Russell Harper Photography Ltd: Blog en-us (C) Russell Harper Photography Ltd [email protected] (Russell Harper Photography Ltd) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:11:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:11:00 GMT Russell Harper Photography Ltd: Blog 74 120 Season's Greetings! As usual, I've ended a busy year with a lengthy stint in Santa's Grotto at the fabulous Polhill Garden Centre in Sevenoaks.  If you were among the hundreds of people who visited Santa over the holiday period, the elves and I thank you!


[email protected] (Russell Harper Photography Ltd) Christmas Polhill Santa's Grotto elves grotto santa Wed, 28 Dec 2016 17:00:50 GMT
Family photoshoots This is the time of year when my outdoor family photoshoot season really starts.  It's the bluebells that get things going.  Once they come out, spring is definitely here.  Of course once they're in full bloom, they don't last for very long, so we need to get out there pretty quickly - and hope for fair weather.  Today I'm off to Shoreham Woods near Sevenoaks with a family of 5, and the forecast looks good!

[email protected] (Russell Harper Photography Ltd) Sun, 17 Apr 2016 11:25:45 GMT
London Super Comic Convention We had a great time at the Excel Centre in London last weekend.  The organisers had hired a replica of the Iron Throne from the award-winning TV series 'Game of Thrones', and we were booked to photograph visitors sitting on the throne.  They were then able to buy a print of their photo, which was printed in seconds.  We had many happy customers, most of whom entered into the spirit of the event by dressing as comic, cartoon or TV characters, and the costumes were amazing!

[email protected] (Russell Harper Photography Ltd) Comic Con Cosplay Game of Thrones Iron Throne LSCC Thu, 25 Feb 2016 21:14:30 GMT
Event photography Quite a lot of my business is made up of event photography.  In fact I'm photographing an event for Specsavers in Sevenoaks this evening, and have just been awarded a contract to cover three prestigious print industry award events this year.  It's not all corporate events though.  I photograph private parties (there seemed to be a lot of 40th birthdays last year!) at all sorts of venues, so whether you're planning an international conference or a birthday party, get in touch and I'll be happy to see how I can help.

[email protected] (Russell Harper Photography Ltd) Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:30:28 GMT
Happy New Year! Now that Christmas is becoming a distant memory, it's business as usual here at Russell Harper Photography, and I already have a number of bookings for business headshots, dance shows, commercial events and more.  Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your photography needs for 2016.

[email protected] (Russell Harper Photography Ltd) Thu, 07 Jan 2016 15:24:06 GMT
Chance to Dance Congratulations to all the dancers who performed at the recent Chance to Dance at The Hawth in Crawley.  The photos are online and available to purchase.  I've been photographing Chance to Dance for four years now and the standard of the performances shows no sign of declining! 

[email protected] (Russell Harper Photography Ltd) Tue, 03 Nov 2015 22:26:02 GMT
Autumn family photography Well autumn is well and truly here, so the weather can be changeable at times, but that doesn't mean that I've stopped doing outdoor photo shoots.  Autumn colours can be very attractive, and the softer light at this time of year (thanks to all that cloud...) is helpful too - no harsh shadows or squinting in the bright sunshine.  And even if it rains, it's not the end of the world, as we can still get some good photos.  I took this shot while my clients were sheltering under a tree in Knole Park in Sevenoaks during a brief downpour!

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Chance to Dance Summer Show I spent last weekend photographing the excellent 'Chance To Dance' at the Stag Theatre in Sevenoaks.  If you participated, you can see your pictures by clicking the 'Order Photos' link on my homepage.  If you haven't been advised of your access code, please e-mail me at [email protected].

[email protected] (Russell Harper Photography Ltd) Sat, 04 Jul 2015 21:00:57 GMT
More event photography... This weekend was a busy one, as I photographed the Lady Boswell's School Summer Ball on Friday, and the Sevenoaks Prep School Development Ball on Saturday.  Photographs from both are available to buy if you attended either event.

[email protected] (Russell Harper Photography Ltd) Event photography Kent School photography Kent Sevenoaks Photography Mon, 22 Jun 2015 21:13:10 GMT
Sevenoaks Town FC Awards Congratulations to all the players who picked up well-deserved awards at the Sevenoaks Town FC end-of-season awards event at Greatness Park on Saturday.  My photos are available to view and buy now via this link:

[email protected] (Russell Harper Photography Ltd) Mon, 08 Jun 2015 20:13:21 GMT
Party, conference and other event photography So Summer has arrived (I think!) and the party and event season is here.  Tomorrow I'll be photographing the end of season awards at Sevenoaks Town Football Club, and also this month I'll be attending two school PTA Summer Balls, taking photos of the guests and printing them on site so that they can be taken home at the end of the night, in a quality mount, all ready for the mantelpiece or a frame!

I cover all types of event, from international conferences to birthday parties, so I'd be delighted to hear from you if you're planning any type of function. Party photographyParty photography

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PR photography I work with a number of PR agencies who are looking for strong images to support various aspects of their clients' promotional activity.  This work has taken me to building sites, car dealerships and theatres, among other locations.  This week I'll be visiting care homes in Kent and Surrey to photograph the residents with a variety of animals, to show the therapeutic effect that animals can have.  I'm just hoping that the goats don't start nibbling at my camera strap...

[email protected] (Russell Harper Photography Ltd) PR photography Public Relations photography Kent Public Relations photography London Public Relations photography Surrey Wed, 20 May 2015 09:40:40 GMT
Party and event photography If you're planning a party or other social event, have you considered booking a photographer to capture the event for you?  You could take your own photos or expect the guests to take their own, but having a professional photographer on hand takes the pressure off everyone, and frees you to enjoy the event.  

I have photographed parties for all ages (though last year was a particularly busy one for 40th birthdays), taking photos that capture the spirit of each event.  So whether you like lots of posed groups, something more 'fly-on-the-wall', or a mixture of both, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.  From my base in Sevenoaks I cover all of London and the South East.

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[email protected] (Russell Harper Photography Ltd) Event photography Party photography Tue, 12 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT
Sevenoaks Rugby triumphant on West Coast Tour! As a tour sponsor (and an Under 10 parent!) I was delighted to be in Barnstaple at the weekend to see Sevenoaks Rugby Club win so many trophies, as well as setting a new Guinness World Record for the largest rugby tour party!  The Under 10s did particularly well, finishing 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th out of 11 in their group.  Photos to follow.

[email protected] (Russell Harper Photography Ltd) Sevenoaks Rugby Sports photography Tue, 05 May 2015 21:36:03 GMT
And about time too! OK, so my new-look website isn't that new any more, and yet I still haven't got round to blogging!

Well I'm going to start making up for that, and maybe I should kick off with a round-up of the first quarter of the year.  After the usual busy Christmas (doing Santa's Grotto photography at Polhill Garden Centre) I went straight into January with a visit to a regular corporate client, to do my first business headshot session for them since their move from Sevenoaks to The Shard in London.  I've done a handful of other business headshot sessions this year, as well as half a dozen location PR shoots for another regular client (they've now given me my own personal hard had and hi-vis jacket!), several property shoots and I've photographed a few events too.  

I've also photographed a band (check them out at, a magician, some vintage buses and some vintage-style haircuts!

I have a busy year ahead, but have room to take on more assignments, particularly corporate and social event photography, and now that Spring seems to have arrived, I'm looking forward to doing some more location photography in and around Sevenoaks.



[email protected] (Russell Harper Photography Ltd) Thu, 09 Apr 2015 18:20:01 GMT
Welcome to my new-look website... I'm currently updating the look of my website, so if it looks a bit odd, that's why!


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