Equine portraits in the lounge or front room

Stunning wall art ideas… It can be a hard task to try and decide the best ways to display your horse’s photographs as wall art for your home! Your home decor and the art you display reflects your personality, it reveals who you are and the things that are most important to you as an…

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Black background photographed with my mobile studio

Black background studio-style portraits Vs Natural light lifestyle Black background portraits are a photographic style, not a photoshop edit. I have always been a natural light photographer, having worked for many years as a newspaper photographer. I’ve never liked formal studio photography for people and only ever used artificial lighting for ‘fill flash’ to lift…

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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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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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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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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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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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Tilly with her beautiful bay gelding Higgins

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 look around the farm and…

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