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Children and Ponies: A Magical Equine Photography Session for Children

As an equine photographer, I have been fortunate enough to witness countless magical moments between children and their equine best friends. Recently, I had the incredible opportunity to embark on an equine photo shoot for Claudia and her ponies in Dorset and here's a little sneak peak to what we go up to on her equine portrait session.

Equine Photo Session - Children and Ponies

Setting the Stage for a Dreamy Equine Photoshoot for Children:

Picture yourself in a storybook setting—a stunning grey pony surrounded by the picturesque backdrop of Dorset's rolling hills and the pops of colour from the vibrant Rape Seed fields and pretty white Cow Parsley. We picked Badbury Rings near Wimborne for the setting of the photoshoot. We arrived early evening where the sun was just beginning to set behind the beautiful leafy trees. Our goal was not just to capture beautiful images, but to celebrate the pure and timeless connection between Claudie and her best friends. I'd photographed Claudie a few times before so it was great to catch up with her again. Our last photoshoot at Hayling Island in Hampshire had an early start at 5am so this evening session was much more relaxed!

The Girl and Her Pony: An Unforgettable Friendship

Let me introduce you to our stars Claudie and her adorable ponies - Ted and Lily. Claudie is an experience and a talented young rider, having had great success in the past racing in the Shetland Pony Grand National. She has now competes in the showing arena and has recently competed at the Windsor Horse Show. I love the these relaxed equine photoshoots for young equestrians give them a chance to take time out of their busy competing schedules and enjoy spending time with their ponies and to celebrate how far they've come.

Equine photography sessions for children and their ponies are a magical journey into a world of innocence, wonder, and pure joy. These photograph serve as reminder of the love and friendship Claudia shares with her ponies and will be a special memory for her to look back on and treasure.

Child and Pony Portrait Photography Session

Preserving Timeless Memories Through Equine Photoshoots for Children:

The resulting photographs from this equine photoshoot are more than mere images—they are treasured memories frozen in time. The gorgeous photographs serve as a visual keepsake, capturing the purity and enchantment of childhood and the profound connection between a child and her equine companion. Follow Claudia's journey on her instagram pages: and read her about achievements here:


Thinking of booking your own equine photoshoot for your children and their ponies?
Equine photoshoots for children offer a magical window into the extraordinary bond shared between young hearts and their amazing four-legged best friends. As a horse and portrait photographer, I am humbled to have been a part of their timeless connection and privileged to preserve their cherished memories through the art of photography. If you're looking capture the beauty and wonder of children's equine relationships through my relaxed equine photography sessions I'd love to hear from you.

Q. Where are you based? I'm based in Dorset but I do travel within a 2/3 hour radius so please do get in touch to see if I travel to your location. Q. Where do the equine photo sessions take place? The sessions usually take place at your home or yard but if there's a special location to your family we can meet there. If you can ride at a beach local to you, this is always a stunning backdrop for photographs. Q. What happens if the pony misbehaves or can't stand still? I love to find out all about the pony and children in our pre-photoshoot consultation. It's a good way of getting to know a bit more about how to tailor the photoshoot the ensure it's relaxed and fun. Having said that, we know that working with ponies that things often don't go to plan and that's ok. Sometimes we need to switch things up if a greedy pony would rather be eating grass and posing for a picture! Q. What does my child need to wear? You'll receive a getting ready guide before the photoshoot with lots of helpful tips on preparing for your session. I usually tell clients to prepare 2/3 outfit for the children which a comfortable and make them feel like themselves! Q. How can I book? You welcome to give me a call on 07850037159 and drop me a message via my website or I'd love to hear from you and we can get a date in the diary! Q. What happens after the shoot? After the session I'll carefully select and beautifully edit the very best images and you'll be invited to view your gorgeous child and pony photos and picture your very favourite to framed in a beautiful large wooden frame ready to stunning images for you to enjoy in your home. You are welcome to purchased further prints and digitial images.

Beth Chisham Equine Photography Beautiful and relaxed equine photography for children and their ponies.

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