Hi, I'm Emily and I run EquusPhoto!
I am a 23 year old, tea loving, pea hating brit, living in Matfield, Kent.
EquusPhoto has been running since 2015 and has very slowly mophed into what you see before you. I provide private and commercial photography and film services for equine lovers and business owners. I am incredibly lucky to be able to do what I love as a job, I adore being able to meet clients and get a small insight into their lives and their stories.
My job has taken me all over the UK and I have met some pretty awesome people and ponies. In 2019 I am the Hickstead Assistant Press Photographer, I regularly get to shoot for Teddy the Shetland (although the shoots mainly turn into cuddle sessions!), I film for Jason Webb and I have shot for some fabulously talented riders including Sophie Christiansen MBE. You know what though? Whilst those areas of my job are amazing, my favourite part is meeting horse lovers and hearing all about their journeys, seeing the bond they have with their horses. All of my clients get treated exactly the same, no matter who they are.
Hopefully my love for my job comes across in the work I produce, I began photography as a kid at the side of the show ring taking photos of friends when my pony decided she was to chuck me off and refuse to take part, hopefully, everyone who has known me from that young age can agree my photography has evolved considerably since then.
I am entirely self taught. I actually have a 1st class degree in BSc (Hons) Equestrian Psychology and Sports Science at Nottingham Trent University, with a dissertation on Rotational Falls and Risk Management in Eventing (feel free to ask about it but be prepared for a long conversation because its a subject I find fascinating!)
As a rider myself I (hopefully) know the kind of shots my clients are looking for! I know what it's like to loose a horse who is part of your soul, and I know how important it is to have images and memories to look back on. I also know the joys of horse ownership and the feeling of just wanting images that truly convey your love for your 4 legged friend. We dreadfully lost my heart horse Maxi (dark bay, image 1 and 3) just before lockdown this year, but we have also welcomed baby Elsa (bright bay, image 2 and 4) into the family!
I am fully insured and so is my kit, for both your piece of mind and my own.
I look forward to chatting with you if you decide I am the photographer for you! I promise I am super friendly and am always available for a chat.
Loads of Love