Friday night I had the pleasure of working for another photographer Mike Weeks from Dorset Event Photography, who is also the founder of E.P.S. (Event Photography Society).
A christmas party at the De Vere Village hotel in Swindon Wiltshire was the venue for the event with free photographs all night.
The difference with this event was it was a free all night photo session paid for by the company as part of a thank you to staff members, This meant all guests could have as many pictures taken as they wanted. Then walking just a few feet to the viewing station guests had a choice of what pictures they liked and how many copies to have printed. These would then be printed within seconds using the latest dye sub printers and supplied in a protective bags (just in case of any accidents during the evening)
ALL FREE OF CHARGE TO ALL THE GUESTS
All evening guests commented on what a nice idea this was with no pressure to rush and get pictures taken as they could start with nice portraits with partners, later having some taken with colleagues and then after a little liquid refreshment the props came out of the boxes, hats, scarves, glasses, wigs just to mention a few (again all supplied free of charge).
During the evening everyone was encouraged to try different poses. Most people wanted pictures taken with different friends and groups. Within seconds these would be wirelessly uploaded on to the viewing station and displayed on a 32″ monitor, a quick click of a mouse could display them in colour, black and white, sepia or duo tone. Guests could then choose one or all the pictures to be printed and im sure a few will end up on the office desk as well as being framed for christmas presents. As soon as we introduced something different everyone wanted one the same so we had a busy night and it was great fun all round.
With 170 guests entertained to an evening of light-hearted fun and everyone supplied with as many pictures as they liked we had constant comments about how good the evening was and how good the company was for supplying such an unusual and fun evening. I can honestly say just about everyone appeared to think it was a great night with a WOW factor and some lovely pictures as a memento.
If you would like us to attend your event and put the WOW factor into your christmas party or any other event please get in touch with DN7.com Event Photography to discuss what we can do for you. You will be amazed at the effect we can have on your function or event at a very realistic price.