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Equine Sneak Peek

Last weekend saw me visiting my clients home near Ashford. It was a very sunny day with a slight breeze. I adored my clients wardrobe and we had great difficulty deciding on which outfits to choose for the shoot. For this particular image, we made use of the dappled shade under the big oak in one of her paddocks. In these lighting conditions it is always difficult to retain light colours, especially in this instance photographing a Spanish horse.

Today, I had to postpone a family portrait shoot with their dog as the weather turned on us. Making the most of my time and to spend it wisely I sat in my dry office editing instead.

I just had to share this beautiful image with you!

Feel free to contact me if you would like to arrange a photo shoot with your pet.

 

Bluebell pet photo shoot

Remember my last post with the lovely review from my client with their scrumptious puppy?  Guess what? My clients and their dog had so much fun, they came back for more!

This time we arranged a photo shoot in a nearby bluebell wood. With the puppy being a little older and therefore better trained, we were able to do some shots without the lead. The owners were at hand at all times to make sure their puppy was safe and didn’t run off.

Before and during the photo shoot I always stress with my clients, that if they feel unsure or not safe during the shoot for whatever reason that they can stop me at anytime. This is very important to me. More than anything I want my clients to enjoy the photo shoot experience and do not want them to be stressed out. If at any point I see it is getting to much for the animal or their owner I am quite happy to finish the current session and try another day.

Here is a quick Sneak Peek image of this Labrador/Cocker Spaniel mix puppy. I believe this is called a “Cockador”. Please correct me if I am wrong.

 

 

Sneak Peek in the Bluebells

I love Spring! The greens of the trees and grass are all so lush and to top it off you get rewarded with this gorgeous splash of blue colour.

Here are some images from a recent dog portrait photography shoot. Labradors are so photogenic, don’t you agree?

 

Happy National Puppy-dog Day!

What a coincidence! I was on a dog photo shoot this morning with a gorgeous 15 week old puppy when Social Media informed me that today is indeed National Puppydog Day!

My clients and I had a great time enjoying the daffodils in full bloom. Their puppy enjoyed them too!

It was lovely to see how everything was so exiting for him. This phase in their puppy lives just does not last that long and from a photographic point of view I just love giving my clients scrumptious images to look at in the years to come.

We have already put a date in the diary for the bluebell season. I can’t wait to see how much this little bundle of joy will have grown by then,…. I’ll keep you posted.

Here is the Sneak Peek from earlier today:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Networking Neighs with Christine Kimberley

Becci Godfrey of HorseSense UK says:

A lovely group of people met with the HorseSense UK herd for the recent Networking Neighs. Making the most of the autumn sunshine, a range of new and established business owners shared their expertise and how they help their clients whilst we hung out with the horses building trust-based connections.

Guest speaker this time around was actress, director and presentation coach Christine Kimberley (www.christinekimberley.comwho shared her top tips on how to embodying your product/service so that customers get a flavour of what you offer and can see how you are different to the competition. She shared the importance of relationships and gave some tips on presentation speaking and how to command the room.

Our next Networking Neighs is a winter one, so it may well take place in a pub! Follow www.NetworkingNeighs.eventbrite.co.uk to find out when and where that is.

Murphy’s Networking Neighs

Becci Godfrey (nee. Harvey) of HorseSense UK says:

I love how those that are meant to meet do. The one thing I get from hosting a regular networking session is the ability to sit back and watch a string of synchronicities happen between complete strangers, and get excited about the outcomes.

Last week’s Murphy’s Networking Neighs was no different. There was a real theme of pioneering work being done by each of the attendees, whether it was being part of a new company that is experiencing phenomenal growth or whether it is pushing the boundaries of technology and creativity to bring new approaches to digital content.

It was all quite apt really, seeing as our newest herd member, Dainty, made her Networking Neighs debut.

We’d be taking our time with Dainty, to make sure she was comfortable and confident to take part in the Networking Neighs sessions, and I am delighted to say she passed her probation with flying colours.

So much so, that when she’d had a good munch on grass, she took the opportunity to take the weight off her feet, lie down and have a little snooze. That’s trust for you!

Murphy’s Networking Neighs is undergoing a bit of a review right now, so we can check that we are providing the best possible service to our existing and prospective clients. To find out when the next event is, you’ll keep an eye on www.MurphysNetworkingNeighs.eventbrite.co.uk. Till we see you next!

Murphy’s Networking Neighs

Becci Godfrey (nee. Harvey) of HorseSense UK says:

February provided another fantastic Murphy’s Networking Neighs with a great group of attendees, despite it being a chilly 2ºC!! Some very useful connections were made that I expect to see some new ventures developed on the back of – watch this space!

This time around, the guest speakers were the horses themselves. This gave the herd a chance to demonstrate what it is like to have a learning experience with the horses, through completing a simple leadership exercise. 

Participants were invited to lead the horse of their choice half way around the area, where they were given the opportunity to check in with a facilitator, before completing the circuit and rejoining the group.

Afterwards the learnings they shared included:

  • dropping assumptions and remembering to approach experiences with an open mind
  • how enjoyable such a simple task was and the experience of making a new friend
  • how much the horses like doing this work and remembering how much the participant enjoys doing it too
  • it is hard when you are seen as the “expert”

The next Murphy’s Networking Neighs is on Fri 28th April (www.MurphysNetworkingNeighs.eventbrite.co.uk), where I may, just may have another new herd member to introduce to you all. His name is Bart, and he’s been asking to join in with our work for a while. Come along in April to find out if he makes the grade!

Tickets are available at www.MurphysNetworkingNeighs.eventbrite.co.uk.

Here are some images from this networking event:

Murphy’s Networking Neighs with Graeme Green of The Mindful Horse

This time the guest speaker was Graeme Green of The Mindful Horse. Sadly I could not stay and consequently missed Graeme’s talk.

Becci Godfrey (nee. Harvey) of HorseSense UK says:

‘On Friday 18th November a record breaking 17 people joined us for our second anniversary of Murphy’s Networking Neighs. It has been a great delight to see the interest in these events increase over the years and the outcomes each networking session brings.

This time, I was overwhelmed with the collaborative nature of the participants. On a somewhat chilly November day some great, like minded connections were made with equine specific insurance firms speaking with providers of equine services, a charitable trust talking with a coach and an osteopath and a medical writer talking to a microanalyst. It struck me, that when we all operate as employees of the same organisation, the fundamental human benefits that can be achieved.

The next Murphy’s Networking Neighs is on Friday 10th February 2017. This time around, the guest speakers will be the horses, with a chance to have a go at doing an exercise with the herd. This event is perfect for anyone that wants to combine networking with a taster experience of Equine Assisted Education. We’ve run several of these events in the past, and they have always proved to be insightful and engaging for participants. We look forward to seeing you there.’

Tickets are available at www.MurphysNetworkingNeighs.eventbrite.co.uk.

Here are some images from this networking event: