Hilary came to book her shoot after receiving a photo shoot voucher as a gift. She had put a lot of thought into it and managed to arrange for us to photograph in the stunning grounds of Seaton Delaval Hall – I was very much looking forward to this! When I arrived, I was introduced to Ducky, Hilary’s wonderful 17.1hh warmblood x thoroughbred.
I was very excited to meet Hilary and Ducky – I had heard a lot about him as he is half-brother to my horse – and they were very alike! Hilary bought 7 year old Ducky as a fun hack, but in the short time she has had him, they have done pleasure rides, endurance and Cross Country schooling!
We began the shoot by the front entrance to the Hall, capturing some photos by the statue with the grand staircase into the Hall just behind. The setting was breath taking! With so much scenery to play with, we then worked our way round the grounds of the Hall, picking out scenic spots as we went. Ducky was beautifully turned out and looked magnificent, as did Hilary in her casual summery attire – the two of them made for some gorgeous photos!
We rounded up the shoot at the back of the Hall where again, we had some wonderful scenery to work with. Hilary told me all about Ducky and all his little ways that make him such a big character – I couldn’t help but laugh at all the similarities he had to his brother – it was lovely getting to know him better!
Thank you ever so much for inviting me to photograph you both – it was a pleasure getting to know you and I hope to see you both out and about in the near future!
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