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My Adventures at Horse of the Year Show

Lauded as “the world’s most famous horse show” my annual trip to The Horse of the Year Show is always a highlight on my calendar.  This year my pre-show anticipation was fast reaching its threshold –  as it was the 70th anniversary of this iconic show and the schedule seemed to be more varied than […]


October 10, 2018

The day I visited the Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre

Last week I enjoyed a lovely, albeit rather wet, day photographing some absolutely stunning shire horses for my Wild Hearts project. The previous day had been fabulously sunny and, on the morning of the shoot, as I packed up the car ready to leave, the weather still looked promising.  Then, as I headed further south […]


September 14, 2018

Celebrating a special cat on International Cat Day

Today is International Cat Day when the world is celebrating our wonderful feline friends.  And I thought it would be the perfect time to share with you the story behind a very special shoot that I undertook recently.  It was with a lovely lady, Catherine, and her beautiful cat and best friend, Buffy. Catherine and […]


August 8, 2018

The Great Yorkshire Show 2018

Well I feel like I have just caught my breath again after a wonderful few days last week at The Great Yorkshire Show.  Attending the show to showcase my equine and animal photography is now a “must do” in my diary every year.  It is one of the best examples of a countryside show and […]


July 16, 2018

Exploring Britain’s Native Breed horses and Ponies

As many of you know, I am immensely passionate about Britain’s native breed horses and ponies.  My fine art project, Wild Hearts, celebrates these wonderful animals and, as often as possible, I photograph them in their natural habitat (searching for semi-feral herds of ponies over moors and mountainous terrain has the added bonus of keeping […]


June 28, 2018

All The Love

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January 19, 2018

Happy New Year! My resolutions for 2018

Hope everyone has had a great start to 2018 ? January is always a time for planning, creating, re-organising and reflecting here at Esther Marie Photography and of course for many other people too. I’ve got some exciting plans ahead for 2018. I have finally decided to create some workshops and portfolio days for photographers […]


January 18, 2018

Becconsall Equestrian

I was lucky enough to meet Jean Walsh – Wright at Horse of the Year Show last year. Jean is a lovely lady who has gained recognition as an expert in the showing world as a judge, breeder, producer and rider of top class show horses and has competed at the highest level, winning many championships […]


July 8, 2017

Wild Hearts Welsh Mountain Ponies

I’m happy to show some more of my Wild Hearts photography project about native equine rare breeds. I’m enjoying this personal project so much and can’t wait to exhibit my work and publish my book at the end of the year! Here is a sneak peek of my photography trip, photographing the welsh mountain pony. […]


May 12, 2017

Many Tears Animal Rescue

For a long time we have wanted to find Ruby Lou our beautiful Cavalier, a friend. Ruby is a complicated girl because of horrific dog attack she experienced many years ago so we had to make sure that Ruby’s new friend perfect in every way! I knew that we wanted to adopt a dog, as […]


March 22, 2017