Abbi & Me Celebratory Event
It was a joy to photograph for creative events agency Abbi & Me at the fabulous 30 Pavilion Road venue hire for one of their corporate celebratory events. Much fun was had by all!
The brief was a familiar one for any event photographer: photograph the setup before guests arrive, take candid photographs of guests enjoying themselves, and make sure you get all the speeches!
For most of the images at this event, I took off my usual two large DSLR cameras and used a small Fuji instead (which looks like a 35mm film camera). This gave me some freedom to move among the crowds and capture candid images without pointing my big cameras in guests’ faces. The small downside is increased grain in very dark venues, and it’s a bit more work for me in post processing. However, clients and guests appreciate the friendlier look of a smaller camera in particularly intimate venues, so I always use it where appropriate. I always keep my larger setup within very close range, just in case I suddenly need it.
Overall I must say this was a very well organised event. The guests were extremely happy (the free bar helped), and the venue was beautiful. Thanks again Abbi & Me for having me photograph the celebrations.