A gorgeous naming ceremony in the beautiful bright space of The Horniman's Museum, photographed by Raccoon event photographer Flo.
Last week Raccoon London Events Photographer Theo was commissioned by Sister London to capture the Seven Dials X Tredwells Supper Club, at Marcus Tredwells restaurant in Soho. Sister London is preparing for International Women's Day and decided to celebrate the start of their events with a lovely intimate dinner with friends. We asked Theo to provide us with an insight of the evening.
"This Thursday the 8th of March is International Women’s day. Last week I headed to Marcus Wearings restaurant, Treadwells, in Seven Dials where Sister London was kicking off the proceedings by having a dinner for their members and Shareholders in honour of IWD. As the wine and conversation flowed the all-female party were treated to a beautiful array of fantastic food from head chef Chantelle. The photos tell a story of enjoyment and laughter, as I tried to stay in the shadows and capture the candid moments shared between the guests. As the only man in the room, I stuck out like a saw thumb! But as the photos express the laughter and fun was palpable between all the ladies present. A lovely event for an important occasion!"
As International Women's Day dawns upon us, make sure to watch this space!
Recently, Raccoon London Event Photographer Marie-Claire had the pleasure of documenting a very fun 50th birthday party for our client Patrick. The party took place in the Soda Room in the Botanist, which is Broadgate Circle's self-proclaimed late night party venue. The party was a wonderful affair filled with lots of drinking, dancing and laughing. We asked Marie-Claire to give us a rundown of her night.
"Patrick's 50th birthday party was a people watcher's delight. I couldn't stop smiling, soaking in the all of the good vibes. The tunes were amazing and reminded me of growing up - especially when the first record I owned, musical youth, was played - it made me super happy. Some serious moves were busted on the dance floor, including the electric slide and there were lots of smiles, laughter, singing and silliness too. Patrick's cake was a work of art, I wondered how it would be cut, naturally, he opted for the 'lightsaber' approach :) It was an absolute pleasure to shoot this event - I really didn't want to leave!"
Take a look at Marie-Claire's wonderful images below:
Please see Marie-Claire's portfolio here.
Recently, Raccoon London Events Photographer Helen was commissioned by Oculus & Facebook to photograph their annual staff party at the ZSL London Zoo.
60 guests from the internal oculus team attended the event. They started off with a very wild drinks reception in the reptile house, where some meerkats came to visit!
The guests then ventured onto the Terrace reception via a few turns on the ZSL Zoo merry go round. After a three course super the guests had the opportunity to create their own terrariums, courtesy of the indoor plant company, Jar and Fern. The guests then attempted to sculpt some penguins out of ice with hammers and chisels, a workshop conducted by the U.K. and Europes leading ice sculpture specialist Ice Box.
It's not often that Raccoon London has the chance to go to ZSL Zoo, you'd think as an event photographer in London that we would be there all the time! Still, either way, we absolutely adored shooting this fierce party.
Please see Helen's portfolio here.
In December Raccoon London events photographer Theo was commissioned to document a Christmas party for Channel Telecom, a telecommunications wholesaler. Channel Telecom had their Christmas party at 89 Pall Mall St. James's, this location is extremely photogenic. Theo's images from the event are truly beautiful and a classic example of reportage style documentary photography.
Many of our clients love Theo's approach to documenting events, his unobtrusive nature combined with his observant documentary style means he is able to capture some lovely candid moments. More and more we are experiencing clients ask for reportage photographers such as Theo. Reportage events photography requires real skill and understanding, attentiveness and also a quick-trigger finger, candid moments are over and done within a matter of seconds.
We asked Theo to comment on his documentary style.
"Shooting a Black Tie event isn’t my usual day to day assignment working as a photojournalist, but they offer a unique opportunity to shoot differently by incorporating a photojournalistic/documentary approach to creating the images. Working as a photojournalist has helped shape my style, searching for those moments, different from others, that stand out - in terms of framing, style or just waiting for that right split second to arise. I approach a shoot like this one as I would any other, searching for those moments. In this way I try to offer something different from your run of the mill event photography, approaching it as a fly on the wall, standing back and observing moments unfold between individuals. I also look for the things that usually go unnoticed - objects, unusual pockets of light, strange or colourful juxtapositions. Entering events such as this one I always check the space/light and think “how can i get the most artistic and creative images out of the space I’m in”. With an event such as this one the building was incredible which helps in creating the right frames. Other events might offer less in terms of the location, but there is still always scope to create attractive work wherever you are through your own eye and style. Framing is key, but how can you approach it differently? Rather than a straight portrait I think about features, if the colour and emotion is displayed in an individual part of someones face then i’ll turn my lens to that - an opulent bowtie, a grinning smile - whatever catches my eye the most. I hope that with my day-to-day photojournalism work I can reflect and emulate my style onto event photography, offering something visually different to the event photos that you may expect to see."
Another year has come to a close and with it, we have experienced another gluttonous Christmas celebration. The calorie counting goes out the window, the socially acceptable everyday drinking becomes the norm and as a result, those waistlines get thicker. Alas, never fear! Because many of us have our new year resolutions to look forward to... So, grab your running shoes and put on your sweatbands because it's time to hit the gym!
Raccoon London Events Photography Agency loves to capture a sporty affair, so if you are organising a fitness fanatics exhibition or a Beyonce Booty Camp at Pineapple Studios be sure to call Raccoon London to ensure the event is documented properly! We have amazing event photographers and event videographers who can be booked at the very click of a button!
Take a look at our amazing Sports and Fitness slideshow below!
Please see our Health & Fitness Gallery here.
Christmas is well and truly upon us and we have been extremely busy here at Raccoon London Event Photography, especially with photographing many of your wonderful Christmas parties. Last week, however, we encountered a very peculiar Christmas party organised by Nude Brand Creations, who are a brand design company. Nude Brand Creations came to the Raccoon London event photography agency searching for their perfect photographer.
The very talented and personable London Events Photographer Iona was chosen by our clients to capture their very unique take on a Christmas party, our clients asked specifically for a photographer who is accustomed to photographing a lively crowd and wouldn't mind partaking in the fun! We had no idea what to expect, but Iona's photos certainly speak for themselves. We asked Iona to provide us with an insight into the very special occasion.
"As far as Christmas office parties go, this one had a little more flair than most... Each employee had made 100% effort on the fancy dress front! Was quite hard to work out the exact theme. 'Otherworldly' or simply weird and wonderful..?! Nude Brand Creative had completely transformed their workspace with funky projections on the walls and foliage adorning every surface. It was great fun to photograph 'Elvis' one minute and then the boss dressed as a bunch of grapes... Happy Christmas!"
Please see Iona's portfolio here.
Last year Raccoon London Events Photography Agency signed an awesomely talented photographer called Scott, he's pretty amazing at what he does! Scott has such a unique style and always gives something a little extra when completing his breif. Take a look at the photo below for instance.
Besides being an amazing photographer (you can take a look at some examples of Scott's photography here), he's also an amazingly talented videographer (Take a look at the video Scott made with Time-Out here). Alongside shooting photography and video Scott can produce beautifully aesthetic time-lapses and hyper-lapses. Whats a hyper-lapse? I hear you say! The internet defines a hyper-lapse as the following;
"Hyper-lapse (also walk-lapse, space-lapse, stop-motion time-lapse, moving time-lapse) is a technique in time-lapse photography that allows the photographer to create motion shots. In its simplest form, a hyper-lapse is achieved by manually moving the camera a short distance between each shot."
We asked Scott to discuss his hyper-lapses.
"My hyper-lapse videos represents a unique opportunity to capture an extended time frame from a gliding perspective crammed into a few seconds of immersive viewing. We are now able to create moving time-lapse videos that totally capture the essence of an event like you have never seen before. Hyperrealist and hyper-fast to your social network a great marketing tool for any event."
Take a look at the hyper-lapse that Scott made of the Carnaby Christmas Lights.
Please see our Carnaby Street Carnival blog post here.
For the past two years, Raccoon London event photographers have been commissioned by Sister London to photograph the Carnaby Christmas lights. This year, however, has set the bar high for possibly the most eventful Carnaby Christmas lights switch on ever! Usually, the switching on of Christmas lights is a pretty standard affair, but this year Carnaby decided to throw a Christmas Carnival.
The event was truly amazing, a complete spectacle to behold with amazing costumes and themes you would usually associate with Notting Hill Carnival.
This year we had two Raccoon London event photographers and a videographer head down to the Christmas Carnival, and we asked our events photographer Steve to provide us with the low down on the party.
"Buzz of excitement built throughout the night.
Norman Jay playing a mix of carnival classics and tunes that reflected the rich tradition of Carnaby street through the years.
All local shops (including Liberty!!) offered 20% off on the night so loads of savvy shoppers snapping up bargains.
Cocktails flowed from the Carnival cocktail bar.
Amazing dancers and an incredible Brazilian drum group.
Lights came on with huge confetti canons after Norman Jay did the countdown - always the coolest lights in London.
Carnival atmosphere continued until late with people dancing in the streets, I’d left by then ;).
Please see Steve's portfolio here.