“Standing on the hill with this incredible sunset, I could not wait to see the photographs!” Jess
Today’s blog is all about Jess with her stunning warmblood gelding ‘George’. The shoot was gifted to Jess by her mum for her 25th Birthday last summer, and we planned the session to take place during Golden Hour and sunset! It took 3 attempts to get the perfect weather conditions but was very worth the wait!
You can read the full story of the shoot in Jess’ own words below.
Why did you choose to have a photoshoot with your horse?
“You can never have enough photos!! I have lots from competing but I really like having the more natural photos of the horses which I feel really shows their personality.”
Can you tell us a little about your horse, his breeding and personality and your time together?
“George is an 8 year old KWPN by Heartthrob bred to showjump, he is 16.2hh.
I purchased him two years ago as a very green 6-year-old and he has happily turned his hoof to dressage. During our time together we have gone from competing at Prelim to scoring 70+% at Elementary and we are currently training towards Medium level. At our first ever big show in 2019, we won The Petplan Equine Area Festival Prelim Silver. In 2020 we competed at our first National Winter Championships and have also recently been selected to be part of the British Dressage Youth Foundation Academy which we are very much looking forward to continuing being part of.
George is a very cheeky character and is always up to something! He is a born model and is always photo ready!!”
Have you ever done a photoshoot before, did you have any idea what to expect and were you nervous about it?
I was lucky enough to be one of JHP Young Sponsored Riders back in 2017 with my much-loved horse Tilly, so I knew what to expect this time around. I was really excited for the shoot, we were a little apprehensive about getting the right weather conditions for the sunset shoot, we had to postpone the shoot twice but it was the third time lucky for us and we were rewarded an amazing sunset and skyline that evening that no one would have imagined!
How did the shoot itself go, what did you enjoy the most?
We really enjoyed all of the shoot, I would say my favourite part of it was doing the ‘lit shot’ at the end in my gown, it’s a rare occasion for me to be in a ball gown, especially stood with a horse, but standing on the hill with an amazing sunset I could not wait to see the finished photos!!
Do you have a favourite shot, and why?
There are too many to chose from, I love them all!! But if I had to give a top three I would say definitely the lit shot with the amazing sky (see above), the portrait of George ‘bowing’ (see below) , I love the rich details and the colours from his coat and his shiny feet!!
“My third favourite would have to be the picture of George and I stood by the trees with him looking up and me wearing my favourite cape!” – see below.
We loved Jess’ Golden Hour shoot – below are a selection of favourites.
“Having had two shoots with Jo, I would highly recommend it to any horse lover to be able to enjoy and have a lovely keepsake with their horse! When I sadly lost my horse Tilly it was so lovely to have so many beautiful photographs of her, which I will treasure for life.”
Thank you for taking the time to read this blog, we hope you enjoyed looking through the images!
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