Novotel Leeds The Soap Factory

Capture the atmosphere of the opening night

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Novotel Leeds The Soap Factory

I was delighted to be asked to photograph the opening of the brand new bar (The Soap Factory) at Novotel in Leeds.  Wow!  The bar is absolutely stunning; everywhere I looked there were amazing little details. Like taps on the walls, a bath tub for business cards and the story of Joseph Watson & Sons.

My brief for the shoot was to get a few pictures of the bar before the guests arrived and to capture the atmosphere in the new bar.  For the opening they had some people doing some flare bar cocktail making that helped to draw the crowds.  Lots of tasty nibbles and throughout the night they brought out lots of canapés which were gorgeous. There was a real buzz throughout the evening.  Lots of cocktails were drunk, snacks were eaten.  I was fascinated to see lifestyle bloggers in action.  It was very weird to see lots of young ladies all photographing food and drinks.

Here’s a few of my favourite pictures from the night.  If you get the chance to go to the Soap Factory make sure you do.  It’s a fantastic place and it also serves food.


John Steel Photography
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