Three Commercial Photo Shoots 300 Miles

Just wanted to write a quick post about last weekend’s photo shoot for The Arabian Tents – because I LOVE their amazing party tents so much. And I always enjoy doing commercial photography shoots for them!

So this time I had three different sites to photograph, and almost 300 miles between them, from Kent to Surrey to Sussex. It’s a good job I like driving as well as shooting. :-)

The first venue was for a wedding in Kent. What do you think?

wedding marquee seating

wedding flower centrepiece pink

beautiful wedding tent

Stunning, right? This was such a lovely, light wedding venue for 90 people seated.

wedding tent lounging area

At the other end of the large marquee there was a lounging area with sofas.

Arabian Tents white wedding marquee

I couldn’t help but take a close-up of the gorgeous flowers.

wedding table centrepiece pink roses

I have no doubt this was a stunning wedding for all the guests. But I had to leave before any of them arrived, as I had to drive to Richmond next. This time it was a different kind of party – a Glastonbury themed garden party.

The main tent had a large flat screen TV streaming live from Glastonbury. I caught a rare empty moment, but the tent was in good use.

There was a dedicated kids’ tent, too.

And the second red tent was the bar. :-)

All in all a fantastic party regardless of the on-and-off drizzly weather.

With some excellent food by chef Andrew.

Great idea for a party, eh? Would you like one for yourself for next year’s Glastonbury?

Don’t forget to prepare plenty of activities for kids if you include them in your festival party!

My last shoot of the day was a 50th birthday party in Surrey. I got there just as the guests were about to sit down for dinner at this yet another stunningly decorated party tent.

The tables were laid so beautifully that I couldn’t resist taking lost of details shots of them.

As the guests sat down for their meal, I went outside to take exterior photos of the tents.

Arabian Tents Birthday party

Again, one tent for tables and chairs, and the other marquee was the bar. At one point all the bar staff were inside it so I popped in to take a photo of them.

The House of Hud had really created a brilliant party site… see the fire on the left? Perfect chill-out area for pre-dinner drinks and chat.

All sorts of lighting details here and there kept me oooh-ing and ah-ing and bending into impossible poses to get low down shots.


Such dazzling party marquees and the whole set-up. I honestly felt like I wanted to stay and enjoy the beauty of it all! But alas, it was time to drive the last 1.5 hours home.