Photographing horses has always come naturally to me. I have always appreciated the grace and beauty of our wonderful equine friends, and I love the way each horse has their own individual character.
I studied Documentary Photography at University of Wales Newport, and it was a running joke with my tutors that on every film, amongst the photographs of serious issues, there were always a few frames of horses. After university I worked as a portrait photographer in a studio in Newport, specialising in 'high key' lifestyle images of children and families. I also continued to work as an equestrian event photographer, and this eventually took over from the studio work.
Several years ago I bought a young Welsh Cob, just gelded, from the sales. He was very photogenic, and such a huge personality, and I began shooting more artistic images of him. We had great fun together, and being a very playful horse he loved showing off in front of the camera. Other horse owners at the livery yard who had seen my photo sessions with Freddie asked whether I could do the same for their horses, giving me the idea that I could set this up as a business. Taking inspiration for a name from my little horse and my muse, Freddie Kruger, Little Horse Photography was born.
I do also work with Humans, and animals other than horses,and I love the spontaneity that working with children and animals provides. Yes, I know there is an old adage, but I choose to ignore it, and have great fun doing so.