Photo booth hire – cheaper isn’t always better!

We all know the saying “If it seems too good to be true, then it probably is” and yet people fall for it all the time. News has come out about a company based in Halesowen that were offering £500 for a buffet, DJ and photo booth package. The were also offering three hours of photo booth rental for just …

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Open Letter to Mike Coupe, CEO of Sainsbury’s

Following on from my earlier blog about the damage done to my car by Sainsbury’s car wash in Rugby, I wrote the following letter to Mr Mike Coupe, Sainsbury’s CEO: 12 January 2015 Mr Mike Coupe CEO Sainsbury’s PLC 33 Holburn London EC1N 2HT Dear Mr Coupe, On the 15th December 2014, my mother visited the car wash at your Rugby …

Problems with Carwashes

Beware of Sainsbury’s automatic car wash. Just before Christmas 2014, my mum had borrowed my car to do a spot of shopping at Sainsbury’s in Rugby. Whilst she was there, she decided to do me a favour and put the car through their automated car wash. Unfortunately, that idea must be filed under the heading “No good dead goes un-punished” …

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Is your photographer really an award winning photographer?

There’s nothing quite as reassuring to a potential client as seeing that their photographer has won an award. It adds an air of success to their business and gives potential clients a warm and glowing feeling knowing that they are booking someone who is really good. But before you put your faith in an award winning photographer, you might want to …

Why we are Green screen (chromakey) specialist.

Earlier this year, we were approached by Jon Sharp of Boothpix in Cumbria asking to assist on a large green screen job for Sky TV. Jon has written a great case study on the job, explaining the client’s requirements and the method we employed to meet their brief. On the face of it, the brief was a simple one: photograph …

Are Handepay/Merchant Rentals ripping off small businesses?

Details of the strong-arm tactics employed by Handepay/Merchant Rentals when it comes to cancelling the contract. Be warned! They have a rolling contract that automatically extends when if you don’t cancel prior to the end of the contract. In my case, I was supposed to give twelve months notice before the end of the contract. Since I didn’t do that, they automatically extended the term of the contract by two years. This was further extended by two years because I didn’t cancel it at the end of the three year term. As a result, my three year contract became a seven year contract.

School Prom Season is Approaching!

Well, the new year is upon us and before you know it, it’ll be prom season again! Of course, the school prom season is a very busy time for event photography companies with seemingly more and more venues wanting photographers on the same date. We have three main school prom offerings 1) Mobile studio Using only the highest quality equipment, …

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Award Winning Photographer! Well, not quite.

It must be very confusing for those outside of the photographic industry to work out which photographer to hire. After all, how do you decided which is best? How do you even define what “best” means? One sure-fire way is to look for photographers who have won prestigious awards. Surely, if there has been some form of international recognition for …

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Anita & Simon’s Wedding

On Sunday, 31st March 2013 I was lucky enough to marry the love of my life – Anita – at the Stratford Manor Hotel. Having seen the buzz that our “Bride’s Favours” photo studio creates, it was inevitable that we’d set it up at our own reception! As predicted, it was a huge success! A big thanks to Dorset-based Event …