This was my first shoot for the CPA, their Spring Lunch at the Dorchester, a venue I know well. It went extremely well and was very enjoyable. The lunch started with a drinks reception, then onto the meal after an introduction by Dr Diana Montgomery, the CPA Chief Executive. Guests then got on with the business of enjoying themselves.

The Dorchester ballroom is a great venue to shoot in for me as a London event photographer. With plenty of light and only a very small bit of flash needed every now and then, I was able to move among the guests without them really noticing me. All the better to capture some great candid shots of guests having a good time.

Sir Vince Cable was the after dinner speaker to what was clearly a successful lunch.

Here are some of my shots from the day

The exterior of the Dorchester in London

guests at an event at the Dorchester


guests enjoying themselves

a guest laughing

guests at this London event having lunch

Dorchester event photography

guests talking

guests talking over lunch

an event in the Dorchester ballroom

guests at the event posing for the camera

Sir Vince Cable talking at an event at the Dorchester in London