Equine photography takes time.

Horse portrait at the stables

At shows or Equestrian events, things can be a little rushed although you and your horse are looking your best. You will be concentrating on your class. So your face could be telling a different story. Horse show photographers in Essex do a fabulous job of capturing the moment but a lot of the time…

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The Fennes Autumn Wedding Photography

Shiralee Swan Captures the love

The Fennes Wedding Photography I photographed the wedding of Laena and Chris which took place at The Fennes in Bocking, nr Braintree in Essex. www.fennes.co.uk I love to tell the story of your wedding day from start to finish so that when you look back through your photographs in years to come, the memories come…

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Friern Manor’s four poster bed in the Bridal suite

Bridal shoes and bouquet by photographer Shiralee Swan

Friern Manor has an amazing four poster bed. The four poster bed in the bridal suite at Friern Manor make a beautiful backdrop for one of my Bouquet and Brides shoes photographs. At Friern Manor when the Bride and Groom all the gruests have a perfect view as its is nice and light. The Bride…

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A Winter Wedding in Chelmsford City

Wedding details

A Winter Wedding in Chelmsford City Winter Weddings in Chelmsford can alway be a little hit and miss with English weather but that doesn’t mean that we can’t capture amazing photographs. These Winter Wedding photographs are a small size so that they load quickly to my website. Please follow me on Instagram

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A beautiful Wedding at Ashwells Golf & Country Club

Signing the register

Ashwell Golf & Country Club in Brentwood has beautiful gardens Beautiful Wedding in the Barns at Ashwells Golf & Country Club in Brentwood, Essex. There is an abundance of features where I could take beautiful Wedding memories I had the pleasure of photographing this young man as his Mum was getting ready upstairs. Beautiful Wedding…

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Pips Pie comes home

Philippa and Pie by Shiralee Swan

Philippa buys her childhood pony back Pips Pie is Philippa’s beautiful little piebald pony who is known for her days of “kicking butt” in the show ring. (And not forgetting being a complete diva!) Philippa has owned Pie since she was 9 years old Pie taught Philippa to be the rider she is today. Pie…

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Photoshoot with OAP Pony Merlin in Basildon

Merlin is one of Basildons much loved OAP pony This now OAP pony Merlin became part of Mia’s life when she was 8/9 years old. Merlin the OAP or  Ole Fossil as he is fondly called is a young 30 year old pony. Mia and Merlin’s live together started with Mia being the part loaner of…

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A City Wedding for Sheryl and Jack

Chelmsford City Wedding

Sheryl and Jack got married at Essex Records Office in Chelmsford City in Essex. The Wedding of Sheryl and Jack was a spring,  there was beautiful sunshine in the midst of a wet week, their day was just perfect. Surrounded by the people that matter most to them, family and close friends. An interview with…

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Older horse photoshoot with Abby and Freddie

Horse photographer Shiralee Swan

Abby and Freddie have been a team for many years. Abby got Freddie 9 years ago when he hadn’t been out of horse racing very long. When Abby went to view Freddie he was rideable but he didn’t have a lot of trust in people, he was scared and very underweight. He definitely wasn’t the…

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Marley from show jumper to field anchor

Very old horse Marley

In his twilight years Marley’s field roll was very important Marley was field anchor to many young horses, including two of mine. ‘Field anchor’ are also called ‘Field nannies’ they don’t have to be mares just retired older horses. Young horses should have a good ‘field anchor’ Field anchors are older horse  who will teach…

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