anna_rainbow_photography

Anna Rainbow

Wedding | equestrian | family portrait photographer. Based in Hampshire, and travel far and wide with my camera

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Could so easily be spring. Woodland walks with my girl on my way home from elevenses and a little summer date planning with @sharon_t_photography Best moment of the day! . . . #woodlandwalks #ashfordhangers #bluelagoon #bananafield #tuesdaysview #timeforme #mydogandme #mycanineshadow #germanpointer #gwp #wirehairedpointer #couldbespring
How does your morning start? Possibly not like this. No, nor does mine, but spotted this chap early the other day and could have watched him for all the hours he spent taking amazing care dismantling the tree. The tree itself needed to come down before doing damage. Tree surgery is a real art; get it wrong and it can end in disaster, but watching someone totally in control of what they are doing is quite spellbinding. My mornings tend to follow a fairly set routine - my horses get first dibs - breakfast, hay, mucking out and then either turned out or ridden. My dog follows a similar pattern - hoping breakfast will come with a quick manure hunt before her proper breakfast and a quick walk. Once my animals are done, a day's work follows. Client meetings, photo shoot planning, client updates and then a bit more planning. Do you have a set routine or is it a little hit and miss depending on the weather or which side of bed you got out of! . . . #morningplans #horsesanddogs #todolist #priorities #businessplans #routines #mymorningroutine #planningmyday #PRgirl #communications #photography #ruralbusiness #storytelling #southdowns #photographer #earlymorningsurprises #treesurgery #treesurgeon
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There are some moments when I wonder why working on my own for myself with few people to bounce ideas or issues off is more than a little limiting when it comes to trying to grow my businesses. Then off I pop to #hihoandco for the day and realise that with a little help from my friends, I can do a surprising amount. That's very much the pros vs cons of running your own business, but there's no reason why it should limit what I do. Don't let a small set back determine what you are or who you are. Pick up and move on. . . . #prosandcons #easyvsdifficult #mybusiness #myruralbusiness #newideas #repurposecontent #flatlay #hihoandco #daysout #workingformyself #corporatecomms #photography #hampshirebusiness #storytelling #countrylife #ruralbusiness #businessplanning #thinkoutsidethebox #ruralphotography #PRgirl
Cuteness alert! ♥️ H saying good morning to cousins Oscar and Orla 💜 Too cute for words . . . #cutenessoverload #mrinquisitive #morningall #mondaymotivation #mondayfun #caughtinamoment #storytelling
It may look all jumbled, but trust me it's not! Taken apart and all put back together, I could spend many hours cleaning bridles (much more so than saddles). All I need to do now is grab the headpiece and it will all hang nicely from its bridle hook, ready for H's show jumping lesson tomorrow. . . . #tackcleaning #sundayjobs #bridlesorsaddles #cleantack #cleanbridle #lessonpreparation #smallandsuperchargedsunday #photos #myhorseandme #leather #leathertack #saddlesoap #albionsaddlebalm
Do you have a moment to occasionally stop and help someone, possibly a complete stranger? I tried to do just that this week. As it transpired I couldn't do a lot to help as although H would have done his best, we didn't have a tow rope to help a charming elderly couple whose car had broken down just outside the village. They were on their way out to lunch so all dressed up, but already on their way to being sorted. Not a single car had stopped to see if they could help and my concern was more for their wellbeing than their car. They were so grateful and luckily the #AA were on their way so I was less worried. As ever H was happy to be admired and made no fuss that I'd made him wait when he knew he was on his way home. It takes but a moment to offer a random act of kindness and however small, it will be almost always be appreciated. . . . #smallandsuperchargedsunday #randomactsofkindness #helpingothers #puttingothersfirst #dailyamble #villagelife #myruralbusiness #myhorseandme #storytelling #southdowns #countrylife #watchingwildlife #photography #hampshirephotography #photographer #equinephotography #equestrianphotography #equestrianphotographer
This week's #52projectequine theme is "All things great & small" Plan A didn't quite come off (mainly because I forgot to ask for the relevant props). So I began to think a little differently and bingo, my @mackenzieandgeorge eggbutt snaffle scarf ring made a perfect contrast to the original eggbutt snaffle I use as my standard bit. A sneaky look at how it turned out. . . . #52projectequine #week7 #allthingsgreatandsmall #photography #hampshirephotography #photographer #equinephotography #projects #eggbuttsnaffle #photographythemes
Dragged in from the field and yet looking surprisingly clean. Best of all a good ride followed. Why so meaningful? Because H doesn't like his afternoons being interrupted. @louisemauferonvernet knows that only too well having treated him both in the morning and the afternoon! His over reactions can be quite something. So this afternoon has been quite special. He even got a #polo for his good behaviour. . . . #saturdayfun #afternoonhacks #meetingdolly #pairshack #hivistoday #ridinginthefog #waitingpatiently #lighterafternoons #longerdays #myhorseandme #storytelling #horses #horsesinpictures #horsesofinstagram #photos #irishsporthorse #equinephotography
I'm probably better known for my equine photography exploits than the weddings that I do, but nonetheless, being a wedding photographer is very much part of my work. Each and every wedding is different to the one before or the one after and totally unique in its own way, even if within the same family. Capturing the magic that is a couple's day is amazing. Building a relationship ahead of the big day is so important. It means I get to know them and their families; I discuss with them everything they want 'caught on camera' and indeed everything they don't want. Just as key to this for me is to do a recce of where they are getting married, so I can ensure the backdrops for the formal pictures are right. It also means I can work out timings - how long from the house to church and church to reception. I make a point of meeting and photographing them in the months leading up to their day, so they can decide what suits them best, even to the point of having good and bad sides to be photographed from - strange to think your face may look different depending which side you are photographed from! Part of having me as your wedding photographer is what happens afterwards as the role doesn't stop once the day is done. Sample prints, albums and digital images can all be included. . . . #whoami #whatido #weddings #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer #weddingplans #weddingphotography #hampshireweddings #weddingday #behindthescenes #capturethemagic #undertheweddingspell #weddingmagic #weddingbells #buildingrelationships #mrandmrs #photography #photographer #weddingsbyannarainbow #photographyideas #plantheday #
Can't fit all my gorgeous #valentines presence in a single photo - cards, chocolates and pink bubbly What a lovely surprise . . . #chapeldown #pinkchampagne #chocolate #orchid #pink
Hasn't today been gorgeous? Almost spring like Looking back at my tiny tot's pedicure really makes me realise just how teeny her toes are. Special diddy foot supports needed and even then her feet are almost engulfed the blacksmith. . . . #throwbackthursday #blacksmith #blacksmithtools #tinytoes #equinepedicure #photos #photography #equinephotography #equestrianphotography #horses #miniaturehorse #hampshirephotography #hampshirephotographer #myruralbusiness #countrylife #rurallife #equestrian #equine #storytelling #southdowns #myhorseandme #annarainbowphotography
Yesterday's challenge! Watching a small aeroplane taxi in. He wasn't the remotest bit interested! . . . #ridingchallenge #aeroplane #newviews #butserhill #dailyexploites #rurallife #countrylife #quirkyfindings #unphased #myhorseandme #trustinme
I'm often asked what inspires me. Almost without falter the answer is the same - people inspire me. To narrow that down a bit. It's people who have created incredible brands, some huge in size, others perhaps smaller in size but hugely influential. By way of example, I spent all of Monday hidden away in deepest Somerset learning how to be #allyoucanbe at the #hihoandco gathering. A brilliant day that gave me a huge dose of inspiration, I wish I could have bottled it to keep it fresh. But it was the people involved both in the workshops and the behind the scenes team that made the day what it was. And to top it off, this is the truly scrumptious "party bag" I was given when I went home. . . . #inspiration #peopleandbrands #storytelling #adayoflearning #myruralbusiness #countrylife #rurallife #photos #photographer #photography #newlocation #beallyoucanbe #annarainbowphotography #springbackPR
Still coming down to earth after a brilliant day of learning and socialising at yesterday's #hihoandco Instameet. The afternoon session with @sophiecallahan gave a real insight into the world of photography. Part way through these gorgeous cup cakes turned up, so I nabbed a few to photograph with my @hihosilveruk #foxtail with its new 🌈 charm. Good match methinks. . . . #hihoandco #instameet #cupcakes #marmalade #storytelling #newideas #photography #rurallife #waterhousefayre
Black & white or colour? Just one of the multitude of flatlay options discussed at length during the day yesterday at @blackdownshepherdhuts during the #hihoandco day #sharing Armed with just a little of @capturebylucy 's knowledge from our #skills session, here's a couple of different takes on the same image. Do you lose something in the B&W or perhaps see something different what wasn't visible in the in the colour version? Or vice versa? . . . #flatlay #blackandwhiteorcolour #allinadayslearning #photography #instameet #myruralbusiness #practicallearning #newideas #repurpose #thinkoutsidethebox
What a magical day #hihoandco was. Such talented people all giving us their heart and soul. Thank you all for your insight. So much to think about. . . . #awayday #trainingday #blackdownshepherdhuts #beallyoucanbe #learning #socialmedia #photography
Do you like to travel or are you very much a home bird? I work from home, which is great as I can achieve a huge amount on a busy day. That said, when I can get the support in place, going on a road trip, working in a client's office or attending a training day, can be really rewarding. Today I'm doing just that. Heading off to Somerset for a full on #Instameet with a group of amazing people. 30 of us with be ensconced in @blackdownshepherdhuts for @hihosilveruk #bethebestyoucanbe day with the #hihoandco clan. A day of learning, meeting new and old friends, and generally having a great day. Tomorrow will be back in my home office for a mega catch up. . . . #onmytravels #adayawayfromhome #homeoffice #remoteoffice #learning #newfriends #socialmedia #photography #notetaking #communications #workshoptour #teaandcake #coffeewillbeneeded #earlystarts #mondayroadtrip
Back in October I photographed the gorgeous Josie as part of a black background portfolio. She's only 4, but nothing phased her then. Today with her new jockey, she tried her hand at indoor showjumping. What a superstar partnership in the making. Josie was initially unsure of the indoor lighting and some of the fillers but with encouragement from her jockey she jumped everything she was asked to. Such a lovely pony who I feel privileged to have met a few times now and look forward to watching develop as she grows. . . . #ponyclub #ponyclubpony #showjumping #ponypartnerships #firstshow #memorymaking #storytelling #bestpony #skewbald #photography #capturethemagic #makingmemories
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