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Brynteg Comprehensive School Prom
I had a fantastic evening this week photographing Brynteg Comprehensive School Prom, at The Coed-Y-Mwstwr Hotel, in Coychurch, Nr Bridgend.
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The weather on Tuesday evening couldn’t have been better for a prom night. We had the most beautiful summer evening, with clear skies and wonderfully warm temperatures, a perfect excuse to have a few well needed drinks.
The Brynteg Comprehensive School Prom, kicked off promptly at 7.00p.m, and the hotel was very quickly filled with some of the best dressed students I’ve ever seen.
The guys looked very sharp in their suits, but the young ladies really stole the night.
It was obvious the amount effort they’d put into their appearance and they all wore the most fabulous evening gowns.
They all looked absolutely beautiful, and I’m sure their mums and dads had tear filled eyes as they waved them off.
If my daughter had been amongst them looking so wonderful, then I know I’d have been a very proud dad.
The Coed-Y-Mwstwr had worked extremely hard to prepare the hotel for the evenings festivities, and the ballroom looked amazing. Large french doors opened directly onto the terrace area which overlooks the lush countryside surrounding the venue.
Uniformed staff waited patiently in the sunshine to greet their guest with a glass of ‘Bucks Fizz’ as they ascended the red carpet covering the steps from the entrance.
I visited the hotel the night before the prom, just to have a chat with the management and answer any questions. The hotel manager, Oliver lead me to a the reception room that he told me I could set up a photo booth the following night.
On the night of the prom, I was pleasantly surprised to find the staff had cleared all the tables and chairs to one side of the room, which really helped me out when it come to setting up a backdrop. Time is always against photographers at events such as this, and it really helps when the management are so thoughtful and helpful. So I’d like to pass on my thanks to Oliver for the extra effort he and his staff put in, especially as they had already worked so hard to prepare the hotel. It really meant a lot to me.
The evening went ahead without a hitch, although I wished I’d been able to fit my super wide backdrop in the reception room, as a few students wanted large group shots taken with their friends. Unfortunately, I wasn’t really able to accommodate more that three people at a time, with the space I had available, but we were so lucky with the weather that I managed to photograph larger group photographs in the grounds of the hotel.
I left the prom at around 11.15 p.m and the dancing was still in full swing. But before I headed home I wanted to thank Emily March who originally booked me to photograph the event, and make sure she didn’t want anything or anyone else photographed.
I already knew Emily as I had photographed her 18th Birthday party a couple of months previously.
Although I must admit, I’d liked to have stayed longer, but I had a busy night ahead of me if I was to deliver on my promise and get all their photographs on-line by the following day.
After working into the early hours of the morning all the photographs were edited and uploaded by 7.00 am on Wednesday, even though the Smugmug servers went off-line for maintenance, which slowed things down a little.
Here’s a link to the entire gallery – Brynteg Comprehensive School Prom.
Brynteg Comprehensive School Prom, is turning out to be one of the most visited and downloaded events I’ve ever photographed. As of this morning it has already received more than 109,000 viewings, which is pretty amazing.
I’d just like to sign off by thanking everyone who I met at Brynteg Comprehensive School Prom, I’m happy you all seem to be enjoying your photographs so much, and I wish you all the best for the future.