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