Helen Spiegl Photography | About

Hello and welcome to Helen Spiegl Photography.

Helen is based near New Mills in the Peak District on the border of Cheshire and Derbyshire. She specialises in creative photographic portraits of people, pets and ponies. As a mother to a grown up daughter; a qualified Veterinary Nurse; and having owned and ridden horses since childhood, she is perfectly suited to photographing you, your children and your animals and is known for her ability to put her subjects at ease.  She has won various awards including PTO Photographer of The Year, and a Gold award and nomination for The Societies (SWPP) Photographer of the Year. She is a member of The Xperience Group of Photographers, The Societies and The Guild of Photographers. 

She works from her cosy rural cottage studio and is surrounded by fantastic locations. She is happy to travel to you if there is a location that is special to you, or if it isn't practical to travel your horse to her studio. (There may be a supplementary charge depending on distance). 

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions..


"Helen recently came to my daughter's yard for the afternoon to take photos of her and her pony. She stayed all afternoon, even though it was freezing, and took shots in a variety of places. We then went to Helen's studio and she was incredibly patient whilst we chose our favourite photos and then selected sizes and frames etc. The results were amazing and very competitively priced. I would have no hesitation in recommending Helen's services to anyone."    Nicki Tiernan, Dean Valley, Cheshire


"Helen has done a couple of photo shoots of my daughters with their animals on the farm. Time was never an issue; Helen made the whole experience relaxed and fun. The photos were fantastic: so natural. I am getting married this year and I have already booked her to capture the big day. I would definitely recommend Helen to anyone."  Lisa Firbank, Cheshire


"Helen captured my daughter Rhiannon and my now son-in-law Joe's wedding day in an extremely thoughtful, imaginative and unobtrusive way, the end result being a collection of photographs which portray the happy, totally relaxed and unforgettable glorious day that those there experienced. I would definitely recommend her to anyone that is looking for photographs with a difference! Top Marks!"    Lynne Clutton, East Lothian


"I was given a photo shoot with Helen as a present. Helen took some lovely photos of my horse (and me!) Even though I hate having my photo taken, I really enjoyed the whole experience! I am so glad I have these photos as I sadly lost Elvis from an injury he sustained. I would happily recommend her."            Alex Crane,  High Peak


"Having a shoot with Helen was amazing, she has such a great way with people and her expert horse knowledge makes an equine shoot the beautiful, pleasing and calm experience it should be. It was so hard to choose just a few images as the shots were all fantastic quality both technically and in composition. It was probably the best time spent with my horse. I would recommend working with Helen to anyone who wants to capture that lovely horse thing, from professional or happy hacker."  Eleanor White, High Peak