A retrospective look back at our 2015 weddings

This is a retrospective look back at some of our favourite shots and moments from our 2015 weddings.

2015 was another cracking year, and as always it’s both an honour and a pleasure to be involved with all our couples’ weddings.

Please enjoy the brief two minute slideshow which showcases a small selection of images from during the course of the year.

I wanted to try and keep the slideshow to just 2 minutes rather than make it a lengthy view – which meant that it was incredibly tough to shortlist the images to a smaller quota.

I could have so easily shared many other images, but I didn’t want to bore you all! 😉

 

Sarah & Warren’s Christmas Wedding at Woodlands Park Hotel, Cobham

Seeing as Christmas is now almost upon us again – I thought that to get into the spirit and pop up a post of Sarah & Warren’s wedding from last Christmas.

Sarah and Warren tied the knot at St Dunstan’s Church in Cheam, then held their reception at Woodlands Park Hotel in Cobham, Surrey.

Winter and festive weddings seem to be becoming more popular in recent years.

So if you’re considering having a Christmas time wedding, why not have a watch of the video slideshow here below to get a feel and some ideas?

Merry Christmas to you all – and good luck to all the brides and grooms out there who are getting married in 2016!

 

Commercial Shoot for the Abbeyfield Society in Sutton, Surrey

This was a rather fun and endearing commercial shoot.

It was for the Abbeyfield Society who are a charity that help the elderly, and run over 500 residential homes over the country.

I was commissioned to photograph the Abbeyfield’s newly appointed Chief Executive, Natasha Singarayer, swap her role for a day to instead go and cook a meal for all the residents at one of their homes in Sutton, Surrey.

Ironically, the particular home that the shoot took place at, unbeknown to me at the time, had once upon a time been the home of one of my grand parents many years ago! Spooky!

The point of the shoot was to capture images of Natasha undertaking her role in the kitchen preparing the meal for the residents, and then also interacting with the residents before and during the meal itself.

The point of the exercise was that Natasha wanted to experience first hand, what their staff do, and also get a feeling for the homes and how certain things work and or could possibly be improved.

It was a really lovely job to be involved with – watching Natasha interact with both the staff and residents, and for me too, to also meet some of the elderly residents.

One thing for sure, it certainly opened my eyes to what the staff at The Abbeyfield Society, and many other residential homes across the UK offer and provide to the elderly.

Here’s some of the photos from the day here below…

 

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Lauri & Chad’s Wedding at Kingswood Golf Club

Old habits die hard, and again I’ve fallen back into not posting too frequently on here!

So, get the ball back rolling again, I thought that I’d pop up a video slideshow of one of my weddings from earlier this year – the wedding of Lauri & Chad, who tied the knot at St John’s Church in Belmont and then had their reception at Kingswood Golf Club, in Kingswood, Surrey.

If any of you know St John’s church, there is a large stunning stain glass window at the rear of the church above the balcony… when I first saw it, I just knew that we had to get a portrait of the bride and groom stood in front of it.

You’ll see this in the slideshow :)

A couple of lovely testimonials from recent weddings

It’s always rewarding when my couples take some time out to write a small testimonial reviewing the service and photos that they received.

I always fully appreciate the time and effort that it takes them to create account and then physically type up a short review.

Every now and then I like to share some of these, as firstly I’m proud of how people feel about my photos and my involvement on their special day, and also secondly it’s a great way to show unbiased feedback and endorsements of my work from people who have booked my services.

 

Lauren & Anup’s Wedding

Northbrook Park, Farnham
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We couldn’t be happier with our wedding pictures…they capture our day, guests and the venue beautifully. Sam had an ability to capture everyone perfectly without you even noticing him clicking away.

Not only is Sam a great photographer he is also a good guy, he kept me calm and laughing through torrential rain, challenging guests and put up with my lateness with a smile on his face the whole day.

Everyone at the wedding mentioned how great he was and just how lovely the pictures are. He also managed to win over some very temperamental page boys and flower girls.

Thanks Sam!

 

Jo & Steven

Selsdon Park Hotel, Croydon

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We couldn’t have asked for any better photographer from start to finish. Sam was professional, friendly and thorough throughout the whole process of our wedding.

 

He was always in contact with us and always gave us great ideas and honest opinions. He was so organised on the day and made us feel at ease and we didn’t have to worry about anything.
The end result could only be described as fantastic. The photos were awesome and the hardest part was choosing the photos for our album as they were all so good. Sam also accommodates you if you have any particular requests and on the day, everything was like clockwork and kept to the itinerary.
He even went the extra mile and stayed longer than he should to get some evening shots of guests. We have recommended Sam to all of our friends and we will have no hesitation using his services again in the future for events and we would recommend him to anyone.