Jon Siddall & Rebecca Leonhardt started Storm Development in February 2009, working from their then home office minutes away from the picturesque town of Aberaeron in Ceredigion. Jon is a keen professional sports photographer and loves all form of extreme water sports. Both of us have a passion for animals. In March 2013 we sadly sold our beautiful Thoroughbred Tiger Lily Storm, deciding that running a small business and looking after a horse stretched us just that little too far. In November 2016 we purchased our lovely home (with home office ) in Cardigan & in March 2017 Storm, our beautiful English Springer Spaniel ( purchased from a fantastic local breeder of fine working dogs ) joined the team.
We find the challenge of capturing ‘in the moment’ great shots, at local equestrian events & summer shows incredibly satisfying.
We are pleased to provide a Print & Buy service on the day at every event we attend and are proud to take on the mantle of ‘Official Photographer’ at events throughout Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire.
2020 – as our Business has matured we are reducing the number of events we cover – the reality is there are so many amateur and professional photographers who simply turn up at events on the day – we will always attend by invitation only & as our second photographer JW ( a great friend & professional photographer with over 15 years experience) has, due to family commitments ,reduced his availability we now take bookings on a first come first serve basis. We made the decision a few years ago that taking on ‘seasonal photographers ‘ didn’t work for us as we require a professional sports photographer who has the fitness, the stamina & the ability to cover sometimes 6 arenas or rings running simultaneously , not a task for the faint of heart .
We like the balance and variety of covering a range of local events although primarily these involve Horses and Dogs as it keeps us fresh and on our toes.
As with all our professional services: web design, video production and photography you can expect quality first and, as we are based in rural wales, competitive prices.
Please contact Rebecca on 01239 615315 to discuss your specific requirements.