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The Principal Manchester photographer

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The fabulous Manchester Palace Hotel has now been re-branded as The Principal Manchester.  I was fortunate to photograph the first event held in the newly refurbished venue.  The Heist Awards 2016 celebrate the best examples of University marketing in the UK and attract hundreds of delegates.  This was my third year photographing the awards.

They were hosted by Simon Bracewell, director of Havas People, and comedian Marcus Brigstocke.  The guests enjoyed a 1920’s themed evening with classic funfair games.

This was the first event to use the hidden street behind The Refuge, the refurbished restaurant at the hotel.  The new courtyard is ideal for outdoor chill-out space and is much quieter than you’d expect, given that it’s so close to a main road. It is shielded from the city noise by buildings on all four sides.

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If you’re interested in booking your wedding at Principal Manchester click here for their wedding information.

I’m a full time wedding & event photographer based in Yorkshire, just 1 hour away from Principal Manchester.  You can view my wedding photography portfolio here.

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Photography Leeds – My day photographing The Queen & my visit to Buckingham Palace!

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To celebrate Her Majesty The Queen becoming the longest serving monarch I was invited to take part in a series of interviews made by ITV Calendar.  The 2012 visit that I photographed is currently the last official visit to Leeds by The Queen & Duke of Edinburgh.event photography Leeds, royal photographer Leeds, Paula Brown photography

I’m a full time professional wedding & event photographer and was booked by Leeds City Council to capture the event for the city.

I’ve included some photos and a few of my memories of the day.  When I was initially told that I’d been recommended as the photographer for this event I just couldn’t believe it!  I was due to be on holiday in Wales on the day of the Queen’s visit, so I phoned my husband and told him we might have a holiday problem!

I knew that photographing a Royal visit would be a once in a lifetime opportunity for me as a photographer.  We decided that I would accept the booking and drive home from Wales alone the night before.

There were various conditions attached, for example, I couldn’t tell anyone I’d been booked at first!  The Queen’s itinerary is kept secret for as long as possible for security reasons.  The week before the visit I looked up photos of previous Royal visits to Leeds on Leodis.  I found images from 1908. It struck me then that whatever happened next in my photography career, this set of images from the 2012 visit would probably be the most viewed of any commission.

After the Royal visit ended I rushed home to start processing images, uploaded them to my online gallery, then drove all the way back to south Wales!  My images had to be submitted to the press office at Buckingham Palace to be approved, then be sent on to the Press Association to make their journey around the world. An interesting point to note is editing guidance is that The Queen should NOT be Photoshopped to change her appearance in any way. The photos must accurately represent what she looks like.

Her Majesty was incredible at smiling and being genuine with the crowds and people she met one to one. She seems to really enjoy meeting people.  Prince Philip was also amazing, he is really friendly and out-going. He tells lots of jokes and teases the crowds to make people laugh.

Scroll down to see some of my favourite photos from the day.   You can view the full set of Diamond Jubilee images here.

photography Leeds, Paula Brown photographerA few months later, I received an invitation to attend a Royal Garden party at Buckingham Palace. I took my husband, Nick.

Guests are not allowed to take cameras to Royal garden parties so we just took a few photos on Nick’s phone and swapped phones with other guests to get a few shots to keep.  The food & drinks were just what you’d expect: pretty white china cups & plates with an array of perfect little sandwiches and cakes.photographers Leeds, Ollievision Paula Brown, Bucking ham Palace  There were two military brass bands playing, one on each side of the garden. The Queen spent quite a while chatting to people, Prince Philip was there too, as well as various other Royals including Prince Andrew.

Scroll down to see some of my favourite photos from the day.

You can view the full set of Diamond Jubilee images here.

If you are looking for a photographer for a wedding or event please get in touch.  I’m not bad, you know!

I cover weddings and events all over the UK and European destinations.

All images are strictly copyright and content may not be used without permission.

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The Child Friendly Leeds “hand” logo was designed by Leeds graphic designer Andy Stoneman and the visit was used to launch the campaign.  Part of my brief was to capture images of the “hand” and children having fun.

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Queens Hotel Leeds Photography – event photography in the Queens Ballroom

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I was invited back to one of my favourite venues, the fabulous Queens Hotel in Leeds, to photograph the 2015 Tenfold Awards.  This is one of the largest events at The Queens and fills their huge Queens ballroom to capacity.  Queens Ballroom and it’s two linked function rooms are the largest suites The Queens offers.  It is one of Leeds largest event spaces… certainly it’s one of the “go to” facilities for hosting elegant events & weddings in excess of 300 guests.

The Tenfold Awards celebrate the people and teams who work to help people with learning disabilities in Leeds.  It’s an amazing night out for people who really deserve it.  Several local celebrities supported the event, including some of the cast of Emmerdale.  The host for the evening was motivational speaker and trainer Ian Donaghy who also performed in the band as lead singer!

If you are hosting a wedding or event at The Queens please be demanding when inspecting any photographers portfolio!  This is a challenging venue, very dark with a 3 storey room height and coloured walls.  Ask for online gallery access to events photographed at The Queens to enable you to compare the work of any photographers you are considering booking.

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If you have fewer guests don’t worry!  The Queens has 16 other conference and banqueting suites of all sizes. The Queens is a 1930’s art deco hotel and is situated next to Leeds railway station.  There is a temporary car park next to the hotel (drive past the hotel and it’s on the corner when you take the left hand filter to the station.)  Main parking is a multi-storey nearby at Leeds Station.  If you are staying as a guest you can pull your car onto the front loading area and check your luggage in with the concierge before driving to the car park.

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Photographers Horsforth – PR photography for Barnados in Horsforth

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I attended a coffee shop on New Road Side to take some PR photographs for Barnados.  They needed images to promote their “Big coffee morning” events across the UK.

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If you’re looking for a photographer in Horsforth please get in touch.  I cover weddings, events and corporate bookings across the UK from my home in Adel, LS16.

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Conference photography Leeds – Northern Futures Summit at Aspire

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Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg was speaker and attendee at the Northern Futures Summit in Leeds.  The venue was Aspire in the city centre, a short walk from the train station.  Delegates travelled from around the North of England to discuss the options about regional independence issues.

Aspire is a beautiful building that originally opened as Yorkshire Bank in 1894.  The interior was extensively refurbished and restored in 2007.

If you’re looking for a conference photographer in Leeds please get in touch.  I know most of the Leeds venues!

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Leeds Minster Photographer – St Georges Day Celebrations in Leeds

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The Royal Society of St George holds their annual celebration at Leeds Minster.  This years event was organised by Councillor Bob Gettings of Morley.

The service was well attended.  Performers included the choir of Leeds Minster, Drighlington Brass band, Morley Academy Choir and Victoria Primary School Choir.

Leeds Minster is one of Yorkshire’s finest wedding & event locations.  It is a Grade 1 listed building.

If you are having a wedding or other event at Leeds Minster and require a photographer please contact me.  I am a full time photographer in Leeds and work regularly at the Minster.

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Google business photography Leeds – Yum Yum Deli, Brewery Wharf

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Are you looking for ways to help your business stand out on Google?  Get in touch to discuss whether the official Google Maps business photography service is right for you.  I am one of the licenced Google photographers in the UK.

You can find the lovely Yum Yum Deli & Cafe at Brewery Wharf in Leeds.  Look for the giant “ears of barley” sculpture when you pass Oracle at Millennium Bridge.

The images below were taken for the Google places page of Yum Yum and may also be used by them on Twitter, Facebook and their website.  Commissioning Google Maps Business Photography from a professional photographer means you can have quality interior point of interest photos.  You can see the virtual tour on Yum Yum’s Google Places page here.  Just click “see inside” to walk around the interior and exterior of the business.

If you’re looking for Google Maps Business Photos in the Yorkshire area please get in touch to discuss your requirements.  You can call me on 0787 292 4103 or message me via the contact page here.

There’s more information about Google business photography here.

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PR Photographer – PR photography in Bawtry

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As a Yorkshire photographer, I enjoy meeting local businesses and finding solutions to their photography needs.  Dale Murten Wealth Management, a leading financial planner in Bawtry, requested some new corporate headshots for use in promotional materials.

After the headshots had been completed, we travelled into Bawtry to obtain photographs of Dale with some business associates.  Bawtry is a market town in Yorkshire with a thriving local business community.

The quality of your PR photography speaks volumes about your business.  If you’re looking for a professional photographer in Yorkshire please get in touch to discuss your requirements.  I have worked with companies of all sizes and have a background in sales & marketing.  Just tell me what you want to achieve from your photography budget and I’ll help you find a solution that works for you.

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Estate Agency Photography Leeds – residential property sales photographs for local estate agents

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As a full time photographer, when I’m not photographing weddings and events most of my time is spent on architecture & commercial photography of all kinds.

These are a few samples of the photographs I have prepared for Leeds estate agents.  My images are perspective corrected to remove sloping vertical lines and give a “magazine look.”  Lens and other corrections remove the distortions that are commonly seen in residential property photography.  Skies may be replaced – no more dull lifeless skies making properties look drab!

Do you have a white bathroom and kitchen?  On my photographs they will look white!  No nasty yellow glow to spoil them.

  • Quality photographs can help sell a home by increasing the number of viewings.
  • Quality, colour corrected images stand out on web listings and attract the viewers attention.

If you are selling your home and would like to commission professional photographs please get in touch for further information.  You can phone Paula on 0787 292 4103 or email her via the contact page here.

Our property photography service is non-intrusive, photographs are usually taken in around 45 minutes and then professionally processed.  We will give you guidance on anything that needs to be moved to improve the images.

If you’d like to see the Ollievision portfolio for commercial property including shops, hotels and restaurants please ask and Paula can send you some links.

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Having your home professionally photographed also gives you something to remember it at it’s best.

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Event photographer London – Corporate event at Church House, Westminster

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As an international event photographer I have the pleasure of working in some of Europe’s top wedding & conference venues.  Church House at Westminster is known worldwide for being one of the UK”s top venues.  The oak panelled main hall is truly beautiful.  It’s a wonderful location for any prestigious event.

These images are from the Kumon Higher Level Student Awards.  They are a big celebration for students who reach the top levels of Kumon study.  As usual, I was most impressed with what I saw of Kumon and their students.

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Church House was founded in 1888. It was a tribute to Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee. During the second world war Church House was used by the government and both houses of parliament met there.  There’s a sense of history with large oil painted historical figures looking down from the walls.

If you are searching for an event photographer for the London area please phone Paula on 0787 292 4103 to check availability and get an estimate.  The high end online gallery at Ollievision allows Paula to help you distribute both digital files and prints to your delegates.  Just give her a call to discuss how Ollievision can help make your event memorable.

Your event is unique so hire a photographer who has the experience and understanding to make the photography work for you.

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