Fashion Editorial: Spring Horses

I recently shot a fashion editorial featured in En Vie magazine with two sisters and their wonderful horses. I wanted to capture rider and casual fashion set in the british countryside during the change between winter and spring. I mostly shot with prime lenses wide open to give a soft, almost dreamy mood. My first time working with horses was challenging and a little unpredictable but Sam and Kim were true professionals!

Shirt - George, Jeans - South, Boots - Chix

Dress - South, Belt - New Look

Models: Sam Joesbury & Kim Joesbury
Makeup Artist: Emily Beevers
Styling: Sam Joesbury
Assistant: Andrew @ Timelock

Jumper - New Look, Jeans - South, Shoes - F+F

We wanted to start with a fresh clean skin and achieved this by cleansing the skin with Vichy Cleansing Water followed by Embryolisse Lait Crème Concentre to moisturise the skin, leaving it feeling clear, soft and extremely smooth. Estée Lauder Doublewear Foundation applied very gradually with a combination of a foundation brush & makeup sponge gave us a fresh faced natural base for the look. We gave the eye area an instant radiance boost with YSL Touché Éclat to keep them invigorated.

I acheived a strong, powerful look through the eyes which were created with a slow gradual build up of a more subtle dark brown MAC eyeshadow blended into a slight cat eye, it helped give an instant edge to an overall natural country style look. We chose a dark brown mascara over a black mascara to simply add depth and length to the lashes without looking too heavily made up.

For the cheeks we used a soft peachy shade of MAC Powder Blush to add a warm glow to the skin. The deep mysterious eyes paired with the nude lips balanced out the look making it powerful yet still well suited to the rustic surroundings. – Emily, Makeup Artist

Top - Love Label, Jeans - South, Boots - Chix

Featured in En Vie Magazine June 2012 Issue – Available for download here

Hat - George, Earrings - George, Jumper - South

Top - Peacocks

Dress - Teatro

  • Ashley

    Wow.! These pics are fabulous Ian.. Sam and Kim look so elegant and ravishing.. The horse is lovely too… Brilliant photography..!

  • Jack

    Do you regularly take photos for the En Vie Magazine.. If so i’m gonna subscribe it..Really impressed by your skill in photography.. 

  • Lauralyons33

    Beautiful photos Ian..!! I think ur technique and prowess makes beautiful women even more gorgeous.. I too am a photography student.. Can u suggest which professional camera should i use as a beginner? 

  • Joe

    Simply outstanding!! Some of these pictures look like the cover page of a film.. Your photography inspires me a lot Ian..!