How did you get started?

I have always loved taking photos and scrap-booking my travels around the world. I turned professional in 2002 when my partner and I took up polo and hunting as sports. When other riders started seeing the photos I took of my family and friends, they asked me to take some shots of them and said they'd pay me! Getting paid for something you love doing and are passionate about is the best way to earn a living.

I do photography part time as my riding and other work keeps me busy as well.

How did you go from personal to commercial photography?

Riders started asking me to take photos for their businesses and so equestrian photography grew into corporate photography and now includes: various sports, all types of events, red carpet do's, vineyards, accommodation, food, travel destinations, social shots and even pet portraits. And no, I don't do weddings!


My dilemma is that when I'm photographing (especially equestrian sports) it makes me want to grab one of our horses and join in; yet when I'm aboard I often think ‘oh that would be a good shot I wish I had my camera to hand'!


Sometimes I wear a head cam whilst riding and that's a bit of fun, but you cant print and frame videos!

So as you can see by the photos on this page, I am on a horse as much as I photograph them and I think this helps me to anticipate special moments and catch them on camera.

We also have many animals of our own (26 horses, two Hungarian Vizsla's, alpacas, a resident fox, wombats and echidnas) so photographing other people's pets was a natural progression.

Why photography?

I also love photography because it allows me to meet so many people in so many different places and circumstances and create memories for them and myself that will last a lifetime. When I see a client with a smile on their face from a photo I've taken - I'm happy.

So as you can see by the photos on this page, I am on a horse as much as I photograph them and I think this helps me to anticipate special moments and catch them on camera.

We also have many animals of our own (40 horses, two Hungarian Vizsla's, alpacas, a resident fox, wombats, echidnas and too many roos) so photographing other people's pets was a natural progression.

Do you photograph riders falling off?

Yes! When I first started, I didn't as I thought it was bad taste, but when riders asked me "did you get that?" and wanted to put their survivor/ crash shots on their wall, I obliged. People have even shown their doctor the shots so they can see how the injury happened!

Favourite horse?

Anyone that hunts with me or does some some eventing will know that "Goliath" is my all time fav. I am lucky enough to have a horse that allows me to hunt and compete in minor events, but I also share him with a few talented pro riders who compete him at the prelim/prenov eventing level with excellent results. This showcases his ability, versitility and amazing temperament and lets him reach his true potential occasionally!


A16"3 clydie cross thoroughbred, weighing in at 660kg when fit, he is an impressive beast with dinner plate (bare) feet and a mustache as well.


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