A couple of weeks ago I held a blogging event for local bloggers based in and around Cheltenham. In return for their free photo shoot the bloggers would write a piece about their experience with Mouse About Town and publish it to all their followers. It was a good piece of self promotion during a generally quiet time of the year.
The photo shoots were all performed at the beautiful Painswick Rococo Gardens. I had met the organisers a few weeks earlier and during our meeting they had kindly agreed to waiver all entry fees and even agreed to throw in free drinks and cakes vouchers for us all. By way of thanks, I gave the Rococo Gardens all the of the pictures from the photo shoots for them to use on their website and in other publications. Everyone benefited, which is the best kind of promotional event.
Each photo shoot was 30 minutes long and carried out in various parts of the gardens: the snow drops, trees and buildings all provided many stunning and varied backdrops.
The main focus was to photograph the grounds with families, (and dogs!) in them to really help show off the beautiful gardens. There where five groups due to have their photos taken: one parent and her friend, a dog and her owner and three toddlers. Unfortunately one group couldn’t make it so I offered a free photoshoot to the Nature Tots group that is held at the Rococo Gardens every Tuesday morning. One of the parents agreed and her son, Kai, played at ease in the playground whilst I took some pictures.
The whole event was a real success and a lot of fun photos were produced. See below for links to all the blogs that were written and accompanying photos.