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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...

How it's done...
06th July 2015
This gives you an idea of how the images were created during the Betchworth Castle shoots.

Photo courtesy of Capel Camera Club member John Cole.

Love this...
06th July 2015
I love this because it's not your standard portrait and the frame is just right... Another happy customer.

Stunning model, stunning location...
06th July 2015
Not only did I have the fortune of a stunning model for my second shoot at the amazing location of Betchworth Castle ruins, the evening light made it even more magical. Capturing images like this one make all the hours of practise and processing in front of the computer worthwhile...

Pre-Raphaelite themed shoot
01st July 2015
It was an honour to be given permission to use the dream location of Betchworth Castle ruins for a pre-Raphaelite themed shoot. Here are my favourite images. I was fascinated by the graffiti, the juxtaposition with our theme. Can't wait to go back...







Para news
01st July 2015
It was great fun dusting off my reporter's notebook to catch up with GB's top para riders to report the British Para Championships for the British Dressage website. They always have amazing stories behind their success...

BD website report
An entertaining day
19th June 2015
It was a glorious day for the Mursell sisters shoot at their beautiful home.

Widget, the Cocker Spaniel, was the most talkative dog I've ever met and together with Wally, made for an entertaining time as did Didi, the 23-year-old Arab/Warmblood, who enjoyed pretending to be five at one point!

The Bubble Maker
17th June 2015
Visiting photography exhibitions in London is always inspiring and fun and this trip involved a rather enjoyable time spell-bound watching the Bubble Maker...



Experimenting
10th June 2015
I've said it before, photography is just like dressage, you never stop learning. Experimenting with flash to overpower daylight...

Personal development
02nd June 2015
As somebody working in a creative industry, I think it's vital to invest in personal development and strive to reach the next and a new level of creativity. Thanks to the mentoring programme and the training days provided by the British Institute of Professional Photography, I've had the most amazing opportunity to learn from two photographers at the top of their game, my mentor Chris Harper FBIPP and BIPP CEO and David Wheeler FBIPP.

Here are a couple of images from the training shoots with each taken at Lythe Hill Hotel near Haslemere last week.

Click here to view some more images from the wedding shoot.



Love my garden
22nd May 2015
My sanctuary...

Cookies
19th May 2015
Having a son who bakes tasty cookies may not be good for the waistline, but made for a challenging subject to photograph and put into practise a few techniques learnt recently...