Lafayette Photography has one of the oldest histories of any photographic business in the world, having been founded in Dublin in 1880 by James Stack Lauder, the eldest son of Edmund Lauder, a pioneering and successful photographer who had opened a daguerreotype studio in Dublin in 1853. In adopting the name 'Lafayette', James created a new image for the family business, seeking to prosper from the cachet of a French name (Paris was then the centre of the art world and of avant-garde photography in particular).
King’s College has used Lafayette Photography for many years both for Matriculation and Graduation. We have found their service to be very professional, efficient and friendly. They are flexible and accommodating and the feedback from students is very positive. We would highly recommend Lafayette.King’s College, Cambridge
I am writing to express my appreciation of the great service we have received from Lafayette Photography over the many years. Organising large college events such as Matriculation and Graduation Days is a complex and stressful task and I am pleased to say that one thing I never have to worry about at these times is photography. This is because I know that by engaging Lafayette I can rest assured that the photographers and any staging required will arrive in good time, that the personnel will be experienced, helpful and friendly and that the resultant images both of the large group and the individual portraits will be top quality. I value the professionalism of Lafayette very highly indeed.Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
We have had great experience in our dealings with Lafayette Photography, and since we first worked with them in 2001 we have received an excellent service. They have photographed many events in College including May Balls, Student Graduation and Matriculation. I have no hesitation in recommending the services of Lafayette. It is a professional and reliable company, that offers quality of service in a favourable way to its competitors.Magdalene College, Cambridge
St. Catherine’s College have used Lafayette for over 20 years and have always found that our requirements are fulfilled with thorough communication and extreme professionalism which meets our photography needs beyond expectations. It is of paramount importance to us to ensure we have an efficient photography service on site on momentous occasions, such as Graduation and Matriculation, which attract many visiting distinguished guests, and Lafayette are able to deliver a first class service giving us complete confidence. We would highly recommend Lafayette Photography and will continue to use their services for the foreseeable future.Pembroke College, Cambridge
Lafayette is extremely dependable and we have always been very happy with their levels of service before, during and after the photographs have been taken. Their staff are always helpful and ensure everything runs smoothly. The whole team are friendly and approachable and we recommend them highly.Clare College, Cambridge
For a number of years now Lafayette Photography have provided an exceptional service. Your team have a brilliant rapport with all our members, are extremely helpful and courteous and it’s a pleasure doing business with you. It almost goes without saying that Lafayette’s work is superb. The quality of the photos suggests true professionalism and indicates the great care and time you take to get the results right. This is, of course, borne out by the uptake from our members year after year. Many thanks to you all and I look forward to working with you in the future.Selwyn College, Cambridge
For at least 20 years, Lafayette have been the photographers for Newnham College. During these years we have had the pleasure of dealing with their staff, who have never been anything less than utterly professional and extremely helpful in arranging our events and making sure everything goes to plan. The end results are always wonderful, and very popular with our students. Ordering is always easy, and delivery quick and efficient. We trust their service implicitly and recommend them wholeheartedly.Newnham College, Cambridge
I just wanted to convey our thanks for your continued support to our numerous graduation ceremonies over the last few years. We have always found the Lafayette team to be totally professional, proactive and innovative with their contribution, helping to ensure our students memories of their special day are captured for prosperity. Your flexibility and reliability also allows the organisers to relax in the knowledge that this aspect of proceedings will run smoothly, leaving us to focus on a multitude of other issues!Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge
I am just writing to thank you for your recent delivery of the annual Clare Hall college photograph. As usual Lafayette Photography has been both efficient and effective – handling the photography on the day with professionalism and skill and the post-production work promptly and accurately.Clare Hall, Cambridge
The team at Lafayette Photography are the most skilled, diligent, and dedicated professionals. It has been a pleasure working to deliver what can be a complex and intensive day for our graduands and guests. Lafayette have never failed to deliver to the highest possible standards, and I would like to both thank and recommend them, for their full commitment and passion. Working with Lafayette has always been an absolute pleasure.BIMM Institute, Bristol
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