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August | 2015 | THJ Photography
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August 2015

60th Birthday Party

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Just as I was finishing photographing Emma and Paul’s wedding last year, Paul’s mother Ann approached me and told me that she was having an Hawaiian themed 60th party in April of this year, and stated she would ask me to photograph it.

True to her word, I got a telephone call from Ann earlier this year and I was delighted to agree to photograph her special event.

The venue for this event was Fishley Park, Bloxwich and I hadn’t been here since my wedding reception I June 1989. So as you can see this venue holds some very special memories for me.

As each guest arrived they were presented with a Hawaiian Lei, as was I, the photographer. The most popular concept of a lei in Hawaiian culture is that it is presented upon arriving or leaving as a symbol of affection.

The party was attended by close family and friends and the photographs (http://www.thjphotography.jamesfarley.co.uk/portfolio/anns-60th-party-april-2015/)  show the wide age range of people attending. As you can see, the lei was a fitting presentation from Ann.

Throughout the night photographs were taken of the guests and the cake, and one that was specifically requested, Ann with her Grandchildren. All in all this was a special event for a special person in a special venue.

If you know of anyone that requires their event photographing please feel free to share my website and contact details with them.

 

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Live Music

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As well as photography my other passion is music, and in particular live music. Therefore it was a dream come true when I was commissioned by Dean of Rattle & Drum Promotions Limited to photograph The Mersey Beatles at the Prince Of Wales Theatre, Cannock, Staffordshire.

The band come from Liverpool and “……since 1999 they have been recreating the sights and sound of the Fab Four with a very authentic Beatles tribute”. The band tour extensively throughout the year and this particular gig was their last in the UK prior to going to America for a series of dates.

The night consisted of songs from all the eras of The Beatles, and throughout the evening I was able to take photos from different vantage points around the venue.

As you can see from the photos, I’ve processed the images sympathetic to the 1960’s era where appropriate.

With PA Hire (http://www.cannocksoundhire.co.uk) providing the sound system the music was perfect for the capacity crowd to enjoy.

The first half consisted mainly of pre Sgt. Pepper songs and if you closed your eyes you could imagine yourself being back in the 1960’s.

The second half were songs from the post Sgt. Pepper era and as you can see from the photos on http://www.thjphotography.jamesfarley.co.uk/portfolio/the-mersey-beatles-april-2015/, the crowd were dancing in the aisles.

This was a top night’s worth of entertainment and I would thoroughly recommend you try and catch The Mersey Beatles when they’re at a venue near you. For further details please go their website at http://www.themerseybeatles.com/.