ABOUT ME

"When photographing horses I get to immortalise them, and all their magnificence. I also capture the treasured relationship that exists between a horse and their owner."

Hi, I'm Marie and thanks for visiting.

I prefer to call myself a freestyle equine photographer, photographing horses in natural environments, at liberty and with their beloved owners and riders.  When I am in their world, there is peace and I feel free.   

I have photographed all equestrian disciplines over the years - show jumping, dressage, cross country, western riding championships and pony club rings.  Many of my images have been published in magazines and feature on websites around the globe.   

I started photographing horses while living on 300 acres with 70 horses roaming in natural herds.  I would wander the hills observing their lives, captivated by the power of these magnificent animals.  I was forever changed by them as much as the land I walked on.  


In addition to horse photography, I am also a wedding, family and portrait photographer.  I am based between Auckland and the Waikato with a small home studio where I base my family and Portraits for Women sessions from.  

I have a rescue dog Rosie and my gorgeous Clydsdale/Arab X mare Chrissy.  

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