding, but sadly, we did have a few hiccups, which resulted in us moving resorts. However, once we'd moved, we did have the most amazing, relaxing time and I'm equal parts...

read more

OUR WEDDING VLOG

FINALLY! I'd hoped to get this uploaded whilst I was in Jamaica, but wifi was just so spotty that it was never going to happen. So, I'm very excited to finally be able to share my wedding vlog with you. It was just the perfect, perfect day and I'm so grateful to...

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