Event Photographer Wakefield: Beaumont Legal at the Hepworth
Event Photographer Wakefield: I’ve been commissioned by Beaumont Legal on many occasions now as their Wakefield commercial photographer and tonight they booked me to shoot an event at which they were to launch a new venture by becoming the first UK partners of huge US law firm Legal Zoom. While the name is not familiar to many in the UK, Legal Zoom is a household brand name in America and they have been looking to get a foothold in Great Britain for some time. In order to mark this momentous oocasion, a large launch party was held at The Hepworth which was complete, but welcome, surprise to all the staff. The evening was marked by floodighting the Hepworth’s exterior with Beaumont Legal colours and logo and, following a champagne reception and the official announcement, the party went into full swing with magicians, virtual reality games, DJ awesome food and, the highlight of the night, a live appearance of the male group Collabro – winners of the 2014 show ‘Britain’s got Talent’.
Although I had with me a bank of Profoto B1 units, I ended up shooting the whole event using a Nikon speedlight due to the restrictions on space – so many people were crammed in – it wasn’t possible to use a studio flash and softbox combo. I also managed a really good selection of the sculptures which had been painted with light for the occasion and this is something that has not been done before but it made a super backdrop to the evening’s event.