Team Half-Ass and the Photoshoot With Equine Photo Design
Facebook followers of Mulography and Horsemanship Magazine will no doubt have already seen a few teaser images from the photoshoot we did a fortnight ago with Anita of Equine Photo Design. It was so much fun and I was so thrilled with the results – we’d already had to postpone due to poor weather, and then when we realised that we were all busy at conflicting times over the next couple of weeks we decided to try for a Sunday evening and hope for the best. Unfortunately, the sun did not want to play and when Anita arrived it was quite overcast.
I had chosen the Smallbrook valley – just down the lane from us – as the destination, because it is one of my very favourite places and wonderfully photogenic as well. It is shady at the best of times and I was worried that we would struggle for photos, but Anita seemed to delight in the challenge and agreed that it was very atmospheric. I knew we would have some good final photos, but I wasn’t prepared for how many amazing pictures there were to choose from (Anita had taken 666 photos in total – a very apt number for a shoot involving Marty – and for so many of them to come out well is a huge testament to her photographic ability)! In fact I really struggled to choose and had to be very cut-throat in my decision making.
Anyway, you didn’t come here to read text … you came here for the pictures!
Anita’s husband, Marcin (more well-behaved than my Martin), also filmed the whole event and put together this fantastic behind-the-scenes video. What a cool extra, and a fun way to remember the day!
And, unrelated to the photoshoot but following on from mules-as-movie-stars, Xato also featured in the trailer I put together for Horsemanship Magazine. Not quite as professional as Marcin’s, but I tried! I was extremely envious of his super high tech gimble which allowed for the wonderfully smooth shots.
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Sari was raised by cats which accounts for her solitary nature, occasional mania, and attraction to shiny objects. After riding and being around horses for 22 years, she discovered that she was, in fact, a mule girl and fell hopelessly in love with these extraordinary creatures. She lives in Wales and is married to Ben, who is potentially the best Ben who ever Benned.