About Salli

Salli Gainsford is an Essex Based Photographer. Salli loves to photograph weddings, creative human portraiture, equine & canine.

Salli specialises in artistic edits that make wonderful wall art of you, your beloved pets or equine partners.

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Salli has spent most of her life touring with musical shows and artists, and although she is now retired from touring after having two children she still sings daily as a session singer. She also helps her eldest daughter run a full livery / competition horse yard,

She recently set up her own photography studio close to home where she can shoot her portraiture clients. Photography is a love and a passion of Salli’s,  and she loves being creative. Salli has a vast wardrobe of outfits as well as bespoke headdresses. 

” I love to show women how beautiful they are, to see my clients excited when they look at their final images is just fabulous, I love to find their beautiful. 

The Team

Lynee Wells – Personal Assisitant – Makeup

Being sisters, Lynee and Salli have worked together for many years on the road touring. Lynee took care of costumes and makeup which is a natural role for her. Lynee’s experience as a professional makeup artist is a fabulous asset and her talents really do enhance the end photographic results. She has a fabulous personality which puts clients as ease and makes the whole experience really good fun.

Kristina Maurice Kelley – Creative Makeup Artist

Also known as Haus of Sinister, Kristina is a fabulously talented and well known creative makeup specialist. 

Honiahaka Wolf Dog Photo Shoots

Honiahaka Northern Inuits and Wolfdogs

The ‘wolf dogs’ that Salli uses in her shoots are from the Honiahaka Stud in Essex.

Tracey is a specialist in this breed of dog and her champion blood lines are bred and used as family pets, film, T.V work, adverts, videos and photographic work.

If you are at all interested in this breed for a personal photoshoot with Salli you can contact Salli directly or book a shoot via the Creative Portraits page.

Tracy’s website address is : www.honiahaka-northern-inuits.com

Birds Of Prey – Supplied by Kings Falconry and transported by Billy Barr

Billy has been with Salli since she first started out and they met through a combined shoot with another photographer, Billy supplies Salli with Hawks, Falcons & Owls for her portrait work.

(no bird of prey photoshop overlays are used in Salli’s images, these birds are all real)

Billy is an exceptional bird handler and trainer and has a brilliant way of putting Salli’s models and clients at ease with his professional attitude.

Billy supplies birds of prey for photographic shoots, T.V and film.

If you are interested in having a bird of prey appear in your personal portraits with Salli this is certainly possible on certain days of the week Billy puts by to work with Salli on projects.

Please contact Salli regarding a shoot with a bird of prey, or book a shoot via the Creative Portraits page.


Birds Of Prey Photo Shoots
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