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Jim’s Wild West Birthday Celebration

One of the areas that seems to be growing for me is hiring a photographer to record celebrations such as birthday parties, rather than the more traditional jobs of portrait and wedding photography. This week I was asked to shoot a 40th birthday celebration with a wild west theme!



IMG_5208-EditI’ve shot several different events for Bekkie and Jim starting with their wedding back in 2011 (see the Pro-Gallery for Bekkie and Jim’s wedding here), so I was pleased to be invited to Jim’s 40th Birthday party. Some how Bekkie and Jim managed to organise a sunny day in what was otherwise a wet and miserable mid-summer week, which really helped make the party. To decorate their house and garden Bekkie and Jim had hired a number of Wild West props, including saloon doors and bar, some wagon wheels and even a shooting range to give their guest plenty to do to while the BBQ was cooked.


Has the sun slowly set in the west the wild west props were packed away free the lawn space to for the evening’s entertainment which some line dancing with a professional caller.

I think everyone had a great day, and I’m sure Jim enjoyed his Birthday.

Click here to visit my Pro-Gallery where you can see all of the pictures from the day or follow these links to see pictures from a 70th birthday celebration from earlier this year (Party / Photoshoot).

If you’d like me to come along and shoot your celebration use the contact form here to get the ball rolling.




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