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Event Photography - The Wellbeing Symposium

Event Photography

A bit of a cliché, saying that I love my job but sometimes I do. Covering different events is a great chance to attend things that I would never normally go to.

This is the third year that I have had the opportunity to photograph the Wellbeing Symposium and awards. The event organised by Pillory Barn brings together the countries health and wellbeing leads into an information packed day of presentations, workshops and interactive demonstrations. I find that the event is a good fit for me as many of my existing photography clients are in the health, education and care sectors.

The highlights for me were listening to happiness guru Lord Layard - as someone who doesn't naturally smile a presentation on the economics of happiness was a real eye opener. Paralympian and TV favourite Steve Brown presentation was captivating and inspirational. Whist he was talking you could of heard a pin drop - I even briefly forgot to take pictures. 

My brief was to capture the atmosphere of the event creating a visual record for press and PR purposes.

A week in the life of a photographer


If you asked me for one piece of advice about how to succeed as a photographer I would say without doubt, specialise. If you asked me for one piece of advice about how to survive as a photographer I would say generalise - most of us don't really have a choice.

A quick look at any of the online forums and you will always find the advice about finding what it is that you love and sticking to it. I often look at the outside lives of others and wish. Wish, I was a sports photographer - travelling the world covering major events, I am sure I would have loved a trip to Rio. Wish I was a destination wedding photographer - being paid to travel and cover beautiful weddings in dream locations. Wish, I was a news photo journalist jetting in and out of news stories all over the world.

The majority of my work is wedding photography but I also freelance for the local newspaper groups, do some PR photography and of course commercial photography work where I have a number of regular clients. I also like to do fashion photography but at best this could be described as a hobby and I also have a business partner who 'specialises' in studio based newborn photography. A complicated picture but one that will be very familiar to many other hard working, surviving photographers.

I have blogged in the past about what a press day looks like and I guess it is pretty obvious what a wedding day look likes so rather than look at a day I thought I would look at a week - last week.

  • I photographed a wedding at the fantastic Port Lympne wildlife park
  • Did a press day photographing local events in the Ashford area
  • Exhibited at East Quay Venue wedding fair - meeting loads of lovely people at varying stages of planning their weddings. I even booked a few weddings too so many thanks to those couples who chose me.
  • Produced a photobook
  • Edited a wedding
  • Did a little fashion shoot in Margate for Madam Popoff
  • Photographed some meeting and lecture rooms for a corporate client.

When you take a moment to look sometimes your own grass is pretty green. A busy, varied, interesting week meeting lots of great people, there is a lot to be said for photographic generalisation! The downside and there is always one, is the amount of editing and admin that this volume of work produces.

Jennifer Brisk - Mezzo Soprano - Classical Wedding Singer | Kent Photographers | Publicity Photography

I meet loads of people at wedding fayres, they are always a great place for networking and this Sunday was no exception.  At the Your Gorgeous Wedding Show in Dover we were entertained by a captivating classical wedding singer, Jennifer Brisk.  I was delighted on Monday when Jennifer called me and told me that she needed a publicity picture at very short notice.  Jennifer has been chosen to sing at the prestigious International Green Awards at London's Natural History Museum on 24th November 2011.  She urgently needed a picture for the cover of the event brochure.  In a very limited time we managed to get a selection of images capturing the green theme - these are a some of the images that have already gone to the publishers.  One of the images can be seen on the International Green Awards Website If you are looking for Soloist for your wedding or event please give Jennifer a call.

If you are looking for publicity pictures yourself then please give me a call :-)