Kerrie graduated from Portsmouth University on 23rd July 2013. Her mother employed me to take photographs of Kerrie and the family after the ceremony.
It was decided that the photographs were to be taken in a neighbours garden rather than at the university. While we were waiting for Kerrie and the family to arrive back from the university, I set up my equipment in the garden. I decided that I would use one Elinchrom BXRi 500 studio light to give flexibilty of shooting.
Kerrie and the family eventually arrived after spending a few hours at the ceremony in Portsmouth and then making their way back through the city centre traffic. Knowing that they had booked me as their photographer, they decided not to join the 2 -3 hour queue for the event photographer at the university. Apparently the queues were that long and then only two photographs are taken along with the hard sell for products afterwards.
Having employed me as their photographer we were able to make plenty of photographs of Kerrie and all the family in a relaxed atmosphere which was a contrast to the hustle and bustle of the university. I am sure that the relaxed style helped to make better images than those that would have been made on the portrait production line at the university.
Congratulations to Kerrie on her graduation. It was a very enjoyable experience to photograph her, the family and her boyfriend.
For your next event consider choosing your local photographer with the personal touch rather than rely on an unknown event photographer.