Being a horse photographer working within the Midlands area, I get to do lots of different photoshoots which I love. When it comes horses and photography, I really do have the most perfect job. Combining my love of horses and photography there really isn’t anything better!
When client and former bride Tammy asked if she could have a horse photoshoot wearing her wedding dress, I immediately said, yes of course! We chatted and I asked Tammy if it was her intention to ride her horse during the photoshoot, to which she replied yes. I then spoke with Tammy about the safety aspect of big wedding dresses and horses. I instilled a little training programme for Tammy to follow when getting her mare, Hazel ready for their photoshoot.
It all began with horse rugs to then the dress to then Tammy being able to mount and dismount wearing her wedding dress. Hazel, being a sensible kind sort, took to it very well and Tammy had no problems whatsoever in preparing Hazel. It’s so important to build up a horse’s confidence with something like this. You cannot just jump on your horse wearing some huge gown and expect it to be 100% ok with it. It may be the most bombproof horse ever known but it’s still an animal and therefore could be unpredictable. Horses are flight animals! Like anything, preparation is key and with horses, it’s vital but it can still go a bit array on the day. Luckily for us, Hazel was exceptionally calm and everything was just so beautiful.
It was a December frosty morning the sun was low, there was a ground frost but the lanes were clear so no fear of Hazel slipping as she went out for her photoshoot. Without further ado, here is a small collection of Tammy & Hazel Rock the Frock shoot. You can see how well these two bond! Always something I love to capture.
“When your horse follows you without being asked, when he rubs his head on yours,
and when you look at him and feel a tingle down your spine…you know you are loved.” ~ John Lyons