Hi. If you’ve arrived here, you’ll want to know who is behind Danny Higgins Photography, whether this ‘Danny’ is someone to trust with your family memories, someone you can have a great time with during a photoshoot, someone to rely upon to help drive your corporate message with quality images, someone who can handle photographing hundreds of children at a schools photography session or sports event. It’s a lot to ask. Some photographers are ‘Fun’, without being professional, ‘Arty’, without being aware of their customer’s needs, ‘Creative’ without being flexible. I believe that we offer much more.

Leaving the corporate world to start my own business meant I could help people to gain what they wanted from great photography, no matter whether they’re after a family portrait , or whether we’re supporting a charity event, or capturing 500 ‘personalities’ during a school portrait day. The stories of my many, varied customers is fascinating, and I’m privileged to be a small part of their lives. It’s what drives me to deliver the best photographs I can. Certainly I know when to act a fool to crack a toddler’s smile, yet how to talk to a CEO to gain their trust during a headshot shoot. My customers’ feedback tells me whether I’ve hit their expectations, and often they’re exceeded.

” We have hired hundreds of photographers over the past 27 years but can honestly say that Danny and the team excelled with the level of innovation and professionalism.” Corporate client

“Really, Really, Really pleased with my pictures, they are fantastic!! In fact when I looked at the photo of Alex and May together it made me teary! thank you so much Danny you have captured their characters just right” Family photography customer

So, you’ll want to know whether I’m the right photographer for you? Depending on your needs, I and my team can help you achieve great photos:
I’m Danny. A photographer for 30-ish years, professional for fewer, as for almost 20 years I followed a Corporate career for several large UK and pan-European companies, managing teams below me, influencing Directors and CEOs above me, and all the while enjoying photography as a way to unwind and unleash my creative side (along with a bit of guitar strumming in my limited spare time). Once I’d started my photography business, I knew I was doing what I’d always wanted to do. At my wedding, my best man described me as having ‘an excess of personality’, which I like to think means I like to have fun and create great relationships with those I meet.

You be the judge!

Family portrait photographer

I won’t tell you what photos I take, I’ll ask you what’s important to you for a refreshingly bespoke approach to your photoshoot. Expect a bit of fun, a few giggles from the kids (and you perhaps), and some beautiful photographs at the end of it all.

My flexible approach means I can come to your home, with the kids’ toys within reach, your full wardrobe just upstairs, and we can time your photoshoot around baby’s feeding and changing times! Or we can escape the house for a natural shoot in the woods, or at the park. Either way, I’m keen to capture not just a snapshot, but your natural personality – that’s why we’ll have a chat first to get to know you a bit. If you’re not one for jumping in the air and acting the fool, then we won’t go there! We want you to enjoy yourselves after all!

My portrait photography has led me to gain the accolade of a Licentiate from the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP) – an organisation which supports professional photographers and gives customers the confidence in their choice of photography supplier.

My customers come back to me again and again, from pregnancy and beyond as their children grow (or new ones arrive!) or at family get-togethers and special birthday parties. We always ask for a photoshoot fee (usually from £80), allowing us to set aside the time we need for a great shoot without the need to then charge a fortune for your printed products (I’ve heard of free photoshoots elsewhere resulting in very expensive print prices). I’ll return in a week or so to show you your photographs, and allow you to select your favourites, with a superb range of framed print sizes, and wall art products to suit your home affordably priced and delivered a week or two after your viewing.

"Thank you for the beautiful photos of Clarissa - you have really captured her!... I just wanted you to know how pleased we are with them."

Away from the family photo sessions, we can also arrange something for those special occasions. An engagement photoshoot for you and your Fiance perhaps? A beautiful pregnancy portrait, or your first pictures of your Newborn child. Or we’ll bring in our make-up artist for a makeover photoshoot – perfect for a sweet 16 coming-of-age portrait, Vintage photoshoot, or a cheeky boudoir portrait to surprise the hubby perhaps. It’ll be a relaxed approach... always.

You can book your photoshoot by calling us on (07827) 521810 or contacting us here

Event photography

Event organisers often don’t appreciate how much having a professional photographer can add to their event. As well as generating more revenues from your event, through commission or sponsorship, a great photography team can add another element of entertainment to your event.

Not only that, a great event photographer can help generate more ticket sales next year... with great photos to help promote future events, your branding on all photos – just one way to get your guests to remember you. With our ‘Radiate event photography’ solution, we can even share photos from your event live online, generating brand awareness and increased buzz.

For most events, we can attend for FREE, and can sometimes offer a commission on sales which can be donated to charity or help to raise your revenues from your event. As with all our photography services, our approach is geared towards your guests having a great time, and going home with a quality memento to remember it by. Expect me to be having a joke with the guests, posing them to look their best whilst keeping the experience enjoyable and appropriate to your event. Our membership to the Society of International School and Events Photographers (SISEP) gives event organisers the confidence of selecting a competent photographer for their event.

"Danny provided an excellent service at our Masque Ball. He was fantastic with our "demanding" guests, they all had great fun posing for him, the feedback from all of them was extremely positive. I just love the photos that we got at the ball. I would recommend Danny Higgins for any future photography events. "

We’ll attend black tie and charity balls, setting up a portrait studio on site, themed to your event, with studio quality portraits taken and printed for guests within minutes on the night plus a few candids here and there. Our approach, as always, is flexible. For instance, for corporate events, school prom or charity events photography, we can either arrange a prepaid approach to give every guest a photo included in their ticket price, guaranteeing revenues for you or your charity, or we’ll attend for FREE and charge your customers for their prints on the night.

Many consider a photobooth for their event, but our approach can offer even more! With props, hats and glasses etc, and several print options, having a live photographer joking and helping your guests look their best means each photo will be far better than the non-posed shots a booth will offer, with just as much fun and frolics!

Check our availability for your evening event by calling us on (07827) 521810 or contacting us here

If you’re involved in a sports event, such as a football tournament, equestrian show or school sports day, our team of trained photographers can capture all the action, offering on-site printing and an online gallery afterwards too. With experience across many sports, and the ability to support events of any size, our events photography solution is perfect for any event. We’ll get the photos the parents always miss!

My background in music has meant a strong understanding of the musical and theatrical life. Therefore our performance photography is yet another way of offering another element of entertainment for organised theatre and music groups. We capture the performance throughout the dress rehearsals, along with superb portraits of each performer, then present great images to parents and family before and after the show, allowing them to purchase prints printed on the night as a great memento of the night. Perfect for summer schools, and another way to generate additional revenues through commissions on sales.

"Kids thrilled to bits with their photo's. Thanks for a great service which added something special to the production."

Organising a theatre workshop or sports tournament? Call us today or contact us here

School Photography

I seem to relate well to children, and therefore I’ve devoted much of my efforts to developing a School Photography solution which delivers what the school, the PTA and the Parents really want. Schools, Preschools and Nurseries come to us because we’re independent, offering an approach that suits them, and yet our service is efficient, ensuring minimal impact on the school whilst delivering quality prints in a timely manner.

”Danny Higgins Photography has provided us with a service that was of a high enough standard for us to use them again and would happily recommend them to other Schools or Pre-Schools.”

We aim to create a personal relationship with the school – most of the children know me by name - and support them not only with their annual portraits, but also photographing Sports days, school plays and helping with other fundraising events too. Many come to us for photographs for their websites and prospectus too.

We know that School Photography is often the lowest priority for the Head, so we aim to keep paperwork to a minimum, and deliver photos that Parents love. This ensures schools come back to us year after year. For schools who wish to move away from large nameless national suppliers, choosing a Accredited member of the School Photo Pro Association (SPPA) gives the confidence in choosing an independent schools photographer who adhere to their strict guidelines and code of conduct. We are proud to be Accredited by SPPA.

Get in touch if you’re looking for a fresh approach to your school and Preschool Photography

Wedding Photographer

Wedding Photography has become increasingly an afterthought for the bride and groom. The number of stories I hear where more money is spent on the wedding car than the photographs saddens me. Your Wedding Photography is an investment in your memories. Your photo album is not just a book of photos, but a keepsake and family heirloom to be passed to your children and treasured long after the flowers have wilted and the honeymoon tan has faded.

Ever since my own wedding, where our photographer spent the time to get to know us beforehand and capture exactly the images we wanted, I have vowed to do the same. If you love my approach to Wedding Photos, and want someone who can have a laugh with you and your guests, then we’ll arrange an initial meeting to chat through your plans. You should choose a photographer who you get along with – after all you’ll spend more time with him than anyone else on the day!

If we get along, you can select a package that suits your budget. I only offer packages with wedding albums (see above!), but also offer great value wall prints and every couple get their own personal online gallery to share with their family and guests too. If you choose to use someone else, I’m just as happy! Your special day is important to you, and I’d rather you work with someone you can relate to and get the photos you love. I only ask that you don’t scrimp on recording memories of your big day. I’ve had calls from brides in tears wishing they’d not asked a friend to do a professional photographer’s job on one of the most important days of their lives.

If you’re not sure, book an engagement shoot with me. We’ll capture some beautiful portraits of you and your fiance and get to know one another. You’ll learn how to best pose in front of the camera for the most natural yet beautiful photos on the day.

We can even offer you a fun portrait studio for the wedding party. With props and message boards, it’s a great way of getting stunning photos of your guests, with graphic messages of love and support which we’ll form into a book – a different idea to the standard signing board.

Getting married? Get in touch and we’ll chat about your most important photoshoot yet!

”The pictures speak for themselves they are amazing!!!!! He effortlessly organised people and made them feel completely at ease. We particularly wanted pictures that were not posed for which required him to be here, there and everywhere. Magical. I could not recommend him highly enough for any event you may have forthcoming. “

Corporate Photography

My experience working for large corporations means I’m well placed to help other businesses with their photographic needs. As a Marketing Manager, and head of Online Marketing, I understand that your photography builds your Brand message, whether it’s promotional photographs, corporate headshots or photos from a Corporate event. I know you’ve many other things to be worrying about, which is why I’ll ensure you photography is captured with as little impact on you as possible.

With large corporate customers as diverse as Bourjois Cosmetics to Travelodge, plus small businesses such as Orange Genie and Taylor Made Media, we are able to support any size of business, no matter what their budget. Our customers often come back to us time and time again, whether it’s for headshots or for their Christmas Party photography.

For corporate headshots for Linked In, annual reports etc, I know you’ve little time to spare, so will work quickly to get the quality images you need and deliver them quickly so you can put them to use. Putting the subject at ease is important, and no matter whether it’s the CEO or Secretary, I’ll aim to relate and capture their personality and professionalism.

The impact of websites and social media means that great photographs are always needed to support your communications, and professional images ensure that your brand is not compromised even when using photos for Facebook or Twitter. Give us a brief and we’ll deliver images to support your marketing efforts.

We can even work on promotional videos for your company. From interviews to promotional videos for YouTube, our approach is a simple one, aimed at getting your message across. We’ve worked for music agencies to help promote their artists, and produced promotional trailers for theatre performances in some of the most difficult and restricted environments. Our videography solutions are slowly developing to become an ideal solution to promoting your brand in this ever more multimedia-led world.

To talk to us about your company’s photography needs, get in touch.

On a lighter note, a great photographer at your corporate event can add a touch of entertainment, plus deliver great images for promotion and marketing your next event. At award ceremonies, we’ll capture the presentations on stage, photograph the entertainment afterwards, and provide the entertainment of a photo studio as well with branded prints handed out to your guests giving a keepsake that reminds them of your brand and event every time they see it. Your Xmas party can be even more fun with a fun portrait studio taking great portraits of your teams throughout the night. And we can support your team building days with great action photos uploaded to a gallery site to relive the fun for weeks afterwards.

No matter what the size of your event, we can support you with our team of photographers, fitting your theme, printing photos on the night, and uploading to web galleries for your employees to enjoy after the event too.

And with our ‘Radiate’ service, we can extend the reach of your event well beyond the four walls of your venue. Our experience in online marketing has led us to develop this solution to post photos of your events live throughout your event to Facebook, Twitter and other Social Media platforms, allowing your guests to ‘tag’ themselves, comment, share stories and generate buzz as the event happens! Great for awards ceremonies, imagine being able to share the experience of the night not only with the 10 guests who are offered tickets, but also with the whole of their company too as it happens! There’s no better way of generating buzz during and for weeks after your event, and sharing your event with thousands of people as it happens.

Contact us to discuss your next corporate event

Based on Buckinghamshire, and offering photography in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, Surrey, London and beyond, we’re able to travel to you wherever you are to deliver great photography that you’ll love.

Take a look at some of the examples of our work throughout this website:
Portrait photography
Family photography
Pregnancy photography
Studio photography
Location portrait photography
Event photography
Sports photography
Equestrian photography
School photography
Commercial photography
Headshot photography

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If you’d like to discuss your photography with us, you can call us on (07827) 521810, email us at dannyhphoto@gmail.com or contact us here.