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Another first
23rd January 2014
The lovely Louise Bell is the subject of my first British Dressage magazine cover (issue 1 2014). It was the greyest of days and raining, but Louise was completely unfazed and a brilliant model.

Please click here to view.

Many thanks to British Dressage for allowing me to reproduce this cover.
Wet but magical
22nd December 2013
British weather is always unpredictable, but having a wedding on the shortest day of the year was always going to be risky. However, the rain somehow made it quite special. Many congratulations Elaine and Peter. Wishing you much happiness.





A Christmas wedding
13th December 2013
I am so looking forward to photographing my first wedding at the stunning Okewood Church next week.

Red's first photo shoot
05th December 2013
As a member of the Bliss household, one has to become used to being the subject of photo shoots. This is Red's first attempt at modelling and conveys his mischievous nature as well as ability to persuade others that butter wouldn't melt…









Full marks
29th November 2013
I enjoyed an extremely successful competition evening at my local camera club, www.capelcameraclub.org.uk with three of my five entries receiving full marks, my highest number of maximum scores in one night so far.

Here are the images…





Great day out
20th November 2013
I received a wonderful, warm welcome at the Farlington School Christmas Fair, including a visit from parent Fiona Bigwood, who features in my portfolio. Thank you to all!

As featured in Horse & Hound
17th November 2013
I'm excited and proud to announce that my work is featured in the Bible of the equestrian world, Horse & Hound magazine, in the Christmas Gift Special issue as a brilliant gift idea for the person who has everything.

Win a shoot and framed print
15th November 2013
I'm all ready for the Farlington School Christmas Fair tomorrow near Horsham, 11am-3pm. Visit my stand for a chance to win a free shoot and framed print worth more than £300!
A unique Christmas present
15th November 2013
It's only six weeks until Christmas, but fear not! Help is at hand if you are struggling to find a present with a difference. How about gifting a photo shoot as a completely unique and timeless gift that lasts a lifetime.

Alternatively, you could always put it on your own present wish list!

Call Leslie Bliss Photography on 07970 103293 to discuss bespoke gift vouchers.
A busy day!
13th September 2013
Here are a couple of images from the private shoot I did for one of Lassetter Dressage's liveries - the lovely Merlin and Quinn, owned by Emily Barrett.



A fabulous day with the Lassetters
12th September 2013
It is so wonderful to go to a dressage yard where all the horses are hacked out and turned out. Lassetter Dressage's Balcombe Stud in Goodwood is a photographer's dream, with its listed flint stables and stunning setting. Char and her horse thoroughly enjoyed their gallop and it was a privilege to photograph the mares and foals. A huge thank you to all the team for their hard work.



Too much choice
11th September 2013
It is so lovely when clients come to a viewing and struggle to choose their favourite images because they like so many, especially when they expect not to like any photos of themselves. Alex whittled it down to four prints in the end and here are two of her top choices.



The cheeky Choco
03rd September 2013
Today I had the pleasure of photographing Eve and Choco, who is cheeky and adorable in equal measures. He thoroughly enjoyed a good chew on my camera strap, but then he gives you one of his "butter wouldn't melt" looks and you just have to forgive him.

As always, a massive thank you goes to all at Oldencraig EC for the warm welcome and help with ear-pricking!



Hannah & Gizmo
30th August 2013
The home of my Dressage at Hickstead prize draw winner Hannah Powel proved to be the most fabulous setting for a photo shoot with her gorgeous dressage horse Gizmo. Two stunning models and a massive thanks go to mum Sarah, brother Alex and lodger Claire, who went to extreme lengths to make sure Gizmo's ears were pricked!



Awesome training course
27th August 2013
What I love about photography is that it is just like training horses - you never stop learning. Every shoot presents different challenges: surroundings, light, not to mention horses and people. I always think of a shoot in the way I do a dressage test, whereby you are performing to the best of your ability given the circumstances. And each time, I am looking for something different, something a bit special. During the three-day training course at Emily Hancock's Training Barn in the New Forest, I learnt so much and here is one of my favourite images taken during those awesome three days.

Fairfax ad in print
25th August 2013
It's wonderful to see the first result from my shoot for Vanessa Fairfax at Henriette Andersen's yard. Here is the ad with my image.

Raffles and Flo
19th August 2013
Raffles and Florence didn't make Alex's life easy today but you would never know! Well done Alex for your patience and perseverance!



Another fabulous day at Oldencraig
12th August 2013
Gorgeous models - human and equine - at the lovely Oldencraig Equestrian Centre.







A busy day!
25th July 2013
Yesterday's shoot was a bit of a marathon - but a highly successful day thanks to a great support team - 10 horses, 2 cats and 1 dog. And the weather held. You can't ask for more than that.

So here's my first cat picture...

A big baby
18th July 2013
My lasting memory of my shoot with Helena Croft and Baccardi was how her gorgeous gentle giant was constantly seeking reassurance from "mum". He thoroughly enjoyed the shoot once he realised all the treats that were on offer!



You can see the results from the shoot here.