Photoshoot with a little piebald pony

Philippa and Pie by Shiralee Swan

Super little piebald pony has a photoshoot 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.…

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Fun Family Photoshoot

Relaxed Family Photoshoot

Beautiful Bluebell Woods Bluebell photoshoots in my Secret Bluebell Woodland in Billericay Essex are a great way to get the children to relax. Bluebells are only at their best for a small amount of time in the Spring. Although woodland mini photoshoots are nicer for the children sometimes in my Secret Bluebell Woodland it can…

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Surprise 50th Birthday

Happy birthday Angie

Angie turns the Big 5-0 Birthday Angie held her 50th birthday party at the Olde Ship Inn in Aveley, Essex. Big 5-0 birthday parties are one of my favourite things to photograph. Big 5-0 birthday Party Selfie frame At parties I love to capture the whole evening for you. There are far to many photographs…

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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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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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Older Riders Rally are back

Older Riders Rallies are for all level riders

Older Riders We Are Older Than Teenagers. Older Riders Rallies are back after having a year break. I organise and photograph the  Older Riders Rallies and Michael Paveley BHSI (Reg) Ukcc3, British Eventing Accred. Coach is our trainer Older Riders Rallies are for all level riders. Our first Older Riders Rally for 2018 we had planner for…

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Grace and Cooneen Lad Snowy Equine Photoshoot

Grace with her chestnut gelding Cooneen Lad

A Snowy Equine Photoshoot One very cold and snowy weekend in March I traveled to Hockley in Essex to do a Snowy Equine Photoshoot. We where on our way to a little yard, that I have never been to before. In fact I missed the turning and had to ring for directions. On arriving at the…

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Remember Me with Tilly and Higgins

Tilly with her beautiful bay gelding Higgins

A true touch of love. A remember Me photoshoot with Tilly and Higgins in the beautiful Essex countryside, I had the pleasure of photographing this brave young lady, Tilly with her bay gelding Higgins. I was honoured to capture these memories for Tilly and her family to keep for years to come. We had a…

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Civic Award 2017

Royal British Legion – Brentwood & District Branch – Service to the Community

Civic Award winners announced Brentwood Borough Council has announced the winners of the Civic Awards 2017 I was contacted by the Mayors Office, as they would like to book Me again this year to photograph Civic Awards Dinner hosted by Brentwood Mayor Cllr. William Russell. The awards recognise individuals who have dedicated their time to…

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