As a London Musicians Photographer it’s lovely when I get to photograph the same musician more than once. A couple of years ago I photographed a very talented young violinist called Louisa. Our musicians photo shoot took place in Clapham and we had a lovely time creating some beautiful images for Louisa to use for her publicity. If you’d like to see photos from that session here’s the link Clapham musicians shoot
Earlier this year Louisa’s brother Samuel got in touch to organise a musicians photography session for himself, his sister and five of their friends. They were busy preparing a series of concerts for a music festival and needed some publicity photos to promote the event.
I loved the idea of this challenge and we set about trying to find a convenient date. It was never going to be easy finding a free day for seven busy musicians, but eventually we managed it and arranged to meet up in June. We met one lovely warm Sunday morning at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama at the Barbican. The musicians were rehearsing there later in the day, so it was the ideal place for our photography session. Samuel had luckily been able to obtain permission to take the photographs at the back of the Guildhall, so we didn’t have to worry about getting seven musicians and their instruments (of all different sizes) around the streets of the Barbican.
The session began with taking some formal portraits of each musician on their own. We then experimented a bit and captured some more fun shots, both of each musician separately and then as a whole group together.
All seven musicians were so lovely to work with and we had a very happy morning together. Once we were sure we had everything we needed I left them all to rehearse the afternoon away in the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
I was delighted to hear a few months later that not only were they very happy with all the images we’d created that day, but also that their musical festival had been a huge success!
If you’re interested in booking a musicians photography session please do get in touch, I’d love to hear from you.