Vicky & Balibu
I went over to do a photo shoot with Vicky and her gorgeous chestnut showjumping horse, Balibu, a few weeks ago. If you know me, you know chestnuts are my absolute favourite! And his personality was just amazing - Vicky warned me he was very suspicious of things, and he definitely proved her right!
His facial expressions had me giggling the whole time, they were just an absolute pleasure to photograph.
Balibu is kept at her mum & dad's gorgeous house in Nottinghamshire, it is so lovely there, literally the perfect photo shoot yard location!
Vicky & Balibu do showjumping together. I saw a video she posted on her facebook the other day and boy can he jump! It's one of my favourite parts about doing this job - when you see the relationship that horse and rider have behind the scenes, away from the pressure of competition, and get to capture those truly special moments they share every day.
"I was slightly nervous before my photo shoot because I didn’t know what to expect and I was worried how I would look in photos... I’d seen Imogen’s photos that she did for a friend and just loved them - she seemed to capture little moments unstaged.
I was worried about how I would look in the photos and about the photos looking awkward because I don’t generally photograph well but I really didn’t need to worry. Imogen captured amazing photos and made the whole process so care free and there was absolutely no pressure. I wish I’d done it sooner!
The photo shoot went really well. Imogen was fabulous at putting me at ease, it felt like a friend had come to visit! Everything ran smoothly, I enjoyed it all and I was so excited when I received the link to my final gallery! The photographs were better than expected. So much so it took me ages to choose the images I finally wanted in print - Looking at my photos makes me feel so proud of my horse. I’ll cherish them forever!"
Here's some more from that morning...
Lunar Photography - Equine & Dog Photographer in Derbyshire