One of my favourite social events of the year is the Reading Photography Christmas Social. We usually hold it at Great Expectations pub in Reading and as usual, this year, the turnout was excellent. It's not just photographers that come to this event, but everyone connected to the industry. We get make up artists, hair stylists and models as well and the whole point of the evening is to network, catch up with old friends and just generally have a good time. I used to organise the event but this year passed that job onto my friend Kevin Waller, as I've just been too busy with weddings and teaching amongst other things. He did a terrific job, and it gave me a chance to test out my new camera for next years weddings in Berkshire and beyond, the Sony A9. I used a 35mm 1.4 lens for these shots and the results are fantastic, given how low quality the light level was. I can't wait to use this camera at my weddings next year. I'll put up a full review soon for those interested in gear. Here are some of the images.