What By Kels Photography does…

If you are looking for a portrait of you and your horse or pony, a family portrait, maternity photography, newborn photography, studio photography or just a simple business portrait, then you’ve come to the right place!

I specialise in family & equine photography. The By Kels Photography’s studio and large outdoor farm location is in Boldre (near Lymington, Hampshire), in the heart of the New Forest. I cover location photo shoots in Hampshire, Devon, Dorset, Kent, Surrey and South London, as well as occasional photo shoots further away.

Please note, the Coombe studio is no longer taking bookings but location shoots are still available in the area.

EQUINE PHOTOGRAPHY

For years I have been photographing horse & owners and I have been riding since a little girl but the move to Hampshire shifted my equine portraits into a more central part of the business.

Most equine shoots are at my clients’ yards but I have a great location where the studio is too.

I continue to photograph events and some ‘fashion’ work but I specialise in photographing families, children and horses.  I adore seeing my clients return as their family develops (whether human or equine!) – it’s an honour to be capturing such important moments.

 

I use top of the range equipment and a very thorough post production process.  Your viewing will take place in a comfortable and relaxing environment with great coffee and no hard sell!

 

Education: 
I did my BA Hons. in Photography in Manchester where I worked for various publications including ‘City Life’ – Manchester’s equivalent of ‘Time Out’ and regular assisting work.

I went on to do a PGCE in Art & Design in 2004 at Goldsmiths College, University of London.  I have taught both adults and children Photography using both digital & negatives, including how to set up and use a wet darkroom for both B&W and colour printing.  I continue to teach adult education classes – private classes are also available and I regularly speak at Professional Photographic events to other photographers.

I was chair of Kingston NCT for almost 7 years, volunteering my ‘spare’ time to helping local parents; NCT is the UK’s biggest parenting charity.

Through my experience with my own children, the many clients I speak to and work with on a daily basis, the parents I come into contact with through NCT and through my teaching, I have managed to cover working with pretty much all age groups!  You’re in safe hands – I know how scary those first days with a newborn can be, how frustrating the toddler tantrums can be and that somedays they only want to wear their favourite jumper.  I’m more than happy to change nappies and help you bottle feed or wind your child if you want me to.

PUBLICATIONS

Horse & Rider Magazine
December 2019

PONY Magazine
December 2019

VOGUE MAGAZINE
February 2014

TATLER MAGAZINE
March 2014

BABY SURREY MAGAZINE, BABY HAMPSHIRE MAGAZINE & BABY LONDON MAGAZINE
Numerous editions

FAMILY GRAPEVINE MAGAZINE
Cover November 2011

TINY TALK MAGAZINE
Numerous editions both in the magazine and cover images including
Cover Summer 2015
Covers Winter, Spring Summer 2013
All covers 2012

SURREY LIFE
Numerous Editions

NCT NEWSLETTERS – Kingston branch
Numerous Editions, including fashion pages and many covers

NCT – KINGSTON BRANCH
Images used in branch publications

PAST WORK

The British Journal of Photography

The Croydon Advertiser

The Express Newspaper

Touch Magazine

City Life Magazine (Manchester’s equivalent of Time Out)

Marie-Claire Magazine

Manchester University’s Paper

Pulp Magazine

Little Media publications

Local Kingston magazines

Darling Magazine – Kingston & Wimbledon editions

PRESS:

With Sian Lloyd, Weather girl extraordinaire, at an event covered by KJ Photographic –  http://tvweathergirl.com/health_and_beauty.html

 

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