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Sweet-Images Photography 2018-12-13T06:03:00+00:00

Welcome…

Hello!

Welcome to Sweet-Images Photography…  My name is Rachel Bragg, I’m an equine photographer based in heart of the beautiful West Country in Somerset, however I regularly travel all over the UK.  I own a manic, needy and yet still adorable Cocker Spaniel called William, who you’ll frequently see pop up in my social media feeds.  I’ve owned or ridden horses for most of my life, however after a break of a decade or more I returned to ownership in 2018.  You can follow my return to riding in my blog series ‘Back in the Saddle’ over in My Journal. I also have my other half’s big (and often grumpy) grey hunter to snuggle up to when no-ones looking.

Away from the camera, my world is rather light-hearted but professional & organised. Taking a closer look here are some things you might find amusing/interesting or things I’m often saying:

♥ Want a list? I’ve got one already… possibly two or three…
♥ I’ve lived in many places but a home needs to be rural… I’m waiting for that home with a 5 bar gate at the drive…
♥ William frequently appears on Instagram Stories via #DiaryofWilbur
♥ I love to create flat lay images, it’s my extra little ‘thing’ photographically. No expert, but I do love it and to teach others about it.
♥ I’m a sucker for a fabulous coloured sports horse & I’ve owned a few over the years.
♥ Toast crumbs in butter or butter blobs in jam pots are just flaming WRONG!
♥ I once had a lock of hair from the 1983 Derby winner Teenoso, until my brother flushed it down the loo!
♥ I’m a people watcher. Give me a brew, cake and a cafe window.
♥ You’re never too old for Jelly Tots or Jelly Babies. Ever…
♥ The path will probably twist & turn, but it’s your path, no-one else can tread it.
♥ If in doubt, turn left.
♥ I know a real live unicorn & he lives in Devon.

Meet Me!

Somerset based Equine Photographer Rachel Bragg of Sweet-Images Photography

A little more…

Curiosity gets you everywhere…

Having owned and ridden horses for most of my life I feel this has always helped me really understand the horse.  In recent years I’ve spent a lot of time watching the relationships between horses and their riders, either directly or through my viewfinder. I’m able to confidently and safely work within their environment and respect the space of both – all of which give me a great basis for my life as an equine photographer.

The equine photography journey started for me in Event Photography. I still work a bit with some of the country’s leading Equestrian Event Photographers as a Freelancer.  When I’ve got this ‘hat’ on I help cover everything from grassroots Pony Club shows through to International Horse Trials. I love every second of it, come rain or shine.  I’m a bit fan of County Shows and love to get in amongst the show lines, have a sneaky pat and chat with the ponies… and their owners of course!

Naturally I’m pretty relaxed when I’m on site at an equine shoot.  There’s always an overall plan in my head its important to be flexible and move on from things if your horse isn’t fully comfortable.  You need patience to get the best from a horse and I find that by watching and listening to them as well as you.

I’d love you to keep in touch with me on social media. Just head to any of the little blue icons at the bottom of this page.

Ready to discover the range of photography sessions I offer?

Read on below…

What I Offer…

What I can do for you…

We all love our horses, don’t we? Seems like there’s not one of us that doesn’t have a phone full of pictures of them. I do too!! Some time ago I realised that I  didn’t have any special pictures of the most wonderful horse I’d ever owned, a young coloured mare who had been mine from birth. Sadly I lost her at just 5 and the only photos I have of her rarely featured us together.

I felt I’d missed out on something huge, something irreplaceable.

The powerful relationship I shared with this one horse is the main inspiration behind Sweet-Images Photography.

Today each commission has a relaxed yet personal approach. The subject may be similar but every relationship is unique and to highlight this relationship through story telling, photographically, is my aim. I only work in natural light and as you wander through my website or this page you’ll discover that my images generally have a soft and muted feel to them. I just love this peaceful look, they just speak in a more natural way to me too.

I’m based in heart of the beautiful West Country in Somerset, however I regularly travel all over the UK. Often I plan specific road trips with locations I can invite and involve you in too.  You can discover more about me, the photographer, in my Bio page above.  Here you’ll find out what makes me laugh or makes my heart sing.

If you are ready to make sure you’ll never be without those natural, heartwarming photos of you and your equine best friend then I would be delighted to work with you.

To find out about the range of photography sessions I have today then please do head to the menu above and select ‘The Portraits’ option and discover more.

Have a fabulous week!

Rachel x

PS – why not follow me on social media, that way you’ll be always in touch with the latest from me…

Reviews From My Lovely Clients

There is nothing better for me as an equine portrait photographer than hear that a client loves their images, it means I’ve done my job well. Below are just a few of the lovely comments clients have said after receiving their images.

Testimony for Sweet-Images Photography, Equine Portrait Photographer Somerset
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Equine Portrait Shoot Testimony for Sw
Equine Portrait Shoot Testimony for Sw
Equine Portrait Shoot Testimony for Sw
Equine Portrait Shoot Testimony for Sw
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