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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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Digital Watercolour edits of your photographs During May I run a Special Offer, during the COVID-19 lockdown. I am not an artist working with brushed and paint. I work with a Wacom pad, stylist and photoshop. The Special Offer ran for the month of May and was open to everyone. All people had to do…

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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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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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