Rachael & Andy ~ An Equestrian Pre Wedding Shoot

The other month I met up with Rachael & Andy ahead of their wedding for their engagement shoot, and who else should be coming along for their photos than their adopted daughter Pepper <3 Anyone who knows Rachael know she absolutely dotes on Pepper and it wouldn’t be right without her there with these guys too <3

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Melissa & Bailey ~ Essex Equestrian Photographer

Driving around to Melissa & Bailey’s yard got me all exciting. Single track roads and beautiful rural surroundings without a car in sight, the countryside round this part of the world is beautiful, secluded and offers amazing scenery.

Melissa was keen to get her wedding dress back on for some photos and had gone to a lot of trouble to make sure there was help to get her back in to it complete with veil too! Melissa definitely made the most of it, and I had her riding Bailey round in circles repeating ‘I’m a princess’ at the top of her voice! Laughter & giggles all round!!

My thanks to Melissa for allowing me to share these sneak peeks, check them out below!

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Clare, Zara & Art ~ Essex Equestrian Photographer

I’ve been to visit Clare and her gingers previously so when I learnt one of her girls, Zara would be bringing her first foal into the world and Clare wanted photos of them all together I couldn’t wait to get over and meet them all.

Perfectly named to match his beautiful markings, Art was full of mischief and such a gorgeous cheeky character.  100% devoted to her gingers, Clare had Art already in halter and lead training alongside Mummy Zara in the field. We all walked and posed together, and watched as they played with the other mares and foals in the same field.

Art was so inquisitive and loves his visits from Clare, bringing them all sorts of fun items to play with, including bowls, gloves and brushes!

Even with Mummy Zara munching grass, Art would still come over to see what Clare was up to, give her kisses and cuddles, and enjoy a good scratch and play. It’s clear to see Clare has gained another beauty to join her horsey team and I can’t wait to see what the future brings for these guys!

Wishing Clare, Zara & Art all the best for their future plans together. I love keeping up to date with these guys on social media <3

 

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Hannah & Dudley ~ Essex Equestrian Photographer

Hannah & Dudley’s Equestrian Photo Session was on one of the hottest days I think I’ve ever shot on, and that was at 6pm in the evening too! I remember feeling really excited as I drove down the road thinking I knew exactly where I was headed, however my satnav speared off and actually took me to a different location than I first thought… I love surprises so driving down this narrow peaceful road I knew I was in for a treat!

When I pulled up outside Hannah’s front drive, my mind was racing with soooo many ideas for this gorgeous location. It really is the most fabulous home and I couldn’t wait to get stuck in!

Out the back past the garden, Hannah’s parents’ home stretches on to include a nature reservoir and plenty of lushes fields and woodland trees, we had so many photo opportunities!

Walking down to greet everyone, it was all so chilled and relaxed outside the stables as the gleaming Dudley stood tied up ready to make his debut in front of the camera.

They picked a fabulously sunny early evening so I spent a lot of time re-arranging Hannah & Dudley in the best possible light (something Dudley wasn’t overly keen on as he was more interested in looking over his shoulder in the other direction)… {face palm} however with some gentle guidance and some food for thought he behaved impeccably and did everything asked of him after a little gesture of a polo or snack of grass here and there.

I had a fab time exploring the beautiful grounds and capturing this duo together <3 here’s a few sneaks from their Equestrian Photo Shoot.

L x

 

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Raine & Poncz ~ Essex Equestrian Photographer

Check out these lovelies! Raine and her top jumping man Poncz were pros in front of my camera the other week! It may have been a tad overcast instead of the bright sun we’ve had just recently but that weather is just perfect and I love the results I get with my camera when it’s like this!

We played with rolling hills, barley fields, greenery and yellow buttercups! <3

At the end we even scooped Raine’s mare Prancer out from her stable as she is near to drop a foal (can you tell?) and then Raine’s very first pony Panther who was chilling quietly with his hay came out for a few shots too! 😍

Keep scrolling for some sneak peeks from their gorgeous shoot <3

L x

 

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Karis & Hat ~ Essex Equestrian Photographer

A gift voucher for Christmas meant we could get Karis & her horse Hat booked in the diary to capture them looking their best! Karis’ yard is surrounded by amazing fields, scenery and beautiful backdrops, and is so peaceful and enchanting with an abundance of areas for us to choose from!

We may not have had golden hour on our shoot (and not everyone knows this) but it’s actually every photographers dream to shoot on a slightly overcast day as we don’t have to worry about where the sun is and work hard against harsh shadows. It was a perfect day to photograph on!  ✨

Hat was amazing and didn’t put a foot wrong! He took everything in his stride and looked like he was enjoying his time in front of the camera. Scroll down for some sneak peeks from this gorgeous shoot <3

L x

 

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Louisa & Jasper ~ Essex Equestrian Photography

I’ve been to visit Louisa & Jasper twice already, so was really looking forward to coming back and seeing the pair again on their beautiful yard out in the middle of nowhere…pure peaceful bliss! The marshes are such a quiet, tranquil area to be based and provide such beautiful backdrops which was perfect for our shoot.

Without knowing it until I arrived, Louisa had also brought along her wedding dress so after a few shots in some smart yard clothing we had a change up and got into the beautiful dress Louisa had walked down the aisle in just last year! With the gorgeous early evening golden hour, a beautiful white gelding and a gorgeous wedding dress we headed out and created some magic in and amongst the fields and greenery which surround the yard ✨

Jasper being the gentleman he is behaved impeccably throughout the whole shoot and did everything asked of him, he even got to kick up his heels and have a good old run around at the end to let off some steam! My thanks to Louisa for having me back again, he really is a horse in a million <3

L x

 

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Jenna & Mia and their Horses ~ Essex Equestrian Photography

I got to meet these four on their family farm near Frinton-On-Sea recently and what a treat it was! We had gleaming horses & ponies and dogs, on a beautiful early evening sunset.

Jenna & Mia had both decided to wear their gorgeous wedding dresses one last time, before having them cleaned and donated for charity, and what better way to make the most of dressing up as Princesses again than to do it with your sister and horse! Both ladies looked stunning and with an entourage of helpers we got some beautiful shots of them together, with Jenna even braving it to sit on Quinn for a few shots!

Take a peek below at their Equestrian Photo Session <3

L x

 

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Jo & Rosco ~ Essex Equestrian Photography

As I like to help out where I can, some of you may remember that devastating fire that swept through a stable block at Elmwood Farm in Burnham, killing a dozen horses right before the festive season of 2017. Many people and organisations rushed to their aid and not only helped with clearing the rubble and rebuilding the horses & riders lives, but also by holding charity nights and donations to help raise money for those who had lost horses, and other stable items during this tragic time.

I donated a voucher for an hour long photo session, of which the lovely Jo bid on and won! Whilst it doesn’t replace what was lost in such devastating circumstances, I hope the money raised from my donation helped someone, somewhere, somehow with the tragedy of that awful nights events.

There was another reason for Jo booking in during the cold month of February!! It’s been pretty difficult to keep secrets like this quiet, but scroll on down to the very last photo and discover Ollie & Jo’s AMAZING news!!

Congratulations guys! Here’s to your healthy, happy Bubba! <3

L x

Jodie & Ava ~ Canine Photography

I had a message from Jodie the other week explaining that she was keen to have some photos taken of her beloved beauty Ava. Sadly Ava was diagnosed with a incurable heart problem last year and is already on ‘borrowed time’ so we quickly arranged a date & location and was blessed with a gorgeous warm afternoon in the sun. <3