Horse photography in Bath – Young Sponsored Rider Lucy Mae Bush, summer update

In the middle of a hectic summer, we just wanted to take a moment to write some updates and sing the praises of our fabulous Young Sponsored Riders! We’re working with three young riders this year, Lucy Mae Bush, Jemima Stratton and Jess Parsons, and we’re so impressed with all three – their guts, grit, determination and stamina. Each of them puts in lots of early morning starts, often up at 6am (or earlier), and fits in training, lessons, mucking out, problem-solving and competition planning while also managing massive exam pressures. We think you’re all amazing! I recently caught up …

The Konik Ponies of Wicken Fen – wild & free

A while back I headed up to Ely in Cambridgeshire to search out a herd of Konik Ponies, a primitive breed of pony from Eastern Europe who were introduced to the fen, managed by the National Trust, as a grazing project back in 2001. I had seen a few pictures of these ponies and was fascinated by their ‘Grullo’ colouring – a tan-gray on the body, often with dorsal stripes and black barring on the lower legs. This is a rare, unusual breed, descended directly from the Tarpan, the wild European forest horse hunted to extinction in Britain in Neolithic …

Horse photography in Gloucestershire – Amelia, Dulcie & Felicity with Sasha & Minty

Back  in December 2016, we had a call from Sarah who wanted to buy a gift voucher for an equine photoshoot to give to her 3 girls – Amelia (12) Dulcie (7) and Felicity (5) as a Christmas gift. The family were planning to move to a new farm from their existing one in Chipping Sodbury, so they wanted a few memories of the girls and the ponies at the farm where they have all lived until now, and Sarah had seem some of our work via friends who have already had photoshoots with us. In the early spring I …

Horse Photography in the Cotswolds – Equine Portrait Day July 2017

Would you like a beautiful Fine Art portrait of your horse hanging on your walls?  Come along and join us for our next Equine Portrait Day on Sunday, 30th July, in Tetbury in the Cotswolds, where you can pop along with your four-legged friend for an hour to have some photographs taken. It could be just your horse, you with the horse or both – dogs are also welcome. To reserve a space, call Jo on 07876344866, email jo@johansfordphotography.com or contact us here. We will send you details about clothing and how to prepare your horse before the session, and directions …

Great Tythe Barn wedding – Jess & George’s fun day!

  “Right from the start, it was clear that Jo was the right person for us! Immediately, she made us feel relaxed and both she and her husband, Nic were friendly and open to our ideas. Our photos are gorgeous, we love them! We cannot thank the two of them enough for creating such special photographs of our day”! We first met Jess & George at the Great Tythe Barn, a beautiful Cotswold wedding venue, back in autumn 2015, and were thrilled when they booked us to capture their day. We’ve photographed weddings at the barn since 2006, and as soon …