Do you need a Photographer for your next event or social campaign?

Hi,

I’m Darren Bandoo, an experienced and award-winning London-based Photographer.

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I specialise in capturing moments for (but not limited to):

  • Live Events
  • Corporate Events/Parties
  • Private Events
  • Weddings
  • Content for Social
  • Conferences
  • Travel
  • Food – Photography & Recipe Videos

“Thank you so much for the job you have done with the canapes pictures!

We’re extremely happy with the quality. You understood exactly what we were after and managed to capture the best of each element in each image!

We look forward to working with you again and will certainly recommend you!”

– Lilian Fantinatti, Private Dining & Events Manager at Smith & Wollensky, London.

More here: Testimonials / Facebook reviews

Here’s a little taste

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insta: @dbp_uk / FB: @darrenbandoo

Shoot with – Unicorn Events

I had the pleasure recently of visiting actual Unicorns…!  Okay, before you think I’m crazy, obviously not the fantasy ones!  The Unicorn Events Unicorns and their new hires.

As you would’ve heard, Unicorn Events, Led by the original Unicorn Hannah Luffman, have been growing at an incredible rate and I was invited into where the magic happens (East Croydon) to do some headshots of the team for Unicorn Event’s new hire announcements…

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EventHuddle: The Art of Negotiation

It has been a busy week here at DBP…

firstly: Featured image by @dbp_uk & artwork by @pegasusart – Like this? He’s amazing and has an exhibition in Oct. – If you meet him, do mention that you heard it hear 🙂

  • Website Additions/Changes
    • A few tab restructuring –
      • FrontPage has updated to be a bit more eye-catching to celebrate and some of the companies I’ve been blessed to work with.
      • Cinemagraphs moved to the Photography tab.
      • Under Photography you can now find a NEW ‘MODELS’ tab so please check these pages out: Isabelle (RedHead_DJ), Elena, Rosalie, Benjarmin and a Fire Dancer I met once at Ministry… More to come!!
If you’d like a shoot, please get in touch or via Instagram
  • EventHuddle
  • The Studio is coming to life – Food Photography and I did some cheeky self-portraits against a black backdrop – I’ve always wanted to do this! #PassionProjects
  • And I just got back from catching up with and meeting new #EventProfs where Future in 15 did a live recorded video interview with Kevin Jackson of Experience Is the Marketing (EITM) – You’ll see Kevin below as the Chairman for EventHuddle… He does get around!! 🙂

Anyhoo… enough talk, time for some photos!

For a limited time, You can see more from this event here

WNorth: The Global Gathering of Women on the Rise…

This was a very interesting event to be a part of (and WNorth’s London Debut), seeing guest speakers share their business insights with all in the room who listened eagerly for gems of knowledge that they can take on board and apply to their lives and businesses.

Event Info:

  • Organisation: WNorth
  • Venue: Canada House, London
  • Speakers:
    • Chantal Coady OBE
    • Max Foster
    • Farah Mohamed
    • Rupal Sachdev Kantaria
    • Alison Nimmo
    • Shirin Foroutan

And, as usual, here are some highlights

Another Great EventHuddle: Social Media for Events 2018

Social media is an amazing beast that, if the various platforms are used correctly, can deliver us some great results.EventHuddle_201805-31

As a sponsor of this educational event, I enjoy attending these morning meeting ups for connecting with both regular and new faces and (especially from this event) I always came away with some fantastic insights, best practices and often a list of ‘Do’s and Don’t’ that get offered up by the days esteemed guests.

Speaking of which, today’s session, Social Media for Events pt1

With guests:

  • Chairman – Nick Lawson, Acquisition Marketing Manager at Eventbrite
  • Darren Struwig, Social Media Producer at Festival Republic

  • Sarah Rainford, Senior Account Manager at Born Social

  • Audrey Solvar, Moka Agency – watch this space, a new agency to be launched next week…

Here are a few photo highlights from the session

 

See this full collection and past events here

Watch the whole session here

 

EventHuddle: New Gallery Page / Next Event

This is very cool.  I’ve been working with EventHuddle as their photographer for quite some time now and I’m so pleased that they have recently added a Gallery to their website which features the images I captured of past events as well as a little bio of yours truly…  Awesome!!!

Who is EventHuddle…?

EventHuddle is a regular topical discussion / educational forum for event & marketing professionals. Each gathering takes place at the prestigious 1 Wimpole street (home of the Royal Society of Medicine), in the form of an early morning panel discussion, placed between a sumptuous breakfast offering and an unbridled networking opportunity.

Next Event: 

  • Topic: Social Media for Events: 2018 Edition
  • When: Tomorrow – 30.5.2018, 08:15 – 10:30
  • Where: 1 Wimpole St, 1 Wimpole Street, London. W1G 0LZ. United Kingdom
  • Register here

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Looking forward to the EPAs…

Today is the day where the winners of the Event Photography Awards will be revealed…

I’ve been shortlisted for two of my photos from last from last year (see Whoop, whoop – Shortlisted for Event Photography Awards 2018 post) and after a quick job this afternoon, I’ll be scrubbing up and heading to the British Museum for the ceremony.

There’s thick competition which is great and I’d like to take this moment to wish everyone the best (and of course, a little bit more for me! te he he!!)

Standby for a follow-up post to let you know how I did (obvs) and also share some of my favourite fellow-shortlisted images for the event…

 

See you on the other side.