Updated: May 25
As an professional equestrian photographer, I have had the pleasure of photographing many equestrian photoshoots in the beautiful Dorset countryside, but there was something particularly special about the portrait photoshoot I had with a mother and son who shared a mutual love of horses. I met Paris and her son Robert at the beginning of February. Luckily the British weather was kind to us and we enjoyed the late winter morning sunshine at their yard in Christchurch, Dorset Horses have played a big part in Paris's life and it's a love has been inherited from her own mother which she has now passed on to her own son.
The bond between them and their horses was truly remarkable and made for some beautiful images. Plus we also had Robert's amazing Nan on hand who was amazing photography assistant, rustling buckets to get Robert's gorgeous palomino pony's ears up! There must be something so special of having a shared passion for horses with your children and grandchildren.
I get that it's always a bit nerve racking for clients when they've never been professionally photographed, especially when you're only 9 but it was great to chat to Robert and make him feel relaxed which put him at ease.
It was great for them to spend quality time together enjoying their horses with the stunning backdrop of St.Catherine's Hill. As we began the photoshoot, I could clearly see the love and connection between Paris and Robert and their horses. They both had a natural way of interacting with the them, and it was lovely to be able to capture all those details, those natural special moments in my images providing them with beautiful memories to treasure and cherish for years to come. It was clear that they were all in their element, and the horses seemed to be enjoying themselves as well.
'' Thoroughly enjoyed our first ever photoshoot. Beth was so kind and patient, my 9 year old son felt so at ease and really enjoyed the experience. Totally recommend Beth to anyone ''
If you would like to chat about working together to create your own gorgeous photo shoot with images of your special horse or special people in your life please do contact me I'd love to hear from you. I'm a photographer based in Dorset but please do get in touch to see if I'm available to travel.
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Beth Chisham Horse Photography
Equine portrait photographer specialising in natural light, timeless, horse and rider photoshoots on location based in the beautiful Dorset countryside and Dorset / Hampshire beaches.
South West England, UK www.bethchisham.com