Silver Shadows, New Forest Ponies

About Dawn

Hi and Thank-You for taking the time to go through my Website...

My name is Dawn, and I'm an International Multi-Award winning Equine & Canine Photographer. I am based in Christchurch, Dorset where I have lived for most of my life. I feel very lucky to live here as I have the New Forest & Beaches so close!

I shoot Nikon, my first camera being a D3300 7 years ago. My passion for Equine & Canine photography arose when my first son was born and I stopped Horse Riding. I felt something in my life was missing and it was Horses! I photographed a bit of everything for the first few years, but 4 years ago I visited a friend and she asked me to bring my Camera. I spent the day with her photographing the bond between her and her rescue horse, and I haven't looked back since.

I fit my photography around my beautiful little family; My Boyfriend Rob, and two children - Joshua (7) and Lillie (2). I also work part time in retail, which I hope to eventually give that up to pursue my dream of running a successful Equine Photography Business.

Qualifications, Awards & Nominations:

Over the past 4 years I have been a member of; The Guild of Photographers. 

I am now a Qualified Member of The Guild of Photographers after successfully entering a panel of 21 Images to be judged.

I have achieved the Photographers Bar 4 years in a row.

I was shortlisted for Equine Photographer of the year 2018, 2019 and 20. I won in 2019 and placed runner up in 2020.

I have managed to achieve numerous Bronze, Silver & Gold awards for the Image of the Month. (A monthly competition judged by a number of Professionals who are experts in their field!)

To view my Images entered into The Guild Of Photographers and other awarded images click here


I have also been a Finalist in the BBC Countryfile Competition for 2019 and my photo, 'Silver Shadows' is featured as Decembers main photo.


My work has been Published in The Times, N-Photo Magazine, Amateur Photographer Magazine and on the Daily Mail Online.