My name is Shiralee and I am a horse loving, coffee drinking, fulltime photographer. Based in Basildon, Essex my travels often take me to other counties and locations throughout the U.K. to photograph people who love their horses. While my main focus is private portrait sessions.
I have a passion for capturing life's special moments, the bond of a person and their horse. I am a photographer specializing in equine-related portrait sessions, capturing imagery that represents the bond and love for our horses while focusing on the use of natural light, and creating fine art pieces that will stand the test of time. From one equestrian to another, I capture photographs from the heart.
I have two horses both I have owned from foals and produced fully myself, Spyda (1999) and Dorris (2009)
Being a full-time professional photographer with over 25 years of experience. I have to have a 'Yes I Can' attitude to work for the past 12 years as the Senior photographer on a Regional Newspaper The Enquirer Series their office is in Billericay, Essex. My workday can easily take me from Southend to Thurrock to Romford and even across Essex to Maldon and Braintree.
Being a Press and Freelance photographer, I have a portfolio second to none and I feel that my Yes I can attitude to my photography has got me to where I am today. A small selection of my Commercial photography can be seen under Portfolio.
My Work is very varied, photographing all members of the Royal Family, most Prime Ministers, MP’s When they visit Essex. I photograph 1000’s of children in the course of a year, along with some very remarkable people and beautiful Weddings.
It is also my job to do all the commercial photography for The Enquirer Series too. Photographing people and products that will be used by the design studio for adverts. My work has taken me to photograph in the most unusual of places. #lovemyjob is a hashtag I often use on Twitter
Although I am a fulltime Press Photographer on a Regional Newspaper. I take my Freelance work very seriously, discretion and professionalism are key.
If you would like me to attend your Wedding or Birthday Party. Would like professional photographs of your family or maybe you need to build a public image, I am the photographer to help you do that.
I work well with children as I am a Nanny I have 6 wonderful Grandchildren.
Home is in Fobbing, Essex. Where I live with my husband in our 100 year old cottage. We have lived here for over 30 years, it a lovely quiet little community. Ours is very much a family home with paintings done by my young Grandchildren on the walls.
We have two children. A daughter and a son who each has 3 wonderful children, inc a set of twins. I believe being a Mother and Grandmother gives me the patience and heart to be able to photograph children.
My horses and dogs
I have owned and produced horses for over 40 years. I own two horses, an 8 year old mare and a 18 year old gelding, both horse I have owned from foals and were home produced. Many years of equine knowledge gives me a good eye of what works well with horses.
My life is very busy as I have a couple of dogs too. Please don’t worry I will always get back to you the same day. 07759403351 (My phone is on silent when I am working). If you would rather you can E-mail Me Or you can simply drop me a note using the contact form here
Registered Professional Nikon User, Am member of SWPP (Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers). SIMPP (Society of International Media & Press Photographers). A member of News Media Association and NUJ National Union of Journalist and a member of Essex Chambers of Commerce.