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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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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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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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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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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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PHOTOSHOOTS

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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Steve & Lindsay’s Secret Proposal Shoot – Equine Photography, Essex

As many of you will have seen, the other week I had a very, very exciting shoot! Back in November Steve and I colluded together, to book a proposal shoot for his girlfriend, Lindsay. Lindsay and Steve already have one little girl, Rosie, together and another on the...
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Debbie & Leo – Equine Photoshoot, Essex

A couple of years ago, I had the pleasure of photographing young international dressage rider, Bethany Horobin and her horse Kash. And last week, it was lovely to catch up and photograph Bethany’s mum, Debbie and her pony Leo, after she’d recieved a photoshoot gift...
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Charlotte, Strata & Ciao – Equine Photoshoot, Essex

I’ve visited Rayne Riding School before, a couple of times for shoots, but my very first visit was as a child, for riding lessons. So it’s always quite nostalgic to go back to this busy riding school and livery yard, to meet new clients. On this occaision I was...
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Paula & Woody – Equine Photoshoot, Essex

Last week I revisited Brazils Farm, in South Woodham Ferrers, to meet Paula and her boy, Woody. Woodlawn Patrick is an extremely handsome, very laid back eleven year-old Connemara. And Paula has owned him for three years. She bought him to do a bit of local showing...
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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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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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VLOGS

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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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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LIFESTYLE

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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My First Visit to The Game Fair (Spoiler: I Loved It!)

Last weekend, Sam and I took a little trip over to Hatfield House for our first experience of The Game Fair. And it seems like everyone and their dog (quite literally!) were there too. I know so many people that went this year and having experienced it for myself, I'm...
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The Perfect Country Clutch Bag, from Mackenzie & George

Have you ever turned up to a show or day out, looked at your oversized handbag and really wished you didn’t have to lug it around all day long? I know I have! All the time! But then I can’t leave my bag in the car, because I need my vlogging camera, my phone, perhaps...
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A Sunny Day for the Coloureds at the Longines Royal International Horse Show, 2017

Finally! I managed to spend a sunny day at a show! I feel like the weather has been playing tricks on me lately and every time I venture out to a show, the heavens open. But we were blessed with a beautiful day for this year’s Longines Royal International Horse Show,...
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My Day at the Festival of Hunting 2017, East of England Showground

Last week, we took a little trip to the Festival of Hunting, at the East of England showground, for my best friend Natalie's birthday, and to have a mooch around, enjoy the shopping and watching some of the hounds and horses strutting their stuff. Sadly, the weather...
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My Top Tips for a Country Garden Wedding

If you’ve been following any of my social media channels, you will have seen me mention my wedding. A lot. Ok, I’ve not shut up about it! Lol! It was around two months ago now and we’ve only just had time to reflect back, look through the photos and really take it all...
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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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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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BUSINESS

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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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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ALL POSTS

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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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...

read more

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,...

read more

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...

read more

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....

read more

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...

read more

My First Visit to The Game Fair (Spoiler: I Loved It!)

Last weekend, Sam and I took a little trip over to Hatfield House for our first experience of The Game Fair. And it seems like everyone and their dog (quite literally!) were there too. I know so many people that went this year and having experienced it for myself, I'm...

read more

Debbie & Leo – Equine Photoshoot, Essex

A couple of years ago, I had the pleasure of photographing young international dressage rider, Bethany Horobin and her horse Kash. And last week, it was lovely to catch up and photograph Bethany’s mum, Debbie and her pony Leo, after she’d recieved a photoshoot gift...

read more

The Perfect Country Clutch Bag, from Mackenzie & George

Have you ever turned up to a show or day out, looked at your oversized handbag and really wished you didn’t have to lug it around all day long? I know I have! All the time! But then I can’t leave my bag in the car, because I need my vlogging camera, my phone, perhaps...

read more

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...

read more

Charlotte, Strata & Ciao – Equine Photoshoot, Essex

I’ve visited Rayne Riding School before, a couple of times for shoots, but my very first visit was as a child, for riding lessons. So it’s always quite nostalgic to go back to this busy riding school and livery yard, to meet new clients. On this occaision I was...

read more

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...

read more

My Top Tips for a Country Garden Wedding

If you’ve been following any of my social media channels, you will have seen me mention my wedding. A lot. Ok, I’ve not shut up about it! Lol! It was around two months ago now and we’ve only just had time to reflect back, look through the photos and really take it all...

read more