This is Chester.
Of all the horses I have had the great pleasure to meet and photograph, he is, to me, the most beautiful of all.
I do not own him or loan him or share him in any sense but on an emotional level this is MY horse and I am attached to him above all others.
He has been the single most influential moment in my life. When I was 13 all I wanted was a pony but I ended up with so much more.
I gained a fierce friend in his owner, a little “not brother, brother”, a career, a partner.
I’ve experienced love and joy, loss and grief. Events that have undoubtedly shaped my life.
He has been the cause of my worst injury and been part of my proudest moments.
He’s brought me sanity and respite when I did not want to exist.
He has tested my patience, my courage, my skill and grown each consequentially.
I have grown from an angsty teenage girl to a self-assured young woman and all the while his face has been there offering a soft nicker over the stable door.
I am who I am because of Chester.
HAPPY CLIENTS, HAPPY LOTTE!
“Lotte joined the Hickstead team as the photographic intern in 2012, and was a real asset – she worked hard, took lots of great photos, both of the equestrian action and also behind the scenes, and we’re looking forward to working with her again this season.”
-Victoria Spicer, Press Officer Hickstead
“Can’t thank you enough for the fantastic photo’s, you are welcome here any time if you ever wish to take any more.”
– Jayne, Grays PRE Stud
“I have always wanted an equine photoshoot with my pony and I was very lucky to have Lotte come to my yard and spend the morning photographing us. She had amazing patience with my not so cooperative pony. I am very pleased with the resulting images which were promptly sent to me. I would have no hesitation in recommending Lotte to anyone wanting a photoshoot. The photos are lovely to have. Thanks again.”
“Fantastic experience, love all the photos we have had done and had a great days shoot.”
-Robyn, SilvaBak Stud