Vision Express held a Press and PR event in Reigate for their store re launch.
The day had a special guest, Kate, who is a survivour of Retinoblastoma, (eye cancer).
Kate cut the ribbon for the offical opening alongside her mother Jaisamma, the store manager and various other members of staff.
It was a bright and very hot day so we kept the shooting outside short and sweet. We were all releived to go into the airconditioned store afterwards and relax a little.
When doing these sort of photographic assignments, I sometimes have to put myself in the ‘line of fire’. This was one of those occasions, I simply had to get in the road for that low down wide angle shot to encompass the store front and the people in the shot. I don’t mind doing these sort of things, but I know other photographers that wouldn’t!
Reigate is a lovely little town with plenty of boutique shops and individual restuarants. It’s quite an affluent town and has plenty of character. It’s steeped in history, with the old fort on the hill ruins still standing. It also has some secret caves that are open to the public from time to time.
Once recuperated, we started work again, photographing Kate with her family at the service desk with her little brother clawing for the cupcakes! Next up was an indivual photograph of Kate alongside the glasses choosing to try a few on. They have a great selection by the way.
Jaisamma wanted to be in a few shots which was great too.
I finished with a few group shots and some ad hoc images to fill the gaps for any social media coverage that would be needed to run alongside the main story that would be featured on Vision Express’s website.