I have always been blessed with a creative
streak, right from early childhood. Drawing and
painting were my thing, later to evolve into
graphic design, photography and video production, which I first studied at Glasgow School of Art, then gained years of experience working in the Creative & Marketing Department
of a large Glasgow based Government Training & Employment Initiative, later moving on to spend over 12 years as a Visualiser/Mac Operator with Scotland’s leading daily newspaper, The Daily Record & Sunday Mail Ltd.
Initially, equestrian photography was just a hobby, but
was encouraged when I was recruited as a second event photographer, during which we attended Pony Club Games, Cross Country Events, BSJA and Unaffiliated Show Jumping and covered equestrian classes at both Kirkintilloch and Campsie Agricultural shows.
Since branching out on my own, I have continued to photograph competitors at top venues such as Blair Castle, Ingliston Equestrian Centre, Rowallan Activity Centre and SNEC. Also regularly at Easterton Stables, RDA Sandyflats and Pony Club events. Design work has included websites (my own included), Advert & publication design for Equi-Ads, and regular submissions to Scottish & Northern Equestrian and Horse and Hound magazines.
My goal is to provide an innovative, quality image service at competitive prices. I have held First Aid Certificates since 1990 and am Disclosure Scotland checked for RDA Glasgow and UKCC Equestrian Coaching Level 1.
I have had an admiration for horses since childhood, and now run after my own big bay beastie, Landi, who is a much loved character. He was diagnosed with ‘Kissing Spines’ several years ago so we keep on top of the condition with my regular sessions of Equissage and Reiki (I have my own Equissage Equipment and I am a Reiki Level 2 practitioner very interested in animal communication). Is he spoiled or what? We gradually cast aside the competitions for the stress free pastime of happy-hacking, the occasional dressage test and the odd wee round of jumps.
As long as he’s happy...