I was commissioned by Your Horse & Country Magazine to visit Laura Collett’s yard in West Berkshire in December 2015 and capture her at home, relaxed and with her horses.
I have met Laura a few times at events and have to say she is so warm and comfortable to be around that the thought of capturing the front cover image and editorial images for this magazine didn’t worry me. I knew Laura and I would have a giggle and a nice relaxing portrait shoot. Which we did.
The weather was gorgeous for a December morning and Dan (The Publisher) and I arrived on the yard in time to watch Laura working with Pintow, a young chestnut in the indoor school.
After Laura had finished I was able to spend just over an hour capturing Laura with 2 of her top horses around the yard for portrait and casual shots. I concentrated on capturing the connection and love Laura has for each and every horse on her yard and getting lifestyle shots to compliment the editorial piece. I wanted to show another side of Laura that the public may not be able to see from watching her compete plus what a COMPLETE softy she is with her horses!
Here are a few shots from our shoot together. Thank you to Your Horse & Country for my 4th cover and features shoot and to Laura Collett and her whole team for welcoming me and accommodating us.