So what is it that makes photography so addictive and satisfying? For me, it’s being able to share a moment that people might otherwise miss. We spend so much time in our lives rushing around, getting this done, making sure that is where it should be, and that everyone else is in their right places at the right times, doing the right things. Often we miss out on the smaller things and take them for granted.
This is something that I would dearly love to change.
If your house caught fire, and all of the occupants were outside safe, what would you save?
For many years, people would have said photo albums, framed photos of loved ones, and family gatherings or events, because this is how we stored our memories. Nowadays, people are more likely to save their wallets, phones, laptops or tablets. Yes, you have your photos on your phone, laptop, tablet – but how often do you sit and look through them?
My aim with my photography is to move people and encourage them to create their very own piece of artwork to hang on their wall and be seen every day. For me, there is nothing more satisfying than seeing my clients enjoying their photos whether that be on canvas, acrylic, or prints in frames, and I’m always on the lookout for new high quality products to offer. We are all different and everyone wants something different out of their shoot, and that’s great! Speaking of photo albums… I got a little too excited about my sample album that I recently ordered – that’s how much I enjoy all of this stuff! It’s all about finding the right products for you, at good value for money, and I will never provide a product that I wouldn’t be happy to have in my own home.
The best thing about shooting horses and their owners for me is that it’s almost always hilarious fun trying to get the horses on side. Even if they’re not quite playing ball, it’s capturing that snap moment where it all just fits together. There have been so many times people have apologised for their horse fidgeting, but that’s fine! If I wanted to work with non-fidgety models, I wouldn’t be an equine photographer. It’s seeing the interaction between you and your horses that puts a smile on my face and reminds me why I love being a part of the equestrian world.
I love having creative licence over what I capture. One photograph could be taken by three different people in the same spot, at the same time, in the same conditions, but will turn out completely unique to each of the photographers following post processing. You can read more about this here .
Don’t let your memories get lost in this digital age. With family spread across the world, photos are so important to my little girl to recognise people and know who they are. I want to sit and look through old photo albums with her when she’s older, so that I can tell her all about when she was growing up, and what we used to get up to (and that includes me and my horse!)
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