– EQUESTRIAN PHOTOGRAPHY –
MY EQUESTRIAN BACKGROUND
My first interest in horses and everything equestrian began in 1980’s at the age of eight, when my mother interviewed the owner of a local riding school, for a newspaper.
Tagging me along sparked a life long love affair with horses. Having completed a BSc (Hons) Equines Business and Marketing at Bishop Burton Agricultural College, East Riding, I went went on to freelance for publications such as Horse and Hound and Dressage News.
AWARD WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER
“It’s all about capturing the unique personality of your special friend. On location, I utilise 20 years of photographic experience and skills, together with a wealth of knowledge working with animals, to enable me to create, beautiful, bespoke art work, that will look stunning in your home.”
AVAILABLE FOR COMMISSIONS
Prices start from £65 (winter session) and each photoshoot normally lasts between 1 and 2 hours. (Though times may vary, as nothing is ever rushed.) The photo shoot can be anywhere you like, but many clients opt for their own stable yard or their favourite hacking area.
Once the images have been edited, we’ll have a personal viewing session together. We’ll have a chat about your favourite images and from there, I’ll be able to best advise on a wide range of exclusive products.
“Great professional photos and service. Emma is a lovely person who spends time getting what you are looking for. Highly recommend!”Gail
“Stunning photos of my horses. I can’t recommend this lady enough, very friendly and patient, well worth hiring for your equine shoot!”Kate
“Emma ‘s photos are so beautiful and natural five stars all the way xx”Christine
– YOUR QUESTIONS –
WHAT HAPPENS AT A PHOTO SHOOT?
Prior to the photo session, I’ll call and chat about what you would like to achieve from the shoot. The photo session itself may be a mix of head shots, riding out on location or walking around in the field! Each session usually takes between 1 to 2 hours. Nothing is rushed.
WHAT EXPERIENCE DO YOU HAVE WITH HORSES?
I’ve been around horses since the age of eight. First learning my horsemanship skills on an incredible yard called Bowler’s Riding School, based in Freshfield, Merseyside. It’s still an ABRS, BHS approved school, where not only riding and yard skills are taught to an exceptionally high standard, but the place is also a lovely buzz with private liveries, students, the Riding for the Disabled and RDA Carriage Driving groups.
At the age of 14 I was lucky enough to be given a wonderful Highland pony ‘Turnin Hill Piper O’Dundee’ and with regular lessons, competed regularly at local riding club and dressage events. At 19, I went on to study at Bishop Burton Agricultural College, East Riding and came away with a 2:1 in BSc (Hons) Equine Business and International Marketing.
At college, I started to photograph some of the main equine events with my film cameras (Pentax K100 and ME Super) and after my first photograph was published in Horse and Hound (Leslie Law and Shear H20), I was hooked. For the next four years I freelanced for the magazine, as well as other dressage publications. At the same time, I worked part time as a riding instructor and yard assistant at Bowler’s Riding School, as well as learning about a new invention called the ‘World Wide Web’ and teaching myself html code!
In 2000, I launched my first equestrian website and a career in web design followed. My passion for dressage has never left me, and in the past decade, I’ve continued to ride (though not as regularly as I’d like!) having lessons from the fantastic Pat Armfield.
PRICE GUIDE AND WHAT'S INCLUDED
Standard Individual Photoshoot
Summer, April to September Weekend £99, Weekday £75
Winter, October to March Weekend £79, Weekday £65
- Up to 2 hour session on location
- Up to 4 hours professional editing of your photographs
- A 8″ x12″ complimentary print
- Cumbria travel is included in the price, up to 25 miles radius from Shap (CA10). If you’d like me to travel further afield, please contact me for a personalised travel quote. I often pop down to Cheshire, Lancashire and Merseyside.
- Advice on hair/make-up and styling
- Private online gallery where your high resolution digital images are safely stored for 6 months.
- £50 per additional horse, if joining photo shoots together, back to back, at the same location.
Please note the session does not include any digital files.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE PHOTOSHOOT?
A week or so after the shoot, we’ll get together and have a viewing session of the photos taken from the day. We’ll have a chat about your favourite images and from there, I’ll be able to best advise on a wide range of exclusive products, professionally created, which would look stunning on the walls of your house, or to give as special presents to friends.
HOW DO I BOOK?
Please complete my contact form and I’ll be back in touch to discuss my availability. Once this has been confirmed, I’ll ask for a £50 non-refundable booking fee to be made, to secure the booking.
DO YOU OFFER GIFT VOUCHERS?
Yes. An equine photo shoot can be the perfect gift to give to your equestrian friends and family. Vouchers start from £40 and can go towards a two hour photoshoot or be redeemed against any artwork/prints purchased after a shoot.
DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH DOGS?
Yes. Often a photoshoot can combine both. But dogs can also be photogaphed separately on the day.
Canine photoshoots start at £55. For more information please click here.