Emma Hughes
Emma & Spanish stallion - Bailor
Here's a little bit about me

I'm Emma

I am a professional photographer, and my passion is creating beautiful images of Horses, Dogs, People and Places (but mostly your horses and dogs). I’m driven to capture the unique relationships between people and their animals. Together when we get that right, there really is no better feeling. I’m proud to say, the pictures speak for themselves.

I didn’t always specialise in horses and dogs. Originally from Liverpool, I came down to London after attending Art College in Middlesbrough. I worked in Advertising for many years specialising in still life studio photography and digital retouching.

After taking time out from work to raise my twin boys, I was desperate to get back behind the camera. My life long love of animals, especially horses drew me to the work of Sue Westwood. I jumped at the amazing opportunity to work with her, as a franchisee, for Horse Photographer UK in Surrey. I cannot thank Sue enough for the wonderful 5 years we worked together. She mentored me and introduced me to a type of photography that I loved right from the start, and we remain great friends.

And now? Now I’ve stepped out on my own and offering my clients the same, high-quality service that they have been enjoying. And I would love to do the same for you.

Latest blogs

Horse portraiture, editorial
New Forest Photo Shoot

a wonderful shoot with an amazing lady and her super little herd in the New Forest

Horse portraiture, creative
Royal Perks

I feel so lucky to live close to Richmond Park and I have a few clients who love hacking there

editorial, Horse portraiture
Autumn mist, a pregnant lady & a unicorn

I’ve had a wonderfully busy Autumn. Have a read of what I’ve been up to below.


A handy how to guide on getting ready for your photoshoot.


A handy how to guide on getting ready for your photoshoot.