Henry Szwinto Equine Photography

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I have a very busy summer ahead of me. Follow me to see my very latest Photos of lovely horses.

Bespoke Horse Portrait Photography by Henry Szwinto

Welcome to Henry Szwinto Equine Photography.

Horse Portrait Photography by Henry Szwinto 

A little bit about Henry Szwinto Equine Photography.  

I’ve had the privilege of photographing some amazing horses and you can see some of the results here.  I hope to make your eyes pop because I am applying my portrait experience to photographing these beautiful animals and the results are different to the usual horse portrait you would normally see.  I can order beautiful acrylic mounted prints to display your stunning horse portrait.  These can come in very large formats.  If you have the home that will take it imagine a life size horse portrait.  For the traditional home I have a full range of canvasses and I also print and frame my horse portrait work up to A2 using a variety of fine art papers.

A bespoke horse portrait provides a lasting memory.  Ring me if you would like a stunning horse portrait of your own.

Photography and horses are 2 different worlds but there’s no reason why they shouldn’t meet.

Iberian Champion winning Horse portrait

Ken the Iberian Class Champion

Stallion Studio Horse Portrait

Billy Congo

A lovely Friesian Stallion called Ant

Honaovarian Horse Portrait


Will and William

Horse portrait using backgrounds

Miss Money Penny

Action Horse portrait

A leap in the dark


Full length horse portrait

Billy Manjaro

Family fun horse portrait

Every little girl needs a Shetland

Full length horse portrait of Semoto the Lusitano


Owner riding horse portrait in natural parkland gardens

Dreams of a Summer's Day

Composite horse portrait of Tetua the Lusitano


Hardy Highland horse portrait

Harvey the Hardy Highland

Lusitano free jumping horse portrait

I believe I can fly!

Alternative dressage rider and horse portrait

Katie and Magic

Dressage rider and horse portrait

Nathan and Ratty

Horse portrait of an Andalusian in the woods


Jumping horse portrait

Billy Cadenza

Bride and horse portrait after the wedding

The Bride

Horse portrait showing glossy coat

First Crusader

Horse portrait of a New Forest Pony

Paddy the New Forest Pony

Owner and horse portrait

Emma with her new best friend

New Born foal Portrait

Logan at 4 days

Horse portrait of Patrick with his flags

Patrick and Tetua

Dutch Warmblood horse portrait

Valour the Dutch Warmblood

Traditional National Costume horse portraits

Portuguese Traditional Dress

A horse portrait in natural surroundings


The biggest dressage horse I have ever photographed in a Horse portrait shoot

Sam and Casanova

Horse portrait using studio equipment in a barn

Miss Money Penny

Horse portrait using reflectors at a stable door

Teddy the dappled Andalusian

Owner and horse portrait booked for when the bluebells were in flower

Lizzie and Webo

Horse portrait done with studio equipment in a back garden


Close up horse portrait showing traditional Portuguese bridle.

Portuguese Bridle

Composite rider and horse portrait

Char with Diamond Dude

Combining studio flash and sunset for that dramatic horse portrait

Riding at Sunset

Why do girls always go for bad boys with long hair?

Last week Anastasia ( @limoneroxcviii_pre ) asked me to photograph the lovely Aldo.  Aldo is a pure bred Andalusian Stallion.  When he was being walked through the yard towards the school where I was going to photograph him, I could see he was in superb condition.  He was big strong and a lovely long black mane and wonderful sheen to his dark brown coat. 

We got some lovely photos with him in his bridle so then we though we would try him loose.  He was okay but only for a couple of shots.  Then the naughty boy decide that he was going to roll and there was no way of us stopping him.  All that time in hair and make up wasted but on the plus side, he started to play games and I was certainly happy to go with it.  We got some pretty good photos of him showing his magnificent trot and we were even more lucky with a few photos where he decided to blast his way through my lights.  I simply love the dynamics in those kinds of photos and they make great bold images as large acrylics in your home. 

If you like this kind of photo too and would like a shoot then please get in touch tel. 07920 887909

My First Yard Shoots of the Season

How about having some lovely photos?

Now that the world is starting to open up again I’ve been getting lots of enquiries about my photography and it’s great to have got the first couple of Yard Photo Shoots already done for this year.  The first day was very long with a 7.00am start out the front door and not getting back till 9.00pm but we did get to photograph 12 horses.  There is a lot of organisation, travel, setting up and packing away involved in a single photo shoot so if friends can club together it allows me to pass on considerable savings to the individual customers.  The horses are also looking in great shape with their new summer coats so this is a great time of year to photograph them.  Here are some of the photos I took. 

If you think you would like to set up a Yard Photo Shoot please get in touch. tel. 07920 887909

Updated my Flipbook

So I’ve had a chance to update my flipbook and I’ve included some photos from recent shoots I’ve been doing.  There will be a new competition to win a photo shoot based on this flipbook so why not take a look?  Use the controls to view the book full screen.  If you would like some photos like these of your horse then get in touch.  If you book a shoot and then subsequently win the competition I will refund your money.

Please share this with any friends that love horses.

Here comes the Summer!

And with the summer comes those beautiful summer coats.  If you are thinking of getting that photo done now is the time to plan.  These photos was taken in the early summer and they show how lovely your horse would look.  Perfect for that large bold acrylic in the hallway you have been thinking of.  I will come to your yard or indoor school with my studio setup and with a bit of help from yourself we will get those great photos.  I can do group discounts if your friends are interested so why not take a look https://www.szwinto.co.uk/equineportraits/equine-photography-prices/

Dressage Lasseter stud Equine studio horse portrait in the New Forest Hampshire Equestrian

Dressage Lasseter stud Equine studio horse portrait in the New Forest Hampshire Equestrian

A Horse named Goose.

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Natasha Blest gave me a great challenge few weeks back.  She wanted a photo of her horse “Goose” which essentially mirrored an image taken of her other horse by another photographer several years ago.  By looking at the previous photo I was able to work out how the lighting was done and we set up in the outdoor school on a windy day which kept blowing my studio lights over.  Anyway this is the result which Natasha was very pleased with and on top of that this scored the perfect 10 out of 10 in the last camera club competition with a seal of merit.  Also the judge said it was his favourite image of the evening.  Thanks Natasha.
With Christmas coming up could a photo shoot make a great present?