“Until one has loved an animal

a part of one's soul remains unawakened”

Hiya!

 

My name is Lexi and I'm a part-time photographer from Schofields, NSW, specialising in equine photography. 

 

My mother introduced me to horses from a young age, and they've never let me go. As a child you could've asked me what were my favourite animals to get a very diverse answer of "Unicorns, flying horses, and horses!" While I don't have a unicorn or a flying horse, I do have my beloved red head, Arthur, who did the unthinkable and turned chestnut from my least favourite to my favourite colour!

Knowing the all consuming love I have for Arthur, I understand the genuine warmth in your heart every time you see your horse or hear them nicker. I know all of those quiet moments and looks you share, and can capture them for all eternity through my sessions. I would be so excited to meet you and your best friend and capture your connection. I take the same level of utmost care with your photos as I would if it were a photo of Arthur hanging on my wall! Your images are so much more than just photos to me - they capture an experience, a laugh, and most of all a memory that you can cherish forever. 

As a rider and active member of the equestrian community, I can recognise the subtle differences in a photograph which emphasises both your and your horse’s best qualities. I also know how a good photo can completely change how you felt about your ride at a competition, so I try to deliver only the best moments. 
 

The birth of Half Steps Photography

My love for horses quickly grew into a love of photographing them in all their glory. I launched Half Steps Photography in 2018 and have loved every moment of it - the hot days, the cold days, the long days, the short days! I have met so many wonderful people in the equestrian community as a result of my photography, and can't wait to meet more.

 

When it comes to the technical side, I am dedicated to my craft, and am always committed to self-improvement . I have spent countless hours researching, watching tutorials and seeking feedback among some seriously talented equine photographers all over the world.

I offer a range of equine photography services which include:

  • Equestrian Sport (horse and agricultural shows, gymkhanas, dressage competition, training days, jumping - I'll give anything a whirl!)

  • Equestrian lifestyle sessions (sometimes known as 'horse & rider' shoots)

  • Equine fine art session (including black, white or watercolour background images)

  • Advertising photoshoots for your stallions at stud or horses for sale

  • Ridden at home shoots for the non-competitor

  • Private client bookings for competitions

Equine photography services are available across Greater Sydney, including:

  • Hawkesbury and Hills District

  • Central Coast

  • Nepean Blue Mountains 

  • Sydney City

  • South Western Sydney

  • The Southern Highlands and Illawara

A travel fee may apply.

If you would like to book a session, or have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch. I am always looking to photograph new breeds, disciplines, costumes and styles so if you have a vision, I want to help you achieve it. I can't wait to meet you and your beloved equines!

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E: halfstepsphotography@gmail.com  |  M: 0403 255 865  |  Schofields, NSW, 2762

© 2020 by Lexi Stapleton.