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Definitely feels like Christmas
18th December 2015
Nothing quite like Olympia to get you into the festive mood...

A winter shoot
04th December 2015
I'm not sure why some people prefer the summertime for equine lifestyle shoots. Personally, I feel winter has a magic of its own and many of my most successful images have been shot during this time of year. Although it wasn't cold enough for hats and scarves, which I feel make great accessories, I just love the light, especially in these images from today. A snow shoot is on my Christmas wish list!

From fire to water to smoke
03rd December 2015
My idea of a fun evening!

Playing with water...
25th November 2015
Having played with fire a few weeks ago photographing the Tikis' Torches, now it's the turn of water...



Ockley Society celebrates 30th anniversary with a bang
08th November 2015
What a perfect night for the Ockley Society to celebrate its 30th anniversary! Thank you to the team who organise all the events that make this village such a special community.





That time again
05th November 2015
Looking forward to seeing lots of familiar and new faces at the Farlington School Christmas Fair this year. This will be the third time I have my stand here. Do come and say hello.

Playing with fire...
05th November 2015
Capel Camera Club arranged a shoot with the amazing fire dancers The Tikis' Torches last night. Here's one of my favourite shots of the evening...

Selfies
03rd November 2015
As a portrait photographer, you are taught it's important to practise being in front of the camera on a regular basis. This is especially difficult for someone who hides behind the camera as she's the least photogenic person on the planet. This is my attempt on a bad hair day. So prefer being on the other side!

What a horse, what a story
28th October 2015
I've finally managed to find the time to read the amazing story of Valegro Champion Horse. I never thought I would see the day that Britain would be a force to be reckoned with in the dressage world, having had to move to Germany to learn about dressage as a teenager as there was nowhere in this country to train at the time.

I'm so proud to have one of my photos published in this book, however small. The first time I photographed this horse was at the 2011 Olympia World Cup qualifier. Nobody knew much about either Charlotte Dujardin or Blueberry except that they must be good as they were mentored by Britain's most talented rider at the time, Carl Hester.

I remember looking at the images from Olympia and thinking how correct this horse was working, how balanced he was and powerful, not to mention harmonious. It was especially obvious in a shot I captured of one of their pirouettes. He is the greatest dressage horse of all time without question, thanks to Carl and Charlotte and everyone else who has been part of his journey. Just amazing.



The bigger picture
21st October 2015
So exciting to see one of my images from Hickstead of Lucy Pincus in action being used life size by Sue Carson Saddles.

Feeling honoured
08th October 2015
My framers have called to ask for permission to reproduce my new sample frame for them to use at trade shows and in their brochure.

There's nothing like receiving recognition for your work from a company that makes frames for many of the country's leading professionals. Feeling extremely honoured!

Capturing character
02nd October 2015
What a fabulous afternoon for a photo shoot with Nigel, his gorgeous Irish hunter Jasper and characterful hound Bruno. It is always such an honour to capture special relationships and this was no exception.

Dream wedding location
20th September 2015
I had the pleasure of photographing a wedding at the stunning venue of Brasenose College in Oxford last weekend. So spoilt for choice as regards locations!

Please visit my wedding gallery to view a selection of images from the day. Here is one of my favourites.

A most handsome New Forest pony
03rd September 2015
I had the pleasure of photographing the 19-year-old 14hh New Forest pony Rikki and his rider, the 16-year-old Olivia Moriano, yesterday. What a lovely partnership and such a gorgeous family. Can't wait to process the rest, but here's a sneak peek of this combination who have already represented Italy on the international stage at dressage.

Going abstract
03rd September 2015
Love playing around with my little Fuji X100T on walks. This is such a fun camera that produces phenomenal quality images. Here is some bulrush captured using the neutral density filter and a slow shutter speed.

Aline & Jonathan
02nd August 2015
What a beautiful day yesterday turned out to be for the most stunning wedding at All Saints Benhilton Church in Sutton and Hartsfield Manor. Many congratulations to the lovely couple Mr & Mrs Le Bihan. Here's a sneak peek.

Happiness is...
28th July 2015
I have the fortune of walking past this restored windmill most days, which is situated in the most idyllic English countryside location. The vast meadow it sits in gives my hounds the most wonderful chance to run like the wind, something they rather enjoy and is a joy to behold.

A special bond
20th July 2015
This is without doubt my favourite memory of Hickstead. It may not be the most technically correct image, but it captures an incredibly special moment in time of David Pincus, the owner and breeder of this horse which his daughter Lucy competes.

At the end of the test, when David went to remove the earpiece for the steward, the whole bridle came off. Not only did the horse not panic, he waited patiently in the middle of the busy show ground for David to sort out the bridle while other competitors passed by.

These wonderful animals never cease to amaze me.

Life after racing
08th July 2015
Meet the most handsome of ex-racehorses Adam, owned by former colleague & Horse & Hound Deputy Editor Pippa Cuckson. One lucky horse...

A truly special day...
07th July 2015
...meeting Sally and horse whisperer David Catchpole. It was an absolute privilege to meet this wonderful couple and their menagerie. A day to remember...