About Me


I’m Lisa Mardell, a professional horse photographer specialising in creating exquisite equine portraiture.

I have a deep love and affinity for horses, having started riding as a child and owned horses for most of my life. I live near Farnham in Surrey and own two wonderful geldings – Louis, a Lusitano, and Casper, an Appaloosa - who both inspire my equine photography.

Equine photography demands a lot of skill, understanding and patience. This has been my passion for the last 15 years and this experience has given me the ability to create beautiful, timeless portraits of your horse or pony in a creative and imaginative way. Read more about why it's worth investing in a unique, artistic photographic study of your horse with an equine photoshoot from Equus Photography here.

Awards and exhibitions

My work has been widely exhibited and has featured in both photographic and consumer magazines, as well as in brochures for Canon cameras. I've also worked as an equine photography tutor for a photography school in Wiltshire, and one of my fine art prints of the Horses from the Camargue won a Gold Award from the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain:

"A stunning example of action photography and one can almost envisage the horses bursting out from the print. The tight cropping of the image has enhanced the power and detail of the charging horses which when combined with the sharpness and splashing water has presented us with a truly memorable photograph." Sandy Cleland, FRPS, judge.

I’ve also been shortlisted for several other awards and hold an Associateship from the Royal Photographic Society.

Fine Art Equine Photography Commissions

I offer fine art equine photography commissions across the UK, including horse and rider photography, and I also sell a range of my horse photography - you can view the gallery here. So if you’d like to commission me to photograph your horse or would like to buy a limited edition fine art print then please do get in touch.  And if you're a keen photographer yourself and would like to improve your skills or build your portfolio, I also offer equine photography training and workshops - you can find out more here.

Vouchers are available if you'd like to buy a photoshoot or photography workshop as a gift for a friend or loved one, and are supplied in a gift box ready to wrap.

I look forward to hearing from you.