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Appaloosas at Hartpury

Today we made our first visit to both the Appaloosa Horse Club and Hartpury Equestrian College, Gloucestershire. There was a great turn out and some wonderfully horses on show. The judge, Robert Oliver, kept everything on track and moving at a fair pace. Congratulations to all of the worthy winners. I hope to see you all again at the National …

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Kenilworth Junior Rugby Football Festival

It was great to be in Kenilworth to cover the Junior Rugby Football Festival in the wettest drought in living memory! The first day’s images are currently being uploaded and should be finished by 10pm tonight (28th April).

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KT Dance School – Dance Fusion 2012

Last night saw the opening of KT Dance School‘s – Dance Fusion 2012 at the Abbey Theatre, Nuneaton, and we were there to photograph the show. What am absolute delight it was to have been invited along to photograph such a wonderfully energetic and vibrant show playing to a virtually packed house! It was clear to see that the performers …

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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 …