We met some great photographers in the world! by Ryan Hall

The Photography Show 2019

Since deciding to become a pro photographer, I have been wanting to branch out and network more. I heard about The Photography Show and planned to go last year, but due to unseen circumstance that ship failed.

However, I signed up to the Society of Photographers and since, have been receiving newsletters and letters in the post. One of those letters had happened to be the leaflet for The Photography Show 2019, and without hesitation I went and booked both mine, and my brothers tickets as trade professionals.

THe Photography SHow 2019 trade passes

With so many stalls to see, we was overwhelmed with how big the actual show was. Businesses from all over that specialise in, video and film making, accessories, photography and equipment, insurance and more. We participated in the workshops and seminars, taking away new lessons and set ups to try. Pros such as the beautiful, Lindsay Adler, The goat, Jason Lanier and the lovely Emily Rinaldo and my favourite Photographer Hannah Couzen and my idle retoucher Pratik Naik. Meeting these people has made me up my game and made me want to increase my skills. I plan to be more creative and take more photos out of the box.

Me with Jason Lanier and Emily Rinaldo - My first fanboy moment ever!

We watch the workshop which Tina Eison was giving at the Profoto stall.

We watch the workshop which Tina Eison was giving at the Profoto stall.

Me and the retoucher god Pratik Naik!!!

The beautiful Hannah Couzen and I

I cannot wait for the 2020 Photography Show. My aim is to have at least one of my photos on display. As I said before, 2019 is the year where my skills and talent goes up a level or 2.

Below are some more images I took at the show.

Check out the pros here: https://www.hcphotography.co.uk/ https://www.solsticeretouch.com/ http://tinaeisen.com/ http://www.jasonlanier.com/

Also here is info for the next show if you wish to go and see what my hype is about - https://www.photographyshow.com/

The Pink Coconut Reunion by Ryan Hall

Hey Hey!!

February 8th 2019 I had the pleasure of attending such a historical event that brought back a lot of memories of my childhood. The Pink Coconut Reunion is an event that based off the actual 90s club that was based in Derby. From my mother and older sister to my aunty and cousins, this was the place to be every Saturday night.

The night was presented by some of the finests DJ's from Derby, Nottingham, London, Birmingham and Leicester.

Main Room (Soul, Funk & RnB)

DJ Stevie M (Original Pink Coconut DJ)
DJ E Double D (Funk & Soul Specialist)
DJ Supreme (London’s finest)
DJ Jus Neil (Birmingham)
Doctor D (Funk Surgery)
DJ DrewTouch (Leicester’s Finest)

Room 2 (Reggae, Lovers Rock and Dancehall)

V Rocket International
Luv Injection (Zuchie & Billy)
DJ Mastermix (London)

We had such a brilliant time we hope to be attending the following reunions to come over the years.

Here are a few photos from the night:

#eventphotography #pinkcoconutreunion2019

New Years Eve by Ryan Hall

Hi loyal blog readers!

I recently had a grand time photographing New Years Eve Party held at Metronome in Nottingham. It was a large event with roughly 200 attendants, including Djs on the night J Parmar(Kemet Radio), Success Sound, Ghetto Jam Delroy Topnotch Young and JNR B.

Photo By: Ryan Hall - Halls IP

All of the guests showed up with lots of spirit and enthusiasm.

  • Food

  • Bar separate from the party room

  • Sitting area for when you want a break or breather

  • Photobooth by yours truly

I was glad to have been there for all the excitement and happy to share some of that excitement with you here. Hope you enjoy the pictures!



How much time do I need for my photos at my wedding? by Ryan Hall

How much time do I need for my photos at my wedding?

One of our most frequently asked questions is: How long should I book my wedding photographer for? This is a great question, and we’re here to help you find the answer. If you’re trying to plan out your timeline for your big day, we have compiled some helpful timing tips to help you figure out your schedule.

Here are some basic time frames of the main events:

• First Look/Reveal: 15 min

• Ceremony: This varies depending on type of ceremony.

Traditional Ceremony: 30 minutes

Full Catholic Mass: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Non-Full Mass Catholic Wedding: 45 minutes

• Getting Ready: 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes (It’s going to more than likely take longer to get ready, but this is the amount of time we cover the getting ready process.)

• Bride and Bridesmaids Photos: 30 to 45 minutes (depending on size of bridal party)

• Groom and Groomsmen Photos: 30 to 45 minutes (depending on size of bridal party)

• Full Bridal Party Photos: 15 to 30 minutes (depending on size of bridal party)

• Bride and Groom Portraits: 35 minutes to one hours 

• Family Formals: 30 to 45 minutes (depending on size of family)

Bride Prep-2.jpg

She's Ready

Alicia being helped by Chris her step father

Other things to note:

• If you will be having a receiving line, this usually takes about 30 to 45 minutes.

• I will need 30 minutes prior to the ceremony to do a light check and take detail and guest shots.

• Typically, two hours is enough time to shoot all of the main events at a reception. 

• If you’re having a traditional wedding and the ceremony and reception are at the same venue, six hours will generally cover this. 

• If you are having a cocktail hour and dancing (still at the same venue), this will normally be an eight-hour day.

• If you’re having a Catholic ceremony, you typically will need full day coverage (up to ten hours)

• If your ceremony and reception are not at the same venue, don’t forget to add travel time into your schedule.

• If you’re doing a special exit from the reception, like a sparkler exit, you’ll need to have full day coverage.

• Some weddings can be covered in just four hours. If you’re having a backyard wedding or a courthouse wedding where your reception is short (for example, no dancing, etc.) and then this could all be covered in four hours.


If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Happy Planning!