Horse photoshoots can take place in any weather One wet and windy Tuesday in August I travelled to Colchester, in Essex. For a Mini Yard photoshoot, to photograph fourteen horses. The weather was not a concern for me as this photoshoot was going to take place indoors. Controlling the light Whether I am photographing horses…

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Lurcher

A young Lurcher photoshoot at Davy Down Country Park I met Andrea with her young Lurcher at Davy Down, country park near Lakeside shopping centre in Essex. Davy Down offers a wide variety of natural backgrounds for dog photo shoots at any time of year. Davy Down is easy to reach from the M25 J30…

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An Evening equine photoshoot in Ramsden with Emma and her Grey Connemara Jake. Emma had won a competition which Shiralee Swan Photography had run to celebrate the launch of a new product. Winner Emma tells us about Jake Emma has own Jake for 8 years she got him a few days before his 4th birthday.…

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Mary and Shane

An Outside Wedding with our English weather. Today I set off around the M25 to Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire to photograph an outside wedding in the beautiful gardens of The Hunters Meet Hotel Wedding Parties can all get ready at The Hunters Meet Hotel. The Bride and the girls were getting ready in the Bridal suite…

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With this ring I thy wed

On the hottest day of the year. Tamsin and Ash had chosen the Church in Ingatestone, Essex, for their Wedding. We have some beautiful churches in Essex. St Edmund and St Mary’s Church stands in the centre of Ingatestone High Road surrounded by a lawned garden. It was the hottest day of the year with…

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Shiralee Swan Captures the love

Fennes Autumn Wedding Fennes is a large Country House Wedding venue The Fennes in Bocking, nr Braintree in Essex. I love to tell the story of a wedding day from start to finish. So when the couple looks back through their photographs in years to come, the memories come flooding back. Natural fun, documentary photography…

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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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Stunning horse portrait

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. Equine show photographers in Essex do a fabulous job of capturing the moment but a lot of the time…

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Philippa and Pie by Shiralee Swan

Equine Photo Shoot with Philippa & Pips Pie Photographing this pair was pure joy as I have known Philippa and Pie for many many years. They used to be members of the same Pony Club in Essex as my children. Pips Pie is Philippa’s beautiful little piebald pony who is known for her days of…

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