The nationally acclaimed professional equine photographer, Sandy Kitching, has a passion for capturing the essence of animals in action in the Cartmel countryside.
Sandy Kitching is the only professional equine photographer in the Lake District specialising in taking Fine Art photographs of Cartmel’s Black Horses Friesians. Seduced by their magnificent long black manes and extravagant trot, many experienced riders and Friesian horse enthusiasts from all over the world come to ride these black beauties, or have a go at carriage driving, and many people book Sandy to photograph their special experience.
Sandy has spent thousands of hours in the fields with the horses, gaining their trust and mastering the art of capturing the essence of such magnificent equines in action. Her work has been published in numerous equestrian and lifestyle magazines.
Whether you have a stable full of horses, a field of livestock, or a pet dog that just loves jumping into a river, Sandy can be booked for a unique photoshoot. She has a special gift for helping both animal and human subjects to relax and have fun.
Sandy is fascinated by the infinitesimal gradations of light that cast a magical radiance over the English Lake District National Park in every changing season. The gently undulating fells and vast expanses of wildflower meadows that meet the lapping shores of many lakes and tarns, provide wonderful playgrounds for photoshoots, as do cascading waterfalls in secluded ancient woodland glades.
With such stunning backdrops right on her doorstep, Sandy would never consider doing a pet portrait in the soulless confines of a studio.
Sandy has photographed numerous events including: the Friesian Stallion Show in Holland; FHAGBI Inspections; CLA Game Fair; Lowther Show; Cartmel Races; and the Westmorland County Show. With a BA (hons) degree in Fine Art, Sandy also a paints animals and birds in oils. As a qualified graphic designer, her illustrations of medieval Knights were used to promote the Cartmel Priory Magna Carta 800 celebrations in 2015.
Sandy is also a freelance photographer and features writer for Lancashire Life and The Westmorland Gazette’s niche magazines and supplements.