Sad times as I write this, September 2022 and during the period of National Mourning for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. But it got me thinking back to times when I briefly worked with The Royal Family as a photographer. Unfortunately I haven't been commissioned to take any formal portraits. Rather my experience is from Royal visits and the press and public relations interest that generates.
I am a professional, full time photographer, with nearly 20 years' experience. I have worked at dozens of high profile events, where knowledge of protocol and an ability to follow instructions is key. Happy to dress appropriately and fit in to an often busy programme of activities. At ease with the speed that these events and visits happens. I can offer a quick turnaround of images, supply them on location and provide web ready versions for your social media channels.
Many members of the Royal family support charities, appear at events, and occasionally travels the globe to strengthen diplomatic relationships. Often individuals will commit to longer associations via patronage.
Essentially, a “royal patronage” simply refers to a member of the royal family becoming an official patron of an organisation.
The Buckingham Palace website says: ”Royal patronages add status to an organisation, and visits and involvement from a Royal Patron can often bring much needed publicity.
“For this reason, members of the Royal Family tend to limit their patronages to a manageable number to ensure that they can give each organisation a significant amount of their time.”
Members of the Royal Family receive hundreds of requests for support each year - so it is a fairly big deal to an organisation to receive one, and important when the Royal Patron attends an event or undertakes a visit in their professional capacity.
Are you looking for an experienced photographer that has worked with the Royal family in Liverpool or Merseyside?
I have had the privilege of being employed on several high profile royal visits and covered many VIP, Government and celebrity photography commissions over the years.
So if you are looking for a photographer that creates powerful photographic images and a historic record of an important visitor to your event or organisation I am the person to trust. Contact me on 07810321634
In between meetings I met business man Will and got a few classic portraits on the waterfront and of course the iconic Pierhead. So if you doing business in Liverpool, need some quick but quality coverage of your time here, drop me a message.
In 2006 I was contacted by a design agency here on Merseyside to help them photograph their forthcoming debut album cover. Exciting times !
If you need last minute coverage of a speaker, a meeting, debate session, protest, fringe event or anything connected with the Labour Party conference Sunday 08 to Wednesday 11 October 2023 I might be able to help.
"I have employed David for conferences, presentations, social engagements, marketing materials, open days, portrait shots, official document signings amongst many others. David has always been amenable to our sometimes short notice and has delivered our photos in a quick time frame as agreed and sometimes much quicker depending on our needs. He has always been very helpful, he follows and delivers on the brief and is able to give additional value to jobs with minimal briefs. I am more than happy to recommend David and he will no doubt deliver the same quality he provides us."