Portrait Photography in Notting Hill – Michelle & Joe – Valentine's romance

Portrait photography in Notting Hill is with no discussion, so English Style!

The beginning of February is always a romantic period of the year so I thought – let’s portrait this Valentine’s romance! Michelle and Joe have been together for six years, they met in Zante when they were very young, they travelled and lived together in different countries and I guess this is what makes a couple strong: the experiences and growing up together. Here are some of my favourite shots of the day!

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We went for a nice walk in Notting Hill, was glad was such a nice sunny day,  and we had a nice cupcake, we sat on the bench of Casa Nova – where the nice Italian Gentlemen, the owner, came out to greet us and gave me a hug!

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and then we went to check out the Notting Hill Book shop– the one from Notting Hill the movie- that Michelle has never seen before- she loved it!

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I left Michelle and Joe at Negozio Classica, where they warmed up over a cup of coffee and before I left I could not avoid to catch this…LOVE IS IN THE AIR!

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Pregnancy Portrait photography- London – Adriana & Lucas waiting for Leo

Pregnancy portrait photography is a very delicate and intimate moment, I am not a mum yet but I guess many changes will happen within your body and feelings and to catch this moment for every woman is making it a forever lasting memory.

I was glad Adriana contacted me through my friend’s website www.mammealondra.com. Adriana is pregnant and her baby Leonardo is due at the end of January. We did the shoot at their flat in Kensal Rise, close to where I used to live, and was glad because we could use the big windows and lot of natural light. Lucas and Adraiana’s son, Davide, is two and half and too cute, he loves his green truck – my favourite shot is in fact the one where he is playing with the truck on mummy’s bump – and to put on different huts! Here some images from Sunday, now I can’t wait to meet little Leonardo as well.

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This particular shot of Davide looking up at mummy’s bump was such a quick one as after that second he wanted to be picked up by his daddy. Shooting fast and always be ready to catch those precious scenes is so important.pregnancy portraits london

 

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Asian Wedding photography – Windsor – Arfan & Hana

Asian wedding photography is always fascinating for me.

On the 8th October I had the pleasure to photograph the Asian Wedding of Arfan and Hana at the Savill Court Hotel in Windsor.
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Thanks to my friend Ryan, amazing videographer from www.mulhernmedia.com , I had the contact of Arfan & Hana to photograph their wedding in Windsor, London. I met the future bride and groom a couple of weeks before the big day and glad they really liked the album design of one of the latest Asian weddings I shot this year: Imy and Zanib at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in London. Arfan and Hana have been together for 6 years and they decided to organize a last minute wedding as Arfan’s parents had to leave for a year to be with grandparents for a while.

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Hana and Arfan got married at Weybridge registry office first and then went to the Savill Hotel for the second part of the ceremony. Hana is Moroccan and Arfan is Muslim so they had two separate ceremony, Hana in her room first and then Arfan in front of all the guests. At the end Hana joined Arfan on the stage and this is when the wedding breakfast started too.img_7217

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Ritratti pre-matrimonio Vicenza- Marco & Myriam

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Ho conosciuto Marco ai tempi in cui frequentavamo i gruppi della parrocchia, e sono stata felice di ricevere la sua e-mail qualche tempo fa che mi informava che lui e la sua fidanzata Myriam avevamo deciso di sposarsi a febbraio 2013.  Ci siamo incontrati cosi ho avuto il piacere di conoscere Myriam e rivisti la settimana scorsa per il nostro servizio pre matrimonio in Villa San Carlo a Costabissara, location scelta dai futuri sposi per i ritratti romantici il giorno del loro matrimonio.

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Non vedo l’ora di fotografare il loro matrimonio il 9 febbraio !! A presto ragazzi!

Ritratti pre matrimonio – Vicenza- Alessia & Manuel

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E’ sempre un piacere passare un po’ di tempo con la meravigliosa famiglia di Alessia, Manuel e la piccola Allegra. E’ stata una piacevole sorpresa averli in studio da noi un anno fa e ancora piu gioia mi ha dato ricevere la telefonata di Alessia: “Linda, ci sposiamo, che date sei libera?” Ho sorriso e le sono stata davvero grata, oltre che onorata, di averci scelti come fotografi del loro matrimonio in maggio.

Abbiamo deciso di fare un bel servizio pre matrimonio perchè alcune immagini saranno poi utilizzate per il loro invito di matrimonio personalizzato, quindi vi lascio sbirciare qualche scatto del nostro pomeriggio, ma non tutti, altrimenti la sopresa poi ??!!

Eccoli qua, belli come il sole:)

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Engagement photoshoot – Wimbledon Park- Kathryn and Stuart

Engagement photoshoot with Kath and Stuart was supposed to be on the Saturday, but having looked outside my windows I called up Stuart and ask if he and Kathryn would be available to have their pre-wedding session on the Sunday, which was supposed to be a sunny day! Luckily they were available so we met at 11 am at the car park of Wimbledon Park  to finally meet in person after a few e-mails and phone calls. We were both glad we changed the date as on Sunday was a beautiful sunny day, perfect to go for a walk and get to know each other.

 

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Kathryn and Stuart were supposed to get married in Surrey next April but they had to move the wedding to a future date and they will now probably get married in Vancouver. I’d love to do another engagement photoshoot in Canada followed by wedding photography but is probably going to be a little too far. Although I wish one day to be able to go and visit as it must be an amazing location. They are a lovely couple and I wish them good luck in organizing their future dream wedding.

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Asian Wedding Photography- Bhaktivedanta Manor- Bansri & Nic

Asian wedding photography is very fascinating to me and the wedding of Bansri and Nic was simply amazing. They are a lovely couple, we met through my husband as they all work together in the same company. Bansri is suche a lovely person, reserved and calm but with clear ideas about what she wanted for her big day.  Bansri and Nic got married in Hare Krishna Temple as Bansri family is Hindu and for this tradition they chose to get married at beautiful Bhaktivedanta Manor, which was donated from last Beatles George Harrison.

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Before the big day we did our pre-wedding shoot at our home studio in Wimbledon and had a chat about the last few details of their wedding day.

I coould not wait to see the Temple as Bansri told me how beautiful and peaceful the location was, so I had great expectations about it. My assistant Daniela and I went to get some pictures of Bansri getting ready at home, where I met her sister Trusha and her brother Mitul. Mum Roopa was having her make up done too while dad Bashker was getting the car ready to go to the temple. The Hennè on Bansri’s hand and feet was beautifully done the day before and her dress was all sparkle and details. The make up artist Neeti did a great job with the make up too.

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Nic’s parents Dianne and Vincent came over from Australia to take part of their son’s wedding, having a little chat with them I found out they were very excited to see the ceremony at the Temple. Bansri and Nic were then going to have another reception in Australia, with Nic’s family, after their honeymoon.

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Bansri and her family had a small private ceremony called Ganesh puja where Bansri answered questions and had to chant Mantras in Sanskrit following the direction of the registrar; it was very fascinating as for tradition she had to throw rice and petals as offers to a gold statue which are then blessed and mean good auspicious.

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The proper ceremony lasted for one and half hour and I loved it: I could defined it very poetic and full of symbols and promises other than the ordinary exchange of vows and rings.

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Following the ceremony at the Temple Bansri and Nic had their Wedding Reception at the Holiday Inn in Elstree; while they went to get get change in their evening dress we snapped around friends and family.

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Speeches were funny and many of us laughed a lot, especially when Nic’s father told the story about Nic’s car and the colour he wanted it to be…:)

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First Dance was brilliant…well, I guess pictures talked for themselves! Lighting was just perfect mixed up our video light with the DJ set up gave us  the opportunity to shot one of my favourite picture of the day.

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We wish all the best to Bansri&Nic, we  really enjoyed being part of their day and we are sure they will make a great couple as husband and wife. Hopefully Bansri will invite us for dinner as the the food we had on the day was one of the best dinner of the year!!

Wedding photography – Cain Manor- Amanda&Barry

Before I tell you about the wedding photos of Amanda and Barry let’s go back a little.

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I was introduced to Amanda & Barry from Caroline & Gareth (we photographed their wedding in Italy last May) – and I was glad I met them as they are really a fantastic couple. We had our pre wedding photoshoot, which was a family portrait photoshoot because Amanda and Barry have a beautiful daughter called Summer.

We went to Wimbledon Park and was a lovely sunny day, Summer enjoyed very much and was happy to have pictures taken even while she was having fun in the playground.

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Amanda and Barry got married in a beautiful venue, Cain Manor in Surrey. Again we were very lucky with the weather, a cold but sunny day. Amanda got ready in her room with her mum and sister Julie who was the made of honour; three little bridesmaids were too cute I could not resist in taking so many pictures of them.

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The ceremony was intense and I guess I wasn’t the only one with tears in my eyes, Amanda looked stunning in her princess style dress and little Summer was too  sweet with her white dress with brown petals. I could catch her looking at mummy and daddy promising forever love to each other and was one of my favourite shots f the day.

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Gareth was the perfect toastmaster, speeches were fun and lots of laughing, The first dance was very romantic and again I could catch Summer dancing on her own and this is one gets on my A list of the day too:)

 

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I wish Amanda & Barry the best future together and that all their dreams will come true!