A look back at 2014 – Cardiff Commercial Photographers
2014 was a fantastic year for us at Magenta Photography, undoubtedly our best yet. We picked up some fantastic new clients and further developed the great relationships we have with existing clients.
2015 is shaping up to be an even better year with some great projects already lined up and new and exciting areas of photography planned for the coming months. We’ll be updating the blog regularly so be sure to check out what we’ve been up to.
So before we get stuck into the New Year we thought we’d share some of our highlights from 2014 with you.
Thank you for your support and here’s to an amazing year.
Event Photography Cariff – Blysh Festival 2014
One event that is fast becoming a fixture on the summer calendar is Blysh Festival, Wales Millennium Centre’s annual festival of circus, cabaret and street art.
We have been lucky enough to shoot the promotional images for Blysh for the last 4 years and this year we were asked to provide event photography in Cardiff Bay to cover some of the amazing acts over the final weekend of the festival.
Hotel Photography Cardiff Bay – St Davids Hotel & Spa
St David’s is the hotel the stars choose to stay in when in cardiff for music and sporting events and when Britains Got Talent and X Factor roll into town.
We were delighted to be asked to photograph the newly refurbiished rooms at the hotel for use on the hotels website and promotional literature.
Theatre Photography – Lord of The Flies Dress Rehearsal @ WMC
I was lucky enough to be asked to photograph a series of rehearsals for Mathew Bourne’s Lord of Flies at Wales Millennium Centre including the amazing dress rehearsal the day before the 1st show. I love working at the WMC, it’s one of my favourite places in Cardiff. We are very lucky to have such an amazing theatre putting on world class performances like LOTF in our city.
PR Photography Cardiff – New Head Chef at Ffresh Restaurant
Marc Corfield, formerly chef at The Walnut Tree, was appointed new head chef at Ffresh restaurant in Cardiff Bay. We were delighted to be asked to take some portraits of him for PR purposes.
Headshot Photography – Frenkel Topping
As much as we do love being Cardiff Photographers we are always up for a road trip. November saw us heading up the M6 to Manchester to shoot a series of headshots for Frenkel Topping, independent investment advisors within the personal injury sector.
The brief was to shoot natural looking portraits of the staff, over 2 day, within an office environment for the new website being designed by Spindogs
Here are a selection of our favourites from the shoot
Headshot Photography Cardiff – Guy Moore
Headshot photography is one of the key areas of what we do, and we love it. Our studio in Cardiff Bay is perfect for headshots but we also do a lot of headshots on location. We were approached by the guys at Core Digital to shoot images for a website they are building for Guy Moore, a family barrister and lawyer.
Guy is very much of the new wave of barristers and keen to dispel the image of barristers being a bit stuffy and scary. We decided on a location shoot as we felt this allowed us to create softer, more approachable look to the images and as we are based in the beautiful Cardiff Bay we decided to do the shoot in and around the Bay.
Here are a few of our favourites from the shoot.
Event Photography Cardiff – Black History Month @ Wales Millennium Centre
Every October throughout the UK, Black History Month celebrates the achievements and contributions of Black people to the development of British society, technology, economy and arts & culture.
We were delighted to be asked by the Wales Millennium Centre to cover Black History Month again in 2014.
Tourism & PR Photography – Visit Swansea Bay
We love Wales, it’s an incredibly beautiful country rich in culture and tradition and blessed with some of the most spectacular scenery in the world and we are lucky to call this place home. One of the highlights of this beautiful country is undoubtedly the Gower Peninsular so we were thrilled to be asked by VisitSwanseaBay.com to photograph all 19 beaches along with 10 landmarks for their new information guides and for PR and promotional purposes.
Spending 2 weeks in that amazing place was surely the highlight of our 2014. Here are some of our favourite shots.
Food and Restaurant Photography – The Old Custom House Penarth
Our friends at Core Digital approached us with what was to be our last job of 2014. And what a fantastic job to finish off the year.
The Old Custom House in Penarth is one of the premier restaurants in South Wales specialising in high quality meat, fresh fish and fine wines. And I mean seriously fine wines. Some of the bottles they have there are in excess of £2500 !
Ceri and the team at Core are building a new website for Custom House and asked to shoot images that show off the unique atmosphere and charm of the restaurant.
Here are a selection of some of our favourites. We are going back in the Spring for the next instalment of this shoot so be sure to keep checking the blog for updates.
So thats 2014 done, bring on 2015.
I hope you’ve enjoyed looking through a selection of some of our favourite images from last year. We’d like to thank you all for your continued support.
If you would liek to discuss a project you are working on please contact the studio today on 02920 464219 / 077255 47876 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
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