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The Shrewsbury Biscuit Podcast

So recently I went into town to be interviewed by Alex Whiteley and Dee Dee Fullwood at the Shrewsbury Biscuit Podcast. I thought it would be great to interview the man behind the Mic, Alex. How long has this podcast been going? Around 2 years but I've been podcasting...

Confidence on a personal branding photoshoot

Confidence on a personal branding photoshoot

30/06/2020 Confidence on a personal branding photoshoot. Guest blog from energy alignment practitioner Tracy Langley. I worked with Tracy back in 2015 and did a full shoot. We did shots of her working, just being with the horses and then some inside of her mindset...

Product Feature- Swish horse rugs

Product Feature- Swish horse rugs

We live in the UK. This means it rains a lot. I was very kindly gifted a rug from Swish and I'd like to tell you all about my experience. Funnily enough when I received the rug it decided to go really hot. I also wanted to make sure I had the rug for a long time and...

“Wow that’s a lot of money”

“Wow that’s a lot of money”

16/06/2020 When I first started out as an equine photographer, hearing this from a potential client used to fill me with dread. Am I too expensive? Am I charging too much? Who do I think I am?  Over the years, I've learned that our own perception of the value of...

How to afford a photoshoot

How to afford a photoshoot

29/05/2020 So you’ve had your eyes on a photoshoot. So if you’re looking at a portrait session for you and your horse. This blog will give you some inspiration and could really help you manifest your photoshoot dreams. One really simple and useful way to achieve this...

User Generated Content

User Generated Content

4/5/2020 What is user generated content? USG is what is created by clients/users. E.g a person purchases a belt and then goes out and takes some great photos for that brand. That brand then asks permission of whoever took the photo and then shares & tags them. *if...

Getting to know Emily Cole Illustrations

Getting to know Emily Cole Illustrations

  Today Emily Cole Ilustrations takes the reins of the Martha Lily Photography Blog. Over to you Emily! How old you were when you started? I started drawing in this style in my last year of University. I would have been 20 or 21. I started full time in my 'gap'...

Meet the Event Photography Team

Meet the Event Photography Team

We began MLP's event side of the business in 2015 (four years after starting MLP with portraits) Having three of my own horses, and having been a photographer since 2011 at quite a young age photographing horses really has become a part of me. As a rider myself, I...

LOCKDOWN LET’S GET IT LIST

LOCKDOWN LET’S GET IT LIST

Although this is scary for self employed and businesses alike. I have decided to take on a positive plan of action for all of this free time and lack of funds. I’m calling it my “LOCKDOWN LET’S GET IT LIST” inspiring bit of alliteration there all to motivate me to do...

West Midlands Equine Photographer

West Midlands Equine Photographer

I cover the West midlands, largely in Shropshire which is also home for me. Travelling to Cheshire, Wales, Herefordshire and Staffordshire as an Equine Photographer. I pride my equine portrait shoots being relaxed, fun and creative. Photography has always been what I...

Please, no filters!

Please, no filters!

It’s completely understandable that there are slip ups with copyright. We do get things wrong. I’d just like to do my best here to explain in the nicest way possible where you can use images you’ve purchased and when and how you can’t. Grab a cuppa and lets educate...

An Introduction & Thankyou 2019⁠⠀ Goodbye decade.⁠⠀

An Introduction & Thankyou 2019⁠⠀ Goodbye decade.⁠⠀

Today's first post for Sophie Callahan​ ‘s #myruralbusinessjan20 challenge. (pic credit also goes to Sophie too from our amazing shoot in Sep 19)⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ I've never been great at sticking to this. I got Sophies yearly insta prompts last year and they were great to use...

An Inseparable Bond

An Inseparable Bond

Back in mid October, I headed off to the Staffordshire borders to photograph Jamie, her mum and their three horses. On the most gorgeous livery yard ever. We had so much choice for backgrounds, from a photographers dream of a big country house (understatement) maize...

The horse in her tenth home & one hell of a story.

The horse in her tenth home & one hell of a story.

In mid November and just before the leaves were losing their vibrancy. I had organised for Meg, her horse Ella and a friend of my mums, Doc. To come along in making a behind the scenes photoshoot promotional video. Something I’d dreamed of doing for so long. Anything...

ABOUT MARTHA

Martha is an acclaimed equine photographer based in Shropshire specialising in Equine Portraits and Rural Branding.

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