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Salcey Forest Lodge Ladies Festival

The Salcey Forest Lodge Ladies Festival 2012 was held at the Stratford Manor Hotel and we were there to photograph the event. Using our mobile studio and incredible wireless camera, we photographed all of the guests on their arrival and had the pictures on view only seconds later. It was great to see all of the guests decked out in …

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Rip-off Britian strikes again – Business Insurance

As a professional event photographer, good insurance is vital. Event photographers probably carry more equipment around than any other branch of the industry – we’ve got cameras, we’ve got lights, we’ve got computers, we’ve got printers and so on. As a quick reckoning, we take somewhere around ¬£18,000 worth of equipment out with us when we are doing a large …

New Year’s Eve at the Windmill

[imageeffect type=”frame” align=”alignleft” width=”300″ height=”199″ alt=”New Year’s Eve photography” url=”http://www.simoncoatesphotography.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/NYE-Photos-scp_3443.jpg” ] Seeing 2012 in in style! The photos from the New Year’s Eve bash at the Windmill Village hotel in Coventry are now online. It was great to see so many people making the most of 2011 and celebrating the arrival of 2012! Everyone had a great time and we …

Another year in event photography

[imageeffect type=”frame” align=”alignleft” width=”200″ height=”200″ alt=”” url=”http://www.simoncoatesphotography.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Event-Photography-review-2011.png” ]A year in Event Photography So, we’ve made it to the end of 2011 relatively unscathed and completed another year in event photography, so I thought I’d put down in words just how far we’ve come as an Event photography business in the last twelve months. The year started off in a bad …

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High Cross Riding Lessons – 10th December

On Saturday the 10th December we photographed our final equestrian event at High Cross ¬†for 2011: the riding lessons. It was a predictably cold day, but no one seemed to mind too much! It was great to see so many people getting into the sport and really enjoying themselves. The problem with being an equestrian photographer, particularly at this time …

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IV Med Regt Sergeant Mess Christmas Party

The IV Med Regt Sergeant Mess Christmas Party was held in Aldershot on 3rd December and we were there to photograph it. It was a great evening and an absolute pleasure to work with people doing such a worthwhile job. It was clear that a great deal of work had gone into organising the event, with the hall looking wonderful …

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Photos from Rissington Kart Club, November

Rissington Kart Club Photos: it is the end of the season The final round of the Rissington Kart Club season took place on 6th November 2011 and, as usual, we were there to cover all of the action. Contrary to all predictions, the weather was glorious and the racing was keen and fast-paced. It was good to see so many …

Rocky Horror murder mystery

Let’s do the time warp again! Saturday 29th October 2011, was a strange evening at the Windmill Village hotel in Coventry. Over 130 costumed guests were fed and entertained by the talented the Storm Entertainment team, who staged a Rocky Horror themed murder mystery. We were fortunate enough to be able to add our own little bit of magic to …

Dressage photography at High Cross Equestrian

Leicestershire¬†Dressage Photos from High Cross The photographs of the Trialblazers dressage qualifiers, held at High Cross Equestrian Centre on 23 October 2011 are now available online. The weather was surprisingly good, even if the wind was a little on the chilly side. It was a shame the turn out was so low, but despite this, the standard of the riding …