Event Photographer Society

It was great to be back working with our favourite clients – the Appaloosa Horse Club UK at their National Breed show which was held at Morton Morrell. We were trying to work it out and we’ve come to the conclusion that this was probably the 8th year we’ve covered the event.

As usual, it was a superbly run show with everyone seemingly enjoying themselves despite the rather changeable weather. At least there were no wasps this year!

In an attempt to try something new this year, we set up our studio lights on Saturday evening and were offering studio-style portraits of owners and their horses. We were delighted with the results. It is really great to be able to show these fine animals in their true light.

Assuming that we’re invited back again, we will set the studio up again next year too.

All of the photos are now online, and can be viewed by clicking the button below. If you used our automated shopping cart system when you visited our trailer, we’ve copied those onto the website too. You can access them by clicking on the “Carts” button below

As a thank-you to those that bought photos from us at the event, we’ve added a complimentary copy to our Facebook page – so get tagging!

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I had the misfortune of taking my wheelchair-bound mother to the store on the Leicester Road, Rugby, at around 7 p.m. on Friday the 28th July and I was horrified at just how difficult it was to navigate the store. Virtually every aisle had cages either containing rubbish or produce waiting to be put out on display but there were no staff actually doing anything with them. It is no word of a lie – it felt as though I was wheeling her around the Tesco stock room!

Due to the design of the wheelchair trollies and my mum’s wheelchair, it is impossible to go backwards as when the front wheels turn on their pivots, the jam against the wheel on the trolly. The only way to fix this is to disconnect the trolly from the chair, turn around, and then reconnect. This has to be done quite regularly when there’s in sufficient room in the aisle to turn around because the staff are storing stock there.

I would hate to think what would happen in the event of an emergency evacuation of the store – it surely cannot be safe.

Unfortunately this is not the first time that we’ve witnessed the store in such a state: it was like that on the previous Friday evening. It is clear that stock has to be put out on display, but why does it all have to come out at once and why are the cages that are full of rubbish not removed?

I emailed their customer services team on the 28th July but didn’t get an acknowledgement, let alone a reply.

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We were delighted to be back photographing this year’s Myton Hospices Cycle Challenge which is always a highlight for us. We love photographing people when they are really enjoying themselves – especially half-way up Saintbury Hill!

All of the photographs from the day are now online and can be viewed by clicking the button below. Don’t forget, we also offer commemorate prints with you name and ride time.

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It was our fourth year covering the Heythrop Hunt Pony Club Camp and this one was the best year yet! Held in the grounds of the beautiful Great Tew Estate, the camp runs for an entire week; although we only cover two days.

The weather was spectacular and the kids seemed to be having a brilliant time.

All of the photographs are now online and can be viewed by clicking the button below. As a thank-you to those that bought prints from us on the day, we’ve added a complimentary copy to our Facebook page, so get tagging!

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It was fantastic to be back at the brilliant Whitfield Equestrian Centre, Ettington, for the Warwickshire Hunt Pony Club Camp 2018.

All of the photographs from the event can be found by clicking the button below. As a “thank-you” to those that bought prints from us on the day, we’ve added a complimentary copy to our Facebook page, so get tagging!

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We were delighted to have been invited along to photograph President Kennedy School’s Year 7 Year 8 Graduation ceremony at Coventry’s Central Methodist Hall.

Each student’s photo is stored in an individually password protected gallery. Each student was given a card on the day detailing the password. Additionally, the school has sent a letter containing the information to each parent.

Due to GDPR regulations, the school has not shared with us the names of any of the students. As a result we have no way of issuing lost passwords to anyone. If you need access to a gallery, please contact the school directly as they are the only ones who can give this information out.

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