Primary School Xmas Fair 2015
It hardly seems a year since I was last at the Wonersh & Shamley Green Primary School Christmas Fair – and it’s reminded me how far behind I am with blogging… Anyway I was pleased to have a stand at the fair again this year to meet up with friends and families from both villages and chat about photography.
I didn’t get as much time to take photos this time around as I did last year, as I was quite busy chatting to people on my stand, but I did manage to get a few snaps of Santa arriving, some of the stalls, and the children having fun. See you next year if not before!
Wonersh & Shamley Green Primary School Christmas Fair photos
There was an excellent turnout at Wonersh & Shamley Green Primary School yesterday for the annual Christmas Fair. We were blessed with some amazing weather – the sun shone brightly from a blue sky, and the children were able to run around and enjoy the many activities that had been laid on.
These included Santa’s Train, face painting, decorating biscuits and baubles, and festive-themed cricket and football challenges. Everyone enjoyed the delicious barbecued burgers and hot dogs, not to mention the excellent cakes!
I had a stand in the Hall along with some other local businesses, and it was a pleasure to chat to parents and visitors to the Fair.
I have to say that Santa bore a remarkable resemblance to John Metcalfe, whose wedding I recently photographed, but of course that must be a coincidence as everybody knows that Santa is married to Mrs. Claus, and has been for at least 500 years! 😉
Altogether it was a very successful day – here are a few photos that I managed to take in between looking after my stand!
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A year goes by so quickly – it hardly seems like 12 months since I was in Brighton helping to run the 2011 MyVision photo workshop – an annual event that gives professional wedding and portrait photographers a chance to flex their photographic muscles and try something different by documenting a local business or person.
This year the workshop was held in Guernsey – a blessing as we avoided the snow and freezing weather that’s gripped the rest of the country – and this time I was participating as a photographer rather than as a “backroom boy”.
On Sunday I photographed an amazing Halloween party which was given by a local family – 130 guests enjoyed some great food and entertainment, including an array of scary but fun characters…
Peter Pan and Tinkerbell were on hand to look after the smaller kids, while the older ones (and adults) were pleasurably frightened by an assortment of ghouls and zombies, who guided guests around a haunted maze.
Here’s a date for your diary – next Wednesday (November 9th), as part of Photography Week at the Apple Store in Regent St London W1, a photographers’ group of which I am a member will be giving a series of talks on a variety of topics, ranging from documentary wedding photography to portraits to personal projects.
The MV Photographers Collective is a group of some of the leading wedding, portrait and commercial photographers in the UK – so you’ll see some amazing images and get a fascinating insight on how we go about creating them…
Last Friday evening I headed up to the newly refurbished Four Seasons hotel in London’s Park Lane, to photograph the annual Chairman’s Ball & Aspiring Manager’s Awards for the Institute of Hospitality, London branch, ably assisted by my brother Simon.
Many of London’s top hoteliers were represented at the awards evening, which took the form of a masked ball…