Steve, www.dogphotographerukcheshirewest.co.uk and I headed down to Emma’s, www.horsephotographeruksurrey.co.uk territory in Surrey for a full day of training. We began the day with the dogs, Skye a collie and Sammy a puggle. First it was the turn of Rachel and Skye – we did this in their back garden in Kingston-upon-Thames which was more than ample in size with lots of choice of areas. Then we went out and about for a more urban look for Mille and Sammy the puggle’s turn. Millie wore some funky leggings and Dr Marten boots and we got some great shots using mosaic wall art and a graffiti mural.
After breaking for a lovely lunch we then headed out to Chobham Common with a beautiful dressage horse called Rudy and its rider Melinda. Emma styled this shoot for us and she chose a Victorian theme with the model wearing a beautiful purple gown. It was such a sunny day I was a bit worried that it would be too bright however we managed to create some lovely dappled shots.
My budding photographer daughter, Ellie joined us on this day with her camera – check out her website for some of her images, www.elliewestwood-ruttledge.co.uk
Here are a few images from our day…