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…

 

Abbeyfield Society Natasha Singarayer Abbeyfield Society CEO in the kitchen Natasha Singarayer preparing a meal for residents Abbeyfield House York Road, Sutton, Surrey

Louise & James’ Wedding at The Holy Family Church in Reigate and The Burford Bridge Hotel in Dorking

We take a look back at the wedding of Louise & James from the end of last year, where they tied the knot at The Holy Family Church in Reigate, followed by the reception at The Burford Bridge Hotel in Dorking.

This was the first time that I had been back to The Burford Bridge since it had been refurbished following on from the catastrophic flooding in 2013.

I have to say, that whilst the flooding was a terrible event, the venue has definitely benefitted in the long term from the renovations – it now is more modern and contemporary with its decor and this has given what was a tiring venue a new lease of life.

This wedding was another one that shared many moving moments and celebrations – Louise tragically lost one of her brothers in 2009, but she was determined to involve him on her special day and so arranged that her and James made a stop at Redstone Cemetery on the way to Box Hill to pay their respects and toast a glass of champagne with Patrick.

It was a poignant act, and one that I thought was truly beautiful and touching.

When you see or witness such moments, and feel others pain and anguish that their loved ones are no longer with them to celebrate and enjoy such landmark and special occasions, it truly does make you realise how fortunate you are and how we all do take so many things for granted in this life…

Please feel free to watch the video slideshow from Louise & James’ wedding here below.

I also know that Louise and her family have set up the Patrick Evans Foundation in the honour of her brother – so please feel free to read about the fine work that they do here.

 

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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Baby Ronnie’s Newborn portrait photo shoot

Aside of the wedding work that we carry out throughout the year, we do also cover various portrait shoots of families, children and newborn babies.

These can be either studio or location based portraits, depending on what our client prefers.

One form of portraiture that we frequently get requests for is babies, whether that be at the newborn stage, 6 months or 12 months – we cover all of these key ages.

Why not have a look at one of our newborn shoots from a few months ago here to gauge a feel for the type of shots that we’d look to capture for a typical newborn shoot.

If you have any questions about our portrait services, then please do not hesitate to drop us a line to discuss your requirements further.