May Whiston Photography: Blog https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) May Whiston Photography harefieldsfellterriers@live.co.uk (May Whiston Photography) Thu, 28 Dec 2017 12:31:00 GMT Thu, 28 Dec 2017 12:31:00 GMT https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-5/u320325112-o864321920-50.jpg May Whiston Photography: Blog https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog 120 81 Horses in the Snow! https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/12/horses-in-the-snow

With plenty of friends waking up to a sprinkling of snow this morning I thought it'd be the appropriate time to share these photos from my visit to sponsored rider Zoe Taylor!

While I was quite skeptical that a foot of snow could be anything other than a pretty chilly inconvenience (I'm sure all fellow horse owners can relate) this was the first real time that I had a chance to take my camera out in it, and it was a beautiful surprise! 

Romeo was a little unsure at first, but his little pony friend Peanuts soon showed him that the grass was still available for munching under the snow! 

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Dizzy was a little more confident!..


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And Jack just spent most of his time rolling in it!!

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harefieldsfellterriers@live.co.uk (May Whiston Photography) dressage equine eventing horse may whiston photographer photography photoshoot shrewsbury shropshire snow https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/12/horses-in-the-snow Thu, 28 Dec 2017 12:13:37 GMT
Lucie and Cruise https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/lucie-and-cruise

Lucie and Cruise, A farewell Photoshoot.

A couple of weeks ago I Joined sponsored rider Lucie Parry, and her horse Cruise for what would be their final photoshoot together before Cruise moved on to his new home. 

We planned an evening shoot in anticipation of a bright sunset, but instead we were blessed with a crisp and misty evening over Nescliffe and The Cliffe. The heavy skies and Autumn colours lent us a stunning backdrop, and allowed me to create the delicate and peaceful images that I feel sum up the relationship between these two so well. 

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harefieldsfellterriers@live.co.uk (May Whiston Photography) 2017 baschurch british dressage equine eventing horse may whiston nescliffe photographer photography photoshoot shrewsbury shropshire https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/lucie-and-cruise Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:08:09 GMT
Ludlow Hunt P2P 2017 https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/ludlow-hunt-p2p-2017
Yesterday, I attended the Ludlow Hunt P2P at Bitterly.. Arriving during the first proper April shower of the year, Mirvanda found herself momentarily stuck in the mud (thankfully saved by two very strong men - thank you, if you are reading!) and I think we were all praying for a brighter afternoon.

Thankfully we were blessed with this, and all seven races were run in glorious sunshine.. this did pose a slight question photography wise, as it left the majority of the course heavily backlit but thankfully I had plenty of time to search for the best possible spots to place the cameras, and the images came out well.

I will admit that as a photographer, Point to Points do usually have me (and the rest of the team!) running around like a collection of crazy headless chickens!

For me this is usually because I'm rushing between the last fence and the paddock, and it is possible to get so caught up in getting the important shots, that I almost forget to stop and take a second to capture the smaller, more gentle moments away from the main action...

I think my favorite images always seem to come from 'behind the scenes' and yesterday I really tried to make a point of wondering through the lorry park, taking my time between races, and here are some of the results.

Full Gallery of official images from the Point to Point can be viewed by CLICKING HERE

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harefieldsfellterriers@live.co.uk (May Whiston Photography) 2017 bitterley equine horse ludlow may whiston photographer photography point to point racing shrewsbury shropshire https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/ludlow-hunt-p2p-2017 Sun, 02 Apr 2017 10:27:58 GMT
2017 Sponsored riders! https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/2/2017-sponsored-riders
I just wanted to take a moment to introduce my two 2017 sponsored riders, Lucie and Georgia. This week I am looking for a third rider to join these two!

If you would like to apply, please send a photo and a short description of what you and your pony get up to, to maywhiston@live.co.uk :)

Sponsored riders will receive 4 photoshoots per year (one for each season!) in exchange for promoting 'May Whiston Photography'.





First up, Georgia and Dove. Photos are from a lovely summer's evening shoot that we held in the summer of 2016 in Llanymynech.



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Should you have purchased a photo from within the marvelous Mirvanda, I'm sure that you will recall my next rider and fabby print operator/technology genius: Lucie Parry and her wonderful Cruisey!


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I can't wait to photograph more of these two over the next year!




 

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harefieldsfellterriers@live.co.uk (May Whiston Photography) Baschurch british dressage equine event event photography eventing horse may whiston onsite printing photographer photography photoshoot racing shrewsbury shropshire https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/2/2017-sponsored-riders Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:41:37 GMT
Recent Artwork :) https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/2/recent-artwork

When I'm not behind the camera, usually I can be found sat in front of the fire with a box of watercolours, painting away!

I just wanted to take the opportunity to share some of my recent paintings with you all. They all vary in size from A5 up to A2 :) 

I have two more spaces left for paintings in February, and plenty more for the rest of the year, so please get in touch if you would like to commission a painting!



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harefieldsfellterriers@live.co.uk (May Whiston Photography) artist british commissions dressage equine eventing horse may whiston photographer racing shrewsbury shropshire watercolour https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/2/recent-artwork Wed, 01 Feb 2017 10:46:38 GMT
In Black and White. https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/in-black-and-white Inspired by a very lovely photograph that My Mum took of my little pony and I in black and white, I decided to begin my January with a challenge to share one B&W photo per day for a couple of days on my instagram (@maywhistonarts)

The photo that started it all. Sadly, we lost Chezzy not long after this photo was taken.. at the fair age of 35.

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The first photo of my challenge was from a photoshoot at Talacre beach. The same bright, side lighting that was very challenging to shoot in colour made for the most amazing contrasty B&W images. 


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The next image to be shared was a self portrait that I took a couple of years ago in the log shed! in my case, the stereotype is true in that the photographer really hates to be in front of the camera, and I think that this is probably the last 'selfie' that I took.


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The third image of the series features Katie and Danny on their last day together before he moved to his new home. It was quite an emotional day and this was the last image that I took of them both together. It has a very wistful feeling; the sun was hot and the scent of summer was in the air as they said their goodbyes in this photograph.


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A nice simple B&W portrait followed.


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The challenge got me thinking, and soon I was looking back through old shoots for more photographs to convert!


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My favorite though, are my hound images! Though unfortunately this year I missed out, usually I spend my boxing days at the North Shropshire Hunt meet, and have always admired the usually very regal but sometimes slightly goofy canines... I think they work very well in B&W. 

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Thank you for looking :)







Portrait shoots available for 2017, please email maywhiston@live.co.uk Prices from £70.

Fine art prints of my B&W hounds can be ordered here maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/p533830458












































 

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harefieldsfellterriers@live.co.uk (May Whiston Photography) 2017 and black british dressage equine eventing horse may whiston photographer photography racing shrewsbury shropshire white https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/in-black-and-white Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:48:36 GMT
2016: Our year in pictures. https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/12/2016-our-year-in-pictures Firstly I would just like to say thank you to everyone who has offered us support this year. I am now taking bookings for events in 2017, so if
anyone would like to get in touch please email maywhiston@live.co.uk as our calendar is filling up rather quickly!

2016 has been a turbulent year for us. There has been so many farewells said, and equally as many new beginnings..

The first of which of course was our acquisition of the amazing Mirvanda, the traveling photo-booth (much easier.. and drier!! than our previous tent set up!)

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The Vyrnwy Valley Showjumping at Radford's was our first event of the year... and the Van's waterproof capabilities were certainly put to the test!
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The set-up proved successful, and with that we were ready (and I very nervous!) for our second event of the year: Eyton on Severn Point to Point. This was most likely the most high profile event that we had covered up to that point, and one that is very close to my heart, so it was important that all would run smoothly.. Which it did of course until we came to leave and found ourselves well and truly stuck in the mud!!

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Brampton Bryan and Bitterly Followed in quick Succession, with The South Shropshire meet at Eyton too!

Highlights for me included the pony racing, and the Hunt Scurry... fabulous.

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The Arrival of Spring Brought with us some sad news, Prescott Equestrian was to close. Prescott had been my 'home' both with photography and horses, and I'm sure the loss has been felt across all of the local horsey community :'( 

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On A brighter note, by April, our first fun ride of the year was upon us! Apley Farm Ride had a huge turnout, and for the first time all year the weather stayed clear and dry. (note: it's important to test the fences out yourselves before the horses come through!!)

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Between Spring and Summer, we photographed many events.. including some at Berriewood, Rhos Farm, and S&G equestrian where we spotted Thomas, a past Prescott pony looking so beautiful and happy in his new home.

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We Then Found ourselves a little far from home at Plas Uchaf hunter trials..

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Which led on to another couple of fun rides at Upton Magna and Rudge Riding!

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Time for our summer showing season! Rhydycroesau, Anglesea, Llansillin, and the High Horse Showing association to name but a few!

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The Shrewsbury and District Riding Club hunter trials at Berriewood was yet more fun.. we had a beautiful day...

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Pony Club Showjumping at Rodbaston was all good fun..

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Kelsall Hill's arena eventing was a surprise addition to our calendar!

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And with that our last funrides of the year: Larden Grange, The Wyre Forest and the Winter Farm Ride at Ranton bought our year to an end.

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Merry Christmas, and a Happy new year, With love from May, Heidi and Paul :D We hope to see you all out and about in 2017!!!
 

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harefieldsfellterriers@live.co.uk (May Whiston Photography) 2016 british dressage equine eventing horse may whiston photographer photography racing shrewsbury shropshire https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/12/2016-our-year-in-pictures Tue, 13 Dec 2016 22:40:04 GMT
Keyflow Arena Eventing at Kelsall Hill https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/12/keyflow-arena-eventing-at-kelsall-hill

What they say is true... it's always freezing at Kelsall!
Fortunately a day's exciting eventing more than made up for this.. we had a fabulous day.
Here are a few of my favorite images.

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harefieldsfellterriers@live.co.uk (May Whiston Photography) arena british equine event photography eventing hill horse kelsall may whiston photographer showjumping shropshire https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/12/keyflow-arena-eventing-at-kelsall-hill Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:01:10 GMT
Pen and Woody go to the beach! https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/12/pen-and-woody-go-to-the-beach Photographing horses on a beach has been something that I have waited to do for years, so I was thrilled when Jo and Alex asked me to come and join them on their trip to Talacre beach.
Luckily we were blessed with a beautifully sunny winter's afternoon, though walking across frozen sand was such a strange feeling!

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Luckily we were blessed with a beautifully sunny winter's afternoon, though walking across frozen sand was such a strange feeling! MAY_9424Pen and Woody on the Beach!Photographing horses on a beach has been something that I have waited to do for years, so I was thrilled when Jo and Alex asked me to come and join them on their trip to Talacre beach. Luckily we were blessed with a beautifully sunny winter's afternoon, though walking across frozen sand was such a strange feeling! MAY_9424Pen and Woody on the Beach!Photographing horses on a beach has been something that I have waited to do for years, so I was thrilled when Jo and Alex asked me to come and join them on their trip to Talacre beach. Luckily we were blessed with a beautifully sunny winter's afternoon, though walking across frozen sand was such a strange feeling! 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Luckily we were blessed with a beautifully sunny winter's afternoon, though walking across frozen sand was such a strange feeling! MAY_9424Pen and Woody on the Beach!Photographing horses on a beach has been something that I have waited to do for years, so I was thrilled when Jo and Alex asked me to come and join them on their trip to Talacre beach. Luckily we were blessed with a beautifully sunny winter's afternoon, though walking across frozen sand was such a strange feeling! MAY_9424Pen and Woody on the Beach!Photographing horses on a beach has been something that I have waited to do for years, so I was thrilled when Jo and Alex asked me to come and join them on their trip to Talacre beach. Luckily we were blessed with a beautifully sunny winter's afternoon, though walking across frozen sand was such a strange feeling! 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MAY_9424Pen and Woody on the Beach!Photographing horses on a beach has been something that I have waited to do for years, so I was thrilled when Jo and Alex asked me to come and join them on their trip to Talacre beach. Luckily we were blessed with a beautifully sunny winter's afternoon, though walking across frozen sand was such a strange feeling! MAY_9424Pen and Woody on the Beach!Photographing horses on a beach has been something that I have waited to do for years, so I was thrilled when Jo and Alex asked me to come and join them on their trip to Talacre beach. Luckily we were blessed with a beautifully sunny winter's afternoon, though walking across frozen sand was such a strange feeling! MAY_9424Pen and Woody on the Beach!Photographing horses on a beach has been something that I have waited to do for years, so I was thrilled when Jo and Alex asked me to come and join them on their trip to Talacre beach. 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harefieldsfellterriers@live.co.uk (May Whiston Photography) 2016 beach equine horse may whiston photographer photography photoshoot seaside shrewsbury shropshire talacre https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/12/pen-and-woody-go-to-the-beach Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:58:33 GMT
Hawkstone Colour Run (In aid of Macmillan cancer care) 2016 https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/9/hawkstone-colour-run-in-aid-of-macmillan-cancer-care-2016 I can't resist sharing some of my favorite shots from yesterday! An amazing turnout of over 1000 runners battling through rather wet conditions. Despite this, lots of fun was had by all including myself (with great thanks to my little tent, would have been much soggier without you..!)

This blog post contains just a small selection of the images taken (well over 3500!!). If you are looking for photos of yourself or a friend, please visit http://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/hawkstonecolourrun2016

More information about the amazing charity that the event was in aid of - Macmillan cancer care - can be found here www.macmillan.org.uk

 And finally the beautiful (and now rather colourful!) Hawkstone park Follies www.hawkstoneparkfollies.co.uk

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harefieldsfellterriers@live.co.uk (May Whiston Photography) 2016 cancer care colour event hawkstone macmillan paint park photographer photography photos run shrewsbury shropshire https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/9/hawkstone-colour-run-in-aid-of-macmillan-cancer-care-2016 Sun, 04 Sep 2016 11:56:33 GMT
Kate and Danny, a goodbye for now. https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/kate-and-danny-a-goodbye-for-now     Yesterday evening, Kate and I spent a few hours documenting Dan's last day as a Shropshire Lad before he moves to his new home this afternoon. Wondering through the purple heather, he took a last look at the local hills just as the sun was starting to set.

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If you would like more information regarding my equine photoshoots, please take a look here - http://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/portraiture :)

Model: Kate Parry (and Dan!!)

Location: The Cliffe, Nescliffe.

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harefieldsfellterriers@live.co.uk (May Whiston Photography) 2016 Baschurch equine hills horse may whiston photographer photography photoshoot shropshire https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/kate-and-danny-a-goodbye-for-now Tue, 16 Aug 2016 11:20:31 GMT
Team Quest at Prescott Equestrian https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/2/team-quest-at-prescott-equestrian It was lovely to see so many familiar faces and ponies at last week's Prescott team quest!
Some of you may have noticed that my small and hairy pony Merrylegs was also reluctantly joining in on all the fun as part of team 'Damsels in Distressage' (which the pair of us very much were!) Here's a selection of some of my favorite images from the day.

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(And Lastly of all, team 'Eat, Sleep, Ride, Repeat's' Becky Pritchard setting the Phantom satnav in preparation for her first Elementary test) lrg_DSC01716lrg_DSC01716 lrg_DSC01745lrg_DSC01745

Useful links -

Prescott Equestrian: http://www.prescottequestrian.co.uk/
Prescott Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Prescott-Equestrian-Centre-263607473652449/?fref=ts

British Dressage: http://www.britishdressage.co.uk/
Team Quest: http://www.britishdressage.co.uk/competitions/team_quest

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harefieldsfellterriers@live.co.uk (May Whiston Photography) 2016 Baschurch british dressage equine event horse may whiston photographer photography quest shrewsbury shropshire team https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/2/team-quest-at-prescott-equestrian Fri, 26 Feb 2016 20:54:16 GMT
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Back in 2015, on a gloriously sunny October eve,  I had the delight of joining these two lovelies for a wonder around Nescliffe hill. In between getting lost in the woods with the scary wolf, and looking for bugs in the pretty flowers, we all finally finished the shoot long after dark and it still remains one of my favorites of all time.

 

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Models: Lottie and George!
Photographer: May Whiston
Location: Nescliffe, Shropshire.

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harefieldsfellterriers@live.co.uk (May Whiston Photography) 2016 Baschurch children family lifestyle may whiston nescliffe oswestry outdoors photographer photography portraits shrewsbury shropshire wedding https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/2/lottie-and-george Mon, 08 Feb 2016 10:38:05 GMT
North Shropshire Hunt Boxing Day Meet https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/12/north-shropshire-hunt-boxing-day-meet So here's how I spent my boxing day - wading through the mud and photographing all of the hounds and horses at the North Shropshire Hunt's Boxing day meet!

I hope that you enjoy this selection of photos. A full gallery can be found on the events section of my website :)

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harefieldsfellterriers@live.co.uk (May Whiston Photography) 2015 equine fox fox-hound foxhunting horse hounds hunting may whiston onsite printing photographer photography shrewsbury shropshire https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/12/north-shropshire-hunt-boxing-day-meet Mon, 28 Dec 2015 20:08:16 GMT
A walk in Ellesmere https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/11/a-walk-in-ellesmere

Harry of Harry Fisher Photography and Film and I went for a little wonder around Ellesmere Mere and town yesterday evening, here are some of the resulting photographs!

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We also had a wonder around the Quarry in Shrewsbury in the spring, it was much warmer back then!

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harefieldsfellterriers@live.co.uk (May Whiston Photography) abstract botanical botany ducks ellesmere flowers photographer shropshire https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/11/a-walk-in-ellesmere Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:39:07 GMT
A year with Katie and Danny https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/11/a-year-with-katie-and-danny I thought that I would write up a little message on the blog to celebrate the fact that Katie Parry has survived an entire year of being my sponsored rider.


I'll preface this post with a quick note that details on how to apply for a 2016 sponsorship from myself (to include an embroidered numnah and 4 shoots - one for each season!) can be found at the bottom of this post.

Our first photoshoot was on a rather chilly winter's afternoon. Poor Daniel was given a good groom and a quick sponge bath (the first of many, he was soon to learn.. being clean is important for this photography lark..!) and Kate bravely put on a lovely tartan short sleeved dress. (with no tights, insanity!)

We were lucky enough to be blessed with December's attempt of a very hazy sunset - a beautiful start to a lovely year.


For our next adventure, we plaited Dan up and took him in the studio. I think he decided that he quite likes his new modelling job! lrg_DSC09546lrg_DSC09546 lrg_DSC09530lrg_DSC09530

Our next Parry adventure took us out to support Katie's younger sister Lucie, and her pony, Cruise at Berriewood's pony club ODE.

It rained. Lu still smiled lots anyway.

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It's not difficult to see why when you have a pony with this much character!

This brought us on to spring where wearing a dress was waaay less painful!

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Next up Daniel and Kate had a date at Bold heath BE.
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Returning back to the yard in a beautiful sunset.

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Autumn came next, and along with it more beautiful sunsets!

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Thank you Katie (and your lovely family) for being such an amazing sponsor, and more importantly a lovely friend :)





2016 sponsorship

I am looking for a new sponsored rider for 2016! To apply, please email me your favorite photo of you and your pony/s, along with you/your yard's postcode and a short introduction paragraph.

maywhiston@live.co.uk :)

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harefieldsfellterriers@live.co.uk (May Whiston Photography) 2015 Baschurch danny equine equine portraiture horse katie katie parry may whiston parry pet photographer photography photos portrait portraits portraiture rider shropshire sponsored sponsored rider sponsorship https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/11/a-year-with-katie-and-danny Sun, 22 Nov 2015 21:00:18 GMT
Newmarket 2015 https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/11/newmarket-2015 Back in September, I was lucky enough spend a weekend down in Newmarket (armed with my gopro and camera, of course!)
  I'll start off by sharing a compilation of the gopro footage so you can all get a feeling of what it's like to gallop up Warren Hill!



I apologize for the slightly shaky view - I haven't quite worked out the best way to mount the camera on to a helmet yet, but I have now got a chest mount which hopefully will improve things for next time!

Now for some photos! Over the gallops is my favorite place to watch the sun rise, though sadly we had two grey days with only a teeny bit of sunshine just as we left for home.

A full gallery of images taken can be viewed here

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harefieldsfellterriers@live.co.uk (May Whiston Photography) 2015 equine horse may whiston newmarket photographer photography racehorse racing https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/11/newmarket-2015 Fri, 20 Nov 2015 21:29:33 GMT
Shannon and Chloe! https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/5/shannon-and-chloe I was lucky enough to spend yesterday afternoon out in the lovely sunshine and spring flowers photographing this gorgeous pair while they galloped around the lovely Baschurch countryside.. stopping for the occasional mouthful of grass of course!
Here are a few of my favorites!


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harefieldsfellterriers@live.co.uk (May Whiston Photography) equine horse may whiston photographer photography shropshire https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/5/shannon-and-chloe Fri, 29 May 2015 20:07:21 GMT
Easter Monday at Eyton! https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/easter-monday-at-eyton

Easter Monday found me (as always) in my favorite place ever -  sat by the second to last at The South Shropshire Hunt's point to point, happily photographing away! (if a competition was ever to be held to find the most photographed p2p fence, I think this one would win...!)

Here are a few of my favorite shots from the day.




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harefieldsfellterriers@live.co.uk (May Whiston Photography) 2015 equine horse may whiston photographer photography point point to point racing shropshire south shropshire hunt to https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/easter-monday-at-eyton Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:42:50 GMT
Sir WWWynn's point to point, Bangor on Dee 2015 https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/3/sir-wwwynns-point-to-point-bangor-on-dee-2015 Thought I'd take a moment to share some of my favorite images from last Sunday!

Firstly, here's some slow-mo-go-pro (haha, quite a mouthful there!) footage of a couple of the fences...



It was my first day out with the go-pro, and despite my visions of a rogue horse smashing through the fencing and smushing the thing to pieces, it seemed to do pretty well!

Now, photos...


 

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harefieldsfellterriers@live.co.uk (May Whiston Photography) 2015 equine go horse horse race jockey may whiston motion photographer photography point point to point pro shropshire slow to wales wrexham https://maywhistonphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/3/sir-wwwynns-point-to-point-bangor-on-dee-2015 Sun, 15 Mar 2015 17:18:22 GMT