Horses & Family Photography

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Luckily I didn’t take notice of the old saying ‘never work with children or animals’, if I had of I would have missed some excellent photography opportunities and assignments. Whoever came up with saying had the word ‘or’ in the middle of their line, I though work with both animals and children – often at the same time as you will see with these photographs.


I love taking photographs of horses as part of my Family Photography Sessions, whether it’s portrait photographs like above, or an action shot as shown below there is the opportunity to produce a really strong and authentic picture.


The people who look after horses are incredibly devoted to them. It’s a lot of work, without a day off. That bond is there to be captured and it’s my job is to do just that in photography.


The secret of course is patience. On paper getting a teenage girl, plus two horses and a pony in a photography should be difficult, but actually isn’t. There is something that just works with these photography sessions and that’s why I love doing them.


I mentioned earlier the commitment needed to look after a horse. This is a defining moment in a persons life, like all such moments they must be captured to be enjoyed not only by the subject themselves but their own family and friends.


So the bar was raised further by one local family who asked me to photograph their daughter and her horse, along with her two brothers, younger sister and family dog!


This was the result, a Family Photography session including the families horse at Mugdock Country Park, near Glasgow.


This Family Photography Session was in my home village of Drymen, Loch Lomond.

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The pictures below are the girls brother and his horse at the same stables.


If you would like to find out about getting a Family Photography Session please get in touch (especially if there is a horse to include!). Finally just one more photograph!

Horse, Portrait Photography

More Reading:

Check out Family Photography Sessions: What to expect for more details on how the sessions work and you may also like my article about Family Photography in Glasgow.

About Me:

I am a Family Portrait & Wedding Photographer, I also create photography and video for business offering on-line content and marketing support. I run regular introduction to photography training courses, ideal if you you want to learn how your camera works and take better photographs. I am based in Loch Lomond and work throughout Scotland including Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh. See more at my website – or call me on 01360 661029.

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