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Welcome to Shh...Creative! I am an event, pet & family photographer based in the beautiful Vale of Belvoir on the Leicestershire, Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire borders in the East Midlands. With a relaxed friendly approach, I specialise in stylish modern photography at any location.

My love for animals and animal sports came at a very early age. My earliest memory is of being tied to a chair in my Grandma's kitchen watching showjumping on a tiny television. I was tied to the chair as I liked to jump along with every round, expecially my favourite 'tick tickers' (Wittakers) and especially Mil-tum! After taking a few too many tumbles for a toddler, I was lovingly shackled for safekeeping. I was to start riding at the tender age of 3 and go on to own and compete my own horses, continuing to 'showjump' the long suffering dogs around the garden when a pony mad girl couldn't get enough of her equine fix! 

My interested in photography was borne of desire to avoid studying textiles at school (I still can't sew!). Little did I know that learning the science behind the art would inspire me the way it did. I loved working with film, processing images in the school darkroom and experimenting with post processing techniques. However, I did not have time to do any more with my interest as once that school bell rang, I was off home to ride before dark! 

In my late 20's my interest in photography was rekindled. Following extensive surgery and treatment for cancer I needed a hobby I could do whilst sitting down. Photography was the perfect fit and also helped me to get up and about and back on my feet. Nowadays I spend up to 12 hours a day shooting events without so much as a sit down, walking XC courses and dashing to get myself into the best spot. Having (almost) hung up my hat & boots, I fill my occassional free weekend competing in dog agility competitions with my 3 dogs. I suppose it is inevitable that I would combine my two biggest loves, animals and photography, to produce work I am truly passionate about. 

You may have seen my work in publications such as Horse & Hound, Equestrian Life and local press credited to Shh...! Creative / Sarah Hamblin. Do get in touch for more information about editorial commissions and submissions or to purchase prints. 

Get in touch to book me for your event or contact me with any questions.  I look forward to hearing from you

Sarah x