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The Worshipful Company of Engineers Awards Livery Dinner with HRH The Princess Royal

What a beautiful evening the 18th July was. There’s always something very special about London in my humble opinion. It always feels alive ! It certainly felt special on the 18th and I was honoured to spend time with the positive people of City Livery and also of course, HRH The Princess Royal. I found her to be a most charming individual and she truly engaged with all the recipients of awards and their extended teams. It was a genuine pleasure to watch her and those around her. There was plenty of laughter and in-depth chats and she had time for everyone.

More images here: https://clientarea.patrickphotographer.com/City-Livery/Engineers-Awards-Livery-Dinner-July-18th-2017

Getting married? Free engagement photo shoot!

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Have you started 2017 in a beautifully romantic way ? I would LOVE to hear how the proposal was made ! Was it a surprise ? Did it all go according to plan or was the ‘new plan’ even more special ?

It’d be lovely to share some romance as we start the New Year and, with your permission, post your lovely stories to warm our hearts on these chilly days !

Also, from January through to March I am doing free engagement sessions for anyone wanting to mark the occasion and remember it as a beautiful step in their live’s journey !

Wedding Photography at Luton Hoo

Sometimes a venue and a couple match perfectly to create a perfect wedding and stunning memories. Sarah and Matt’s wedding was one such day. From the minute I arrived until midnight when I left it was a complete joy. Sarah’s dress not only suited her elegant demeanour but it was a glove-like fit for Luton Hoo too. The Austin cars added another dimension to proceedings, making me feel like I stepped back in time to a time when everywhere you looked there were stunning buildings, tailoring and machines made with design first and foremost over functionality.

The wedding itself was a truly genuine and beautiful event to behold and capture. What I love most about what I do is that I’m privileged enough to be present at a day that will forever mean a great deal to a couple and generations to come will be able to ‘experience’ the day even if they were not there. By photographing a wedding unobtrusively I get to capture moments that maybe last 1/125th of a second and yet by capturing it they are frozen forever. I never take this for granted.

After the Church we made our way back to Luton Hoo and when you arrive at the top of the drive you really know you’ve arrived ! The place is breathtaking. Only word that does it justice. The grounds, the food , the ambience and the thing that really turns something from a cost into a value is the staff. I am lucky enough to travel far and wide to weddings (I’m regularly in Italy and France) and I always see how staff take care of the suppliers ‘working’ (its my passion so not ‘work’ as such !) on the day. The staff at Luton Hoo were exemplary. They treated myself and the Toastmaster as if we were guests and this, to me, says a lot about how they naturally care for all those in attendance.

The reception was a celebration to behold and the bar being in the same room as the music meant that all the guests were together for the entire night. I popped out to see how the building looked by night and as soon as I saw it was illuminated, my creative mind went into overdrive ! I asked if the couple would like some fresh air and took them outside for 5 minutes. The resulting pictures were placed at the end of the album (although they were taken earlier in the evening when the couple needed a break from showing their guests some moves !) and rounded the album off gorgeously – the feeling I was going for was that he couple’s night had ended and popped out together to just take in everything that had happened.

By capturing a day with care, passion and in a way that fits around the day itself I capture memories that will remind couples of their WEDDING and NOT a photoshoot.

I’ve never not loved what I do since becoming a photographer 15 years ago and will continue to love what I do because the memories I capture will always be something that means something to fabulous couples !

Thank you for taking the time to read this !

 

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Your REGIONAL FINALIST Wedding Photographer 2016

 

For the FOURTH year running we were nominated and voted for by our lovely clients and we are absolutely delighted to have been awarded this prestigious title in The 2016 Wedding Industry Awards!

The 2016 Wedding Industry Awards Voter Scores
The 2016 Wedding Industry Awards Voter Scores
 
Here is what our clients had to say:
 

The 2016 Wedding Industry Awards Voter Scores

The 2016 Wedding Industry Awards Voter Scores

The 2016 Wedding Industry Awards Voter Scores

The 2016 Wedding Industry Awards Voter Scores

The 2016 Wedding Industry Awards Voter Scores

 

 

 

Your Dream Wedding Package

We have teamed up with Special Occasion Video Productions  to provide you with the ultimate ‘Dream Team Package’. This package offers both Videography and Photography which is competitively priced and combines the experience, enthusiasm and fabulous service from two professional wedding companies. We work well along side each other and it is from these past experiences, and the requests from previous clients wanting video and photo services combined, that the ‘Dream Team Package’ was born. We hope this may be the icing on the cake for your wedding day!

For further information please phone Patrick on 07903 088906 or Martin from SOVP 07766 183940!

 

 

Best Wedding Photographer 2013!

 

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We were nominated and voted for by our lovely clients and we are absolutely delighted to have been awarded this prestigious title in The 2013 Wedding Industry Awards!

Here is what our clients had to say:

Why They Booked

We loved his sample albums, each couple he captures looks so happy and confident. Many other albums we looked through [elsewhere] had couples looking uncomfortable in shots. We wanted to avoid this so it was vital to find someone we were both completely satisfied with. Patrick was very friendly and made us feel at ease from our first meeting. The passion he has for his work is obvious and we trusted he would provide us with the best service on our wedding day, and we are thrilled with our wedding album! A work of art!
 
After meeting he was friendly, kind, caring and had fab photo skills. He’s become a good friend.
 
We liked his approach – someone who would take amazing photographs without being intrusive on the day. He really took his time to discuss options and details and even stayed on longer into the evening free of charge.. Jacky and Patrick have really gone that extra mile to fulfill our dream album
 
Everything about him, great guy with great skills
 
We loved Patrick’s confidence and thought that on the day he could bring order to our guests so we could get the photos we wanted. And Patrick did just that!
 
We just felt comfortable with him from day one and that’s what you want with photos, as posing is not a natural thing for me & my husband, but Patrick made it easy!
 
Recommended by a friend
 
Professional, easy to get along with, we felt comfortable with him, and he listened and understood us.
 
We were impressed by the quality of his sample albums and we had an initial meeting, where he was very helpful in giving recommendations for photos and generally how the day would go.A family friend recommendationAfter meeting Patrick we liked the way in which he planned to format the photography – ensuring guests weren’t hanging round whilst the photos were being taken. Some guests did comment on the fact they didn’t realise photos had been taken and it wasn’t a long, drawn out process that it can be at weddings!Because he is truly the best in the business around HertfordshirePatrick was recommended to us by two separate people who were very impressed with the level of service he gives and the care and attention he shows.

General comments

Patrick could not have been more enthusiastic, professional and charming. His photographs were outstanding and he captured the mood of our wedding perfectly.Fantastic guy, with great skills who became a part of our wedding. It has been a pleasure meeting up with Patrick & discussing all our needs, we got to know him as a person as well as a great photographer. He took everything about us in to consideration & the photos are perfect. Highly recommendedPatrick was approachable & professional. Our guests also loved that he was friendly and patient. We have just seen our photos and they are simply stunning! Patrick has captured everything we wished for and more…the photos tell our wonderful story of our day & we will treasure the album.Patrick was fantastic, he’s really professional well presented, reliable and a superb guy.Patrick really helped to make our day special. Can’t recommend his services enough! Friendly and unobtrusive service. Pics look awesome too 🙂An outstanding gentleman with great creative ambitions and views. The best photographer I/we have ever used, and will always recommend and use Patrick for future events in our lives .Patrick was excellent at organising the photos and really interacted well with our guests. Very nice approach and was very well presented.

Patrick was fantastic from the first meeting we had with him. He listened to how we wanted our photos to be and on the day with no more direction, pulled everything together for us with the outcome off the most beautiful album, He is such a lovely friendly guy and he will be recommended by us always

Patrick arrived early and even when the early evening was running a bit slow, he even offered to go home for an hour or two and come back later when there were more guests and entertainment, without charging us any extra.

Patrick was fantastic. We got to know him really well before our big day so he just fitted in like he was one of the guests. He knew our venue inside and out and knew exactly where to take us for that perfect shot! Amazing!

As soon as we met Patrick we wanted him to be our photographer! We had already booked another, but cancelled them so that we could have him instead. He was so polite and professional, and understood that I wanted my photos to be quick and fuss free so that we could enjoy our day with our guests.

Patrick’s style of photography was very non-intrusive yet he managed to capture some wonderful memories and moments of our day. His catch phrase “Superbo” became a talking point for some of our guests, so he managed to make an impression!

Patrick is absolutely faultless. He was so friendly and professional from the very beginning. We would highly recommend him to anyone who wants a beautiful photo album to look back on.

 

Scores out of ten were given for various aspects of our work, and we are proud these are our results!

Average Voting Scores

Vote Question Ave. Score
Ability of your photographer to understand, interpret and realise your vision and ideas. 9.92
Quality of expertise, advice and guidance received from your photographer. 9.92
Quality of customer service and communication received from your photographer. 9.85
Your photographer’s personal presentation and their ability to understand and fit into your wedding. 10
Quality of your photographer’s web presence (web site, facebook etc). 9.69
Coverage, delivery and quality of the finished photographs etc (including online and ‘real’ albums etc). 9.62
Value for money. 9.38

https://www.the-wedding-industry-awards.co.uk/2013/london-and-south-east/photographer/patrick-photographer-ltd

Thank you so much for all your comments!

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Michael Schumacher

My belated Christmas present addition would be for Michael Schumacher to make a speedy and full recovery. I had the pleasure of spending 3 days with him and other sports personalities in Portugal for a charity football match organized by Louis Figo and throughout the whole time he was an absolute gentleman. It wasn’t simply when the cameras were rolling or when he was in large crowds. Even when there were just a few people around and a child wanted an autograph or photograph he was full of smiles and only too willing to oblige. His on-track image and attitude to winning was almost machine-like but his off-track attitude could not have been more different.portrait13

Rock Choir at Watford Colleseum!

What a fabulous night with Rock Choir !!! A thousand smiling faces, each one forgetting the real world for a while and instead singing with everything they have ! The power of music is truly inspirational as are the choir leaders who effortlessly transmit their years of music theory and training into the hearts, minds and souls of those simply wanting to be a part of something beautiful and uplifting, not only for themselves but for those fortunate enough to hear them.

I hope you love looking through the pix and if anyone would like a print of any of the images I am doing a special rate for Rock Choir members, £10 for an 8″x6″ instead of the normal price of £15. Larger sizes available.

https://www.patrickphotographer.com/rockchoirwatford/index.htm

If you would like to order a print please feel free to contact me at any time !

In the meantime, keep up the beautiful work you beauties !

 

 

 

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