A newborn baby shoot with baby Ronnie

I had the lovely pleasure of capturing the very first official portraits of Baby Ronnie last week.

Mum and dad brought her along to the studio for some photos, and she obliged very well I have to say – not a bad effort, given that she was just over a week old – she was awake pretty much the whole of the shoot time!

We managed to get some lovely shots of her with a handful of our new props from our newborn photography portraiture range.

Why not have a look at our small slideshow here showing off the images captured from the shoot itself, and check out just how cute our subject was!

 

A Commercial photo shoot with ABootcamp

I thought that I’d put up a post of a commercial shoot we did last year for ABootcamp who are based at Warlingham RFC.

I know the owner Adam Alexander very well from my Sutton BNI days, and he commissioned me at the beginning of last spring to come and do a shoot for him at one of his bootcamps to obtain images for his new website and corporate literature.

Ironically enough the day the shoot was held on was very cold – the outside ground was frozen, and there was a persistent foggy mist that lingered most of the day.

I had suggested to Adam that it was probably worth postponing to another day with better weather, but he was on a tight schedule for the website and opted to continue – which whilst the outside images do look incredibly cold and un-inviting to a degree, in other ways it did add a bit of a surreal edge to them.

We captured a mixture of shots from the photo shoot, some of a live bootcamp class that was conducted outside on the playing fields, then some action shots in the gym indoors, and then finished up with a couple of nice environmental portraits of both Adam and Kerrie also in the gym surrounds.

You can view a small selection of the images from the day here below, and or of course please feel free to check out ABootcamp’s website to see them in use and or to find out more about what Adam and Kerrie do in more depth (if you want to lose weight, have a healthier lifestyle and or need some help achieving a specific body shape, these guys can help you).

Adam and Kerrie will be returning in front of my lens again this year, although in a very different format – a wedding!  Hopefully we’ll have better weather this time around, I certainly hope so with it being in August!

If you are in need of some new imagery for your business, a website or corporate literature, please contact us and we’ll be happy to discuss your requirements further and provide more information about our commercial services.

 

A Bootcamp live in action in Warlingham, Croydon A sledge hammer being used in a bootcamp exercise in Croydon The gym room at Warlingham Rugby Football Club in Croydon Adam Alexander and Kerrie Bourne's personal fitness trainer portraits in warlingham RFC's gym room

Kate & Tony’s Wedding at The Barn at Bury Court in Farnham

This is another one of my weddings from a while back which hasn’t been posted before – the wedding of Kate & Tony at The Barn at Bury Court in Farnham.

This venue is stunning, it features a renovated Barn to an amazing high standard, and is surrounded by beautifully kept gardens.

I absolutely loved it, it was an absolute delight, as were my couple = a fabulous wedding and some great shots.

I also think this was my first job working alongside the John Harris Video team, who I’ve built up a nice relationship with having worked on a few other weddings and events since then.

You can view a wide array of photos from Kate & Tony’s day here directly below, and subsequently if you fancy checking out JHV’s video highlights too you can see their lovely work via this link.

 

Bride getting ready for her wedding at The Barn at Bury Court in Farnham Bride having hair and make-up for her wedding day at The Barn at Bury Court in Farnham wedding dress hanging inside the cottage at The Barn at Bury Court, Farnham lovely detail shots of the bridal preparations in the cottage at The Barn at Bury Court in Farnham Groom and Groomsmen photographs taken at The Barn at Bury Court in Farnham Guests arriving for the wedding ceremony at The Barn at Bury Court, Farnham wedding ceremony at The Barn at Bury Court, Farnham bride and groom kissing during their wedding ceremony at The Barn at Bury Court in Farnham Bride and groom photography in the gardens at The Barn at Bury Court in Farnham bride and groom posing for portraits in the gardens at The Barn at Bury Court in Farnham bridal portraits in the Gardens of The Barn at Bury Court in Farnham Bride and het groom having wedding photographs captured in the gardens at The Barn at Bury Court, Farnham Bride posing for some portrait photographs for her wedding at The Barn at Bury Court in Farnham Wedding favors and table details in The Barn at Bury Court, Farnham Wedding cake and other details at the wedding breakfast held at The Barn at Bury Court in Farnham

Collaborative Photo Shoot for Bridal Tiaras & Headpieces

Last summer I joined forces with the lovely ladies from Crystal Heirlooms and  By Paisley to collaborate on a commercial photo shoot to showcase some of their amazing bridal tiaras and headpieces.

The location was a Grade II private stately home in the depths of Surrey, which boasted some fabulous period features as well as many of acres of land for us to explore and use for the shoot.

The fabulous tiaras and headpieces were all products created by Crystal Heirlooms – they specialise in creating unique pieces that they only ever make one version of, so rest assured if you’re a bride who’s after something very special that isn’t mass produced, then these ladies will provide you with your very own exclusive accessory.

Assisting us on the shoot we had By Paisley who carried out all the hair and makeup on our lovely model, Harriet – doing a marvellous job in achieving the desired looks and styles for the periods as reflected with the products.

It was a hugely enjoyable shoot, and we all had a great deal of fun whilst capturing the lovely shots.

Since then, we’ve enjoyed seeing some of our subsequent images used in the following couple of publications:

• Hello! Magazine Online’s Bridal Hair accessories: tiaras, headbands, hair pins and more feature

• Aspirational Brides Blog’s Art Nouveau and Art Deco Tiaras and Accessories post

You can view some of the images from the shoot here below:

 Art Nouveau Bridal tiaras and headpieces shoot Commercial bridal shoot with Crystal Heirlooms and By Paisley Lovely headpieces made by Crystal Heirlooms Collaborative bridal photo shoot  with Crystal Heirlooms and By Paisley The cascade headpiece by Crystal heirlooms headpieces and tiaras by Crystal Heirlooms Model posing on a swing outside wearing the cascade headpiece by Crystal heirlooms Bridal model standing by some chopped firewood outside wearing a tiara created by Crystal heirlooms

Photography by: Sam Dorrington, Everlasting Moments Photography
Headpieces & Tiaras: Crystal Heirlooms
Hair & Make-up: By Paisley
Model: Harriet Deering

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Anna & Marcus’s Wedding at St Columba’s Church and the Caledonian Club in Belgravia, London

Another lovely wedding from the archive to share – Anna and Marcus’s special day which took place at St Columba’s Church of Scotland in Pont Street, London followed by their reception at the Caledonian Club in Belgravia.

The majority of the weddings that I shoot tend to be in and around my home county of Surrey.  This means that I normally am not too far away from some form of greenery or natural surrounds to utilise for the bride and groom portraits.

Naturally such weddings that take place in London aren’t always blessed with such flexibility, and they can offer a totally different feel and theme, with historic buildings/architecture and iconic landmarks providing additional features for the portraits.

Anna and Marcus were quite fortunate that with the Caledonian Club, they had access to Belgrave Square Gardens which allowed us to grab some very nice natural backdrop styled portraits of the happy couple.

This was a wedding with a real mixture of cultures – Anna being of Australian descent, and Marcus being of Scottish (hence the choice of venues!) – so it proved to be quite an enjoyable and fun day full of much banter and jesting throughout.

No Scottish wedding is complete without the bagpipes, and I’m pleased to say that there was a piper there to welcome the wedding party at the reception upon arrival!

Before you ask, I’ve no idea whether the groomsmen wore underwear under their Kilts! ha ha

I’ve put together a small collection of shots from their day which you can view here below.

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St Columba's Church of Scotland in London Groom and best man portraits outside St Columba's Church of Scotland in London Marcus the scottish groom dressed in his kilt wedding attire at St Columba's Church of Scotland in London Wedding guests arriving at St Columba's Church of Scotland in London Bride and father of the bride walking down the aisle at a wedding at St Columba's Church in London Wedding ceremony taking place at St Columba's Church of Scotland in London The bride and groom signing the wedding register at St Columba's Church in London Wedding guests arrive at the Caledonian Club in Belgravia, London for the wedding reception The bride and groom headed to Belgrave Square Gardens in London Some more lovely wedding photographs of the bride and groom as taken in Belgrave Square Garden in London wedding table decorations at the reception dinner at the Caledonian Club in Belgravia, London Some shots of the wedding guests taken during the wedding breakfast meal at the Caldonian Club in Belgravia, London The Wedding speeches at the reception at the Caledonian Club, belgravia, London The best man's speech at the Caledonian Club, London A portrait of the bride and groom next to the fire place in the Caledonian Club in London The bride and groom's first dance at the Caledonian Club, Belgravia, London