It’s lovely when you get involved in a surprise Birthday party. They needed photography for a 50th Birthday and the theme was ‘The 80’s’. How could I possibly refuse 🙂
The location for the party was the Shoreline in Paignton. I’ve shot a few events here so I walked in already knowing exactly how I was going to light it. Dusk was already upon us so it was an all-dark event.
The Shoreline closed to customers and made this an entirely private function. There was a DJ, a photo booth, and nothing but 80’s music all evening. I was in heaven 🙂
Let’s see some of the photos…
The Special Guest was led up the stairs blindfolded. Everyone cheered as she removed it. The atmosphere was so good! I had my Son William second shooting with me so he got the guest’s reaction and I focused on the Birthday Girl.
We spent a couple of hours interacting with the guests and capturing those all-important candid moments. The best candids are when they don’t know they are being photographed. The majority of our shots will be those. You learn to spot a moment or a smile that is about to happen and be ready as it happens.
It was lovely to see so many dress up for the 80s theme. The DJ had a CD case that I once owned. Mine was as full as his, but it was great to see CDs and CD cases again after all these years.
In 1986 I purchased the first CD walkman in Torbay. I arrived as the delivery arrived. It’s one of my very small claims to fame. Dire Straights ‘Brothers in Arms’ was my first CD 🙂
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