Professional Event photography in Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire.

For your Ball, Prom, Party and other celebration events Black tie,
Graduation, Anniversary, 21st - all sorts of events.

Based in Staffordshire on the fringes of Stoke and Newcastle.



Boy in white shirt, purple tie and photobooth party glasses

Events come in all shapes and sizes

Proms, balls, parties, reunions, charity fundraisers, Christmas and end of year events are just some of the types of event that can be covered. For events like School Proms, Black Tie Balls and other formal style of event as well as special occasions a dedicated studio setup is the usual choice. For a smaller and less formal event then informal roaming photography might be the best fit.

blown white background prom photograph of a group at Crewe Hall, Cheshire

Group photographs

Unlike some photographers I do not limit group sizes to a maximum of 4 people in a photograph and I do take full length photographs to capture the full splendor of the clothing that is special to the guests for your event. The images that I use were all taken at actual events and not at a leisurely pace in a studio with some willing or paid models. Not all providers are clear about when and how their publicity photographs were taken.

blown white background prom photograph of a girl in a red dress at Keele Hall

Cost and media options

Provided a suitable number of people are in attendance and I am the sole photographer present ( no other photographers, photo booth or similar ) I do not charge an attendance fee when I am printing on-site or for Proms. After an event I will produce an online gallery from which your guests can order photographs. This does not involve any input from the school / organisation / company, no collecting of money, distributing orders etc. Making the booking and confirming details is all that the school / organisation / company needs to do. At suitable locations I can also provide the option of printing on-site using a fast printer that is suited to the task. Other media delivery options are available.

50th birthday celebration family group at The Upper House, Barlaston

Less formal parties for other special celebrations

Some events are less formal than a Ball or a Prom but people still want a photographer for their event. For Birthday, Anniversary, Christmas, end of year, company / workplace or other celebrations in North Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme I can provide the same level of photography coverage as for a Ball or on less formal images whilst circulating at the event.

Black tie ball photograph at Keele Hall on a black background

Paperwork officialdom

The equipment that I use has been PAT tested and the Public Liability Insurance that I have for my photography work should meet the needs of your venue. Increasingly venues are requiring evidence of these simple things that should be automatic for anyone offering professional photography services. Even my local village hall requires all mains electrical appliances to be tested before being used. Unfortunately not all photographers are covered for these basics. I am also DBS Enhanced checked ( Replaced CRB in December 2012 ) for the teaching work that I still do.

Portrait photograph of a man in edwardian steampunk clothing at Crewe Convivial

Themed event photography

Some people will have a specific theme for an Anniversary party or some other celebration. Some people like to engage in their alter-egos. Cosplay, Steampunk and many more. Make sure that the time and effort people put into their costumes is captured with quality.

Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the questions that you might be thinking and that others might have asked

Ball photograph on a blown white background
I can print on-site although for Proms I prefer to use web galleries. The dye-sub printer that I use for printing on-site is matched with appropriate computer technology to support the printing. Dye-subs give a dry print that will not run if it gets a little wet. Inkjet printers are not a professional tool for event printing.
Provided I can get a suitable data / WiFi connection I can take card payments via WorldPay Zinc
I have a range of other background options including black, blue, brown
Within a day or two of the event I put up an online gallery from which prints of various sizes and digital downloads can be ordered. At the event I will distribute web address details of where the photos will be. Payment is made via PayPal.
Most certainly yes.
Pricing depends on what it is that you want. For Proms and Balls where I would be selling prints to attendees I do not charge provided a minimum number of attendees requirement is met. Events where you want images supplied as digital files do incur a charge. Let me know exactly what you what and I'll let you know the fee.
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