I’ve had three replies so far and two others saying they will reply later.

First:

Name: Niamh Murray
Job Title: Marketing Director, Serpent’s Tail Publishing
Event: Book Launch – The Sleeping Army, by Francesca Simon

Did I follow the brief?
Yes – you were briefed to take a wide range of photographs in different lighting situations and group settings. We had a wide range of images for each scenario during the day, giving us plenty of high quality shots to choose from for publicity purposes.

Did I get the photographs you required?
Yes – lots of varying options, crops, lighting situations, angles etc – more than enough to choose from and a lovely quality to all of the images.

Did I act in a professional manner during the event?
The main “face” of the event was a well known children’s author (Francesca Simon), who is much used to being photographed for publicity purposes – and probably quite tired of the experience, in all honesty! She was particularly impressed with your manner. You dealt with her unobtrusively and confidently, meaning she could relax for the photographs. The event involved groups of children, some of which opted out of release for photographs. You worked carefully around these constraints, and the constraints of the venue staff. The photographs delivered were taken in such a way as to not in any way interrupt the children’s enjoyment of a special day out.

Did I appear confident and in control of the photographic situations?
Yes – you got on with the job at hand, allowing us, the publishers to get on with ours.

Did I supply the photographs in the desired format?
Yes – swift delivery in multiple resolutions, delivered via online download, with viewable low-res and a link to download the high res files. Ideal.

Would you employ me again for other events?
Yes absolutely, if we need a photographer for professional photos of book launches / rich content events again.

Any other comments:
Fen has photographed a number of events informally for us – always enthusiastic, punctual, prepared, delivers in terms of quality of images, and the download provision is ideal when we need swift turnaround. I am very happy to recommend his work.

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Second:

Name: Cathi Unsworth
Job Title: Author
Event: Weirdo Book Launch

Did I follow the brief?
You certainly did, and more than that, you acted on initiative throughout the entire occasion.

Did I get the photographs you required?
You certainly did – I have been using them as my main press shots ever since.

Did I act in a professional manner during the event?
Professional AND entertaining – the specialist outfit worn for the occasion added to the general air of the festivities!

Did I appear confident and in control of the photographic situations?
Absolutely, you work quickly and put people at their ease, therefore you get better shots out of them.

Did I supply the photographs in the desired format?
Yes and they have been appearing in national, regional and website press ever since.

Would you employ me again for other events?
Of course.

Any other comments:
It is always a pleasure to work with you Fenris as I know you can be trusted to do the job and make people feel at ease while you are doing it, a quality that is not all that common in all photographers. The photographs are always of a really high quality and very interesting, I think because people relax with you that you get more insightful potraits of them. I would and have already recommended you to others.

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Third:

Name: Ruth Killick
Job Title: Publicity Director, Profile Books
Event: Book Launch/Press Event – The Library Book

Any other comments:
A big YES to all the questions. I’d definitely employ Fenris again. An excellent photographer for those events where we have to get a good photographic record!