A newborn studio portrait session with baby Noah

We recently welcomed baby Noah to our Carshalton based studio for a newborn baby photoshoot.

Mum, Gemma, brought him along as she wanted to ensure that they recorded photos of their new arrival in his cute and miniature form.

Babies and children grow so fast, so naturally many parents want to visually document their child’s journey so that they will have a collection of photographs to look back upon with fond memories in the years to come.

There is something definitely special about newborn shoots – the baby is generally no older than 1-2 weeks old, so they are literally tiny, and at a size that they will never ever be again.

They are cute; so small, so innocent, so vulnerable, so reliant on mum – and so precious to their parents – this is a new chapter in the parents’ lives, and they quite rightly want to record and celebrate this joyous occasion.

Of all the portrait shoots we do, newborns are a lengthy affair, with each sitting taking on average between 2-3 hours a session (it generally depends on baby) to capture a nice selection of portraits. It’s not something that can be rushed, and it does require patience, but it’s all conducted in a relaxed environment within the studio and both baby and the parents are made fully comfortable and put at ease throughout.

The key with any newborn shoot is that baby’s safety and comfort is paramount, and is never jeopardised at any point.

All the poses and props that we conduct and use fully comply to this principle.

You can see a handful of the shots from Noah’s shoot here below.

For further information on newborn baby portraits and or general studio portraits, then please visit our website for further information regarding pricing.

 

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Natasha & Tony’s Wedding at Taylor’s Farm Barn in Rusper, West Sussex

I had the privilege and honour of being asked to capture a wedding for some old friends of mine – both of whom had met from our school days (which was quite some time ago now!).

Many people ask me is it alike a busman’s holiday when you’re asked to capture a friend or family member’s wedding – mainly because you’re there to work rather than be a guest?

The truthful answer is, no, you certainly won’t get to experience any of the day as a spectating guest.  However, on the opposite side of the spectrum you become an integral part to their special day that you do literally get to share it with them so much closer unlike anyone else!

I can’t remember the last time that I was at a friend/family member’s wedding where I’ve been camera-free for the whole day… that is something of a very distant memory, and is actually quite hard to recall what it is like.

Anyhow, back to Natasha & Tony’s wedding!

Their day started off with them both getting ready at Ghyll Manor Hotel & Restaurant which is also in Rusper, literally just down the road from Taylor’s Farm where the ceremony and reception would be held.

I was already familiar with Ghyll Manor having captured a couple of weddings there in the past, and knew exactly what areas within the grounds we could use for some photos.

After finishing the bridal preparations with Natasha, and the shots of Tony and his groomsmen, it was then onto the Barn at Taylor’s Farm for the formal proceedings.

I was extremely impressed with Tony and Natasha’s hard work in dressing up the barn – they had done this all by themselves, and it looked amazing.

The ceremony went perfectly, and Tony had planned a nice surprise for Natasha – he had been training their dog to be the ring-bearer and carry the rings tied to her collar!

It was a very nice touch and certainly something that I’d not witnessed at a previous wedding before.

We enjoyed capturing some cracking portraits in and amongst the grounds, including some really nice shots against the textures of the exterior of the barn itself.

Please feel free to check out some of the pics from the day here below…

 

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The Grange relaunch their website

I’m a recommended wedding supplier with the Grange Bar & Restaurant in Beddington Park, Surrey.

They have just relaunched their website and wedding brochure with a fresh rebrand.

I was delighted when they asked if they could use some of my photographs from various weddings that I have captured there over the years.

Anyone who knows the Grange will be aware that it is a gem of a venue that offers couples a lovely and picturesque backdrop for a wedding – the surrounding parkland is extremely pretty and also very varied.

It’s my favourite local venue as it just offers so much to a photographer; natural green backgrounds, water features, lovely bursts of colour with well maintained floral beds, plus quirky architecture and trees.

Anyway, please feel free to have a look at their new website, and in doing so you might recognise some of the photos on there!

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A lovely Testimonial from Antonina & Dale’s Wedding

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I’ve said it many times before, and I’ll say it once again – being a wedding photographer is a very stressful job – you’re given the huge responsibility of capturing a couple’s big day and you only get one chance to get it right.

However, despite the pressures & responsibility, it also really is one of the most rewarding jobs in the world; when your couple receive their photos and they love them, you know that you’ve given them something that they will literally treasure for the rest of their lives together.

That gives you a tremendous feeling of satisfaction and fulfilment.

Talking of which, I wanted to share a recent testimonial from one of my couples – Antonina and Dale:

“I would highly recommend Everlasting Moments Photography which I used for my wedding in June 2014.

 

Having over 230 guests meant lots of Bridesmaids & Ushers, meaning we had many formal shots which we wanted captured, so Sam really did have a lot of work to do, but all his hard work did pay off!

 

Our photographs captured our day just as we hoped. From the first meeting, Sam was highly professional and gave his all into everything.

 

Unlike many photographers Sam goes to your venue weeks before the event to take shots of many things that could work on the day for good photographs. I found this brilliant!

 

Even after the event he still puts all his effort in. We received the disc’s of all our photos well within the promised timescale along with a beautiful sideshow of the best ones all done by Sam himself.

 

Even down to choosing our photographs for our album, Sam helped and advised us every step of the way.

 

Sam really does put his heart into his work and you can see your big day means just as much to him!!”

 

It’s always a huge honour to receive such kind words, and I’m both grateful and pleased that my photos can make people so happy :)

Kerrie & Adam’s Wedding at Woldingham Girls School, Woldingham, Surrey

I had the great pleasure of recording Kerrie and Adam’s wedding at Woldingham Girls School, in Woldingham, Surrey.

I had known both Kerrie and Adam on a personal level, so it had been lovely to be involved and given the honour of capturing their special day for them.

Woldingham Girls School was also another venue that had eluded me for some time, so it was very exciting to be able to get the opportunity to photograph a wedding there as it is another stunning venue.

It’s a magnificent mansion house that sits within an 700 acre estate – it has a whole raft of delights and features both internally and externally.

It was a cracking day, and we captured some great photos throughout.

Why not have a look for yourself here below…

Bridal preparation at Bride's house

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Bride and groom posing for photographs at Woldingham Girls School in Woldingham Surrey

Bride and groom posing for photographs at Woldingham Girls School in Woldingham Surrey

Bride and Groom snuggling up on the stone bench at Woldingham Girls School in Woldingham Surrey

Bride and Groom snuggling up on the stone bench at Woldingham Girls School in Woldingham Surrey

Bride and Groom snuggling up on the stone bench at Woldingham Girls School in Woldingham Surrey

Bride and Groom snuggling up on the stone bench at Woldingham Girls School in Woldingham Surrey

Bride and Groom snuggling up on the stone bench at Woldingham Girls School in Woldingham Surrey

Bride and groom posing for an intimate portrait in the doorway of Woldingham Girls School

Bride and groom posing for an intimate portrait in the doorway of Woldingham Girls School

Bridesmaids sharing a joke whilst posing for their group shot at Woldingham Girls School in Woldingham Surrey

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Groomsmen throwing their top hats into the air at Woldingham Girls School during a wedding

The bridal party posing for a group photograph at Woldingham Girls School

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