When Sally got in touch to book me as the event photographer for her 50th birthday party at her home in Dulwich she mentioned she’s also a photographer herself. That’s both really encouraging (another photographer likes my work – I must be doing something right!) and also really nerve-wracking (surely another photographer will be super critical of my work?).

Turns out I had nothing to worry about! :)

When I got there Sally was just finishing off decorating her home with plenty of colourful decorations, and pointed out a performance space at the back of the garden for music later in the evening. Sally is a theatrical photographer and everyone seemed to be a performer of some kind! On top of that there were plenty of summer Pimms cocktails, and even a food van from Wanna Pull Catering to serve up finger-lickin’ delicious barbecue food – a BRILLIANT idea, and a big hit with the guests, and the dog!

So I had no reason at all to worry about working for a fellow photographer – everyone was so wonderful and welcomed me into Sally’s home and their party with open arms. I had such a fantastic time with them, fitting in like a guest and snapping candid, unposed moments all evening so Sally will always have a record of how it really felt to be there. After all, who wants to spend their party posing all night?

If you like my style of event photography and would like to know more, you can find all the details and get in touch right here.