Vintage Farmyard Engagement shoot with a miniature horse – Nicola + Pete

I like to do engagement shoots which are themed around the couples in them. Nicola is a horsey girl and both her and Pete are super stylish and love to dress up. It seemed obvious from the start that we would have to involve her beautiful chestnut thoroughbred, Demi. Then she mentioned something about a little miniature horse called Wonderboy, and I was sold. The shoot just had to be at the stables and the miniature horse just had to make an appearance!

Nicola is a big fan of arty photos and themed fashion shoots so I called on the ridiculously talented Drew Christie of Evolve salon and brilliant make up artist Lyndsay Nixon and we put our heads together to come up with a Vintage Farmyard Themed shoot with an artsy twist. I just love working with Drew and Lindsay, if you are looking for a hairdresser or make up artist … these two are  so bloody brilliant! I also want to mention that Grant Davidson of Herr clothing designed and made the neck piece, scarf, pants and amazing jacket Pete is wearing. Oh I am too lucky to have some talented people in my world!!

Now I want a miniature horse more than ever!

Make up: Lindsay Nixon Makeup PHONE: 082 554 3006

Hair: Drew Cristie of Evolve 031 5645035

Styling: Drew Cristie of Evolve 031 5645035

Mens Clothing: Grant Davidson of Herr Clothing

Assistant: Tash Schoeman


  1. Kerin Burford on December 14, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Quirky, funky and beautifully scene and shot.
    Gorgeous styling.

    Love your work

  2. Monica Dart on December 14, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Love this styled shoot! Last shot is a winner!!!

  3. Lisa W on December 14, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    wow! these are really awesome….last pic is super special. Well Done x

  4. Kerin Burford on December 14, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    woops seen not scene !!! :-/

  5. Lauren Kriedemann on December 14, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    aaah i love this. and the mini horse so adorable

  6. Nicky on December 14, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    AMAZING Jax! Thank you so so much, we love the pics, they are so gorg!!! x x x

  7. Natalie Sammons on December 14, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Oh my gosh…I need that miniature horse…wow! Can we borrow him:)

  8. Sumarie on December 14, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Wow! So stunning!!! The make up is beautiful!

  9. Tricia on December 14, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Very artsy and different! Wonderboy is one cuuuuute horse and Demi is quite magnificent!

  10. Kate on December 14, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    WOW! Stunning pics. Nicky and Pete look amazing! Love the theme and the outfits so different. Such a good idea!

  11. Shelley on December 14, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    These are possibly the most incredible photos I have ever seen!

  12. Krystle on December 14, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Good grief talk about unique?! Seriously awesome Jax well done!! Pete and Nicky both look the part… They look GORG!!! Must admit I am very proud to call Pete my brother 🙂 And Drew is just amazing too! And LOVE the make up it is SO extreme… and and and! I could go on forever…

  13. Krystle on December 14, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    P.S. Jax if you need another guinea pig you know I’m just a phone call away 😉

  14. Belinda Weyer on December 15, 2011 at 8:33 am

    WOW! jaqui you are an artist! Nix – you look beautiful!!

  15. Liz Brown on December 15, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Incredible. You must have had such fun with this, and the results are amazing. Pass me that miniature horse!

  16. Fred Hatman on December 15, 2011 at 10:32 am

    These pictures are superb, Jax. Fantasy stuff. Photography, styling and everything else in perfect harmony! Love them all… but the one of Nicky holding the chick just too beautiful! Composition!

  17. Germaine on December 15, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Beautiful pics Jaqui and Drew and all on the team – and Jaqui you can come play with our miniatures Paintbrush, Hairbrush and Toothbrush anytime you like!

  18. colin on December 17, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Love them! Especially the blue dress ones!

  19. Tash on December 17, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Wow guys, truly incredible. Jacki you did amazing work to capture such amazing images. And Wonderboy and Demi featured- special special.

  20. Keri on December 19, 2011 at 3:54 pm


  21. carmen visser on December 21, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    BEAUTIFUL hair&make-up!!!!!!! & AWESOME styling!!!!! nicely captured Jax.xxxx

  22. Chanelle on December 21, 2011 at 7:46 pm


  23. Nom on December 24, 2011 at 10:40 am

    It was very nice to have a photoshoot outside
    The green is very nice and the horses were adorable
    I liked the theme it was new and suited the costumes
    Congrats on ur engagement <3 😀 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

  24. Judy on January 3, 2012 at 6:58 am

    These photos are amazing, I love it all, the blue dress, the horses, hair, make-up, suit, did I miss anything? Just beautiful!

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