Portrait photography – Rick Stein comes to Barnes West London SW13

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Delighted to see one of my photographs of Rick Stein gracing the front of The Richmond Magazine this month. A lovely memory shooting these photographs of him – not, as it would appear, in rustic Cornwall but actually on a roof in central London!

This is one of my photographs of Rick that gets used over and over again.  And I’m absolutely clear as to why this is so. Rick was truly relaxed and being himself when I shot it.

Getting your subject to relax and having a rapport and atmosphere of trust is 99% of what being a portrait photographer is all about. Even with celebrity chefs like Rick,  who’ve been photographed endlessly, it’s always a thrill to see this one used again and again especially as it really does feel like ‘him’.

Looking forward to experiencing Rick Stein Barnes in a few weeks – Rick Jill and Charlie Stein’s new restaurant in Barnes West London. Congratulations Rick Jill and Charlie! Very happy that you’re now in my West London neighbourhood!

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Petersham wedding photographer – wedding photography at Petersham Nurseries TW10

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Some more images from Max & Sny’s Spring wedding celebrations at the very lovely Petersham Nurseries in Richmond Upon Thames TW10. Beautiful relaxed bride, every so slightly in love groom and gorgeous surroundings.  You can see more images from this Petersham Nurseries wedding in the previous post.

I love shooting photographs at this venue so if you have a wedding or special event planned there please get in touch as I’d love to be considered for some pictures!

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Allan!

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Wedding photography Petersham Nurseries, Petersham Richmond Upon Thames TW10

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Who doesn’t love Petersham Nurseries!  Walking or cycling along the river from Teddington to Petersham is one of my favourite things to do since I moved to Teddington a few years ago and from the moment I was first introduced to it, I was hoping that someone would ask me to photograph their wedding or special occasion there.

So you can imagine my delight when I heard from Max and Sny and covered their intimate post-wedding reception and lunch at this very special wedding venue in South West London. Max and Sny were tying the knot in a small ceremony that morning in North London but were then travelling down in vintage rolls royce to Petersham to celebrate with some key family and friends. We met for a cup of tea there before the day and talked about the photography – some shots of them arriving, some family group photos and some  first portraits of them together. Sny and her mum absolutely love Petersham and it has been very much a part of the special times they have had together over the years so capturing some of the spirit and atmosphere of the venue as well as the story of their special event there was really welcomed.

Petersham Nurseries, tucked away between the river and Petersham and Richmond, is a perfect choice of venue for small weddings and parties.  Not only is it a lovely pocket of green where you really do feel transported off the beaten track in a bit of a rural idyll, it is also full of the most exquisite things to look at for all those who love antique, vintage and  rustic. Somehow it manages to perfectly to bring together a completely relaxed atmosphere of informality (helped by the fact that it’s technically a garden nursery) and elegant, effortless sophistication.   The mix of Indian and European antiques, artefacts and decor made it particularly perfect for pictures of Sny with her Indian heritage and Max with his very English background.

Despite the intermittent drizzle and mostly flat light, I think these images just go to show what can be achieved with an experienced photographer who knows how to look for and inject light in images and to get great results in post production.

I’ve been meaning to post a few images from this wedding for a while and when I finally got to it this morning I realised that there are rather more than a few I love and would like to share… so here we are with Part 1 of Max and Sny’s wedding photographs from Petersham Nurseries, Richmond TW10.

Please get in touch if you are considering a wedding at Petersham and are looking for a wedding photographer. I’d love to be considered!

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