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Manchester City Parade Press Photography

It was back to the old press photography days yesterday as we had a great day covering the Manchester City Parade for the Manchester Evening News.  It’s always a gamble trying to find a good spot, but got some great shots and plenty of press coverage, and of course the sunny weather helped bring out fans in their thousands!
Image ©Licensed to Manchester Evening News / Jon Parker Lee Manchester City celebrate their historic FA Premier League title win with a trophy parade through the streets of Manchester on Monday 14 May 2018. Picture by Jon Parker LeeManchester City fans were out to celebrate winning the Premier League title with an open-top bus parade through the city streets complete with flags flying and smoke from blue flares. The players then made their way to a stage on Deansgate with the Premier League trophy and Carabao Cup.

City won the title with five games to spare in April and went on to accumulate a record-breaking 100 points.  They also scored 106 goals and won 32 games as they finished 19 points ahead of their nearest rivals Manchester United.

Law Award Corporate Photography

We are super happy for one of our clients -Horwich Farrelly, who won an award for Excellence in Reward and Recognition at the HR in Law Awards in London last week.

The award was for how they have improved employee reward & recognition with ThanksBox. We helped promote the initiative with a photo shoot at their company HQ with some great props and willing participants!

ThanksBox is a suite of communication tools designed to surface employee insights and share ideas, offer feedback, distribute surveys, and promote peer to peer recognition.  The ThanksBox engagement suite includes a place for managers and colleagues to build a culture of appreciation by highlighting achievements.

HR in Law is a UK organisation for human resource professionals working within the legal sector. It encourages and facilitates the professional development of HR practitioners and regularly hosts events to promote HR standards.   Chaired by Rob Hind, Head of HR at Macfarlanes LLP, HR in Law has over 140 law firms registered as members. These range from magic and silver circle firms to smaller independent practices.

EuroMillions Winner PR Photography

We attended a PR photocall at Georgian country estate Middleton Lodge, in North Yorkshire for the National Lottery to photograph Allan Prettyman from Darlington, who won £423K from Fridays EuroMillions thanks to a Lucky Dip ticket bought from his local shop.  The story got plenty coverage in the local press which keeps the client happy.

The self-employed carpet cleaner is planning on cutting back on work and a big trip for the family to Disney world.

There have been five EuroMillions jackpots of more than £100 million won by UK ticket holders since it began in 2004. In all, 91 UK ticket holders have won the EuroMillions jackpot or a share of the jackpot prize, placing the country second behind France in terms of jackpot wins

EuroMillions is a transnational lottery requiring 7 correct numbers to win the jackpot . It was launched on 7 February 2004. The first draw was held on Friday 13th February 2004 in Paris. Initially, only the UK, France and Spain participated, with the Austrian, Belgian, Irish, Luxembourgish, Portuguese and Swiss lotteries joining for the 8 October 2004 drawing.

Draws are held every Tuesday and Friday night at 20:45  in Paris. A standard EuroMillions ticket costs , £2.50 per line played, depending on the local currency.

From September 24, 2016 the amount of lucky stars changed from a pool of 11 to a pool of 12 numbers. Decreasing the jackpot winning odds from 1:117million to 1:140million.

From September 24, 2016 the cost of entry in Ireland and Spain rose to €2.50 per line.

All prizes, including the jackpot, are tax-free (except in Switzerland, Spain and Portugal since 2013) and are paid as a lump sum.

Northern Echo


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Hotter Shoes Summer Staff Picks Photography

We’ve just been photographing a PR / social media campaign to support Hotter Shoes’ new advertising campaign. Hotter’s staff chose their favourite shoes for summer and were photographed against a set of vibrant colours to match the ad campaign. A really nice job and a great gang to work with.

We’ve been the first choice PR photographers for this great brand for nearly 10 years and have covered a lot of wonderful subjects – right from the first job, a commercial photography shoot with the MD at the HQ in Skelmersdale, near Liverpool, as pictured here.

Jon Parker Lee - commercial photographer for Hotter Shoes UK Hotter Shoes was set up in 1959 in Lancashire and they’ve been designing and making footwear ever since – with over 80 stores worldwide.  They diversified from their roots – slipper production – in the early 1990s, when they identified a niche in the market for stylish shoes with comfort built in. Since then product innovation, world class production facilities and continual reinvestment in our business has seen our shoe collections expand beyond all recognition and our circle of Hotter friends grow by hundreds of thousands each year.



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Construction site photography at Didsbury Technology Park

Carried out a bit of construction site photography as work on the huge Didsbury Technology Park in Manchester has started.

Bruntwood, Siemens, PJ Livesey and Manchester City Council have formed a strategic partnership to bring the project forward, with the development earmarked for nine acres of the Siemens Campus at West Didsbury.

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CBBC Blue Peter presenters

Started to see the fruits of our TV Stills shoot with the CBBC Blue Peter presenters appearing across the web in 2017. We shot a whole array of images of Barney, Lindsey and Radzi for the long-running BBC series in 2016, covering everything from their seasonal activities through to Red Nose Day and Children in Need.

Trafford Centre photographs

Did some nice shots for All Bar One as they opened up a new outlet at Manchester’s Trafford Centre a few weeks back.

A busy old day capturing everything from the general bar look and feel, to its details and a young model promoting their new cocktails.


All part of the PR mix and really pleased that the owners, Mitchell and Butlers were made up with the shots and have booked me in again.



Looky likey

I meet a lot of look-alikes doing as many PR jobs as I do. Most are passable, some are down right stealing a living…and some are just knock out. I didn’t even get chance to natter to this young Marilyn look like…but she looked great and she was fun to shoot. Doddle.

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Sheffield PR photographer

Went to see Jessica Ennis-Hill, current Olympic and world heptathlon champion, as she did some promotional photography for insurance giant, Vitality in Sheffield.


Couldn’t have been easier, despite all the different commitments they have on days like this. Nothing too much trouble and made it fun.

Sheffield PR photographer – Jon Parker Lee