December 10, 2009

The Purple Bride

My New-Year Resolution is going to be to blog more, but the last few months
have been really busy, so I'll excuse myself! Let's start the winding down of 2009 with this funky winter wedding I shot in London few weeks ago.
I am very pleased to say that the wedding has also been featured on the
amazing Rock'n roll Bride Blog under the post Purple Rain.
Deborah and Nick from Highgate held their wedding ceremony at the Pitzhanger Manor-House in Ealing, with the reception at the Kew Bridge Steam Museum. The Manor-house is a restored villa designed by the famous architect John Soane and is surrounded by the beauty of Walpole Park.The Kew Brigde Steam Museum is run by an independent educational charity and use to supply London with water. It is recognised as an important historic site for the water-supply industry in UK. The wedding day was very intense, emotional and full of interesting surprises. It was amazing to photograph every single colorful detail of the Steam Museum, not to mention the moment that the engine driver started up the water pumps! The Deborah's beautiful purple dress looked perfect, completing a lovely day.
Oh, but I must mention the lighting of the venue done by First Light London and the yummy cheese cake which sat overlooking the guests while they were enjoying dinner.

November 12, 2009

Ofeliadorme's Concert

I had a chance to take part in a very cool birthday party last week ...  It was lovely to take these photos after having had the pleasure of seeing again (after a very long time) a friend of mine from Agrigento who is now playing in an Italian band based in Bologna, Northern Italy. The band is called OfeliaDorme: Francesca is the loveable vocals and guitar, my friend Gianluca plays the bass with Tato and Michele completing the band. They played in London at The Cross Kings pub and have also played in Manchester earlier this year. 
Here a few photos of that evening!


October 27, 2009

Civil & Hindu Wedding at Lanesborough

I just realised that I havent' blogged about weddings yet.... time to make
put that right!
First of all ... one of the London Weddings I shot this year was featured
in the Modern Vintage Bride Blog -- the bride was wearing Joy from
Jenny Packham's 2009 collection and the post in the Blog is under the name 'Joy'.
Another interesting wedding of the year was Jenny and Sam's wedding held at
the Lanesborough Hotel in London. After a very emotional civil ceremony,
they changed clothes to prepare for a Hindu ceremony. The wonderful details
of the furniture at the Lanesborough reminded me somehow of the Italian
film "The Leopard" by Visconti, while the magnificent colours of the Hindu
ceremony gave me plenty of marvellous material to photograph. I must
mention the beautiful flowers prepared by Drake Algar at his shop in St
John's Wood.
Hope you enjoy my blog!

October 06, 2009

Maternity Photo Shoot

Busy, busy, busy ... I almost forgot to mention this great maternity photo
shoot I did about a month ago.
After having had the pleasure of taking Isabella's Wedding photographs last
year, it was really cool to return to take some pics of her new bump!
Happy husband is over the moon that there will be a baby bundle of trouble
around soon!