I recently photographed Kirsty and her lovely horse Minstral. This autumn is set to be one of the most colourful in years so is perfect for outdoor shoots, particularly recently with the unexpected sunny weather we have had. We seized the opportunity and went out late afternoon shooting until the sun set. It was great to try so many ideas and Kirsty and I discussed what would be best for her to bring for the portrait shoot beforehand. It was hot but Minstral patiently posed for some fab shots of the two of them together (the bag of mints in my hand helped keep his attention!). Once Minstral was safely back in his field we even had time to do some beautiful portraits of Kirsty on her own.