fine art studio portrait of a bay mare with white face markings

Hi, I'm Aisling ...

  …. and my horse’s name is Firefly! 

I am an award-winning professional photographer specialising in equine and pet photography, a licentiate member of the Irish Professional Photographers and Videographers Association and a finalist for Studio Portrait Photographer of the Year.  


I live on a farm close to Tullamore, Co. Offaly, in the heart of Ireland with my husband and daughter. I have always had a passion for animals – particularly horses, dogs and cats. In my free time, I ride and train home-bred Irish Sport Horses for dressage competition with several national championship titles on the horses pictured here.

In 2001, I graduated from the University of Limerick with B.Sc. Equine (first class honours) and I am also a Horse Sport Ireland Coach.  Having competed in eventing at international level, I also enjoy helping riders train their own horses for competition. My deep knowledge and experience with horses and other animals – how they behave, communicate and move, helps me to find the best angles and light to highlight their beauty and create the most stunning images.

Award-winning professional photographer

IPPVA Professional Studio Portrait Photographer of the Year Runner Up 2024

grey horse jumping a cross country jump

I first remember photographing horses at the European Championships in Punchestown at about 9 years of age, long before automatic settings were available!  I was using my father’s Pentax and can remember learning how to use the light meter and use a panning technique to capture the horses moving at speed.  



Since then, if I’m not on a horse I’ve probably had a camera in my hand and started taking photos professionally at equestrian events in 2014.   Having started using Photoshop in 2010, I am constantly developing my skills and love to create personalised wall art.  While I do still enjoy capturing the action at events, I love the creativity of working with animals in my studio and then enhancing their beauty and personality in post production. 


I compete my horse Firefly at Dressage Ireland competitions and enjoy coaching other riders preparing for competition with their own horses and ponies.   We have several farm cats and in the past I have bred pedigree Cocker Spaniels and have a very soft spot for German Shepherd dogs.

About my logo ...

I created my logo in Adobe Photoshop starting with my actual signature drawn on my Wacom graphics tablet. I then added silhouette of my daughter riding a homebred horse called Dunowen taken from a photo I shot earlier this year. The silouette of Dunowen and Maeve is surrounded by an aperture I created to represent the camera.

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