Sunday, 23 July 2017

Growing so fast....

The changes are so rapid! Wish I'd taken more pictures....


Tansy at 12 weeks









Tansy at 15 weeks  

and beginning to see the adult dog she will become...




Thursday, 15 June 2017

New puppy

All puppies are gorgeous but Labrador puppies are surely some of the most adorable. Their fur coats are charmingly too big for their squishy bodies and they smell wonderful.
Meet Tansy my pup, photographed at 9 weeks old in the garden.







Saturday, 1 April 2017

Photographing Clydesdale horses

Last week I had a wonderful day doing some training on Dartmoor with Malcolm Snelgrove Photography and Adventure Clydesdales.
The Clydesdales are a breed of draught horse derived from the farm horses of Clydesdale, Scotland, and are a breed vulnerable to extinction like many other of our native horse breeds. They are beautiful big horses showing plenty of energy and expression in their movements, with clearly lifted hooves and a general impression of power.

 Adventure Clydesdales are based near Dartmeet and offer trail riding holidays and day rides across Dartmoor on their surefooted gentle giants. It looked terrific fun and something I'd love to do myself.

The horses seemed to love posing on the top of Bench Tor surveying the view like kings of the castle. They also enjoyed splashing through the rivers and racing each other up the slopes of Dartmoor.
What a fabulous day out for the riders and horses!






















 

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Winter Light

Winter light can be amazing!


When the sky is clear and the sun is low the light is warm toned, and then when it's slightly misty as well you get a lovely diffuse golden glow to the sky. On such a day recently I was able to photograph a friends Highland cattle. I loved their fabulous hairiness, especially the long fringes!




Saturday, 11 February 2017

This week this happened!
It has been a dream to photograph a ballerina for a long time, and although we were very short on time all are happy with the results.

"Hi Merille


I just wanted to say how incredible the photos are which you took in the Music School, just amazing!!


x"


I can't share more because the dancers are school children but hopefully this gives a flavour of their talent and poise






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Sunday, 28 August 2016

Walks with camera

It has been a glorious summer with time to visit some of Somerset's lovely countryside and nature reserves with my camera. Here's a few pictures from a visit to Babcary Meadows in July.





Sunday, 22 May 2016

Profile pictures/ headshots/ business portraits


Hazel is an editor (Wordstitch) and wanted a new profile picture for her blog and social media so we met up in Wells one morning. We enjoyed some talking and walking around the beautiful Bishop's Palace and I took some pictures for her. I loved the coloured hair and the perfect colour choices Hazel made with her attire.


I was delighted to hear that Hazel loved her photo session with me -


"It was lovely to meet you on Saturday and thank you again for making the whole experience rather fun and not at all stressful!"

" I’m so pleased with the pics, and thank you again for making the experience so relaxed and pleasant. You have a very reassuring presence!"
 
Headshot photosessions cost just £65 and that includes one edited digital file, you can book your session via my website - merilleryderphotography.co.uk


Merille x