Event Photographer in London

With the incredible advancement of digital cameras anyone can take a half decent photograph (I hate to admit that!) but what I can offer is the invaluable experience of photographing countless different types of events. My experience enables me to deliver quality images time after time. These pictures will be useful for a number of different uses, including everything from social media to future marketing.

Over the past five years I have photographed all sorts of events from small functions to larger events like conferences and gallery openings. During a typical year I photograph over 100 different type of events and seminars and I am lucky that I love what I do.

Here are a few things about the service you can expect from me and my business:

  • Fast imagery delivery (a handful of images on site or the following day)
  • Able to photograph in any situation and deliver good results.
  • Over 10 years experience photographing events and conferences
  • Backup equipment
  • Fully insured
  • Available to work in London or the rest of the UK as required

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You can see half dozen of my recent event photographs (or look through my blog) below which shows my style of photography and you can see straight how I shoot my events. I shoot discreetly throughout the day but I will always be in the right place at the right time to capture the key moments.

My aim for my events clients to remember their conference not their photographer. I am a full time professional event photographers this is my full-time job so that means I give 100% every time I shoot a event. I will be answering all the emails before the event and after the event so there nothing lost in translation. Most importantly it would be myself photographing your event, my years of experience will insure all the key details are recorded. All the key shots will include the speaker shots and the wider shots of how busy the event is but also all the other key moments will be documented too.

After the event is photographed I will personally edit all the final pictures in Lightroom and deliver all the best shots via wetransfer or Dropbox as soon as I can so your social media team can begin the job of promoting the event or marketing for the next conference.

London Event Photography

My clients spend days, sometimes weeks planning their conference or event and one of the important decisions they have to make is who should be their photographer to record their event. The photography industry is full of great photographers which makes choosing the right person to photograph your event very difficult! I originally got into the photography business by assisting other photographers. This gave me a great insight into how to work to a high standard and to a tight deadline, under sometimes tricky work conditions. This experience gave me a head start when I started my own business nine years ago (time flies!) and I’m still learning more with every event I do. During the last decade I have been commissioned countless times, photographing everything from a gallery opening to a conference. 

Why choose me to photograph your event…? Well to put it in a nutshell I am an experienced event photographer with just under a decade of experience of shooting conferences and events. I also love what I do and embrace the challenge of delivering a great batch of images for my clients that can be used for social media, websites or wider promotion. 

While I’m working for you, I won’t be tucking into canapes or swigging a glass of bubbly, I will be focused on getting good shots of your speakers and capturing animated networking images so you can show a great coverage of your event on twitter, Instagram, Facebook or LinkedIn. 

I will happily switch roles from working discreetly to quickly herding important group shots together. I can work either with available light or use flash so your photography brief will be met no matter the venue environment is like. I mostly try to use available light so I can photograph the essence of the occasion. 

My event photography will drive people and your attendees to your future conferences, parties and events. 


My prices start from £350 for short event coverage (less than 2 hours) and from £700 for longer or full day event coverage. If you need further information or a quote for your future event then you can email me at photography@jamesgiffordmead.co.uk


What sort of events do you shoot?

I have been commissioned to shoot conferences, gallery openings, seminars, workshops and panel discussions

We need highlight pictures during the event is that possible?

That shouldn’t be a problem. I can bring a laptop with me and during the quieter moments of the event I would be able to upload a handful of pictures ready for social media or the press.

Would you be able to work discreetly during the event?

Yes I certainly can. During panel discussions or when the speaker is making their speech then I can use my silent shutter on my cameras so they won’t be any disruptions during the quieter moments of the event.

What happens if you get sick and can’t attend our event?

I have lots of London photographers with a similar style to me who would be able to cover any event that I wouldn’t able to make.

Let's Talk.

For a tailored quote you can email James via the contact form. Please include as much information about the job brief as possible and then James will then get back to you within 24 hours during the working week. As a guide to creating your enquiry, please try to include the following information if it is available: Date of job; How many portraits need to be taken or what type of event you need photographing; Length of photographic coverage.

Latest Work

Working as a corporate and event photographer in the city of London, James mostly shoots on location so he would travel to wherever your office is situated or where your event location is. He works to a single business headshot, half day or full day rates, but the longer the photography session, the more cost effective it becomes. James has a portable studio that he can set up within your meeting room or in a general space on your office floor. There is no extra charge for any travel expenses for London photography shoots.