My own love of horses:

When I was little it was my dream to have a pony and to live in the countryside. I used to watch endless episodes of Black Beauty wishing that the heroine was me. Now, I live on a stables and have the opportunity to take children’s portraits with their horses. Now all I need to do is learn to ride myself!

Girl in field, horse in the distance

Deciding on a theme:

I photographed this children’s portrait session at the end of our long hot Summer in late September. When I spoke to Mollie and Jay’s mother she told me that they spent a lot of time out door, running about the countryside and looking after their horses. So we decided that it would be great to capture these special moments and take some portraits with their horses.

Children's Portrait with their horses, Hammerswood, East Sussex

Where we met:

We arranged to meet at their stables, and took these photographs just as the day was coming to a close. The light was lovely and we were fortunate to have such great weather in September. The following day it rained all day!

Girl with suitcase in a field, brother following behind with horses

Where we went:

Mollie and Jay were on great form, we wandered across the fields looking at the buttercups and wild flowers. Jay brought round the horses for me to see and Mollie fed “Prince” some apples and wasn’t afraid to tell him to behave himself.

Girl feeding horse apples in a field

It was really nice to spend some time with these lovely children and have the opportunity to take some equine portrait shoots.

Brother and sister sitting in a field in front of a horse

What they thought of the final images:

“Thank you so much, we absolutely love the photographs. We particularly like the one of Jay and Mollie sitting together, and my other favourite was Mollie feeding Prince apples. I really like how you have captured their natural expressions and personalities. Thanks again!” – Abi

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